Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dan Curtis' DRACULA (1974) coming to Blu-ray

(UPDATE: The Blu-ray edition of the DRACULA is now available for pre-order from Amazon.)

As was announced yesterday, the 1973 Dan Curtis film DRACULA is coming to Blu-ray later this year. While the product's specifics have yet to be announced, the film will likely be available for sale May 27, according to an MPI Home Video spokesperson.

The film received a Blu-ray release in France earlier this month, and DVD Beaver shared a handful of screen captures from the new transfer. The picture looks great ... probably the best the film has ever looked, in fact. Click here to see more images from the film, and to read what the site's editors thought about its restored sound and picture.

Written by Richard Matheson, the movie was originally broadcast on television in February, 1974, under the title BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA, a title it held onto until Francis Ford Coppola secured the rights for his 1992 adaption of the novel. The film stars Jack Palance as the title character, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport and, in a small role as one of Dracula's "brides," a young Sarah Douglas.

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