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I thought it was well done as well.


And you should get used to it because you might need it again soon... My love of Dracula films and your mentioning of the Mel Brooks parody on many occasions has led me to order  a copy on DVD.

 

:D

 

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:D

 

I am bit of a completist on certain genre films and this has been a niggling little hole in my vampire/dracula collection for a while :DI love dracula films and the novel and vampire novels etc, I love Leslie Nielsen and I am aware of Mel Brooks' failings :D

 

I have read enough about it to know I am expecting a catastrophe but I watched Interview with a Vampire without throwing things (it's not a patch on the book) and Vampire in Brooklyn which did make me throw things.

 

I have watched many many dracula/vampire films despite them being terrible, at least this one has Leslie Nielsen in it :)

 

 

 

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On 20/12/2020 at 22:32, Hexx said:

Oh god it's really really terrible. REALLY terrible.


Have a bottle or two of wine before hand

It was terrible but fascinating for many many nerdy reasons. The first 15-20 mins raised a chuckle or two and then it just turned into a complete drudge - dreary slapstick with off timing and poor script. It was as if the scriptwriters wanted to write a  beat for beat pastiche of the Bela Lugosi original but got bored after 15 mins and then wrote a load of crap.

 

I rewatched the 1931 Universal Dracula as a result and indeed the first 15 mins of Dracula Dead and Loving it  are an homage with "funny" bits.

 

They just didn't commit to it and didn't have the talent to pull it off even if they had. Interestingly listening to the Director's commentary (oh yes!!!) it is obvious Mel Brooks had very little knowledge of the source and trusted the scriptwriting duo instead. He is a spectacularly lazy director and for every "The Producers" or "young Frankenstein" there is a stinker like "Dracula Dead and Loving it" in  the wings. I am not a fan of his :D

 

Did I mention I am a film nerd in certain very specific areas :D

 

EDIT - as an aside I found the 1931 dracula a tough watch even at only 75 minutes. You have to love the silent era and the first talkies to get much out of it really. Dwight Frye is superb as Renfield however.

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1 hour ago, Clipper said:

It was terrible but fascinating for many many nerdy reasons. The first 15-20 mins raised a chuckle or two and then it just turned into a complete drudge - dreary slapstick with off timing and poor script. It was as if the scriptwriters wanted to write a  beat for beat pastiche of the Bela Lugosi original but got bored after 15 mins and then wrote a load of crap.

 

I rewatched the 1931 Universal Dracula as a result and indeed the first 15 mins of Dracula Dead and Loving it  are an homage with "funny" bits.

 

They just didn't commit to it and didn't have the talent to pull it off even if they had. Interestingly listening to the Director's commentary (oh yes!!!) it is obvious Mel Brooks had very little knowledge of the source and trusted the scriptwriting duo instead. He is a spectacularly lazy director and for every "The Producers" or "young Frankenstein" there is a stinker like "Dracula Dead and Loving it" in  the wings. I am not a fan of his :D

 

Did I mention I am a film nerd in certain very specific areas :D

 

EDIT - as an aside I found the 1931 dracula a tough watch even at only 75 minutes. You have to love the silent era and the first talkies to get much out of it really. Dwight Frye is superb as Renfield however.


I told you it’s terrible. It’s not even a good ‘standalone’ comedy 

 

nice reason though you big nerd 

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