Classic Dracula Collection (1999)
Released: 30th November -0001
Release type: Pulled
|No. of Discs: 3
Catalogue No: 8248581
Category: Feature, Horror
Format: DVD / Normal
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Based on: The novel by Bram Stoker
Story: Collection of classic Dracula films. 'Dracula' (1931) is the classic film version of the vampire tale, based on Hamilton Deane's theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel. Estate agent Renfield (Dwight Frye) travels to Transylvania to arrange the sale of an English mansion to nobleman Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi). When Renfield discovers that his host is a 500-year-old vampire, he is bitten and himself enslaved. After arriving in London, Dracula attempts to get his teeth into Mina Seward (Helen Chandler), an innocent maiden betrothed to Jonathan Harker (David Manners). Vampire expert Professor Van Helsing (Edward van Sloan) attempts to put a stop to the bloodsucking. Also included in this collection is the 1999 version with soundtrack by composer Philip Glass. In 'House of Dracula' (1945), sequel to the earlier film 'House of Frankenstein' (1944), Count Dracula (John Carradine) arrives at the laboratory of Dr Edelman, claiming to seek a cure for his vampirism, but in fact eager to turn Edelman's beautiful assistant into his vampire bride. At the same time, a wretched Wolf Man Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr) asks Edelman to bring his lycanthropy to an end. The first attempt to cure Talbot fails, and he throws himself off a cliff in a bid to commit suicide. This attempt fails, but leads him to an underground cavern where he discovers the monster (Glenn Strange) created years before by Dr Frankenstein...
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Onslow Stevens, John Carradine, Joan Standing, Charles K. Gerard, Nicholas Bela, Lon Chaney Jr., Edward van Sloan, Glenn Strange, Herbert Bunston, Lionel Atwill, Frances Dade, Martha O'Driscoll, Jane Adams, Skelton Knaggs, Ludwig Stossel, Dick Dickinson
Studio/distributor: Universal Pictures
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