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Stunning ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ Gets 4K Ultra HD Release!

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the Academy Award winning* sensual horror classic, celebrates its 25th anniversary by debuting on next-generation 4K Ultra HD for the first time on October 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The release also includes the existing Blu-ray with hours of thrilling and insightful special features. Fully restored in 4K resolution and presented with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos audio, Bram Stoker’s Dracula follows the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince, Dracula (Gary Oldman) who travels from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of human love. After centuries alone, the charismatic Dracula meets Mina (Winona Ryder), a young woman who appears as the reincarnation of his lost love and the two embark on a journey of romantic passion and horror.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula on 4K Ultra HD features four times the resolution of high definition, high dynamic range (HDR)–which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays–and Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

From award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola comes the remake of the classic and chilling tale about the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince (Gary Oldman) who travels from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of human love. After centuries alone in his crumbling castle, Dracula’s taste for humanity has grown bold with desire, drawing him out of seclusion. When the charismatic Dracula meets Mina (Winona Ryder), a young woman who appears as the reincarnation of his lost love, the two embark on a journey of romantic passion and horror. Now fully remastered in 4K, experience this sensual gothic spectacle like never before.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray Include:

  • Reflections in Blood:  Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Practical Magicians:  A Collaboration Between Father and Son
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 4 Legacy Featurettes
  • Audio Commentary & Film Introduction by Director Francis Ford Coppola
  • 1993 Audio Commentary with Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Coppola and Greg Cannom



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COMMENTS

17 Comments
  • lion7718

    I’ll say it….I really dislike this movie.

    • DJV1985

      You’re not alone. I’m a big fan of the original book as well as Dracula: The Undead (a sequel by his grandson or something like that) but this film just didn’t speak to me.

    • Randy Moses

      I just did not care for this film either.

    • Jesse Huxtable

      Agreed, this film is so bizarre and massively changes the characters from the book. I fucking love the book and luckily read it before the movie. I love all the actors too, but they just suck in this. I will never see why there is so much love for this one.

      • MODOK

        It’s different in some ways, but it’s a lot more faithful than the other Dracula adaptions that came before it. As for why it’s held in such high regard, the special effects were amazing for their time and they were used inventively. The movie had some excellent horror elements and a decent love story. But above all else, there’s Gary Oldman. His ancient Count is just so freakish and iconic.

        Other things to love:
        Tom Waits as Renfield
        The terrific score
        Anthony Hopkins hamming it up
        The Dracula’s-eye-view shots
        Dracula collapsing into a pile of rats
        I could go on!

        • James

          Not to mention both the wolf and bat hybrid forms of Dracula still look excellent to this day.

  • DEIMOS

    A friend bought the movie in VHS, then on DVD, then in Blu ray, and he’ll probably take it in 4K…..

  • Werewolf

    Did you know the original armor suit sits on display at the Coppola Winery in Geyserville California?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d2bb95392503f269fdfefa7bb4e8e3d766e3dd5f593b3eeb4163e29d038a337c.jpg

  • Boonraiser

    Saw this one at the theatre when I was 12 and have loved it since. No 4K for me yet though but I’m sure it will look great.

  • Nekrim

    Love this movie but I wouldn’t mind a version where Keanu Reeves’ voice is dubbed over by someone who can do a correct english accent xD

  • zombie84_41

    how is 4K ultra ? any real differences ?

  • i.am.pain.®™

    i have a love/hate relationship with this film.

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  • Alanmac

    Excellent film, (except for Keanu). Glad to see it finally getting a proper 4k release. Gary Oldman is awesome in ANYTHING he touches.

  • Runciter

    So, based on the comments, most people would love 4 dozen Dracula-adaptations with the exact same story as the book.
    That would be fun. It’s such a shame that not all of them are the same movie!

  • AkumajoBelmont

    I’ll play contrarian to the book nerds who dislike the film. I LOVE the book. It’s probably my most read novel of all-time, and I absolutely love this version. It stays true to the spirit of the book, and whilst there are changes, almost all the same beats are there.

    I think it really plays on the fear of sexualitiy that Bram Stoker’s seemed to have, and which the book was rife with. This adaption has a bit of fun with the psycho-sexual aspects, plays up the Vlad stuff a little more, and with that, the Elisabeta love angle just works for me, personally. It’s a kooky movie that is, at times, pretty self-aware and humourous. And taking that into account, I actually think Keanu is perfect in the film, dodgy accent and all.

    I’m glad it differs from the book. A perfect, 1:1 adaption is only setting itself up to fail. The book is too iconic for that, and I’d be willing to bet that anybody not pleased with this film would absolutely RIP a 1:1 version to shreds, because it would never match up to what they have in their heads. It’ll always be a case of “they should have gotten X to direct, they’d be better than Y”, “X sucks as Dracula” etc…

    Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, the Coppola film is utterly unique. No other film shares it’s vibe, visuals, oddball casting, costume designs or musical stylings (ok, The Ninth Gate does, but y’know, Wojciech is gonna Wojciech). It works for me, and in amongst all the tonal shifts and fourth-wall stuff, it stays cohesive and fun.

    I’ll be picking this up as soon as I’m able to actually watch these 4K Ultra discs 🙂

  • Db

    “‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ Gets Stunning 4K Ultra HD Release!”
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