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Kurosawa

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14 Sep 2010, 9:33am

Even without Lee as Dracula, this sequel is excellent. Cushing is great as always and the Baron makes a worthy successor to Dracula. Fisher deliver great direction as always.

Related to: The Brides of Dracula (1960)

memphistopheles

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14 Sep 2010, 1:07am

tho criticised at the time for attempting to insert 'dracula' into swinging 70s london this movie has aquired a cult status among hammer fans over the years - and indeed is a much better film than it was given credit for upon its release in 1972 . A couple of bits of interesting trivia bout AD72 is that it nearly featured a cameo by rod stewart and the faces and it was at one time going to be called 'dracula in chelsea'. For me the best performance of the movie comes from christopher neame as 'johnny alucard'...dracula's sinister and slightly demented disciple.

Related to: Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

tombombadil

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13 Sep 2010, 11:43pm

One of the best UK science-fiction movies of the last forty years. It's a personal favourite! If Quatermass is brought back for a new audience, then please keep it as a period piece! Part of Bernard Quatermass's charm is his dogged determination and intelligence when pitted against authority and adversity. An older actor with immense gravitas would be needed to fill the great man's legendary shoes. A period setting would allow Quatermass to use his wits rather than some convenient gadget. Could be wonderful! How about Ian McKellen or Kenneth Cranham? Needs to be scary too!

Related to: Quatermass And The Pit (1967)

tombombadil

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13 Sep 2010, 11:32pm

If Brian Clemens could kick-start this again it would be absolutely wonderful! Maybe a cross-over with Father Shandor from Dracula Prince Of Darkness could be the start of a spin-off?

Related to: Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter (1974)

tombombadil

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13 Sep 2010, 7:01pm

One of Hammer's best. Check out the the 'Icons of Suspense Collection: Hammer Films' available on Region 1. It's a bargain.

Related to: Cash On Demand (1963)

tombombadil

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13 Sep 2010, 6:57pm

This is one of my favourite Hammer films from the 70s. It's so underrated and so much better than Dracula AD 1972. It almost feels like an episode of The Avengers, but with more horror and intrigue. Peter Cushing and Freddie Jones are wonderful as usual. The tone of this also reminds me of Channel 4's Ultraviolet series created by Joe Ahearne in the 90s. If Hammer ever wanted a new franchise to launch them into the new century, then an update or remake of Ultraviolet would be perfect. It's a mixture of Satanic Rites mixed with The X-Files.

Related to: The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (1974)

tombombadil

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13 Sep 2010, 6:41pm

I'm definitely looking forward to Wake Wood. Any news of release dates?

Related to: Wake Wood (2011)

Eamonn

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13 Sep 2010, 6:30pm

Any more information on the DVD release in 2011?

Related to: The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (1974)

J.T.

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13 Sep 2010, 4:19pm

My favorite so far!

Related to: The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Doctor_Cyclops

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13 Sep 2010, 2:45pm

Early 80's, staying up late on a Saturday night, watching Children Of The Full Moon on ITV. Everything seems safe, with Diana Dors as the kindly matriarch, but once I saw the face at the window I knew I wouldn't be sleeping soundly that night! Terrifying for a young boy, still I loved every minute of it. What's more frightening than a werewolf? A werewolf with an axe!

Related to: Children Of The Full Moon (1980)