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Old 06-09-2011, 04:17 AM   #51
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Other than that, it's all Renfield.
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Haha, true.

Speaking of Renfield, one aspect I think is actually superior to subsequent film adaptations that would later come down the pike, is the notion of having a fairly normal guy like Renfield enter Dracula's castle, only for him to be revealed later in the film as having gone completely insane. I mean, the Jonathan Harker character works to a certain degree in film, but ultimately I find the 1930 Universal/Stage Play version of events where Renfield basically replaces Harker to be a bit stronger to a certain extent.

Or atleast as far as film adaptations go.
For that short of a film certainly, but I think they did well with the character in both Coppola's and Badham's (1979).
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i felt so bad for the creature when he was set on fire.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:58 AM   #54
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For that short of a film certainly, but I think they did well with the character in both Coppola's and Badham's (1979).
Check out Jess Franco's Count Dracula with Klaus Kinski playing Renfield as if he were performing Hamlet.

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i felt so bad for the creature when he was set on fire.

OMG...the ending is downright depressing.


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Check out Jess Franco's Count Dracula with Klaus Kinski playing Renfield as if he were performing Hamlet.
Will do. Seen so many Drac movies, not sure why I haven't seen Franco's yet.
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Will do. Seen so many Drac movies, not sure why I haven't seen Franco's yet.
It's one of the "Hammer clones"...but most of it sticks closer to Stoker's novel than most other films...Harker confused and useless, as usual, and Renfield (Kinski) 'owns' his scenes...Lee looks exactly like Stoker's description, big Zappa mustache and all.

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Old 06-11-2011, 05:13 AM   #58
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It was a bit more like "The Angry Orange Planet with Red Hi-lites".
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It was a bit more like "The Angry Orange Planet with Red Hi-lites".
Ha. Probably doesn't fit as well on a marquee.
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Ha. Probably doesn't fit as well on a marquee.
Oh, I was talking about the female lead's hair.
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BTW: I Vampiri...1956...Italian...Mario Bava, who was doing the cinematography, took over as director (like on Caltiki) when the original director bailed...story is based more on the Elizabeth Bathory-bathe in the blood of virgins to keep yourself young forever-type vampire rather than the Nosferatu/Dracula kind.
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Not really 'horror', but it is Sci-Fi, and that's close enough for government work. Nary a single cat-woman nor rock creature to be seen.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:13 AM   #64
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Never saw Frankenstein's Daughter, just footage from it in a particularly good Frankenstein A&E documentary hosted by Roger Moore than goes over Frankenstein in popular media from years ago.
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OMG...the ending is downright depressing.


But the one thing they did, which they didn't do in the first two, was leave the ending open. In the first and second movies, we see the same death scene at the end where he just floats to the bottom of the sea, but in this one, it's left open to something that could happen at any later time. If someone wanted to do a 4th installment and keep in continuity, they could. Of course, it would be considerably lengthy in a time differential.

Personally, I like to think that the creature grew back his aquatic qualities that the dumb ass scientists burnt off and just faded back into nature, not to be bothered again.
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I guess Mr. Karloff and Mr. Lorre were busy that week.
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It's really uncanny how much Tor Johnson and George "The Animal" Steele resemble one another.
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It's really uncanny how much Tor Johnson and George "The Animal" Steele resemble one another.
Yep...that would explain the casting.

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I recently viewed George Steel's Shoot Interview for RF video, and it's quite informative on a career that's spanned decades upon decades. What I wasn't aware of, is the fact that the guy was a full-time teacher, and only a part-time wrestler for most of his pro wrestling career. He spoke very highly of Tim Burton, and the entire experience of filming Ed Wood as well.
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I recently viewed George Steel's Shoot Interview for RF video, and it's quite informative on a career that's spanned decades upon decades. What I wasn't aware of, is the fact that the guy was a full-time teacher, and only a part-time wrestler for most of his pro wrestling career. He spoke very highly of Tim Burton, and the entire experience of filming Ed Wood as well.
Wow...what did he teach? (I'm going to feel really stupid if he was a wrestling coach...lol.)
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