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Horror of Dracula is another solid entry of the numerous Dracula films that came out dating back to the 1930s through today, and Christopher Lee yet again plays the Count with some great intensity.

 

 

Horror of Dracula
— Warner Archive Collection —
(1958)

Genre(s): Horror
Warner Archive | NR – 82 min. – $21.99 | December 18, 2018

Date Published: 12/16/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Writer(s): Bram Stoker (novel); Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)
Cast: Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Christopher Lee
DISC INFO:
Features: Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.66
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 22.7 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


On a search for his missing friend Jonathan Harker (JOHN VAN EYSSEN), vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (PETER CUSHING) is led to Count Dracula’s (CHRISTOPHER LEE) castle. Upon arriving, Van Helsing finds an undead Harker in Dracula’s crypt and discovers that the count’s next target is Harker’s ailing fiancée, Lucy Holmwood (CAROL MARSH). With the help of her brother, Arthur (MICHAEL GOUGH), Van Helsing struggles to protect Lucy and put an end to Count Dracula’s parasitic reign of terror.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5


Theatrical Trailer (2:11)

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5, AUDIO – 3.5/5


Warner Archive releases Horror of Dracula presented with a 1.66 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p transfer taken from the British Film Institute from a 2007 restoration they undertook. The picture does look pretty good, especially for something going on 60 years old and detail is fairly sharp and there is some natural film grain/noise which only adds to the texture of the picture. There were some minor specs but nothing overly distracting or especially noticeable.

The movie comes with a standard but efficient enough DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo Mono track and although dialogue did come through the center channel with fine clearness, there was some hissing and minor pops that was their throughout the film.


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, Horror of Dracula is another solid entry of the numerous Dracula films that came out dating back to the 1930s through today, and Christopher Lee yet again plays the Count with some great intensity, and worked well especially opposite Peter Cushing’s Van Helsing. This Blu-ray from Warner’s Archive Collection has good video, okay audio but, as per usual, was lacking in the features department.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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  One Response to “Horror of Dracula Blu-ray Review”

Comments (1)
  1. All I want to know is whether this version has the blue tint problem that the British release had and also whether this release has the restored scenes in it (the scene with Dracula and Mina and the end death scene).

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