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Bram Stoker's Dracula (30th Anniversary Steelbook) [4K UHD] [Region Free] [Blu-ray]

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It raised a few eyebrows in Hollywood for the director of classic films like The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, and The Outsiders to sign on to direct a vampire movie. However, a big-budget horror extravaganza like “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” going home with three Academy Awards was a definite win for the movie, Coppola and Columbia Pictures. Dracula is not killed by some stake to the heart but instead by a cowboy from Texas cutting his throat with a bowie knife. Independently owned and operated publications like Slant have been hit hard in recent years, but we’re committed to keeping our content free and accessible—meaning no paywalls or fees.

X. Feeney; the second also features Roman Coppola, and delves into the process of his collaboration with his father. On the other side of things, I’m not at all a fan of the romantic anti-hero angle for the character. With an all-star cast, the film may not be the definitive adaptation, but it’s one hell of a piece of 90s horror cinema.But by forcing Dracula into this mold of being a misunderstood romantic, it deadens the seriousness and horror of his atrocities and is incongruous with the rest of the film.

Europe's busiest forums, with independent news and expert reviews, for TVs, Home Cinema, Hi-Fi, Movies, Gaming, Tech and more.Detail is excellent, displaying no signs of excessive DNR application, no unruly waxiness or softness, and a fine layer of suitably filmic grain pervades, lending texture to the entire piece. The movie also depicted the scene from the book where Jonathan Harker was dominated by three vampire women, a concept that was unheard of in the late 1800s. Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the second time, a re-issue by Sony just five short years after its last release.

And that's precisely what he did, becoming synonymous with the iconic character in a way that took half a dozen outings for the likes of Christopher Lee, and evoking a sense of melancholy and tragedy that has evaded the quintessential horror demon pretty-much since inception. Take a trip back to the Academy Awards ceremonies of the recent past with Gold Derby’s Oscars Playback series. Despite the fact that the now-renowned actor was far from enamoured by the idea of playing Dracula, like anyone at the time - not least a Brit trying to make his way in Hollywood - the mere opportunity to be in Francis Ford Coppola film, let alone star in it, was more than enough reason to commit his heart and soul. Coppola directs with all the stops out, and the actors perform as if afraid they will not be audible in the other theaters of the multiplex.

Hopkins and Oldman regularly compete to see who can devour the most scenery in a given scene, and they both bring oddball flourishes to their roles, like the moment where Hopkins suddenly sniffs Ryder’s face like a bloodhound. The new 4K disc enjoys the Love Song For A Vampire Music Video by Annie Lennox, which is a nice addition, the track itself a lovely closing to the feature. Back in the early 90s, horror was not really a flashy genre, let alone having one of the great American directors at the helm. Much like Michael Palmer summarized in his 2017 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review, this film’s visual mileage and impact may rest on an understanding of the time this was filmed and the techniques used.

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