Warhol & Morrissey decided to do an update on the famous count with a twist - Well made with a mixture of horror, satire, & eroticism blended in... Kier's performance is surprisingly good as well would work with Casini again in SUSPIRIA years later. De Sica & Polanski both get some special appearances in this film, too. Strikingly bloody, darkly comical, & "oh-la-la" sexy this take gets. I loved it. 4/5
What could have been fun and campy was like watching paint dry. Had its moments (Udo Kier and his gorgeous eyes, Udo Kier licking virgin blood, Udo Kier demonstrating crippling gag reflexes, Udo Kier turning green, Roman Polanski's cameo, Dallesandro's hilarious I-don't-want-to-be-here expressions), but they were not enough. And damn, the women were annoying!
Both satirical and morally decadent, Morrissey delivers an adaption that feels so staged but contains performance that sing with spontaneity. I love the dichotomy at play! And the satire! Also, talk about a gorgeous trash fest! Maybe a little slow but its nice to have breathing room to what the players put on performances that wreak of bad melodrama and self-consciousness.
I really liked this sexual/gruesome adaptation of 'Dracula'. Udo Kier is one of the best dracula's (next to Lugosi). at times it was quiet, and it was a bit drawn out, but still enjoyable, bloody, sexual and amusing. really glad I watched this and I want to see "Flesh for Frankenstein" next.