Director: Jesús Franco Run Time: 98 min. Release Year: 1970 Language: German
Starring: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski, Maria Rohm, Soledad Miranda
“The film is magical.”
— Sally Jane Black, LETTERBOXD
In 1970, Jess Franco (VAMPYROS LESBOS) and screen legend Christopher Lee (HORROR OF DRACULA) collaborated on what they promised would be the most faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel ever filmed. From the remarkable performances – including Lee as the Count, Herbert Lom (MARK OF THE DEVIL) as Van Helsing, Soledad Miranda (SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY) as Lucy, Maria Rohm (VENUS IN FURS) as Mina, and authentic madman Klaus Kinski as Renfield – to the lush locations and atmosphere of sinister sensuality, COUNT DRACULA remains perhaps the most spellbinding version of Stoker’s novel in movie history. Restoration courtesy of Severin Films and the American Genre Film Archive.