THE TRAIL OF DRACULA REVIEWED
“The Trail of Dracula” is a loving documentary that seems split. Half of it wants to be a talking head piece ala The History Channel. We all know about Vlad the Impaler and Bram Stoker. We get it! It’s done! The last half of the film explodes with a serious look at the many film iterations and how the last 85 years of film have shaped Dracula into what he is today. Plus, you get the usual Lugosi vs. Lee fight.
For an hour long documentary, it’s kinda weird to see Intervision put it out. Still, it’s nice to have as a companion piece to the sheer glut of vampire lore out in the wild. The real star of this release is the 94 minutes of Dracula movie trailers. Other studios would’ve made that the feature presentation and slapped the documentary on as an after-thought. But, I guess that’s why I don’t program these things.
- Audio Interviews
- 94 minutes of Dracula movie trailers
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0 Stereo
RELEASE DATE: 10/25/16
- Video - 86%86%
- Audio - 85%85%
- Supplemental Material - 95%95%
- Film Score - 88%88%
The Plot Thus Far
Examining the history of Bram Stoker’s classic novel “Dracula” and the controversy in Romania regarding its release.