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Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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Release Date:
7 June 1970 (USA) See more »
Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant, by making the trio die in the hands of their own children. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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The last great Dracula movie? See more (70 total) »


  (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)
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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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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Rated R for sexual content/nudity and brief violence (re-rating) (2004)
USA:91 min | UK:95 min (uncut)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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)

Did You Know?

Martin Jarvis was first offered a more major role then was not free for the dates.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the prologue, Weller trips and falls upon a bed of large, heavy-looking (but evidently fake) "rocks", which wobble all too easily.See more »
Dracula:They have destroyed my servant. They will be destroyed...See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The last great Dracula movie?, 18 July 2004
Author: david-697 from Stockton, England

At one point this was planned as a `Dracula-free' Dracula movie (along the lines of `Brides Of Dracula' or `Kiss Of The Vampire'), fortunately the American backers had more sense and demanded the inclusion of Mr Lee. I say fortunately, as I think that `Taste The Blood Of Dracula' is Lee's second-best outing in the role (just behind the classic 1958 `Dracula').

Peter Sasdy is a highly imaginative, but sadly unappreciated director and he makes the most of a strong script. The cast is impressive, a strong mixture of established character actors (Keene, Carson, Sallis etc) and fresh faces (Hayden, Blair, and Bates) and there is no weak links. Hayden (an iconic figure in the early ‘seventies) and Blair in particular give memorable performances.

From the edgy, blackly comic pre-credit sequence on-wards, this movie rarely misses a step. The only exception being the climax, which seems to me to be more than slightly confusing and unclear. This however is just a minor grip, as this movie is in my opinion the last great Dracula movie (and head and shoulders above the previous film in this cycle, the very dull `Dracula has risen From The Grave') and a highpoint of late Hammer Horror.

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