Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Directed by: Peter Sasdy

Stars: Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford

Language: English | Subtitles: English (embed)

Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Ar: 16:9 | Brrip

DescriptionThree middle-aged distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring bourgeois lives and get in contact with one of Count Dracula’s servants, Lord Courtley. In a nightly ceremony, they restore the count to life. However, the three men killed Courtley and, in revenge, the count ensures that the gentlemen are killed one by one by their own children.


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6 Responses to Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

  1. Lee Baron says:

    TTBoD is one heck of a DracuLee film! Pure Hammer, pure Christopher, purr-fection mixed with incredibly fine English high-class acting, can’t ask for more, except if you binge watch the entire Hammer vampire catalog in a weekend, of course. Pay close attention to J. Bernard’s music, the most beautiful, symphonic-sounding one of all (after Horror of D, of course). But the stunning photography of TTBoD by Hammer regular Arthur Grant is something to behold in all its gorgeousity: darkness throughout, with menacing shadows in all the right places (and that church set, wow! Contrast it with the brightly lit church set of AD1972 and you get more atmosphere for less light, although don’t get me wrong, I simply LOVE AD72’s look and master Dick Bush’s cinematography (Lee turning around in the moonlight is just… WOW!). Just think of Sorcerer and all the Ken Russell films he’s done and you know this guy is a one-of-a-kind genius! So was Grant and early Hammer boss Jack Asher. If you can put your claws in the original 35mm prints, you’ll be able to appreciate the fine work these Rembrandt-esque masters did! Back to TTBoD, Lee has more of a placement role in this one, but what a fine gothic statue he makes! Always gaunt, always menacing, never boring! I used to watch all his facial expressions frame by frame on an original 35 mm copy of the trailer, what a joy he is to look at! To think they considered making this Dracula with Ralph Bates in the title role must have made Vlad Tepes turn in his coffin; this is why he channeled good old Chris from the grave and ORDERED him to take the role, even if it was only to grin and hiss here and there (and recite the numeric order of his victims: “the first, the second, the third…” ;-D). But Lee just standing there contemplating his coffin (probably looking forward to a good day’s rest after a full night’s work) is better and more interesting to stare at than most actors overacting their lines in the majority of horror films… Or was it all a ruse from Hammer’s big wigs to get Chris Lee to shove poor young Bates aside and get back in the Dracula saddle? Imagine the line Dracula would say: “How dare you put my signature cloak on this young jackass’ shoulders?” (not to worry, I’m also a great R. Bates fan, just not as Hammer’s Dracula…) Just my 2 cents… SO enjoy TTBoD, it’s a Hammer not to be missed for soooo many reasons, if not just for the gorgeous girls and all the usual Hammer gothic lore. LB

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  3. Rob Tomkins says:

    Thank you for posting. Superb picture quality.

  4. OSMOSIS says:

    Sir Christopher Lee laying the HAMMER Down!! Here’s my Saturday Night flick.

  5. rarelust says:

    upgraded to brrip

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