Bram Stoker's Dracula (30th Anniversary Steelbook) [4K UHD] [Region Free] [Blu-ray]

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Bram Stoker's Dracula (30th Anniversary Steelbook) [4K UHD] [Region Free] [Blu-ray]

Bram Stoker's Dracula (30th Anniversary Steelbook) [4K UHD] [Region Free] [Blu-ray]

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Unlike many adaptations, Bram Stoker’s Dracula follows the novel not only by (at least partially) utilizing an epistolary approach, but also by embracing communications technologies that would have been considered newfangled in 1897. But when Winona Ryder, of all people (she's one of the major reasons why The Godfather Part III ended up so flawed - her last-minute departure seeing understudy, Coppola's own daughter and now celebrated director in her own right Sofia Coppola, brought in to replace her, with fatal results), brought a Dracula script to his attention, Coppola was back!

The font really shouldn’t be that big of an issue, but flipping between discs, the generic white does affect the mood of the film. There’s a music video for the Annie Lennox song, “Love Song for a Vampire,” that plays over the film’s end credits, and a behind-the-scenes piece that has relatively little overlap with the making-of featurette on the Blu-ray disc that’s included in this set. It raised a few eyebrows in Hollywood for the director of classic films like The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, and The Outsiders to sign on to direct a vampire movie. After everything he put into making The Godfather, and all the Box Office success he found there, he blew almost all of it on Apocalypse Now, taking his health with it too, for good measure.Considering the classic nature of the novel, character, and how many times we’ve reviewed Bram Stoker’s Dracula here at High-Def Digest, you’ll have to forgive me for not starting with my traditional story teaser recap of the film. So it should come as little surprise that, in the film, the sexually available Lucy is Count Dracula’s (Gary Oldman) first victim. In keeping with the operatic and overly histrionic approach to the material, the film’s performances are almost uniformly dialed up to 11.

Engendering empathy in his repositioning of a previously devilish villain, Coppola found perfection in lead casting and lavish costume design evident right from the opening Fall of Constantinople setpiece, one of the single greatest sequences in the entire movie, which introduced the world to Gary Oldman's seminal Dracul, née Vlad the Impaler, replete with some of the finest battle armour designs in the history of cinema (the kind of design that feels like it inspired visionary artist Tarsem Singh's ideas for costumes in The Cell).

Elsewhere, there are several thorough pieces on costume designer Ishioka Eiko, in-camera effects work (with a lovely nod to Mario Bava), and the production of elaborate electronic storyboards. using a Wide Colour Gamut (WCG), High Dynamic Range (HDR10 and Dolby Vision), and is encoded using the HEVC (H. In addition, the Golden Globes completely ignored it, which paved the way for the film potentially coming up short on Oscar nominations morning, too.

Silent movies, shadow puppets, back projection, forced perspective, models, make-up, technicolor, cross-fades - it's so very dense with sheer craft. com is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Pay4Later Limited, trading as Deko, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 728646). However, I will say this 4K image certainly doesn’t betray these elements, if anything I had a greater appreciation of them and how fluidly they worked - Harker’s letter on the left side of the screen with Dracula’s castle to the right that fades into Harker’s room as he’s shaving while the letter then slowly fades revealing the full room as the narration finishes is beautiful in-camera effects work. We will introduce you exclusively to Newpay finance products provided by NewDay Limited under this Introducer Appointed Representative arrangement. This UHD disc improves on the already handsome Blu-ray presentation of the film in the anticipated ways: Colors are brighter and more densely saturated, clarity of fine detail more evident, and black levels deeper and darker.After countless film adaptations of the iconic vampire, Francis Ford Coppola hammers his own stake into Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Then, the scene cut to the deck of the Demeter and the captain’s log before cutting to Van Helsing’s perspective. Don’t get me wrong, I love Keanu, but he wasn’t right or ready to play an aristocratic Englishman like Harker.

Much like Michael Palmer summarized in his 2017 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review, this film’s visual mileage and impact may rest on an understanding of the time this was filmed and the techniques used. Again it’s visually arresting and I think for all of the stumbles Coppola makes, he makes up for it with two or three great decisions.

Back in the early 90s, horror was not really a flashy genre, let alone having one of the great American directors at the helm. Quick note about the included Blu-ray disc - it is still the same Cinema Series disc as before and has not been updated nor have the subtitles been fixed.



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