Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Oldman plays Dracula, who was once a Romanian knight fighting against enemies of God, but his bride Elisabeta believing him to be dead takes her own life. So he renounces God and vows to rise from his grave and avenge her death. Four centuries later, estate agent Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to Dracula’s castle on behalf of his firm, while his fiancee Mina stays with her friend Lucy until his return. Dracula eventually finds out that Mina is the splitting image of his lost love and she becomes the object of his affections. Meanwhile, Doctor Seward calls for Professor Van Helsing when Lucy starts to get weak from blood loss. Van Helsing discovers two bites on her neck and believes that she was bitten by an animal or monster. In my opinion one of the the best films about Dracula, with amazing performances by Oldman, Hopkins and Ryder. Although it is not entirely similar to the Bram Stoker novel, it is still entertaining. Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Bill Campbell, Sadie Frost 8/10

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