• Scott Kaczynski

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Scott Kaczynski 11 Oct, 2015

    I remember seeing this film in the theater back in '92, and wanting to actually leave because I hated it so much. Considering where I was in my life (21 and drunk most of the time) I see that lifestyle affected my ability to appreciate a professional, artistic, and challenging cinematic experience. To this day, that is my most regretful opinion of a movie upon first viewing. Luckily, opinions change, people sober up and see the light.

    This film is…


  • cbarky79

    ★★★ Rewatched by cbarky79 12 Oct, 2015 2

    Couple of notes about Dracula--first off, out of the original wave of 'Universal Monster Movies', Frankenstein's probably my favorite and Dracula is probably my least favorite. Bela Lugosi's performance is impressive, but the movie itself is really hit-and-miss for me. (Just so you know where I'm coming from)

    One thing that I enjoyed this time around, and again, one reason why I still prefer physical media to streaming, was listening to Francis Ford Coppola on the film's commentary track. He's…


  • Donald May Jr

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Donald May Jr 10 Oct, 2015 1

    I absolutely love this fucking movie. I try and watch it at least once a year. It's a masterful piece of filmmaking, back in the day when filmmakers had to rely on matte paintings, in-camera trickery, optical effects, latex rubber and practical wizardry to get the film made. And THAT, my friends, is what makes this film so special. If this was done today, computer effects would've sucked the life (pun intended) out of this one. This came out one…


  • Jenessa

    Watched by Jenessa 12 Oct, 2015

    what the fuck did i just watch? i love gary oldman and winona ryder, but what the fuck!

    i wish i didnt watch this, seriously i wish i didnt.


  • Matt

    ★★★½ Watched by Matt 11 Oct, 2015

    Francis Ford Coppola's take on Dracula was not as engrossing as I wanted it to be. It definitely has redeeming qualities but overall it was an uneven film.

    On the positive side, visually this film is gorgeous. The use of color, shadows and lighting is beautiful. The set pieces in this film are gorgeous also,especially Dracula's castle in the beginning of the film. The gothic horror element to this film was superb. It's what I enjoyed most about the film.…


  • Liam Fogarty

    ★★★½ Watched by Liam Fogarty 11 Oct, 2015

    Francis Ford Coppola's last great film is a ridiculously faithful adaptation to the classic novel where it literally feels like the prose coming to life in your head in what is one of the most unique looking films of recent times.

    Gary Oldman stars as the titular demon of the night in many strange makeup and contorting ghoulish movements as he traps gormless Keanu Reeves so he can have his way with his wife in one of the strangest romantic…


  • Johann Rucker

    ★★★ Watched by Johann Rucker 11 Oct, 2015

    The opening sequence - a young Vlad valiantly defending his land and beliefs from invading forces - is immaculate. The composition is precise and colorful and left my jaw on the floor, not to mention the astounding production design. It humanizes one of popular fiction's great evils, and it really is a shame that the rest of the film never stacks up. There's forgotten characters, questionable performances, and a lot of unnecessary pomp.


  • Inalienably Dreaming

    ★★★½ Watched by Inalienably Dreaming 10 Oct, 2015 2

    Suffers from Coppola trying to squeeze too much story out of 2 hours where the pacing feels off and the last act is a total bore leading up to a very dull ending. There are some terrific visuals though, and the emphasis on eroticism is nice. Gary Old Man is cool.


  • Ian Loring

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Ian Loring 06 Oct, 2015

    Yes, Keanu's accent is shit and he's a bit wooden. Other than that this is classic horror given modern, in the 90s, technological polish to create an evocative and constantly engaging ride through a creepy but also romantic world.


  • WILIreviews

    ★★★½ Watched by WILIreviews 07 Oct, 2015

    If you're somebody that wants to go into an adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel, I honestly feel like this is the movie you should be going to first. I realize in the horror genre that could be drawing gasps, but this film just moves a bit better, and just overall feels a bit better. Never mind the oscar wins & nominations, if you're somebody who hasn't seen either the 1931 OR 1992 Dracula, this film really is the choice. The…


  • Lyndell Clark

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Lyndell Clark 08 Oct, 2015

    My favorite telling of the Dracula story. Loved it since I saw it in theaters when it came out. Coppola's style of telling the story is so impressive and all the insanely cool filmmaking techniques he used to craft it. The new bluray looked great as well. Definitely an improvement over the last one. Great flick.


  • SilentDawn

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by SilentDawn 09 Oct, 2015 17


    Not just "my kind of movie", but also a film that resonates with every fiber of my cinematic being.

    Simultaneously an achingly tender fable of love and a pent-up phantasmagoria of delicious sensuality, Bram Stoker's Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, weaves the Gothic and the Romantic until intertwined cobwebs begin to appear out of its embrace.

    Unlike the more revered Coppola joints, it isn't based solely on character and screenplay but on the sublime audacity of its various…