Sometimes in this business we end up writing our own synopses for films. The good folks over at VideoETA have done so for Dan (“Dark Shadows”) Curtis and Dan Curtis’ Dracula, and it’s pretty… well… see for yourself!
“This version of the Transylvanian count talks more and is ugly to boot; Van Helsing gets him.”
We hereby nominate VideoETA to write all synopses from here on out.
Academy Award winner Jack Palance stars in this terrifying adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel Dracula, written for the screen by sci-fi/horror master Richard Matheson (“The Twilight Zone,” I Am Legend, Duel) and produced by the legendary Dan Curtis (“Dark Shadows,” Trilogy of Terror, The Winds of War).
Palance (City Slickers, Batman, Shane, Contempt) is Count Dracula, whose centuries-old existence is threatened after he attacks the lovely Lucy Westenra (Fiona Lewis; Dr. Phibes Rises Again), and her fiance (Simon Ward; “The Tudors,” “Young Winston”) calls in famed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Nigel Davenport; A Man for All Seasons, Mary, Queen of Scots) to investigate.
Originally shown on CBS-TV in 1974, DAN CURTIS’ DRACULA has long been considered among the most frightening versions of the Dracula story; the Los Angeles Times called Palance “the definitive Count Dracula – as flesh-crawling an experience as you’ve ever had.” Filmed on location in England and Yugoslavia, DAN CURTIS’ DRACULA has been transferred and restored in 2K High Definition from the original 35mm camera negative and presented here on Blu-ray for the first time!
Look for it in stores TODAY, May 27, 2014.
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