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Interview With The Vampire -- Special Edition [DVD] [1994]
Interview With The Vampire -- Special Edition [DVD] [1994]
Dvd ~ Brad Pitt
Price: £3.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Near Perfection..., 12 July 2005
What i liked most about this movie was that Anne Rice worked on the screenplay. meaning, the most important stuff got left in. and the writer had a say on everything that happened (unlike the terrible "Bram Stokers Dracula" directed by Francis Ford Copolla)
The book "Interview With The Vampire" was excellent. a great read that kept me very gripped. the only things i couldn't imagine sometimes where the surroundings and scenery. this film filled the gap PERFECTLY. the costumes, backgrounds, special effects. all were excellent.
The only things i found wrong with it... maybe tom cruise and brad pitt should've swapped roles. Sounds like a big change but i think Brad might've made a more Lestat-esque Lestat. and i think Tom might've made a more butch Louis. I actually thought (before purchase) that they were that way round. Brad was Lestat and Tom was Louis. I was shocked but it didn't take long to get used to the faces as they both do excellent jobs. Even Kirsten Dunst manages to not screw up her role.
Another thing wrong. is that with all film versions of books. there's always something cut out. which is a shame but cannot be helped.
Near Perfection for this Interview

Bram Stoker's Dracula [DVD] [1993]
Bram Stoker's Dracula [DVD] [1993]
Dvd ~ Gary Oldman
Price: £2.77

28 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bram Stokers?, 12 July 2005
I bought Bram Stokers Dracula (the book) for £3.99 at the WH Smiths in Preston City centre. I started reading it immediatly and it took me about two weeks to read it. every single time i was absorbed into it and didn't want to leave. compelled to stay in a brilliant story.
When i bought the film i was just as excited.
I was HEAVILY dissapointed. It changed the story. the characters and generally destroyed the BRILLIANT original.
For starters i don't think dracula was meant to look like that. Lucy wasn't a prostitute revelling in three mens love. she was emotionally distraught that she had destroyed two mens hearts. there was no nakedness... dracula didn't fall in love with mina. mina didn't fall in love with dracula.
i could go on for paragraphs. but i shan't.
if you LOVED the book, and i mean every single bit. you will HATE this movie just as myself and my girlfriend did.
and those people that haven't read the book and have watched this film and rated it 5... READ THE BOOK... see how it was MEANT to be.
As a summary... Bram Stokers name shouldn't even be in the damn case.
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