Summary: Bram Stoker's Dracula is a vast improvement on the original, with better definition and sharper imagery. It does fall short in dark scenes which unfortunately is most of the film. Also, the optical effects look very flat and some scenes are murky too.
Conclusion: Never really received the success that it perhaps deserves. Certainly one of the nearest film adaptations of the original novel. Gary Oldman is excellent in the lead role and gives rise to the fact that he is probably one of the greatest actors alive today, frequently unrecognisable in his films.
Conclusion: I think the poor reviews on here are a bit unfair. At best this is an average bluray transfer. The transfer could have been better. Im not sure if this is down to the age of the film, or how it was shot. Or wheather it was down to a poor transfer. The film was a bit grainy.
Conclusion: I love this film but this transfer just looks like an upscaled DVD and thats being generous. Considering Coppola actually oversaw this transfer himself Im staggered by how soft the picture is, there is no dept or 3D like feel to it which is what HD is all about.
Fantastic version of the Classic story - SUPERB quality film
18 September 2007
Conclusion: Don't know where all the bad reviews are coming from ?? I found the picture quality and sound superb. The whole "Blu-ray" transfer gives the film just a little bit more edge than it ever had before. Having viewed this film many times before in the original format, I know the "story" off by heart.
Conclusion: I bought this last year thinking its a bargain but the picture is dire. Grainy, blocky and out of focus, this looks like a poor DVD up conversion. The film itself is brilliant but deserves better treatment than this!! F.F.C. take note. Avoid Escape From New York too, great film, dire transfer.
Almost a modern classic on an excellent Blu-ray Disc
18 September 2007
Conclusion: Bram Stoker's Dracula admittedly has its faults (Keanu Reaves, Wynona Ryder, an excess of focus on love, etc.) but there is some incredible grim and epic imagery juxtaposed with an unusually paced narrative that conjures up a striking supernatural atmosphere oozing from almost every scene.
Conclusion: To all those slating this Bluray because it 'looks bad' or is 'not a good bluray' this is how FFC wanted the film to look.. FFC has said he was hoping to achieve a "classic film" feel which is why it looks grainy in parts.