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Director:
Writers:
Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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Release Date:
7 June 1970 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
DRINK A PINT OF BLOOD A DAY See more »
Plot:
Three middle-aged distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring bourgeois... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Memorable scenes See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Dracula

Geoffrey Keen ... William Hargood

Gwen Watford ... Martha Hargood

Linda Hayden ... Alice Hargood

Peter Sallis ... Samuel Paxton

Anthony Higgins ... Paul Paxton (as Anthony Corlan)

Isla Blair ... Lucy Paxton

John Carson ... Jonathon Secker

Martin Jarvis ... Jeremy Secker

Ralph Bates ... Lord Courtley

Roy Kinnear ... Weller

Michael Ripper ... Cobb

Russell Hunter ... Felix
Shirley Jaffe ... Hargood's Maid
Keith Marsh ... Father
Peter May ... Son
Reginald Barratt ... Vicar

Madeline Smith ... Dolly (as Maddy Smith)
Lai Ling ... Chinese girl
Malaika Martin ... Snake girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amber Blare ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
Vicky Gillespie ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
Juba Kennerley ... Cafe Royal Patron (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady ... Mission Hall Diner (uncredited)
June Palmer ... Redhead Prostitute (uncredited)
Dido Plumb ... Mission Hall Diner (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Cafe Royal Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder)

Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)

Produced by
Aida Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Bernard 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Bredin .... hairdressing supervisor
Gerry Fletcher .... make-up supervisor
 
Production Management
Christopher Sutton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Nicholas Granby .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Joe Marks .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Lindsey C. Vickers .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Barron .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Tony Lumkin .... recording supervisor
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
Keith Batten .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brian Johnson .... special effects (as Brian Johncock)
Bob Archer .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Terry Schubert .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Mike Tilley .... special effects team (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Les Bowie .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Brace .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bob Jordan .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Owen-Smith .... wardrobe master
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Philip Martell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Geraldine Lawton .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Prueba la sangre de Drácula" - Argentina (cable TV title), Mexico (imdb display title)
"Wie schmeckt das Blut von Dracula?" - Germany (imdb display title), West Germany
"Φίλησε το αίμα του Δράκουλα" - Greece
"Вкус крови Дракулы" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Blodsmak" - Sweden
"Dracula får blod på tanden" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Dracula, djävulens sändebud" - Finland (Swedish title) (informal title)
"Dracula, paholaisen lähettiläs" - Finland
"Drakula vérének íze" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"El poder de la sangre de Drácula" - Spain
"Filise to aima tou Drakoula" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Het Bloed van Dracula" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"O Sangue de Drácula" - Brazil
"Okusi Drakulinu krv" - Yugoslavia (Serbian title) (imdb display title)
"Paholaisen lähettiläs" - Finland
"Provem o Sangue de Drácula" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Skosztuj krwi Draculi" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Una messa per Dracula" - Italy
"Une messe pour Dracula" - France
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content/nudity and brief violence (re-rating) (2004)
Runtime:
USA:91 min | UK:95 min (uncut)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2005) | Finland:(Banned) (1970) | Ireland:15 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2004) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
Martin Jarvis was first offered a more major role then was not free for the dates.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Paul carries Lucy's dead body from the lake, her arm reaches out to prevent her from falling.See more »
Quotes:
Lucy Paxton:Oh Alice, what are you wearing to the Allens' party on Friday?
Alice Hargood:Um, my primrose, I think.
Lucy Paxton:Oh good. That won't clash with my blue.
Paul Paxton:Oh Jeremy, what are you wearing?
Jeremy Secker:My pink, I think.
Paul Paxton:Oh, ripping! Won't clash with my yellow!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Madeline Smith: Vampire Lover (2013) (V)See more »

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Memorable scenes, 5 August 2004
Author: rams_lakers from Colorado

This was the only Dracula/Lee movie that I saw on the huge theater screen and it was pretty cool. My mom would never take me to these things so I had my dad drop me and my friend off, then pick us up later. It was a double feature along with Trog. The theater was not packed, but it had been playing for at least a week. Now some kids are going to rate this lower because they've all seen much bloodier and scarier stuff. No kidding, really????? When this came out it was very good in terms of gore and horror.

My most memorable scene was when the hardened dust broke in half and Dracula's face filled the screen with those red eyes. I just purchased the DVD and it includes some restored footage of the brothel T&A and during each victim's death they look up at the standing figure of Dracula. The first victim's shovel-gashed face was restored on the DVD, the second victim's bloody face and the third victim too. This version was never released in the US. It would have been rated R, instead it was GP (before they called it PG).

I think it's bull for another commenter to say it's obvious that Dracula was never intended to be in this. No, what is obvious is that a certain commenter read some of these movie facts before claiming they "knew all along." Yeah, they were going to have Bates as Dracula, thank god that fell through. Lee was talked into it again. They had to rewrite it to insert Dracula in there, and his presence was awesome though some of his lines were bad. Hmmm, Dracula can count to 3. I'll give this one 7 stars. The DVD quality is spectacular.

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