Sunday, April 12, 2009

Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Picking up immediately where the last left off, a traveling salesman collect the dried blood of Dracula after witnessing his death. The blood is sold to three jaded statesmen under the guidance of an eccentric stranger who plans to hold the ultimate thrill: a black mass. Dracula is revived and seeks out to destroy the men. This is not only my favorite Hammer film, but perhaps even my favorite vampire film. It offers more gorgeous set designs and vivid coloring in true Hammer form, and is incredibly bloody and sexual. The plot is a unique twist on the Dracula theme, and each of the supporting cast members excel in their roles. Lee also returns in full force as the tight-lipped and bestial count, appearing stronger and more menacing than ever. Do not write this sequel off, it is very enjoyable and incredibly well made!

Rating: 8/10.

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3 comments:

  1. I like this movie a lot. Great title!

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  2. I'm so grateful that Warners reinstated all the cut gore and nudity missing from their VHS release of this film back in the early 90's. A very good movie even if it doesn't necessarily feel like a Dracula movie at times. A unique ending, too.

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  3. Im thankful that they released it on the 4 Dracula Favorites release along with The Horror of, Rises From the Tomb, and AD 1972, since prior to that I had only seen Horror of Dracula and a select few other Hammer releases. Its a badass flick and visually stunning, so glad to see there are more fans out there!

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