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Dracula Di Dario Argento

Asia Argento , Rutger Hauer , Dario Argento    Blu-ray
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Asia Argento, Rutger Hauer, Thomas Kretschmann, Claudio Simonetti
  • Directors: Dario Argento
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour
  • Language: Italian, English
  • Subtitles: French
  • Region: Region A/1, Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: G (General Audience) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: CD
  • Run Time: 110.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B2H4Y0M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,989 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Quando Johnathan Harker trova lavoro nella biblioteca del castello del conte Dracula, la sua giovane sposa Mina si mette in viaggio per raggiungerlo, e sosta a casa dell'amica Lucy. Qui scopre un paese sconvolto dalla barbara uccisione di una ragazza, attaccata da un lupo, e deve rimandare l'incontro col marito perché Lucy si ammala di una febbre inspiegabile fino a morirne. Dopo aver incontrato il conte ed essere stata sedotta dal suo straordinario potere di persuasione, Mina è sempre più sospettosa riguardo agli strani accadimenti del luogo e si affida all'unica persona che sembra sapere cosa fare: Abraham Van Helsing, esperto di vampiri. Per lui e per la sua famiglia, nei secoli, i libri sono sempre stati la cosa più importante: questo è ciò che Argento fa dire a Dracula, al suo primo incontro con Johnathan, e questo è il ponte che lancia con libro di Bram Stoker, allo stesso tempo tradendolo (nell'originale mister Harker è un agente incaricato di una transazione immobiliare) e però recuperandone i personaggi e parte della trama. Scegliendo di eliminare i tanti viaggi dei protagonisti letterari per concentrarsi su un unico luogo, il regista disegna un piccolo e riuscito universo di riferimento, tra il fiabesco (il bosco) e il western (la casa del sindaco, la taverna), sul quale domina, geograficamente e non solo, il gotico rappresentato dal castello.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
Dracula di Dario Argento aka Dracula 3D is the kind of film which leaves the audience pondering so many questions. Is it as bad as everyone says? Not quite. Is it the worst thing Argento has ever done? Not quite. Is he only making films these days because he has hefty alimony payments to keep up with or because he bet money he didn't have and now the mob want it back? Quite possibly. Just how did this get selected for the Cannes film Festival, even if it was out of competition? Your guess is as good as mine, but Bunga Bunga parties can't be ruled out.

Argento has always been an inconsistent director, but every few years he'll show some hints of his old mojo creeping back - the first half hour of Sleepless, his enjoyable TV giallo Do You Like Hitchcock? - to raise his admirers' hopes, only to plunge back to rock bottom with a turkey like The Card Player or Mother of Tears. Where once he could construct elaborate setpieces that were as ingenious and intoxicating as they were unlikely if you stopped to think about them, now he just seems to have settled into being a guy who points the camera at stuff every few years. Occasionally he'll move the camera, but he seems to have once again mislaid his ability to move the audience. Aside from the presence of Asia Argento, there's little to mark this out as one of his films, the dominant personality of the film being a TV homage to Hammer with added sex and violence but none of the genuine atmosphere or sporadic imagination.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars THE END OF DARIO! 22 Aug 2013
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Very sad to see a once hugely impressive director of the horror genre descend to this appallingly acted slop,
without question his worst effort (beating even the dreadful THE CARD PLAYER),and probably the worst filmic
version of the famous tale I have ever seen..woeful script,appalling CGI backdrops and effects,Rutger Hauer turning up for
the last 20 minutes to phone in a terrible reading of Van Helsing,what can I say except - avoid!? The days of SUSPIRIA and INFERNO are a long way behind Dario now!
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It may be that for most of his career now, each new offering from Italian horror auteur Dario Argento has aroused feelings of trepidation at least as much as anticipation among his fans. His last stone cold masterpiece, Tenebrae, was delivered back in 1982. Since then Argento's movies have alternated between the engaging but flawed (Opera,Two Evil Eyes, Sleepless), the middling (Phenomena,Trauma,The Stendhal Syndrome), the dull (The Card Player, Do You Like Hitchcock?) and the frankly mind-bogglingly awful (Phantom of the Opera, Giallo). His new version of the Stoker classic doesn't quite scale the depths of his previous opus and all time nadir, Giallo (which looks increasingly like a bizarre vanity project for its famously unpaid star, Adrian Brody) but gives few grounds for hope that Argento may rescue an increasingly moribund creative output.

