Dracula A.D. 1972 release date August 28 1972 studio Warner Bros. director Alan Gibson writer Don Houghton starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Christopher Neame, Michael Coles Official Score: Average User Rating: ADD A USER REVIEW 4 comments Posted By The-Reverend-Danny-Gore on March 13, 2009 @ 2:37 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ WOOO! Yeah, now THAT’S the stuff. “Dracula A.D. 1972″ is the last Hammer Dracula film with the classic line-up of Christopher Lee as Dracula and Peter Cushing as Van Helsing. And although Lee would cite this film as his reason for ditching the character of Dracula (he said that it modernized him too much and ruined the concept), it is one of the best installments in the series. Yes, this film was made in the early 70s, and boy does it show it. The classic Hammer score has been replaced by a cheesy Jazz soundtrack, the writer went out of his way to include every 70s slang term imaginable, and there are nearly enough colorful lights to make this seem like an Argento film. However, if you can get past all this silliness, this is a damn fine Dracula film, certainly better than a lot of the other trash that has come out since then. The girl being offered on the Satanic altar is absolutely textbook classic (total Hammer), and the scenes where Dracula claims his victims have certainly come a long way in terms of visuals. Also, the final confrontation between Van Helsing and Dracula has greatly improved this time around. The climaxes of “Taste the Blood of Dracula” and “Dracula has Risen” are inferior to the action found at the end of this one. All in all, Dracula and Hammer fans cannot go wrong here. In my opinion, “Dracula A.D. 1972″ is one of the best their is, only below “Horror of Dracula” and maybe “The Satanic Rites of Dracula.” Posted By TXzombieSC on April 13, 2009 @ 7:30 am Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Hey there boys and girls, this is one of the last of the good (not great) Dracula movies that have come out in the last forty years or so. It is a treat to see the (next to the last) Lee/Cushing collaborations on the subject, and despite a cheesy sound track and some silly acting by the younger cast, this is an entertaining flick. Be warned, the film was made in the early 70′s, and Hammer Studios used the period to sell it to the so-called “hip” generation. It may not work for some of us who were fans of the earlier Hammer Studio movies, but it is more than worth the time to watch. By the way, the last teaming of Lee/Cushing for the vampire genre was “Count Dracula and his Vampire Bride”, also set in the modern era. Worth a look. Posted By CountOrlok on January 20, 2011 @ 11:33 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ I like how they made this modern but it still has the Hammer style. You do get the cheesy 70s disco scenes, for a bit. They aren’t bad, I mean watching half-naked girls dancing can’t be painful, right? It’s also funny listening to the 70s catchphrases and dialogue from a cultural perspective. Christopher Lee is badass as usual, even with brief screentime (less is more). Peter Cushing… classic. What else to say, really? Hammer movies are great. Posted By LianneAlice13 on July 2, 2011 @ 6:34 pm Log in to Reply ☆☆☆☆☆ this wasnt the best by all means, it really has nothing on the horror of dracula, but its ok for the series. the cheesey 70s thing can get on your nerves a bit.