• Laurie

    Rewatched by Laurie 24 Nov, 2015 2

    Time has had a curious effect on Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula. Having seen it only once around the time of the film's original release, I was this time delighted by the production design, impressed by Coppola's stylish direction and wowed by the special effects. This is perhaps one of the last big budget Hollywood horror films that excelled with practical rather than computer generated effects and time has only exemplified this aspect of the film for the better.
    Gary Oldman's…


  • drucilla

    ★★★★ Watched by drucilla 14 Nov, 2015

    This is an adaptation that sticks true to the original novel, which is a major accomplishment for a Dracula film/a vampire film in general. Gary Oldman kills it (no pun intended) as Dracula, delivering the finest vampiric performance in modern cinematic history. I do wish they had cast anyone but Keanu Reeves as Harker, but what can you do? An otherwise perfect film is tainted by his presence.

    Other notable MVPs include Sadie Frost, who was flawlessly Lucy, and Tom Waits, who was perfectly insane.

    And - shout out to Monica Bellucci for being the most gorgeous bride of Dracula *ever*.


  • Dead Moon Night

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Dead Moon Night 21 Nov, 2015

    "Listen to them: the children of the night. What sweet music they make."

    Francis Ford Coppola's take on Bram Stoker's classic tale is a visual feast. Keanu Reeves has gotten a lot of shit for his performance as Jonathan Harker and yes, he's not very good and he has a terrible english accent but I have a soft spot for him so I forgive him. Not my favorite Dracula but the new swedish bluray looks great!


  • Derenzo

    ★★★½ Added by Derenzo

    So much Winona and Keanu....2 and a half stars!

    But what about Gary Oldman, and Anthony Hopkins? And fuck man, Tom Waits is Renfield!

    Alright, 5 stars then!

    Woa, slow down pal, there's still all that Winona...and Keanu.

    Ok? 2 stars?

    2? What about all that awesome production design, and the effects? C'mon, that makeup.

    Ok, soooo?

    Monica fucking Belluci as a bride of Dracula for god's sake.

    Alright, 4 stars then!

    Eh, go 3 and a half.


  • Paul Reese

    ★★★★★ Added by Paul Reese

    What could very well be the pinnacle selection of the style-over-substance motion picture extravaganza in which the lack of substance and overwhelming amount of style becomes its substance. Francis Ford Coppola’s most oddball movie in his filmography, "Bram Stoker’s Dracula", finds itself coming to terms with its chaotic behavior when it finds itself following up an extended sequence of cartoonish violence in which Anthony Hopkins camps up with vampire seductresses with a final moment in which the movie’s beauty kills…


  • Andrew

    ★★ Watched by Andrew 15 Nov, 2015

    The first ten minutes of Coppola's 1992 remake of a remake of a remake of Dracula, are pretty B.A. I commented to Ruth right away that this thing LOOKED brilliant and that I was actually excited to revisit this one, as I'd seen it previously - many, MANY years ago, back when I was just a tike. However, my hopes for a blow away movie were quickly dashed as beautiful images turned to mediocre acting from two of the four…


  • Michael Raine

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Michael Raine 06 Nov, 2015

    Cause for celebration as analogue mastery alone, Coppola's relentlessly illusory, vicious, sexualized treatment of the Dracula loire is a film with energy unmatched by any I can remember for a vampire fable. From Gary Oldman's over-the-top dedication, to Keanu's knowingly shit performance; the unbelievable score, blending seamlessly with Michael Ballhaus' masterfully lit cinematography. This is a tale about love lost, alongside a theme of vengeance against a God that failed a man who believed himself to be carrying out an…


  • directorscut

    ★★★★ Watched by directorscut 24 Oct, 2015

    Coppola's Dracula is never less than intriguing. There is always a cinematic trick, an atmospheric location or a spectacular costume around the corner to feast your eyes upon. The special effects employed are “special effects” in the true sense of the meaning, they aren't a bunch of pixels and binary numbers, they are magician tricks performed in camera providing wonder for an audience. The acting in general gets a bad rap, but the mixture of styles and tone add to…


  • Charlie Derry

    ★★★½ Watched by Charlie Derry 26 Oct, 2015

    Day 26 of my 31 Days Of Horror challenge.

    Francis Ford Coppola tells the story of Dracula incredibly well.

    Gary Oldman suits the role perfectly.


  • Kyle Porter

    ★★★★ Watched by Kyle Porter 30 Oct, 2015

    Man, I wish I had seen this a long time ago. I could have been enjoying it all of these years. All I ever really heard about this movie was that is was okay, and that Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves couldn't get their accents right. Lol. Personally, I thought Winona did a wonderful job, but I may be biased, because I love her so much. Haha. I thought this film was great. It was beautiful and haunting. I can't wait to watch it again.


  • Mrchef

    Watched by Mrchef 31 Oct, 2015

    #31/31 - 31 Days of Horror (2015)


  • Evan Mather

    ★★★½ Watched by Evan Mather 31 Oct, 2015

    This movie was kind of nuts and bonkers and tries so many things many of which don't work at all but I kind of love it's cuckoo bananapants ambitions.