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You can Count on this version!,
This review is from: Dracula [DVD] (DVD)
I've just vented my anger on the new BBC version of Dracula and felt, in order to balance it out, I had to write something good about the most famous Horror character of all time. Dracula the novel has NEVER been put up on screen accurately. A film of that would probably be about 3 hours long (though I wouldn't mind that so much actually). Until that happens, if ever, I will be more than content with this version. Firstly, it looks stunning. The thesping is superb and Langella, who has bigger hair than the Count should really have, is both menacing and sexy in equal measure. The scene where he crawls head first down a wall freaks me out. Some purists have spit their dummies out over the fact that the setting has been 'updated' to the 1920's. As far as I can see, the only reason for the update was to give Jonathan Harker a car to drive, which does up the ante for the chase near the end. All in all, SUPERB.