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Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Dracula - back from the dead!

This Hallowe'en, a stunning new restoration of Hammer's classic Dracula will thrill audiences at over 70 cinemas across the UK thanks to the British Film Institute.

The Hammer studio's most celebrated film, Dracula stars Christopher Lee in his first ever outing as the vampire Count. This was also the first version of Bram Stoker's famous novel to be filmed in colour, lending greater emphasis than ever before to the physical aspects of horror.

"Of all Draculas," says horror aficionado Kevin Jackson, "Christopher Lee is the most truly frightening." But he is also suave, debonair and an accomplished seducer who awakens his female prey's desire before they offer themselves as victims.

With its skilful blend of the erotic and the horrific, Dracula offers a richly satisfying big-screen experience - from the first appearance of the black-cloaked Count at the top of a flight of stairs, to the film's breathtakingly choreographed finale.

Watch the trailer:


31 October Hallowe'en Previews

• Cineworld Cinema - For list of venues nationwide visit
IMAX, London - This screening will be introduced by Dracula screenwriter Jimmy Sangster
National Media Museum Bradford
Derby Quad
Watershed Bristol
Screen on the Green
Screen Reigate
Screen Oxted
Screen Winchester

Opens 2 November

BFI Southbank
Cineworld Cinema See full list of venues at
Irish Film Institute

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