Count Dracula

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Count Dracula (1970, Spain) is a Vampire film directed by Jess Franco.


Main Details

  • Released in 1970 | Color
  • Running Time: 98 Min.
  • Production Co: Corona Filmproduktion | Filmar Compagnia Cinematografica | Fénix Cooperativa Cinematográfica | Towers of London (associate) | Etablissement Sargon
  • Distribution Co: Crystal Pictures Inc. (1973) (USA) (theatrical) | International Film Distributors (1974) (Canada) (theatrical) | World Entertainment Corp. (1978) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release)
  • Directed by Jess Franco
  • Written by Dietmar Behnke/Milo G. Cuccia/Carlo Fadda/Augusto Finocchi/Jesus Franco/Erich Kröhnke/Harry Alan Towers
  • Starring Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski, Soledad Miranda, Maria Rohm, Fred Williams
  • Produced by Arturo Marcos, Harry Alan Towers
  • Original Music by Bruno Nicolai
  • Cinematography by Manuel Merino, Luciano Trasatti
  • Film Editing by Bruno Mattei, Derek Parsons


Although Count Dracula stars Christopher Lee in the title role, it is not a Hammer production like his other Dracula films, being produced instead by Harry Alan Towers. Klaus Kinski, who would play Dracula himself nine years later in Nosferatu the Vampyre, is also featured in the film as Renfield. Count Dracula was advertised as the most faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel. Among other details, it was the first film version of the novel in which Dracula begins as an old man and becomes younger as he feeds upon fresh blood. (Wikipedia)

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