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In the shadow of Castle Dracula, the Prince of Darkness is revived by blood trickling from the head-wound of an unconscious priest attempting exorcism. And once more fear and terror strikes Transylvania as the undead Prince of Darkness stalks the village of Keineneburg to ensnare victims and satisfy his evil thirst.
I think we all know about my love affair with Hammer by now. I will watch anything I can get my hands on and they usually don't disappoint me. Even a 'bad' Hammer is, at least, fun. This one wasn't 'bad', it was just sort of blah. The movie looked great and the print was pristine but there was hardly any action. The focus was mainly on one woman in particular and she wasn't even bitten until about an hour into the film. It's always nice to see Lee, so I'm not sorry I watched this but if you want some excitement, just stare at the poster on your left. If you want some r e a l l y lethargic Hammer, watch this movie.
Like a stained glass window if we worshiped Dracula instead of Christ.
There is a girl...
Christohper Lee returns as Count Dracula and this time he actually has dialogue as apposed to his last outing in Dracula: Prince of Darkness. Meanwhile Freddie Francis steps in to replace Gothic horror maestro Terence Fisher for directing duties and does more then hold his own. Lee and Francis manage to capture the same tone and atmosphere established in the previous films with ease.
The script written by Anthony Hinds does have slight problems though as it recycles a lot of elements from the previous films featuring Dracula. While the characters might be different, the main story still features the Count being infatuated with a damsel, here played by Veronica Carlson, while her lover battles…
WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE PARTS OF THE MOVIE?
The Dracula parts.
WHAT CHANGES WOULD YOU MAKE TO IMPROVE THE MOVIE?
More Dracula parts.
En plan programa doble, y siguiendo con el homenaje que le quería dedicar a Christopher Lee, me puse después de su primer "Dracula", ésta (tercer papel de Dracula de Lee y cuarta de la serie ya que en la segunda no salía Dracula, aunque sí Van Helsing) donde se le enfrenta un sacerdote y el novio de la sobrina de éste. Ayudando a Dracula tenemos un sacerdote miedoso y borrachuzo.
Dentro de los esquemas previsibles, tiene sus momentos, aunque me quedo con el detalle de que el héroe joven es un ateo al que las circunstancias no le obligan a renunciar a sus ideas, algo que me rompió bastante los esquemas para bien.
He sure has.
I used to have a brief review of this up that I did a few years ago but I figured it was time to watch it again and give it a better review. This upcoming Monday night on TCM, they will be showing most of the Dracula Christopher Lee films, and I'll be checking some of them out. This happens to be one of them on the docket but it's part of a 4 pack I have on DVD and why not view it now?
I've seen Horror of Dracula before and I am happy with that review; Monday night I'll see the hard to track down Dracula, Prince of Darkness, which this immediately follows. As for Dracula and his…
Most people immediately go to Curse of Frankenstein or Horror of Dracula when they want to watch a Hammer flick, but I would put Dracula Has Risen from the Grave alongside them. It sports many trademarks associated with Britain's answer to the Universal horror films (vibrant colour, operatic score, richly gothic atmosphere) and it also contains what many Hammer films sorely lack: an ensemble of likable, three-dimensional characters. In fact the only missing aspect is the charisma of Peter Cushing, but Christopher Lee has never been this chilling as Count Dracula.
Mediocre. Starts off fairly promising and then it just kind of loses a sense of direction at the midpoint and people start roaming rooftops. Roger Daltrey does okay as the Schnapps lightweight, proud atheist love interest and Lee is fine as he slaps and bites his way into the basement of a bakery for the ultimate revenge. Nothing particularly enthralling although I did kind of enjoy parts of the score and Barbara Ewing is easy on the eyes. It's littered throughout with cheese and lazy plot conveniences but then this is Hammer we're talking about. Honestly, I think I may continue the Frankenstein series as I feel it has a lot more to offer and leave Dracula in the dust.
Elements of this are compelling. The rooftop scenes are similar to the 1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue. The score is solid. I liked the introduction of an atheist character into a mythology that leans so heavily on Christianity. But, overall, this one feels like they're running through the formula without any great degree of inspiration. It's not bad, just rather routine.
They really fucked with the film stock on this one.
Though for the classic Hammer 'Dracula' series starring Sir Christopher Lee as the 'protagonist' it loses oomph for not also starring Sir Peter Cushing (who always seemed to get the best work out of Lee in the Hammer days), this still is wildly admirable and a must-watch. The wonderful (and ingenious) poster, on its own, more than makes up for Cushing's absence.
When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young niece his bride.
This is more like it. This movie has likable characters put into actual situations! In the first AND second half, no less. I love, love, love the sequence where Maria is climbing across the rooftops to Paul. Not only does it look great, but it didn't play out at all like I expected it to. It must be said: Christopher Lee is a beast in this one. He is truly brutally cold and evil. This is another gush-fest, I know, but honestly, I think I like this one more than the first. The only thing it is missing is Peter Cushing.
I love the poster to this one! Those two plasters and (Obviously). It gets a lot of criticism but I absolutely love it.
I love the tinting on each scene with the Count. It gives me tremendous satisfaction. Not sure why.
Anyway, Dracula Has Risen From The Grave is gorgeously shot, and has some amazing use of paintings. Such a fun entry in the Hammer Dracula franchise.
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