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|Contains the horror classics BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA and MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN.|
BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins star in director Francis Ford Coppola's visually stunning, passionately seductive version of the classic Dracula legend. In Bram Stoker's Dracula, Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula myth, and from that gothic romance, he creates a modern masterpiece. Gary Oldman's metamorphosis as Dracula who grows from old to young, from man to beast is nothing short of amazing. Winona Ryder brings equal intensity to the role of a young beauty who becomes the object of Dracula's devastating desire. Anthony Hopkins co-stars as the famed doctor who dares to believe in Dracula, and then dares to confront him. Opulent, dazzling and utterly irresistible, this is Dracula as you've never seen him. And once you've seen Bram Stoker's Dracula, you'll never forget it.
MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Aidan Quinn, Ian Holm and John Cleese star in Branagh's acclaimed adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. True to the original, here is the story of a young doctor whose obsession with death leads him to create a life. But his "creature" crafted from the bodies of convicts and the brain of a brilliant scientist, is a hideous mockery of humanity. And when the creature realizes he will never be accepted by men, he seeks revenge on Dr. Frankenstein and his family. An inspired adaptation that's emotionally complex and truly terrifying.
"[Dracula] ...stylized, psychedelicized... Raoul Hernandez, Austin Chronicle
Editor's NoteA stunning double feature DVD; BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA is Francis Ford Coppola's interpretation of the classic vampire tale featuring Gary Oldman as the chilling title character. Opening during the medieval period when the crusades call Vlad the Impaler away from his home and true love to fight in the name of God; upon returning, he discovers his wife dead by her own hand, having falsely learned of his death. Vlad renounces God and takes up an immortal life aligned with Satan as Count Dracula. Centuries later real estate agent Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) visits him on business; upon seeing a picture of his lover Mina Murray (Winona Ryder), the count becomes convinced that she is the reincarnation of his dead love, imprisons Harker, and leaves to pursue the unwitting young woman.Robert Walton is the captain of a North Pole-bound whaling vessel that picks up a lone man traveling across the ice; that man happens to be Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh), and he has a story to tell. Having become obsessed with finding a cure for death after the gruesome demise of his mother during childbirth, the doctor pieced together a man from parts collected from the poor sections of town. Realizing that his appearance would ostracize him forever, denying him all chance for friendship or love, the creature turns on his creator and those close to him including his lover (Helena Bonham-Carter).
|Helena Bonham Carter|
|Robert De Niro|
|Francis Ford Coppola - [Dracula] Director|
|Kenneth Branagh - [Frankenstein] Director|
|Eiko Ishioka, Winner, [Dracula] Best Costume Design|
|Tom C. McCarthy, et. al., Winner, [Dracula] Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing|
|Greg Cannom, et. al., Winner, [Dracula] Best Makeup|
|Daniel Parker, et. al., Nominee, [Frankenstein] Best Makeup|