Monday, August 3, 2009

Las Cicatrices de Dracula (1970)



Scars of Dracula is a 1970 British horror film directed by Roy
Ward Baker for Hammer Studios. It breaks continuity with
Hammer's previous Dracula vehicle Taste the Blood of Dracula.



It stars Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, alongside Dennis
Waterman, Jenny Hanley, Patrick Troughton, and Michael Gwynn.



Although disparaged by some critics, the film does restore a few
elements of Bram Stoker's original character: The Count is
introduced as an "icily charming host"; he has command over
nature; and he is seen scaling the walls of his castle. It also gives
Lee more to do and say than any other Hammer Dracula film
except its first, 1958's Horror of Dracula.



>>Plot summary

A prologue shows local villagers rising up and setting fire to
Castle Dracula. But when they return home, they find bats have
swarmed inside the church where their women were waiting.
Every single woman and child in the village is dead...



After being caught with the burgomasters' daughter, libertine
Paul Carlson flees by jumping into a nearby coach. This deposits
him near Count Dracula's mountaintop castle and there he
becomes Dracula's latest victim.



His more sober brother Simon Carlson and his fiancee Sarah
Framsen come searching for him and end up fighting the Prince
of Darkness.

3 comments:

Le Vixen Fatale said...

Como siempre, te felicito por el archivo gráfico que te curras para cada película..

El cartel español es genial, 'Amaba para matar',muy en la línea de las producciones de tipo 's' que tanto se deseaban por aquí en esa época.

Sin duda el cartel que más me gusta es el alemán, es brutal...

Otra más para deleitarse...

;D

MANDRA said...

Muchas gracias Le Vixen! Si, la verdad es que lo paso genial buscando los respectivos Carteles de cada película. En este caso, Scars of Dracula, ha sido muy grato encontrar como dices el Cartel Alemán, el cual es genial...XD

El Cartel Español me fascina, tengo que analizarlo por eso, mañana le hago la autopsia pertinente...

Gran producción de la Hammer...

Le Vixen Fatale said...

Estaremos esperando esa autopsia...te lo puedes pasar teta, eso sí!!!

;)