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|Scars of Dracula|
|Title:||Scars of Dracula|
|Directed by:||Roy Ward Baker|
|Written by:||John Elder|
|Produced by:||Aida Young|
|Music by:||James Bernard|
|Edited by:||James Needs|
|Distributed by:||Hammer Film Productions|
|Released:||November 8th, 1970 (UK)|
December 23rd, 1970 (US)
|Running time:||96 min.|
|Previous:||Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)|
|Next:||Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)|
Scars of Dracula is a British horror film directed by Roy Ward Baker. It was produced by Hammer Film Productions and is the sixth film in Hammer's Dracula series. It was directed by Roy Ward Baker with a script written by Anthony Hinds based on the works of Irish author Bram Stoker. It premiered in the United Kingdom on November 8th, 1970 and in the United States on December 23rd, 1970. The movie stars Christopher Lee as the eponymous antagonist Dracula with Dennis Waterman as Simon, Jenny Hanley as Sarah, Christopher Matthews as Paul, and Patrick Troughton as Klove.
|Dennis Waterman||Simon Carlson|
|Jenny Hanley||Sarah Framsen|
|Christopher Matthews||Paul Carlson|
|Michael Gwynn||The priest|
|Delia Lindsay||Alice, the Burgomaster's daughter|
|Toke Townley||Elderly waggoner|
|David Leland||First policeman|
|Richard Durden||Second policeman|
|Margo Boht||Landlord's wife|
|Clive Barrie||Fat young man|
|Olga Anthony||Girl at party|
|Nikki Van der Zyl||Sarah Framsen|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Dracula was inspired by the historical figure Vlad III. The vampire version of Dracula was developed by Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel Dracula.
- Scars of Dracula (1970) redirects to this page.
- Originally released with an x-rating due to graphic content. Later changed to UK: 15. Scars of Dracula was rated R in the United States, the first of all Hammer films to receive such a rating in the US.
- Scars of Dracula was released to DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment on August 7th, 2001. The DVD includes a bonus disk featuring the documentary The Many Faces of Christopher Lee, hosted by Christopher Lee.
- Anthony Hinds is credited as John Elder in this film.
- This movie was released the same year as Taste the Blood of Dracula and was rushed into production.
- This is the sixth film in Hammer's Dracula series. Fifth film in the series to feature Christopher Lee as Dracula.
- This is the final film in the series to take place in the 19th century.
- Scars of Dracula is featured in the 1985 vampire comedy Fright Night. In the film, Charley Brewster watches the movie to bolster his confidence and prepare him for a fight with a real vampire.
See also Edit
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19th century; Axe; Bats; Burgomaster; Burn victim; Castle; Castle Dracula; Dead animals; Decapitation; Dismemberment; Dracula; Impalement; Policeman; Priest; Resurrection; Romania; Servant; Stabbing; Throat injury; Torture; Transylvania; Vampires
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