Lugosi, Bela

SKU: 025192189814

UPC 025192189814
Release Date 2013-09-17
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 75
Format B&W
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis This is the first screen version of Bram Stoker's famous tale based on the smash hit stage production. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) arrives in London and immediately works to enrapture and transform into vampires young Lucy Weston (Frances Dade) and her friend Mina Seward (Helen Chandler). After he succeeds in turning Lucy, and Mina's health suddenly deteriorates, Mina's father (Herbert Bunston), calls in a specialist, Professor Abraham Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan). Van Helsing quickly recognizes Dracula's vampirism, and sets about saving Mina (and in the process, becomes Dracula's archenemy). The film, arguably the most influential of the legend's film versions, launched Lugosi's career in horror movies and forever invited vampires across Hollywood's threshold.Bela Lugosi played the role of Count Dracula in the stage play. DRACULA was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2000. This film was followed by a sequel in 1936, Dracula's Daughter directed by Lambert Hillyer. Tod Browning's Dracula was also followed by many other film versions of the Bram Stoker tale. There was the classic Hammer Dracula made in 1958 starring Christopher Lee and directed by Terence Fisher. That was followed in 1973 by a version starring Jack Palance in the title role. It was produced in Great Britain and directed by Dan Curtis. John Badham made a 1979 Dracula starring Frank Langella as the Count and Laurence Olivier as Van Helsing. The most recent version is Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 extravaganza entitled Bram Stoker's Dracula starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins. The granddaddy of them all, of course, is F.W. Murnau's silent 1922 masterpiece Nosferatu starring Max Schreck as an unforgettably creepy Dracula. It was remade in color with sound by Werner Herzog in 1979 with Klaus Kinski in the title role....It is Lugosi's performance, and the cinematography of Karl Freund that make Tod Browning's film such an influential Hollywood picture......Where this version really scores is in its sheer strangeness...
Cast John L. Balderston (Source Writer)
Bram Stoker (Story)
Garrett Fort (Screenwriter)
David Manners (Star)
Frances Dade (Star)
Hamilton Deane (Source Writer)
Herbert Bunston (Star)
Helen Chandler (Star)
Charles D. Hall (Art Director)
Tod Browning (Director)
Dwight Frye (Star)
Bela Lugosi (Star)
Karl Freund (Cinematographer)
Milton Carruth (Editor)
Edward Van Sloan (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Dracula (1931) spanish version with introduction by Lupita Tovar Kohner The Road to Dracula Lugosi: The Dark Prince Dracula: The restoration Monster tracks Dracula archives Alternate score by Philip Glass performed by the Kronos Quartet Feature Commentary by film historian David J. Skal Feature Commentary by Steve Haberman, Screenwriter of Dracula: Dead and Loving It Trailer gallery Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Horror
Attribute Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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