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17 Oct 2010, 12:35am
i have never enjoyed this frankenstein from Hammer as this is hardly any narrative or plot description of any kind. also, the script is woeful and decidely unimaginative. the sets may look better but that doesn't gurantee a good film and "the evil of frankenstein" is no exception. the worst of the Hammer frankenstein franchise by far.
Related to: The Evil Of Frankenstein (1964)
17 Oct 2010, 12:29am
when i first saw "dracula a.d 1972" back in the late 80s, i couldn't help but feel rather cheated. after the excellent opening scene that was set in 1872 in hyde park, the remainder of the film is gievn the "modern day" treatment with hippies, mini skirts and rock music all thrown in. i simply can not think of a more ill-suited setting as it clashes with Hammer's glory days of the 1950s and 1960s where the films were almost always given the gothic look and rightly so.
however, this particular Hammer film does have some effective moments but not many alas. it is always great fun to watch peter cushing and here, he does his upmost to give "dracula a.d 1972" a much needed lift and almost succeeds. a professional performance from him. christopher lee however, is wasted and far too restricted in his screentime as dracula. it would have been a good idea to have had scenes of christopher lee venturing out of his lair and to attack his victims around london, instead of the victims being taken to him. also, the constant drug references are unnecessary and too graphic.
in conclusion, this is a far, far cry from the triumph of "horror of dracula" which has everything that this dracula instalment does not.
Related to: Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
16 Oct 2010, 1:50am
this hammer film is my all-time favourite: the plot, narrative, script and pace are all first rate. however, "the curse of frankenstein" would not be the classic it is without peter cushing and christopher lee. their performances are the ones to see, especially peter cushing as the evil baron frankenstein, the character that cushing made his own for all time.
Related to: The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)
15 Oct 2010, 6:46pm
This is the best film I have ever seen. The acting from Moretz and Mcphee was amazing in every scene. I have seen the film four times in theatres already. I am a long time horror fan and was totally blown away by the concept. The dark atmosphere and melancholy musical score creates the perfect atmosphere for the well paced horror scenes. This film is a true gem and sadly it was taken out of my local theatre due to not enough ticket sales. I don't think the general public has good enough taste to appreciate fine acting and phenomenal script writing. I eagerly await the blu-ray release and encourage anyone and everyone to see this film.
Related to: Let Me In (2010)
14 Oct 2010, 7:04pm
I see that Ciaran Hinds has a part in new production of The Woman In Black. I always thought that he'd make a great Hammer star. He's such a good actor and so charismatic. He'd make a great Duc de Richelieu, Quatermass or even vampire! Hammer, don't let him go!!!
Related to: The Woman In Black (2012)
13 Oct 2010, 5:16pm
the extended version still has not got all the stuff that was cut out by bbfc originaly
Related to: Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
13 Oct 2010, 5:11pm
still cut, was 95 mins before bein cut
Related to: Scars Of Dracula (1970)
13 Oct 2010, 4:58pm
i have most of the drac films and with the exception of the first one they all seem to be cut prints not the uncut versions
Related to: Dracula Prince Of Darkness (1966)
13 Oct 2010, 4:46pm
this was butchered by the bbfc so i hope they use an uncut print original run time was almost 93 mins, the film is in public domain longest around is 87 mins
Related to: The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (1974)
12 Oct 2010, 6:08pm
Good but i found that Matt Reeves didn't meditate too much to realize this movie because he copies very much (actions, decorations, lyrics...) on the movie "Let the right one in" by Tomas Alfredson. Although, there is only two years between this movie and the new version !
I know "Let me in" is a simple remake but the oldest version was ditributed there is only 2 years ago !!
It misses originality... it is just a copy !
Thomas TRIBUTSCH -- http://totodunet.chez.com/
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