Director...John Badham (Short Circuit)
Throughout history, he has filled the hearts of men with terror, and the hearts of women with desire.
The 1979 remake of Dracula, is a classy, atmospheric, stylish,gothic masterpiece. It's a love letter to the Universal horror films of the 30s and 40s.
Dracula (Frank Langella..The Ninth Gate) moves to England, to find a soulmate, to quash the loneliness of immortality. Laurence Olivier is Vanhelsing, Donald Pleasance operates the asylum, and Sylvester McCoy works there.
This is a fantastic adaptation of dracula, while it does not follow the book verbatim, and is a bit stuffy, it makes up for it visually. The art direction and cinematography are breath taking.
I really enjoyed Langella's performance as…