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one of hammer's worst dracula offerings.,
This review is from: Scars of Dracula [DVD]  (DVD)
when i watch "scars of dracula," i've always struggled to find something remotely positive to say in the film's favour.
the low budget is more evident than before, the plot is threadbare, the dialogue hardly rises above being routine, the climax is one of the least-convincing i have yet seen(the rubber gloves and mask on the stunt man are painfully obvious) but somehow, the cast do their best with what they have.
once again, the dracula character has been added almost as an afterthought and therefore has little to do or to offer, besides looking creepy and menacing. i can understand christopher lee's unhappiness with this particular hammer production. i thought patrick troughton was well cast as the castle servant klove, he brings more of a sinister quality to the role than philip latham back in 1965. it is good to see michael ripper one last time, playing the landlord of the local village tavern. when he left the company at this time in 1970, hammer lost one of its leading actors.
the two young leads are o.k, if nothing special.
being as bad a film as it is, i did enjoy the audio commentary that was provided. it made for interesting and informative listening.