Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

USA, 1992
130m
35mm film, Technicolor, 1.85:1
Dolby SR, English

An American horror film directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Plot Summary

Lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to a remote castle in Eastern Europe to meet his company’s latest client, Count Dracula. But he is imprisoned by the Count and tormented by his trio of vampire brides while Dracula himself travels to London in search of Harker’s fiance Mina Murray.

Credits

Crew
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
American Zoetrope, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Osiris Films
Executive Producers: Michael Apted, Robert O’Connor
Producers: Charles Mulvehill, Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs
Co-Producers: James V. Hart, John Veitch
Associate Producer: Susie Landau
Script: James V. Hart
Novel: Dracula by Bram Stoker
Director of Photography: Michael Ballhaus
Editors: Anne Goursaud, Glen Scantlebury, Nicholas C. Smith
Music, Orchestrator: Wojciech Kilar
Production Sound Mixer: Robert Janiger
Costume Designer: Eiko Ishioka
Make Up Designer, Head Make-up: Michèle Burke
Hair Designer: Michèle Burke
Head Hair: Mari Bloom
Special Make-up Effects: Greg Cannom
Visual Effects Supervisors: Gary Gutierrez, Gene Warren Jr, Leslie Huntley, Alison Savitch
Production Designer: Thomas Sanders

Cast
Gary Oldman (Dracula)
Winona Ryder (Mina Murray, Elisabeta)
Anthony Hopkins (Professor Abraham Van Helsing)
Keanu Reeves (Jonathan Harker)
Richard E. Grant (Dr Jack Seward)
Cary Elwes (Lord Arthur Holmwood)
Bill Campbell (Quincey P. Morris)
Sadie Frost (Lucy Westenra)
Tom Waits (R.M. Renfield)
Monica Bellucci, Michaela Bercu, Florina Kendrick (Dracula’s brides)
Jay Robinson (Mr Hawkins)
I.M. Hobson (Hobbs)
Laurie Franks (Lucy’s maid)
Maud Winchester (downstairs maid)
Octavian Cadia (deacon)
Robert Getz (priest)
Dagmar Stanec (Sister Agatha)
Eniko Oss (Sister Sylva)
Nancy Linehan Charles (older woman)
Tatiana von Furstenberg (younger woman)
Jules Sylvester, Hubert Wells (zoo keepers)
Daniel Newman (news hawker)
Honey Lauren, Judi Diamond (peep show girls)
Robert Buckingham (husband)
Cully Fredricksen (Van Helsing’s assistant)

Alternative Titles

Bram Stokerin Dracula – Finland
Bram Stokers Dracula – Sweden
Dracula – Italy, Poland
Dracula d’après Bram Stoker – France
Drácula de Bram Stoker – Portugal
Drácula, de Bram Stoker – Argentina, Spain
Drakula – Slovenia

Extracts included in
100 Years of Horror (1996)
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993)
Dracula’s Bram Stoker (2003)
Making Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

References

Periodicals

  • epd Film vol.10 no.2 (1 February 1993) p.37 – review (by Ulrich von Thüna)
  • Première February 1993 p.12 – review (by Jean-Jacques Bernard)
  • Prevue vol.2 no.47 (June 1992) p.30 – illustrated article (Winona Ryder Finds the Heartbeat of Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula by Jack Warbeck)
  • Prevue vol.2 no.49 (February 1993) pp.5; 18-39 – illustrated articles (Why Dracula? Said Coppola to the Big, Bad Wolf by Steranko; From the Journals of the Film’s Project Conceptualist – First Bite to Final Shiver by Steranko)
  • Strange Adventures vol.5 no.6 (June 1994) p.20 – review (by Martin L. Baines)
  • Studio January 1993 p.19 – review (by Denis Parent)

Newspapers

  • Göteborgs-Posten 5 February 1993 – review (by Monika Tunbäck-Hanson)
  • Svenska Dagbladet 5 February 1993 – review (Dracula saknar bett by Jeanette Gentele)
  • Sydsvenska Dagbladet 5 February 1993 – review (by Jan Aghed)

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.481
  • Classic Horror Films and the Literature That Inspired Them by Ron Backer pp.83-87
  • Count Dracula Goes to the Movies: Stoker’s Novel Adapted (3rd Edition) by Lyndon W. Joslin pp.122-132
  • Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations by James Craig Holte pp.32, 82-88, 101-103, 118-120 – note
  • The Encyclopedia of Novels Into Films second edition by John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh pp.105-109 – illustrated credits, review (by J.C.T. [John C. Tibbetts])
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.155-158

Other sources

  • BFI Southbank Guide November 2009 p.17 – illustrated listing