Blu-Ray Review: “The Scars Of Dracula”

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Halloween is just around the corner so it’s time to check out another classic Hammer Horror release from Shout Factory.

“The Scars Of Dracula” is finally getting a proper release through Shout Factory’s horror division known as “Scream Factory.” The film was originally released in 1970 with Christopher Lee playing the iconic bloodsucker for the fifth time. Like it’s previous film “Taste The Blood Of Dracula”  Hammer chose to keep making Dracula movies R-rated allowing “Scars Of Dracula” to include more gore and nudity.

“Scars Of Dracula” also reintroduces some of the elements from author Bram Stoker’s original vision. The Count returns to being the charming, yet cold, host. He on again has command over nature and can even be seen scaling the castle walls. All of these elements plus the aforementioned added gore and nudity make this entry a creepy delight for diehard fans and newcomers.

The film was written by Anthony Hinds and directed by Roy Ward Baker (A Night To Remember) and features the same lavish sets, gorgeous costumes and wonderful character acting that make all Hammer Horror films a wonder to behold.

Bonus Features on this release include:

– Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1
– NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr And Film Historian Randall Larson
– Blood Rites: Inside Scars Of Dracula
– Audio Commentary With Star Christopher Lee And Director Roy Ward Baker, Moderated By Hammer Film Historian Marcus Hearn
– Theatrical Trailers
– Still Gallery

This release has been completely remastered from the original elements and has never looked or sounded better in any format. If you are a Hammer Horror aficionado this is a must for your Blu-Ray collection. You can also enjoy other recently released Shout Factory titles: “Horror Of Frankenstein,” “Frankenstein Created Woman” and “Dracula Prince Of Darkness.” All four titles are the perfect for any Halloween Horror marathon!

 

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Pat FrancisBlu-Ray Review: “The Scars Of Dracula”