BluChristmas #7: Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

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Four British tourists stumble upon an eerily empty castle while on a travelling holiday. Because this is a horror film, they act in the stupidest way possible, and willingly venture into the castle and become the guests of the newly resurrected Count Dracula. Expect a lot of screaming and bright red blood gushing from people’s throats. Such fun!

This Blu-ray was one of the first released as part of an huge task undertaken by StudioCanal, Anolis Entertainment, Pinewood, Illuminate Hollywood and others. Their collective aim was – and still is – to remaster Hammer’s horror catalogue. Dracula: Prince of Darkness boasts a very strong Blu-ray presentation that preserves the old, filmic grainy texture. This film had notably higher funding than others in Hammer’s Dracula series and this HD transfer does the raised production values justice.

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), directed by Terence Fisher, is released on blu-ray disc and DVD in the UK by StudioCanal, Certificate 15. 

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