Posted Fri Oct 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Jess Franco's 1969 take on Bram Stoker's classic will be getting the Blu-ray treatment in December.
In an early announcement to retailers, Severin will be releasing 'Count Dracula' on Blu-ray on December 8.
In 1970, cult director Jess Franco and screen legend Christopher Lee collaborated on what they promised would be the most faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel ever filmed. From its remarkable performances – including Lee as the Count, Herbert Lom (MARK OF THE DEVIL) as Van Helsing, Soledad Miranda (VAMPYROS LESBOS) as Lucy, Maria Rohm (VENUS IN FURS) as Mina, and authentic madman Klaus Kinski as Renfield – to its lush locations and atmosphere of sinister sensuality, it remains perhaps the most spellbinding version of Dracula in movie history. Fred Williams (SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY) and Paul Muller (NIGHTMARE CASTLE) co-star in this "thrilling" (Twins Of Evil) and "fascinating" (Arrow In The Head) horror classic, now fully restored, loaded with all-new Bonus Features including Pere Potrabella's experimental 'making of' feature CUADECUC, VAMPIR, and re-mastered in high-definition for the first time ever.
The Blu-ray will feature the uncut film in HD (includes controversial previously deleted baby scene) at Franco's approved aspect ratio 1.33:1, and supplements include: CUADECUC, VAMPIR (1970): Experimental 'Making Of' Feature By Pere Portabella; Audio Commentary with horror historian David Del Valle and Actress Maria Rohm; Beloved Count Interview with Director Jess Franco; An Interview With Actor Jack Taylor; 'Handsome Harker' Interview With Actor Fred Williams; 'Stake Holders' An Appreciation By Filmmaker Christophe Gans; and German Trailer.
You can find the latest specs for 'Count Dracula' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under December 8.
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