30 September 2007

Count Dracula. BBC 1977

Here is another Dracula movie, made by BBC in 1977. With an IMDB rating of 8.0/10 the movie seems to have had a success equal to the 1931 one.

The movie, directed by Philip Saville is writen by Gerald Savory, who adaptated the Bram Stoker's novel for the movie.

Here is a scene from the movie:

Music from Dracula 1931

Composed for the 1931 "Dracula" by Tod Browning, this solo piano played by Michael Riesman gives the measure of Riesman's talent.

Whatch this performance of April 27, 2007, from the gothic space of New York's lower eastside concert hall the Angel Orensanz Foundation. And fell like being in the movie:

27 September 2007

Dispute over Bran Castle

Visited by over half a milion tourists each year, the Romanian Castle that is presented as Dracula Castle, Bran Castle, near Brasov is subject of intense dispute between Dominique of Habsburg and Romanian Government.

After giving the castle to his previous owner, Dominique of Habsburg, the romanian government rejected his expensive offer for buying the castle. Now the decision to give the castle back is put under doubt and there are voices asking for that decision to be canceled, as the castle belongs to the Romanian people.

Whatch this BBC documentary over Bran Castle for details:

also have a look on this short slide show about Bran Castle

25 September 2007

short scene from the 1968 Dracula movie

Just look at this short sequence from the movie directed by Freddie Francis, featuring Christopher Lee. In my oppinion the music makes it all :

18 September 2007

Dracula Has Risen From The Grave

Another sequences from the Dracula movie featuring Christofer Lee:

I kinda like it, enjoy.

15 September 2007

Dracula Has Risen from The Grave

Dracula Has Risen from The Grave

...was produced in 1968 by Warner Bross studios.

Featuring Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies and Veronica Carlson (presented as "Dracula's most beautiful victim"). Rated 6.3/10 on IMDB, the the movie seems to have achieved a smaller fame that the 1931 movie.

Here is the trailer of the movie:

13 September 2007

Vlad Dracula compares to Adrian Mutu

The German newspaper Berliner Kurier wrote before the amical footbal game between Germany and Romania that the romanian player Adrian Mutu to the Wallachian prince Vlad Dracula, saying that Mutu is the most dangerous Romanian since Dracula.

One can notice once again that the famous Dracula is a brand for Romania. And if we remind that part of Dracula's fame is due to German people of the XV-th century, Mutu could become as famous as his ancestor.