I am a massive fan of Hammer Horror and all from, I think, that magical era from the late 50's to mid 70's. This film is no exception yet it tends to get overlooked when compared to the Dracula series and the Karnstein trilogy. I think this film is better than the latter and is one of the last great triumphs the studio produced. The plot is a real departure from most of its contemporaries and is stronger for it based on the dying curse of a vampire count. It's also very atmospheric. The other striking thing about this film is the score which is stunning, dripping with menace, mystery and solemnity throughout.
Anyway, enough of me rambling, buy it and see for yourself!!