Movie Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

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Movie Review - Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Movie Review - Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

DIKSIA.COM - Bram Stoker's is a 1992 film directed and produced by , based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker. It is one of the most faithful and visually stunning adaptations of the classic tale, featuring a stellar cast, a haunting score, and a rich Gothic atmosphere.

The film follows the story of Count Dracula (Gary Oldman), a medieval warrior who becomes a after his beloved wife Elisabeta (Winona Ryder) commits suicide. He travels to London in 1897, where he encounters Mina Harker (also Winona Ryder), the reincarnation of his lost love.

He seduces and bites her friend Lucy Westenra (Sadie Frost), while her fiancé Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) tries to escape from Dracula's castle in Transylvania. Dracula's reign of terror is opposed by Professor Abraham Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins), a vampire hunter who knows the secrets of his origin and weakness.

Bram Stoker's Dracula is not only a faithful adaptation of the novel, but also a tribute to the history and mythology of vampirism. The film incorporates elements from various sources, such as the real-life Vlad the Impaler, the silent film Nosferatu, and the folklore of Eastern Europe. The film also explores themes such as love, death, sexuality, religion, and identity, through the complex characters and their relationships.

Movie Details

  • Title: Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Genre: , romance
  • Director:
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, and Sadie Frost
  • Running Time: 128 minutes
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Release date: November 13, 1992
  • Running time: 128 minutes
  • Country:
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $40 million
  • Box office: $215.9 million
  • Awards: Won 3 Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing and Best Makeup; nominated for Best Art Direction; won 25 other awards and 25 nominations

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