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Dracula: Prince of Darkness

1966

Terence Fisher
Director
Hammer Films
Studio

Chris Lee, at least, was back for Hammer's 1966 offering featuring a jolly ressurection for the good Count, but after this most promising start a somewhat disappointing offering.

-The Sloth

Not quite disappointing, but it's obvious the formula had been set for this sort of thing. The constant barrage of ignorant villagers becomes tedious very quickly, made even moreso by the fact that the party of Englishmen (and -women) making up the leads are pretty tedious drips themselves (the characters, not the actors. Who would find Suzan Farmer tedious?). Andrew Keir's angry monk is easily the best thing about this one. That, and the Eisenstein-inspired ending on the ice, which is still pretty impressive. If only the rest had been so.

-Dave W.

Thanks to Philly for his usual excellent help!


Dracula: Prince of Darkness
9th January 1966
Cinema



90 mins
2.35:1

Dracula: Prince of Darkness
12th January 1966
Cinema



90 mins
2.35:1

Dracula, Prince Of Darkness (Special Edition)
20th October 1998
DVD



86 mins
2.35:1



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Christopher Lee
Count Dracula
Christopher Lee
Count Dracula
Barbara Shelley
Helen Kent
Barbara Shelley
Helen Kent
Andrew Keir
Father Sandor, Abbot of Kleinburg
Andrew Keir
Father Sandor, Abbot of Kleinburg
Francis Matthews
Charles Kent
Francis Matthews
Charles Kent
Suzan Farmer
Diana Kent
Suzan Farmer
Diana Kent
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
Alan Kent
(as Charles Tingwell)
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
Alan Kent
(as Charles Tingwell)
Thorley Walters
Ludwig
Thorley Walters
Ludwig
Walter Brown
Brother Mark
Philip Latham
Klove
Philip Latham
Klove
George Woodbridge
Landlord
Jack Lambert
Brother Peter
Philip Ray
Priest
Joyce Hemson
Mother [Frau Koenig]
John Maxim
Coach Driver
Peter Cushing
Doctor Van Helsing
(footage from Dracula (1958))
Unknown 5348
Dead Girl
Fred Wood
Man in Funeral Procession
Dickey Luck
Man in Funeral Procession
Unknown Male 43
Man in Funeral Procession
Fred Real
Man in Funeral Procession
Unknown 5348
Man in Funeral Procession
Unknown 5348
Man in Funeral Procession with Stake
Edwin Fowles
Pub Patron
Eric Wetherall
Pub Patron
Lindsay Hooper
Pub Patron
Fred Peck
Pub Patron
Unknown Male 41
Pub Patron
Bill Rooney
Pub Patron
Charles Rayford
Pub Patron
Unknown Male 221
Monk Restraining Helen
Unknown 5348
Monk Restraining Helen
Unknown 5348
Monk Restraining Helen
Lee Fenton
Monk Restraining Helen
Peter Diamond
Stunts
Eddie Powell
Stunts

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