All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Love never dies.
When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
Film #9 of the February Movie Challenge : Keanu Reeves or Bust!
Director Francis Ford Coppola's Gothic Masterpiece lays waste to the hordes of pedestrian vampire films that have overtaken us like a great plague and places Dracula back upon the pedestal where he belongs!
Coppola always generous to a fault, lavishes us with the most elaborate costumes, stunning set pieces and gloriously divine visuals!
Gary Oldman's (Dracula) impassioned performance was exquisitely sublime! Other cast members whom gave exceptionally brilliant supporting performances that were noteworthy were Anthony Hopkins (Professor Abraham Van Helsing) and Sadie Frost (Lucy Westenra)!
Keanu Reeves (Jonathan Harker) was pretty much milk toast when compared to his brilliant counterparts! Winona Ryder (Mina Murray /…
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a superb Gothic love story. Stoker's novel is a beautifully written epic tale that cleverly uses religion, mythology and folklore to create one of the most iconic monsters ever. Now there have been many films inspired by this novel, but there aren't that many that follow the book very well. I'd wager that Coppola's film is one of the most faithful adaptations ever made. Even though it takes a few liberties, it understands what the story at its heart is about and manages to tell it without diminishing it to a cheap horror story.
This is perhaps the last 'good' film Coppola made. It on more than one occasion showcases his talent for structuring a narrative…
Film #22 of Project 90
"There is much to be learned from beasts."
Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula is a visually spectacular adaptation of Bram Stoker’s famous and legendary story, Coppola turns this classic and hair-raising story of good vs evil into an absolutely glamorous show of colors, lights and shadows and with his masterful ability of creating unique and exciting atmospheres he makes us feel all the horror, madness and wickedness of the evil Count Dracula. The overall tone of Coppola’s film comes very close to the original story’s and that’s what separates this from so many other messy adaptations. Dracula is a precise and neat cinematic adaptation which shows why many people have fell in love with the story…
Hoop-Tober Challenge (For Beginners) Film #21
I vomited a total of three times throughout the 127-minute runtime of Dracula. Not that it has anything to do with the film though, food poisoning.
Its just for your information. Now, to the film.
Dracula is very ambitious, an astonishing technical achievement in cinema. Here, Francis Ford Coppola used match cuts, cross dissolves, lightning and multiple exposures to their full potential. The entire film is done without CGI. It is like nothing I've ever seen, indeed an admirable work by an admirable director. (Coppola fired his standard visual effects team and replaced them with his son, Roman Coppola.)
"We've all become God's madmen, all of us."
Though blessed with a stellar cast (Winona…
"Civilization and 'syphilization' have advanced together." or "Perhaps, though I try to be good, I am bad."
A truly beautiful sex panic phantasmagoria and an unheralded analog technical spectacle. Paralyzed by fear and awe of desire. The traditional, the rational, the modern: all crumble powerlessly, and time collapses in the face of lust. Fuck or die.
I once told someone that Keanu Reeves was so bad in Bram Stoker's Dracula that it was "like Ted took a bogus journey to Transylvania."
I love this movie despite him and not just because of the extreme hotness of Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder.
Every frame of this film is an absolute feast for the eyes. Easily one of the greatest vampire films ever made. I love it completely.
Despite Keanu's third or fourth consecutive portrayal of Theodore Logan, this film is almost perfect.
Flawed, odd, and fascinating. Coppola's visual flair here is not always entirely effective, but it is tremendously energetic and occasionally beautiful. The film attempts a more dialectical approach to the tropes of vampirism than usual. The film brings the text's concern with sex directly to the surface and, in a surprising take on the relation of vampires to Christianity, ultimately critiques Stoker's emphasis on purity.
It's overblown and operatic visual feast, like the Bat Out of Hell of the cinema world. Production design takes centre-stage under an energetic, expressionistic camera, while the story gets into a bit of a mess and the actors try to outdo (and out-accent) each other at every turn.
One of the worst things about this movie is how obvious it is they're all on a movie set.
Such a weird movie,amazing costume,and a love story in reincarnation, and vampires...what's not to love.
This is film is what happened when Tim Burton and Baz Luhrmann had a baby, and Francis Ford Coppola decided to be its godfather.
There's really very few traces of Coppola's earlier work present here, except for the technical precision and refined lighting & cinematography. For a while, it seems like it's all going to work out. It's going to be a fresh spin on the tale with more eroticism, some more exaggerated and symbolic elements, a new prologue that adds depth to Dracula's character, etc.... but the more it goes on, the more ridiculous it becomes, and the harder I found it to like it. The sexual aspects become so emphasized they're comical, the majority of the characters become less…
This Film has one of the best and one of the worst acting performances of all time. Gary Oldman is absolutely great; Keanu Reeves is absolutely atrocious. The scenes they share makes this so painfully obvious and Keanu's acting all the more horrible. But despite this, Coppola's interpretation of this often seen story is great. The special effects are fantastic for its time. Oldman makes you understand Dracula's pain to the point you feel sad for him. To what depths would you go for love; Dracula goes to the ultimate of depths.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…