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Poor Hammer Dracula film,
This review is from: Dracula A.D. 1972 [DVD]  (DVD)
This was Hammer's penultimate Dracula film, released in 1972. It is notable for the return of Peter Cushing as Van Helsing and Christopher Lee's usual towering performance as Dracula. However, it is also notable for being Hammer's first attempt at bringing the Count into a more contemporary setting, which was 70's London. This, in my opinion, just doesn't work and I think it was a big mistake to move the time setting to the modern day, because Dracula just doesn't belong in the King's Road, surrounded by hippies and mini-skirts. This was one of Hammer's worst films and that showed at the box-office, because it was also one of their less profitable films. The film seems terribly dated now and it must have looked that way when it was first released too. The only two things that save this film from total mediocrity are Cushing and Lee. That is the only reason that I have not given this terrible film one star. If you like Hammer horror, or Hammer's Dracula films, then I would advise you to avoid this film like the plague, because it does not show Hammer at their best. I think that some of the other reviewers have been far too kind to this film, because it just does not deserve it. Quite simply, crap.
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Initial post: 8 Sep 2013 23:06:40 BDT
I first read the phrase "avoid like the plague" in a martin amis novel years ago It has become a terrible cliché. one should avoid reviews like this like the......................................
Posted on 8 Sep 2013 23:09:00 BDT
you're right about the film though, it's an absolute turd.
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