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Dracula 3-D Blu-ray Review

Dracula 3D Blu-ray

“Dracula 3-D” is a new low point in Italian horror maestro Dario Argento’s illustrious career.

I’m sure many of you fine readers are wondering to yourself, “Does the world need another “Dracula” film?” After viewing “Dracula 3-D,” I can assure you the answer is a resounding “No.”

If you’re expecting a whole new “Dracula” story, don’t. Most of the familiar elements from other Drac film adaptations are present here. Jonathan Harker and his wife Mina are still key players, Mina’s friend Lucy still makes an appearance, Count Dracula is still a menacing shapeshifting bloodsucker, and Van Helsing is still out to kill Dracula. Really, there isn’t much that is fresh about this tale which is disappointing considering who is at the helm. Dario Argento has always been infamous for his style, but you could barely tell this was an Argento film unless you saw his credit. Rather than having beautiful cinematography and eerily surreal sequences that he is traditionally known for, “Dracula 3-D” turns out to be more comical than anything else (unintentionally or otherwise). The film is littered with awkward dialogue, horrific CGI (see the giant grasshopper), over-the-top bloody violence, a dreadful score that seems to be lifted from the 50’s, overacting, a lack of acting, “scary” scenes that aren’t the least bit scary, and loads of gimmicky in your face 3D.

The only elements that feel remotely Argentoish here are the erotic overtones and alluring female characters. Still, not even they can save this film from being a boring bloody mess.  

Note: This disc contains The Blu-ray 3D and 2D versions of the film.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.35:1 1080p. How does it look? The interior scenes look decent while many of the exterior scenes are overly bright.

Audio Tracks: 5.1 DTS-HD and 2.0 PCM Lossless. How does it sound? The tracks do a fine job of handling the bad dubbing, the bad sound f/x and the bad score.

Extras:
* 2 trailers for “Argento’s Dracula 3-D.”
* IFC Film trailers.
* “Kiss Me Dracula” music video by Simonetti Project.
* “Behind The Scenes” contains crew member interviews, set footage, film clips, the usual.

Overall Thoughts: One would think Dario Argento + Asia Argento + Rutger Hauer + Dracula would be a match made in horror heaven, but it’s anything but. I can only hope Dario Argento can bounce back from this flop of a movie.

February 12, 2014 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , ,

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