Jonathan Harker [Hardy Krüger Jr] is a successful real estate agent now living with Mina Murray [Stefania Rocca] in Budapest. While dancing at a ball being given by John Seward [Kai ...
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It begins with Jonathan Harker, a young American lawyer, as he travels to Transylvania. Harker plans to meet with Count Dracula, a client of his firm, in order to finalize a property ... See full summary »
The Romanian count known as Dracula is summoned to London by Arthur Holmwood, a young Lord who is on the verge of being wed. Unknown to Arthur's future bride Lucy, her future husband is ... See full summary »
Seven high-school friends begin their Euro-trip at the actual castle of Vlad the Impaler where he supposedly sold his soul to the devil over 500 years earlier, but the decrepit castle's past envelopes them in a bloody ritual.
Jonathan (Corey Landis) has a great life until Vladimir (Stuart Rigby), a mysterious stranger, destroys it all. To win it back, Jonathan joins forces with Abraham Van Helsing (Keith Reay) but prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Count Dracula, a gray-haired vampire who regains his youth by dining on the blood of maidens, is pursued in London and Transylvania by Professor Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker and Quincey Morris after he victimizes them and their loved ones.
Jonathan Harker [Hardy Krüger Jr] is a successful real estate agent now living with Mina Murray [Stefania Rocca] in Budapest. While dancing at a ball being given by John Seward [Kai Wiesinger], a psychiatrist who runs a sanitarium, Jonathan proposes to Mina, she accepts, and suddenly all of their friends--Lucy Westenra [Muriel Baumeister], Arthur Holmwood [Conrad Hornby], and Quincey Morris [Alessio Boni], who have been secretly invited by Jonathan to the wedding--stand waving at them from the balcony. Unfortunately, Jonathan must leave this happy reunion because he is called away to confer with a new client, Vladislav Tepes [Patrick Bergin], who wishes to purchase Carfax House in Budapest for his uncle, who lives in an old castle in Romania. Even worse, Tepes wants Jonathan to drive to Romania to blackmarketeer a deal with his uncle and launder the dirty goods, a duty that Mina doesn't like at all, considering that their wedding is only one week away.
It's raining outside when Jonathan finds Dracula's resting place. He disturbs the room full of bats and they fly out a window. The next shot is an exterior of the castle, and the bats fly out into a sunny day with blue skies. See more »
After having searched for "Dracula's Curse" like the above viewer (the title I rented it under), I better post something to make it worth my while. Wow. What can you say about this one? Other than don't worry about watching it, that is. Maybe that's a little unfair. Patrick Bergin does a stand up job as Dracula (even has a nifty Bela Lugosi accent), he's very moody and creepy. And Giancarlo Giannini as the Van Helsing character (what the hell did they call him?) lent some nice talent. Their Renfield was right on but underused. Every now and then, there was nice camera work, but very little. Of course, Stefania Rocca and Muriel Baumeister were great eye candy (especially Stefania as Lucy in the red dress...sigh). But.... Hardy Kruger Jr. as Jonathan Harker made Keanu's turn like like Kenneth Brannagh doing Henry V. It's pretty bad when a guy like Kruger could take acting lessons from Ben Affleck. The story (while obviously familiar) took no turns or interesting takes and just drudged on and on. There was some surprising theological and philosophical discussion intertwined, but I really felt that this movie got made because Bergin was itching to play Dracula. Thank God it was him, or it wouldn't have had a whole lot going for it. For a great version of Dracula, stick with Coppola's film or, better yet, the original Lugosi or "Nosferatu". You'll thank me.
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