Dracula: Prince of Darkness is one of the better Hammer Dracula movies. But, it was also one of the most rushed productions and at times shows those wounds. Christopher Lee refused to dialogue and spent most of the film hissing. The majority of the cast were left overs from the underrated Rasputin the Mad Monk. Plus, the film plays under 90 minutes. Why is it good again?
Well, that’s because it’s the most straightforward Dracula movie ever made. A random town is still panicked about Dracula returning, then some tourists get tricked into feeding him. People get turned, staked and then thrown to Dracula’s mercy. Plus, Dracula rips open his shirt and tries to get a chick to breast feed from him. While it was only Christopher Lee’s second outing as the Lord of Vampires, it might still remain my favorite outing.
Dracula: Prince of Darkness special features
- Two Versions! The UK Version And The U.S. Version
- NEW 4K Scan Of The Interpositive Of The US Version From The 20th Century Fox Vaults
- NEW Audio Commentary With Author Troy Howarth
- NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker Constantine Nasr And Writer/Producer Steve Haberman
- Audio Commentary With Cast Members Christopher Lee, Suzan Farmer, Francis Matthews, And Barbara Shelley
- World Of Hammer Episode “Dracula And The Undead”
- Back To Black – The Making Of Dracula: Prince Of Darkness
- Super 8mm Behind-The-Scenes Footage
- Theatrical Trailers
- Still Gallery