Dracula

1931

Tod Browning
Director

Which brings us to the film that really got the vampire thing going, Bela Lugosi recreates his stage role as the ultimate smoothie vampire, Count Dracula. From the opening strains of Swan Lake and beautifully photographed catacombs and crazy Renfield's mad cackle we are in the presence of a classic. It isn't scary and the theatrical acting is rough on a modern audience, but still better than the majority of vampire flicks that followed. See if you can impersonate Dwight Frye's maniacal laugh as you hand out those Halloween sweeties.


12th February 1931
Cinema






21st December 1999
DVD




1.33:1


1st November 2005
DVD




1.33:1

Universal Monsters Coffin Box Collection
23rd October 2012
Blu-Ray




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Bela Lugosi
Count Dracula
Helen Chandler
Mina Seward
David Manners
John Harker
Dwight Frye
Renfield
Edward Van Sloan
Professor Van Helsing
Herbert Bunston
Dr. Seward
Frances Dade
Lucy Weston
Joan Standing
Briggs (a nurse)
Charles Gerrard
Martin
Barbara Bozoky
Innkeeper's Wife
Wyndham Standing
Surgeon
Geraldine Dvorak
Bride of Dracula
Cornelia Thaw
Bride of Dracula
Dorothy Tree
Bride of Dracula
Anna Bakacs
Innkeeper's daughter
Nicholas Bela
Coach Passenger
Daisy Belmore
Coach Passenger
Moon Carroll
Maid
Anita Harder
Flower Seller
Carla Laemmle
Coach Passenger
Donald Murphy
Coach Passenger
Josephine Velez
Grace
Michael Visaroff
Innkeeper