Yes. Now, get the Wachowksi’s, the guys who did CRANK, the new Herzog and TRON: LEGACY out there, and hope for more interesting results.
Can’t wait for this! Also, Romero’s remake of Deep Red.
“Is anyone else completely sick and tired of the latest vampire trend? They’ve just about re-invented it as much as they can, can we let it rest now? Please?”
Always loved Vampires (I don’t like Zombies that much personally) but most Vampire/Dracula films of the last two decades (with few exceptions) were all terrible.
Looking forward to it!
Apparently this movie blows dog dick. No surprise there. it looks absolutely pathetic.
Here are some quotes from the review in the Hollywood Reporter:
“CANNES – You’ve got to love Italy. The first of many unintentional laughs in Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D comes on the opening credits of this seriously intended but risible gothic trash, when a tag that indicates partial government funding identifies it as a “film of national cultural interest. Really?”
“This is a tired rehash that adds little to the canon aside from such outré touches as having Drac shapeshift into a swarm of flies or a giant grasshopper in one howler of a scene. The film sits awkwardly between the 1958 Hammer Horror version with Christopher Lee and the campy 1974 Andy Warhol-Paul Morrissey Blood for Dracula. Sadly, there’s nothing even remotely as fun here as Udo Kier sinking his fangs into the scenery and the “wirgins.”
“German actor Kretschmann heads an old-school Europudding cast – an orgy of different acting styles, poorly post-synched into stiff English. While she’s been used effectively in small roles such as in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, the director’s daughter Asia Argento has always been less of an actress than a fetish object. As Lucy, she’s at her most self-conscious, pouting and disrobing on cue before being reborn as a vamp and then char-grilled in a craptastic CGI fire.”
“Beyond the occasional swooping owl, leaping wolf, severed head or bloody impalement, the 3D serves mainly to make the whole sad, cadaverous enterprise more ludicrous.”
I’ve read some other ones that were similar too. One fan said it was even worse than Giallo.
I still have faith
“even worse than Giallo”
doubt that is possible
^I bet Douglas Reese will start a thread soon claiming it’s a misunderstood masterpiece that is deliberately trying to be bad as a tongue in cheek tribute to the old Hammer films, but most are saying it doesn’t even work on that level. and that’s when you truly know there is a problem.
I have no faith whatsoever.
“With Argento, Scorsese, and Joe Dante working with 3-D, we should get an idea of whether or not it can do anything more interesting that what’s been done so far.”
Haha, interesting to look back at this comment now. Only Scorsese came out alive ;-)
Hugo was a crashing bore
^^i’m sure it’s better than Dracula mate ;-0
very curious to find out
lately like Asia’s directorial films way more than Dario’s
^^I’m hanging to see Argento’s Dracula hahaha
I hated Scarlet Diva, what are her others like? Asia is a sexy poser imo. that’s my opinion of her. if she wasn’t Dario’s daughter, and or the least bit attractive—in an exotic way—nobody would give a damn.
I love Scarlet Diva but her Heart is Decietful Above All Things is one of the best adaptations I have ever seen.
I wish all of Jt leroy’s stuff was adapted (just cause the guy doesn’t exist doesn’t mean he did not write great books)