Count Dracula (1970)
aka Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain | West Germany | Italy | Liechtenstein | Director: Jess Franco
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 97mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 976×720 – 23.976fps – 3.12gb

Jess Franco’s version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.

With “El Conde Dracula” Jess Franco has made an extrordinary Vampire film. While not with out it’s faults, the mangling of the plot and the compressing of some characters into each other, the film is saved by wonderful atmosphere and top notch acting- most notably from Christopher Lee as the titular Count, Klaus Kinski as the Mad Renfeild and Herbert Lom as Van Helsing. Lom, at first, appears to be walking through his role, but as the movie progresses, his Van Helsing becomes so subtly shaded as to rival Dracula for the viewers attention. A fine film that would have benifited from a larger budget (Note the German Shepherds which stand in for wolves!), “El Conde Dracula” can be enjoyed by the vampire novice as well as the enthusiast. This is the first major Dracula film to depict the Counts “Lizard Crawl” down the Castle Wall and the wolf attack on the grieving mother. Highly recommended.


Count Dracula (1970)