Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) Poster

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit blood spurts from the staking of Paxton, a closeup of Dracula's bloodstained teeth and a brief shot of a brothel customer with a topless woman. The 1989 Warner video release featured the heavily edited U.S cinema print which runs around 4 minutes shorter and is missing shots of Dracula's blood becoming powder during the opening scene, the violent beating to death of Courtley, and a snake charmer's dance in the brothel. The 2004 DVD is the original UK cinema version, minus the BBFC cuts which may no longer survive.
The British version has nudity ( a couple of topless scenes) and a woman doing a provocative snake dance; a large consticting snake is draped around her body, as she is dancing to the men's delight. This takes place when the three men visit the bordella near the begining of the film. There is also close-ups of the mens faces with blood around their mouths when dracula has their offspring kill them.
The British Version has more footage of Felix played by Russell Hunter roughly about half of his role has been deleted from the US edition
The 2004 DVD by Warners is the complete and uncut version running 95m (both R1 and R2 disks are identical although the latter is time compressed) containing all of the extra footage described above. All previous VHS releases in the UK and USA ran only 91m.

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