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Bill Collins
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Posted: 04 January 2020 at 12:15pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I have just finished watching this BBC 2019 version,
it`s by the team behind Sherlock, i went in not
expecting much, but really enjoyed it. Claes Bang was
excellent as Dracula, if he was younger, i could see him
playing a decent James Bond. I did spot what may have
been a few in-jokes AD 72 on a hospital room door, and
maybe a nod to the programme Inside Number 9. I hope
they make more!
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 04 January 2020 at 12:31pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply


I just saw that it's on Netflix already... hoping to give it a shot tonight.

I'll try any version of Dracula at least once... the trailers seemed promising, but I am also aware that the SHERLOCK team has plenty of detractors as well, so I'm going in cautiously open-minded!



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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 04 January 2020 at 2:54pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I'm skeptical, but willing to give it a try because I do enjoy a good Dracula adaptation. 
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 04 January 2020 at 3:21pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I most definitely plan on watching it. Just finished reading DRACUL, which is a prequel to the DRACULA novel, earlier today.


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Shaun Barry
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Ooof... only 15 minutes into the first episode, and the writing, acting and direction is already off-putting (though it does look gorgeous)...

The hammy performance and bizarro accent from Claes Bang as Dracula is patently ridiculous, and one of the worst attempts I've seen.

Will trudge through the rest of Episode 1, but yikes.




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Andrew Saxon
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Posted: 04 January 2020 at 6:34pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I didn't last long. I'm not sure what is going on at the once reliable BBC Drama department right now, as they seem to be giving us one dreadful adaptation after another - The ABC Murders, War of the Worlds, A Christmas Carol. Maybe if the people doing the adapting could leave their ego at the door that would be a help.
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 04 January 2020 at 7:35pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

So, is it as bad as War of the Worlds or worse? (Haven't seen it, but heard its pretty awful.)
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Steve De Young
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Posted: 05 January 2020 at 10:35pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

The second episode is just not terrible enough that it lures you into watching the third.  Don't fall for it.  Stop while you still can.  Your life will be better for having watched less of this.
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Posted: 06 January 2020 at 7:31am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Dracula: Dead and Loving It was more faithful than this.
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 06 January 2020 at 9:53am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

It starts off pretty faithful, then veers off into unknown territory. I thought Bang was dreadful in that first scene, but he quickly recovered. By episode 2 he was downright entertaining. I enjoyed that second episode a lot - though it was more Agatha Christie than Bram Stoker. 
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David Schmidt
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Posted: 06 January 2020 at 10:55am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Loved it until the third episode which I found all over the place.


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Paul Greer
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Posted: 06 January 2020 at 12:57pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I really enjoyed parts one and two. The less said
about the third part the better.
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