Reviews and Problems with Bram Stoker's Dracula
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*****LOVE NEVER DIES*****
26 May 2009
Summary: This is my personal favorite movie of Gary's. He has a command of the human language's dialects. She should have stayed with Dracula, in this flick. He brought her back, and then she stuck in to him. He really get's into his roles. He is the best Dracula, in my humble opinion..........Thanks all.
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. Good performances from supporting cast with perhaps the exception of Keanu Reeves and his attempts at an English accent.
Conclusion: This is without a doubt the best told Dracula story - the Blu Ray is very good, does have some grain but is still far superior to the DVD version & is a must BUY!!! The sound was a bit quiet on my system, but thats easily solved just crank it up!
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. From what i can remember of the dvd version. The Bluray is still much better! The colours are much richer. The blacks are more vivid. The sound seems better.
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. Id steer clear of this release until they do it again unless you are a die hard fan.
Fantastic version of the Classic story - SUPERB quality film
23 November 2004
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. It is a horror film, inter-woven with love, both bound together by the pure genius of Francis Ford Coppola.
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
23 November 2004
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.