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The Brides of Dracula (1960)


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Brides of Dracula (1960)

Overview

Production co: ,

86 min (France) 7 July 1960 (UK)

Library synopsis: [En] is the Baron Meinster, the elderly vampire under house arrest in the ancestral castle. His mother () protects and provide victims for him until Van Helsing () takes up challange and saves French teacher Marianne () as she is about to marry the young vampire. Written by Phil Hardy

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Cult relevance index:  8.5 / 10

Note: Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, , 2006, Nominated, Saturn Award, Best DVD Collection, for “The Horror Series“.  |  The ending was to have originally had the vampires destroyed by a swarm of bats.  |  The film underwent rewriting by others including director who made changes to the script.  |  Referenced in Noroi no yakata: Chi o suu me (1971) |  References Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), burning windmill climax.  |  Spun-off from Dracula (1958) |  Followed by Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), Scars od Dracula (1970), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973), The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974).

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Essential inner links and references

The House of Hammer [UK / Vol. 3 - Nr. 27 - 1983] (cm)  |  The Aurum Film Encyclopedia – Horror [UK / 1996] (bk)  |  Fragments of Fear [UK / 1995] (bk)  |  Quatermass – Antologia del Cine Fantastico Britanico [Spain / Nr. 6 - Summer 2004] (bk)  |  Mad Movies [France / Nr. 10 - March 1975] (fz)  |  Monster Bis [France / Nr. 120 - Le Gothique a L'Anglo-Saxonne] (fz)

Hammer

The Hammer Story [UK / 1997] (bk)  | Hammer & Dintorni [Italy / June 1990] (bk)  |  House of Horror – The Complete Hammer Films Story [UK / 1973] (bk)  |  Amarcord [Italy / A. 2 - Nr. 7 - March-April 1997] (mg)  |  Exciting Cinema [UK / Vol. 2 - Nr. 1 - 1972] (mg)  |  Quatermass – Antologia del Cine Fantastico Britanico [Spain / Nr. 6 - Summer 2004] (bk)  |  Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 3 - Nr. 25 - October 1973](mg)  |  Midnight Marquee [USA / Nr. 54 - Summer 1997] (mg)  |  Midnight Marquee [USA / Nr. 54 - Summer 1997] (mg)  |  Monster Bis [France / Nr. 124 - Hammer, Amicus, Tigon] (fz)  |  Monster Bis [France / Nr. 118 - Les Crossovers Cinematographiques] (fz)  |  Vampir [West Germany / Nr. 4 - July 1973] (fz)  |  The House That Hammer Built [Full series] (fz)  |  Dark Terrors [Full series] (fz)

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CertificationItaly:VM16 / Spain:7 (DVD rating) / Norway:16 (1960) / Netherlands:12 / Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1960) / Argentina:16 / Australia:PG / Finland:(Banned) (1960) / Portugal:17 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:Unrated
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Release dateUK 7 July 1960 | Japan 16 July 1960 | USA 5 September 1960 | Italy 11 November 1960 (Palermo) (Olimpia) | West Germany 24 November 1960 | France 1 October 1960 | Spain 1 May 1961 (Madrid) (Rex) | Portugal 8 May 1964 | Sweden 29 July 1968 | Denmark 1 July 1969
Also known asAs Noivas de Drácula Brazil / Portugal (original subtitled version) | Las novias de Drácula Argentina / Spain | As Noivas do Vampiro Brazil | De bruiden van Dracula Netherlands | Dracula - blodtörstig vampyr Sweden | Dracula menyasszonyai Hungary | Dracula und seine Bräute West Germany | I ekdikisis tou Drakoula Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) | Le spose di Dracula Italy | Les maîtresses de Dracula France | O exorkistis tou Drakoula Greece (reissue title)
Filming locationsBlack Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK | Bray Studios, Down Place, Oakley Green, Berkshire, England, UK (studio) | Oakley Court, Windsor Road, Oakley Green, Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
Box office/businessCopyright Holder: Hotspur Films Ltd. || Spain - Gross: € 9.044,67 (recalculed) | Admissions: 65.546
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Distribution companyJ. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (1960) (UK) (theatrical) | Universal Pictures (1960) (USA) (theatrical) | Universal (Italy) (theatrical) | Paramount Pictures France) (France) (theatrical) | Rey Sorie y Cia S.L. (Spain) (theatrical) | Talma Filmes (1960) (Portugal) (theatrical) | MCA Home Video (1992) (USA) (VHS) | MCA/Universal Home Video (1993) (USA) (video) (laserdisc) | Universal Home Entertainment (2005) (USA) (DVD) | LW Editora (2008) (Brazil) (DVD) | Universal International Pictures (UI) (196?) (Netherlands) (theatrical) | MCA/Universal Home Video (USA) (VHS) | Tracl Media (Spain) (DVD) | Koch Media (Hammer Edition Nr. 1) (Germany) (DVD) | Koch Media (Neuauflage) (Germany) (DVD) | Tombstone Media (Germany) (DVD) | Free-TV: Das Vierte 23.03.2006 (Germany) | Free-TV: RTL Plus 07.08.1992 (Germany) | Pay-TV: 13th Street 10.07.2003 (Germany) | Pay-TV: 13th Street 05.12.2006 (Germany) | Universal (UK) (DVD) | Universal Studio Home Entertainment (Canada) (DVD) | Filmag (Czech Republic) (DVD) | MCA Universal Home Video (USA) | Pay-TV: Studio Universal 19.07.2002 (Italy)
RuntimeUK: 85 min | Italy: 86 min | France: 86 min | Spain: 85 min
Technical specificationsSound Mix: Mono (RCA Sound System) | Color: Color (Technicolor) | Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1 | Laboratory: Technicolor | Film length (metres): (9 reels) | Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm | Cinematographic process: Spherical | Printed film format: 35 mm

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