#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento’s sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.
Plot: When Englishman Jonathan Harker visits the exotic castle of Count Dracula, he is entranced by the mysterious aristocrat. But upon learning that the count has sinister designs on his wife, Mina, Harker seeks help from vampire slayer Van Helsing.
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Dracula 3D (2012)
If someone was interested in checking out the work of Dario Argento and they started with Dracula 3D, they probably would never come back to check out the rest of his filmography. I’m no Argento expert. However, I have seen Suspiria and Phenomena and think both are absolutely excellent. I especially love Phenomena. Argento is a master at making his films pop with colors and lights. His brand of horror also portrays beautiful cinematography amidst gruesome scenes. The BLOOD usually looks excellent. Naturally, I wanted to check Dracula 3D out. It just seemed like a good cheesefest; a film that looked like it would be “so bad that its actually good.” I’m quite disappointed to say that I was wrong. This film is not very fun at all. I like the way the film looks. The images and scenes look crystal clear, colorful, and lively. Its all that I would expect from Argento, very indicative of his craft. From there I really struggle to find any other positives. Okay maybe one more, there are beautiful girls on display. This had the feel of a B rate film that offers a few scenes of erotic nature and this did not disappoint in that department. Okay, now I’m certain that that is where the positives of the film ends.
The effects good lord, they look like something you would see in a SyFy channel movie, maybe even worse. I don’t know if its from the 3d conversion but it looks like the worst type of B movie effects. Normally I wouldn’t mind that, but it was distractedly bad. Just pay attention to the scenes where a vampire turns into dust, it looks ridiculous. The dialogue and general acting is the next thing here. it goes from over the top and hammy to uninterested characters just reading lines. All kinds of scenery chewing present from the actors (most of who I have not heard of apart from Asia Argento).
The above negatives may sound good to someone who would think “this movie sounds like its bad but in a way where you can find cheesy enjoyment out of it.” That is not true. The plot is another retelling of the story of Dracula, which is fine because Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a great story and I welcome different interpretations of the tale. This variation is mind-numbing and incredibly dull. You get no enjoyment in what happens and just pray for the end of the torture. I need to see more of Argento’s later work to make a full assessment but its likely the magic of his earlier films is completely gone. I don’t think I’ll even bother with the later work and check out the stuff from his glory days because I’m sure its exceptional.
More craptastic than outright crap
Well after finally seeing this and reading all the way negative reviews, I must confess that Dario’s latest somewhat surprised me as I was expecting it to be much much worse. Not that it’s very good mind. While in some ways a faithful enough adaptation of Stoker’s classic, it also has some bizarre and decidedly left field touches to it including one rather jaw dropping in concept transformation scene involving a giant… insect, which had me in stitches.
The gore is decent in concept but executed badly, with really substandard CGI, which comes across like the Scy/Fi channel doing a really bad rendition of things. Hauer is wasted in it and doesn’t actually do much, while Kretchsmann is horribly miscast as the titular count and basically sleepwalks through his role. Asia while still damn alluring looking is still her usual self (when in her dad’s films), although obligingly (and considering Dario’s her dad, decidedly creepily) gets naked yet again. There’s also some fine nudity from Miriam Giovanelli.
I did like its set design though which comes across as a nice homage to the old style Universal/Hammer horrors to an almost stereotypically Gothic degree, all dark castles and heaving bosoms in corsets.
I’m giving this a very generous 6/10 as despite its very real flaws and being rather uneventful in parts, it’s also overall a helluva lot more entertaining than I was expecting, although sadly nowhere near as entertaining or gratuitous as his bonkers Mother of Tears.
Lifelong Argento fans will in all probability hate this, but after watching it all I can say is… I liked it better than Giallo… which admittedly isn’t saying much.
On a purely critical level I’d probably rate this a generous 4 as it really is a weak and poor effort on Dario’s part, but I’m tacking on another bonus two points for unintentional hilarity and for keeping me entertained.
That having said, I’m a bit of an Argento fanboy and can’t in all honesty recommend it to his fans, or… well, anyone else probably except fellow fanboys, but Dracula is very probably his weakest film, even if I preferred it to Giallo.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Director Dario Argento
Writer Dario Argento (screenplay), Enrique Cerezo (screenplay), Stefano Piani (screenplay), Bram Stoker (book), Antonio Tentori (screenplay)
Actors Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Unax Ugalde
Country Italy, France, Spain
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company Les Films de l'Astre
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa (dual-strip 3-D)
Laboratory Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy
Film Length N/A
Negative Format ARRIRAW
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (source format), Digital Intermediate (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)