Bram Stoker's Dracula
Bram Stoker's Dracula ★★ Dracula 1992 (R)
Coppola's highly charged view of the vampire classic is visually stunning, heavy on eroticism and violence, and weak in plot and performance. Oldman, in a number of amazing transformations, portrays the deadly bloodsucker as a lonely soul determined to reunite with his lost love, the innocent Ryder. Hopkins cheerfully chews the scenery as nemesis Van Helsing, newcomer Frost is fetching, Reeves is lightweight, and Ryder goes way over the top. Musician Waits is great as bug-eating madman Renfield. Filmed entirely on soundstages with beautiful costumes and some amazing visual effects and sets. 128m/C VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc . Monica Bellucci, Christina (Kristina) Fulton, Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Billy Campbell, Sadie Frost, Tom Waits; D: Francis Ford Coppola; W: James V. Hart; C: Michael Ballhaus. Oscars '92: Costume Des., Makeup, Sound FX Editing.