This Dracula version is the most original, out of mind and enjoyable of the last 30 years. It's a big crossover, it needs more screenings to have all the different levels. The best Argento in 20 years, the kind of view is close to The phantom of the opera but is flying much more higher. People that doesn't like needs more cinema culture and less prejudices. It's a horror tunnel with an eye for paradoxes and enjoyable grotesque. If you wanna see a reality show than watch TV that ruined all the visual of audience, especially in the last 20 years, this is cinema, you need a full <more>
immersion without and forget the predictable critics full of cliché, "was better before... I loved his movies but..." Argento is ahead and you need to run with him.
Dario Argento's new film is a rather enjoyable adaptation of "Dracula", full of affectionate nods to old horror movies made in the 50's and 60's, like the ones directed by Mario Bava, Riccardo Freda, Antonio Margheriti and of course the vampires movies from Hammer Films. It doesn't rank among the Maestro's best films because the screenplay is very generic, the editing a bit abrupt and the pace never the director's biggest strength slow at times, but overall "Dracula 3D" has an appealing "old school" style, nicely enhanced by Luciano <more>
"Suspiria" Tovoli's polished, colorful cinematography, Antonello Geleng's nice set design and Claudio Simonetti's pleasing retro soundtrack aside of the out of place, loud "Kiss Me Dracula" which can be heard during the end credits! . Most of the FX are decent except the CGI used for the wolf bit and the weird, nosferatu-esque scene of praying mantis.. and the casting is OK, especially Rutger Hauer as a solid and charismatic Van Helsing, Marta Gastini as the appropriately cute and -not so- fragile heroine and last but not the least, a deliciously wooden Thomas Kretschmann as the melancholic Count Dracula. Neither "Deep Red" nor "Phenomena", "D3D" is just a fun, charming throwback to old style Horror.
It's awful. Terrible, God-awful. Dreadful. Rotten... And lots and lots of fun. It's so bad it's good. I was laughing the entire time. It's the Plan 9 from Outer Space of Dracula movies. It's brilliant! And then when Abraham Van Helsing shows up it's priceless. He randomly breaks into Lucy's house instead of knocking. Then he breaks into a blacksmith's shop and kills a guy for coming into the shop. Now for all Van Helsing knew it could have been the blacksmith, we the audience knew it was one of Dracula's minion, but he didn't. And he impale's the <more>
guy's head on something sharp hanging on the wall. In fact he kills at least two humans. And we already know the town's economy is dependent on Dracula. And it has such great likes as "Thank god I had enough garlic for that bullet." You mean the fact that it was silver meant nothing?!And there's the head scratching moment of when Mina says to Dracula "You killed Lucy!" and he says "I gave her eternal life." So she switches gears "You killed Jonathan!" and he says "He was in the way." Dafuq?! You made him a vampire too! Why did you just lie!??Oh, yes, and there's a scene where Dracula turns into a seven foot tall mantis which is why my friends and I have nicknamed this movie Mantis-Drac. I love this movie.
It will scary you out of your mind (by jacobjohntaylor1)
If want to see a really scary movie then see this movie. It has a great story line. It also has great acting. It also has great special effects. It is not a 3.6. It has a lot of suspense. It very underrated. This is a great remake. It is so scary. It is one of the scariest movies of all time. Dracula 1992 is a little bit better. So is Dracula 1931 is also a little bit better. Nosferatu 1922 is also better. Thomas Kretschmann is a great actor. Bram Stoker was a great writer. See this movie. It a great movie. Rugter Hauer is a great actor. This is one great movie. It is a 9 not a 3.6. See <more>
this great film if you get a chance. It really is one of the scariest movies of all time.
A pleasant surprise, this movie goes back to the golden years of horror cinema to create an atmospheric, mesmerizing Dracula that stands out as one of the best adaptations of Bram Stoker's book.Argento reveals a capacity for the classic that matches his abilities in modern horror where he has delivered some of the greatest films of the genre, such as Suspiria and Inferno .Dracula is one of his most accomplished films, in my opinion, and you can immerse yourself in the cold poetry of his vision.I' ve watched the film in 2D and I'm not so sure it would work as good in 3D, as I tend <more>
to imagine that the 3D feeling could potentially destroy the tone of the film.Pessimistic in spirit, it seems to bring elements from various adaptations, from Tod Browning's version to Hertzog's Nosferatou, and from Hammer's Dracula to Coppola's one, but in the end the feeling the movie creates is unique, and certainly European.The impressive thing is that Argento holds back his tendency for impressing and prefers to avoid pointless jumps in the script in favor of a certain pace that makes the film a contemporary classic.Bravo!
Movie Review: Dario Argento's Dracula 3D (by dravenmcneal)
Since we have been discussing famed Italian Director Dario Argento in the group I decided to post this review about Dario Argento's newest incarnation from IFC which has many mixed reviews, it has some throwing their hands up in submission that he's truly lost in celluloid hell. Others think this film is typical "newer Argento" which is what most have come to terms with since his release of "Mother of Tears". I know I'm gonna get a lot of heat, but I enjoyed Dracula 3D. I thought the sets were a reminiscence of the Hammer era, esp the "Curse of the <more>
werewolf" & Dracula films. The sets and costumes were so beautiful to look at, so Gothic and elegant. I also loved listening to Claudio Simonetti's score. For those who own the blu-ray there is a special feature of the video "Kiss Me Dracula" - Performed by Simonetti Project, where you can watch Claudio play a mean theremin. As we all know, he has a strange fascination with filming his daughter in the nude which is another reason to watch this as get to enjoy Asia's body on celluloid once again. Thomas Kretschmann and Rutger Hauer both pull off great performances with what they have to work with. I'd also like to say that newcomer Marta Gastini, who has a few titles under her belt ie. Borgia & The Rite did an amazing job as well more so in fact that she should have been top billed next to the two main actors instead of Asia herself.Now, on to my complaints: Asia's performance seemed quite wooden at times. The Nintendo 64 CGI Graphics are quite painful to look at especially the god awful Praying Mantis scene which I've heard about since the release, he would've pulled it off in a much scarier way if he would've kept that "creature" in the shadows instead of showing the beast off. I can honestly say that I enjoyed this film more than "Giallo" and "Do you like Hitchcock" combined. This is a fun movie, as I mentioned this is far from Argento's best work but you can see that Dario pulled from the Bram Stoker & Hammer lore of Dracula and made something that ONLY Argento could do. This IS Dario Argento's Dracula...a TRUE 3D bella morte experience.