A Film by Tod Browning
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 01:11:21 | 7,53 Gb
Audio: #1 English AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/192 Kbps; #2Spanish and #3 Italian - AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
Subs: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Croatian, Polish, Serbian, Slovenian
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
"I am….Drac-u-la. I bid you velcome." Thus does Bela Lugosi declare his presence in the 1931 screen version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Director Tod Browning invests most of his mood and atmosphere in the first two reels, which were based on the original Stoker novel; the rest of the film is a more stagebound translation of the popular stage play by John Balderston and Hamilton Deane. Even so, the electric tension between the elegant Dracula and the vampire hunter Professor Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) works as well on the screen as it did on the stage. And it's hard to forget such moments as the lustful gleam in the eyes of Mina Harker (Helen Chandler) as she succumbs to the will of Dracula, or the omnipresent insane giggle of the fly-eating Renfield (Dwight Frye).