Excerpt: "God will not damn a poor lunatic's soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those with weak minds." Simple, elegant, and unforgettable. One doesn't need extravagant wardrobe or special visual effects to make a great horror film. Renfield (Dwight Frye) is on his way to Count Dracula's (Bela Lugosi) castle. Renfield's sudden change has been studies by Professor Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan).
Summary: Despite a constant hanging veil of campiness (particularly with some of the line-reading), 1931's Dracula is a true horror classic that birthed much of the imagery and mythos that has contributed to vampire films over the years. Bela Lugosi gives an other-worldly and creepy performance the set design is impeccably dark.
Summary: Dracula is an old movie in every way possible. To the look acting everything else, and it has some interesting nostalgia value but at the same time the aged way it is makes it nor scary or overtly interesting. But you won't be completely bored by it if you appreciate it old style, and Bela Lugosi does make for one very memorable Dracula.
Excerpt: "Renfield" (Dwight Frey) has traveled from London to Transylvania on business at "Castle Dracula," a run-down castle owned by the mysterious "Count Dracula" (Bela Lugosi in his most famous role which he first performed on stage). The "Count" has decided to leave his native country for London, where he has rented property, to which "Renfield" is bringing him the lease to sign, despite being warned not to go to the castle by fellow passengers on the coach he is riding to...
Summary: This original Dracula is a magnificent look at how good movies used to be made. Yes cheesy and dated, but it has some spunk and evokes fear at times. The new score added to the film helps it by leaps and bounds. Watch with patience though.
Conclusion: Every time this movie has been released on Region 2 DVD, us classic horror fans have always asked the same question, ' Does it have the Spanish version on it?' Always, we have been let down. Well, not this time. I see in Play's list of special features, it isn't mentioned but the Spanish language movie which was filmed simultaniously with the Lugosi classic using the same sets is, for the very first time, included!!