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Kinski's Dracula is more realistic than Christopher Lee's cartoon version.
on 14 February 2015
I remember Scottish Television doing a review of this film back in the late 70's. I really enjoyed it when I finally got around to seeing it when first broadcast on BBC2 in the 1980's. There are aspects of the film that lean heavily towards Bram Stoker's novel which I liked but then there were other aspects of the story which are heavily adapted. What I liked about this film is that you get a real feel for rural Transylvania as you imagine it in Stoker's novel. Kinski's Dracula is more realistic than Christopher Lee's cartoon version. This film is more spiritual and it's more in keeping with Stoker's original concept than any of the Hammer films or Coppola's version which I hated. I wont say too much more because there is a risk of spoilers.