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Bram Stoker's Dracula Poster
Released Runtime Category
1992 127 Horror
Director Language
Francis Ford Coppola English
Keanu Reeves, Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Sadie Frost, Tom Waits

Bram Stoker's Dracula

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What's it About

English lawyer Jonathan Harker (Reeves) travels to a remote Transylvanian castle to lease its proprietor, one Count Dracula, a dusty old Abbey in London. When the Count (Oldman) spies a picture of Jonathan's fiancée Mina (Ryder), he's even more excited to reach London, as she resembles a lover in his very distant past. Once there, Dracula really paints the town red.

Why we love it

A rare instance when a remake brings with it something new, Coppola's "Dracula" recounts Bram Stoker's oft-filmed tale with a graphic intensity the honored 1931 original can't match. Oldman is a marvel in the title role, changing forms with startling rapidity and his pursuit of Mina and her close friend Lucy (Sadie Frost) contains a blatantly sexual charge, helping earn its "R" rating. Anthony Hopkins is also well-cast as Van Helsing, and look for singer Tom Waits as the fly-eating Renfield. Kudos to Coppola for such a bold, colorful, and kinetic re-invention of this immortal story.

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