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post Dec 3 2019, 08:17 PM
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The makers of Sherlock bring you a brand new take on the most famous vampire of them all: the magnificent, brooding, deliciously deadly Count Dracula.

Episode one: The Rules Of The Beast

1897. English lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet a new client - and a legend is about to get fresh blood...

This is the tale of a terrifying, maze-like castle, of undead Brides, and a vampire Count whose ambition is to conquer the new world.

Claes Bang stars as Count Dracula, with John Heffernan as Jonathan Harker.

Dracula also stars Dolly Wells, Joanna Scanlan, Morfydd Clark, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Jonathan Aris, Lyndsey Marshal, Lydia West and Matthew Beard.

Dracula is written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, and is made by Hartswood Films for BBC One. Episode one is directed by Jonny Campbell. Executive producers are Sue Vertue, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat for Hartswood Films, and Ben Irving for the BBC.

Dracula is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix.

Airs New Year's Day (Wednesday) at 9pm on BBC One
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post Dec 4 2019, 09:53 PM
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This looks class!
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post Dec 4 2019, 09:55 PM
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I'll be watching this as a huge horror fan.
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post Dec 5 2019, 12:06 AM
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Have you read the book? It's class!
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post Dec 5 2019, 12:08 AM
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QUOTE(ChristmaSteve201 @ Dec 5 2019, 12:06 AM) *
Have you read the book? It's class!



Oh many years ago, yes.
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post Dec 5 2019, 12:52 AM
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It's actually quite scary for a book!
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post Dec 7 2019, 10:23 PM
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QUOTE(ChristmaSteve201 @ Dec 5 2019, 12:52 AM) *
It's actually quite scary for a book!



Have you read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein too? Didn't think that was as good tbh.


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post Dec 7 2019, 10:41 PM
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Hmm I've always preferred Frankenstein out of the two, Dracula was good and tense, but didn't have as much emotional weight.

I'll check this out though, do love a Victorian gothic drama.
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post Dec 8 2019, 12:15 AM
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Was Frankenstein not like early 19th century?
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post Dec 29 2019, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE(ChristmaSteve201 @ Dec 8 2019, 12:15 AM) *
Was Frankenstein not like early 19th century?



Yes I think it was.
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post Dec 29 2019, 01:37 PM
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Looking forward to this at the end of the week!
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post Jan 1 2020, 10:08 PM
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Watching this at the minute and yes it's absolutely brillant and terrifying.
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post Jan 1 2020, 10:40 PM
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I really enjoyed it yet over on Digital Spy they're not impressed at all and tearing it to shreds. Don't know what they want. The story's good and it's quite scary. Van Helsing's a woman lol.


One post :" No. It is very not good. Weird modern dialogue in historical context, bizarre acting and borderline incomprehensible plot. Me and everyone I am watching this with are very bored which is possibly the most damning verdict."

They don't seem to like anything though. rolleyes.gif

Well I liked it and people who saw it at a joint BBC/BFI preview on Monday gave it good reviews too.


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post Jan 1 2020, 10:50 PM
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Started off well, drifted off a bit, its a bit like marmite in places, but overall I enjoyed it as it came to an end, Looking forward to the next instalment.

Getting Claes Bang to portray Dracula was brilliant casting, I recognise him from the Dutch series, The Bridge.
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I think it's excellent, the horror gore scenes are a little silly but other than that it was brillant and scary.

Loving He nun that's Van Helsing too and it didn't occur to me that she was van helsing until you just said lol.
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It was rather...excessive, not so much for horror as it wasn't really that scary, it was just ludicrously over the top. I did enjoy it though, Claes Bang was pretty enjoyable as Dracula. I haven't read the novel in a while (not that it matters as this is clearly going for a different tone) and was wondering who on Earth the nun was and how she was so unafraid, figures that they did a gender swap of Van Helsing!
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QUOTE(Mart!n @ Jan 1 2020, 10:50 PM) *
Started off well, drifted off a bit, its a bit like marmite in places, but overall I enjoyed it as it came to an end, Looking forward to the next instalment.

Getting Clas Bang to portray Dracula was brilliant casting, I recognise him from the Dutch series, The Bridge.


He is a good actor!
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post Jan 1 2020, 11:07 PM
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QUOTE(ChristmaSteve201 @ Jan 1 2020, 10:54 PM) *
Loving He nun that's Van Helsing too and it didn't occur to me that she was van helsing until you just said lol.



Dracula said "Sister Van Helsing". Maybe Van Helsing's daughter?

EDIT. Wiki just says she's a descendant of Van Helsing.


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Waaaaaay too campy/tongue in cheek for me, won't be continuing laugh.gif
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QUOTE(Crazy Chris-tmas @ Jan 1 2020, 11:07 PM) *
Dracula said "Sister Van Helsing". Maybe Van Helsing's daughter?

EDIT. Wiki just says she's a descendant of Van Helsing.


Descendant? The films based in the 1890s exactly when the book was wrote. By an Irishman I will remind you all 😜
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