This is the most faithful dramatisation of Bram Stoker's classic I've seen. There's detail in here never normally bothered with on screen, such as Jonathan Harker changing coaches at the Borgo Pass, and the children on Hampstead Heath talking about "the Bloofer Lady"; all stuff in the book to please fans. Excellent location work and good sets give the story a superb eerie feel. The special effects give it a feel of 70s "Doctor Who", but no matter, they even make a good attempt at the scene where the Count casts no reflection in Jonathan's shaving mirror (not quite right, but a good effort). A superb cast bring it to life. Louis Jourdan (who I recognised as the baddie from Bond flick "Octopussy") plays the Count with a look of baffled malevolence on his face to super effect. Susan Penhaligon brilliantly portrays poor, sweet, kind Lucy perfectly, which makes her demonic transformation all the more thrilling. The first scene where we see that her teeth have grown is particularly effective. The principal departure from the novel is that they merged the characters of Arthur Holmwood and Quincy P. Morris, but this does not actually adversely affect the story, it's a rollicking good adventure and just the right length.