The personnel assembled for Dracula 3D only highlight the director's artistic decline. The cameraman, Luciano Tovoli and composer, Claudio Simonetti (of prog rockers Goblin), both collaborated with Argento on, arguably, his best and most important film, Suspiria, and incalculably contributed to that visually stunning and aurally overpowering assault on the senses. Both men acquit themselves quite well on Dracula. Simonetti's score relies rather too heavily on the theremin, evoking the 1950s science fiction cinema exemplified by director Jack Arnold rather than any gothic horror model. But, by and large, it is an effective, well crafted if slightly anonymous score and should do the composer's career no harm.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Lighting and over exposed. 10 Jan 2014
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The lighting in this film is appalling, far too bright with no subtlety in the night time scenes. I also don't know if it is also a bad transfer because most of the film is about 2 stops over exposed. Other problems that have been mentioned could probably have been overlooked to a large extent if the look of the film had been right, unfortunately the cover artwork is the best thing about this dvd. I had been hoping for some excellent cinematography but sadly all I got was a horror film light by floodlights.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 25 July 2014
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As a fan of Dracula movies I was bound to like this one even though it is a dubbed movie. The story line mostly follows other Dracula movies with a few minor differences. The acting was very good. I'm not usually a fan of dubbed foreign movies (with a few exceptions) but to make a change this one was not spoiled by poor dubbing. The actors dubbing this movie put as much effort into the action as the actual stars did.
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4.0 out of 5 stars After all the bad press..... 23 April 2013
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Format:Blu-ray
Well, well, I am so pleased to say I have just watched Dario Argento's Dracula and I really enjoyed it. After reading volumes of bad press and the abysmal Giallo still festering in my mind I approached it nervously. It isn't perfect but I liked the locations and the castle was really nice (but I know better ones in Ukraine). The art direction was lovely and the quirky performances were certainly not out of place in an Argento film and I liked the changes Dario made to a story we've seen many many times before. Kretschmann's Dracula recalls Louis Jordan and even Max Schreck at times. The big shock for me was that I found the giant Preying Mantis a great idea and quite diabolic. Come on Dario, what is it about insects that you like so much? Cockroach spies? Well it is an Argento film after all. I'd much rather have this rather restrained and quirky Dracula than the in your face over the top Gothic Coppola version. I think the photography, bright, clear and sharp was quite something. You don't tend to get such clarity in horror films. I imagine it would improve the 3D viewing experience as dark and shadows turn the 3D image to mush but having seen it 2D I can't comment. So it's a huge improvement on Giallo and Phantom of the Opera, it's going to divide fans but hope, after a while, people might warm to it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A homage to Hammer Horror but you will have to get past the terrible...
To his hardcore fans Dario Argento's movies died in the late 80s. Everything else after has suffered at their hands, and in reviews. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Colonel Decker
4.0 out of 5 stars bluray 3d review
Enjoyed the movie the 3d was good one of the better horror 3ds the sound also good. Not a brilliant story but my expectations we're exceeded. Will enjoy a second viewing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by minimar
5.0 out of 5 stars Dario Argento does Hammer!
I admire Dario Argento's work, although I wouldn't class myself as a fan, so I was keen to see what he would do with Dracula, of which I'm a huge fan; I was extremely... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Geordie M
4.0 out of 5 stars Good version of Dracula
This film has a very European feel to it,although there are scenes which are reminiscent of the British Gothic (Hammer Horror) films. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Hemesh Alles
5.0 out of 5 stars not as bad you might think
I just watched this in 2 d blu ray and quite enjoyed it. It had loads of beautiful women including asia, argentos constant muse. Also a couple of more gorgeous ladies. Read more
Published 8 months ago by conan of cimmeria
2.0 out of 5 stars Put this one to dust.
If you enjoyed Argento's Trauma,Do You Like Hitchcock & The Phantom of the Opera then you'll enjoy this. Read more
Published 10 months ago by G. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Dario is back
I read some quite poor reviews about this film but I really liked it. It had some very good set pieces. Read more
Published 11 months ago by S. Holmes
4.0 out of 5 stars Watchable
Italian horror master Dario Argento sexy, gory version of Dracula doesn't follow the book very much (in this version, Jonathan Harker is a librarian, hired to put order to the old... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Andres C. Salama
3.0 out of 5 stars Drac's Back
Reviews for Dario Argento's Dracula 3D have been mixed, but if you're an Argento fan (or just like horror movies in general) you'll find something to enjoy here. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Damien Shalley
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