Count Dracula

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Count Dracula ★★½ Bram Stoker's Count Dracula; Il Conte Dracula; Dracula 71; Nachts wenn Dracula Erwacht; The Nights of Dracula 1971 (R)

Passable version of the Dracula legend (based on the novel by Bram Stoker) has Lee as the thirsty count on the prowl for fresh blood. Starts out as one of the most faithful adaptations, but loses momentum because Franco was running out of money. 90m/C VHS, DVD . SP GE IT Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski, Frederick Williams, Maria Rohm, Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller; D: Jess (Jesus) Franco; W: Jess (Jesus) Franco, Augusto Finochi, Harry Alan Towers, Milo G. Cuccia, Carlo Fadda; C: Manuel Merino.