I am a film junkie! And I can say that if you love quirky, rather esoteric fims, this one is a pure gem. I'm not big on the average fair of spanish horror films; however, Victory's The Dracula Saga stands out as the premiere example of excellence in Spanish horror. I rate this film up there with Vampyres and Alucarda, and Spider Baby, reminiscent of Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers, it is that great: great character development, great atmosphere and mood, great story development with a black humor tinge. I would recommend this film to anyone who is into 'not the usual' and is looking for something worth watching over and over again. The dvd quality is excellent, despite some visible artifacts like the netting used to soften scenes at certain points; color is vivid, picture is clear, and sound is nicely ranged. This is a collector's prize!
I edited this review (12/03/2011) to expunge a rather uneducated and truly untenable opinion of the films of Paul Naschy. Since I first posted this review, I have been seriously viewing his films, and have acquired a completely different opinion of him as an actor and screenwriter. The Dracula Saga is not the kind of film to be compared to Naschy's films; his films seem to be an entirely different style and orientation. That said, along with The Dracula Saga, which stands alone in its own right as incomparable, I have collected most of Naschy's films that I could acquire. He was in his own right a true master of not just Spanish cinema, but world cinema, and I prize my collection of his films on dvd. I can't wait for his last film to come to dvd in the States, Empusa! To those whom the previous version of this review offended, I do sincerely apologize. I have become a true Naschy convert!
I am still waiting for Blood and Roses to come out on dvd, though - this movie is the absolute best of the best, another in a class of its own!