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VINE VOICEon 14 June 2017
3 bored rich businessmen in Victorian England meet one of Dracula's servants who offers them a chance for excitement if they will sell their souls. Another Dracula sequel in Hammer Horror's long running Dracula series, this follows on directly from the ending of Dracula Has Risen From The Grave. Dracula of course always comes back after being killed in the previous movie and after a tense build up, Dracula finally appears, brought back to life and hunting the men who killed his servant played by Ralph Bates with a cast that includes Geoffrey Keen, Peter Sallis, Roy Kinnear, Isla Blair, Martin Jarvis, Anthony Higgins and of course Christopher Lee in his most famous role as Dracula. It's good fun even if you have seen it all before and can guess what happens next in a film which sticks rigorously to the Hammer Horror formula.
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on 23 October 2013
A good addition from the Hammer team which has a decent story that is paced well throughout the film. This type of film has a nostalgic quality which was done so well in England in this and other English horror films in the '60s and '70s.

Christopher Lee gives the role of Dracula good screen presence - avoiding the temptation to over-act which would have been easy to do. No longer with us Peter Sallis and Roy Kinnear, both usually remembered for comedy roles, give understated and solid performances. A film involving the lovely Linda Hayden is always worth watching and personally, I think Dracula should have been beguiled by Linda's stunning eyes rather than the other way round.

"Taste The Blood Of Dracula" isn't the most scary film that you will ever see but it confidently straddles good acting, a decently scripted story, and it doesn't out stay it's welcome.

No extras other than the films trailer but sound and viewing clarity is very good.
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on 30 March 2016
This review is about the disc not the film.

The print is very clean and sharp with vibrant colours and a clean soundtrack. It is presented in a full 16:9 aspect ratio which is potentially correct although some sources maintain that the film was more like 1:66 meaning that there is very slight zooming losing a little information at the top and bottom of the image if true. The film appears to be uncut.

Sadly as with the range released on this label, there are no extras, and this is a shame when one looks at the excellent "making of" programmes seen on other Hammer releases. For that reason I rate it 4/5
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on 29 June 2016
One of the weirdest dracs from hammer

3 rich business. Men buy what's left of Dracula after he died. In a previous. Film
A young cult follower performs a ritual
However disgusted at the idea of drinking Dracula s blood they murder the cultist

Dracula rises and sets out to kill the business men and there children due to revenge as usual drac comes unstuck and is destroyed again not by the hero but by being in a church ....
I liked it but its a bit odd
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on 30 May 2012
Back in the 1970's I'd beg my parents to let me stay up late and watch Hammer films only to spend the 90 minutes watching from behind the sofa! So when i watch them now it is with a sense of nostalgia and a yearning for the good old days before computer imagery. That said there are some irritating points in these films, the lines that Dracula speaks seem really naff. I saw a documentary about Christopher Lee and apparently he refused to speak his lines in Dracula prince of darkness-they were that bad!. The plot of this film has ol' Drac wreak revenge on the killers of his disciple, he knocks them off one by one and after each killing he counts them off "NUMBER ONE." "NUMBER TWO." etc..A bit lame i thought, he could have just held up a claw like finger or two or three. The music score sets the tension rising well and the sets are reasonable, there's plenty of cleavage and heaving bosoms too.The film seems promising until Dracula speaks and I've worked it out, he is never about for longer than a day or two from the time he is resurrected. For me the endings always seem too easy and quick, after all he is meant to be the prince of darkness!
In this film Drac ends up like the contents of an ash tray as per by standing in front of.....You'll have to watch it!
Would i recommend this film? of course i would! just for old times sake.
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on 11 October 2017
Great transfer. Better than a grainy TV broadcast. Very pleased and can confirm this plays on a region 2 Blu-ray player.
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on 7 August 2015
Excellent DVD not since the early 1980s have I seen the version without the cut scenes, It was a real treat to watch this classic, uncut, from Hammer, starring the late, great, Sir Christopher Lee. When I watched the DVD the night it arrived, the loss of Sir Christopher was very much apparent. While he was alive his films still seemed to possess a sort of power and reverence. I don't think there will ever be another actor who will come close to his portrayal of Dracula, He WAS Dracula on film. The film and tv world has truly lost an actual legend.
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on 18 October 2017
After Hammers Dracula this is by far the best sequel. I feel this movie was when Hammer grew up and went balls to the wall gore)
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on 11 May 2018
Excellent, thanks
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on 3 January 2018
a better film than Dracula has risen from the grave
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