Monday, March 15, 2010

Mondo Trivia: Dracula A.D. 1972

* When this film was released theatrically in France, it was not until a year later.  As such, the title was changed to Dracula A.D. 1973.  That seems obvious, doesn't it?

* In Germany, the film was released under a vastly-different name: Dracula Chases the Mini-Girls.  Yeah, I don't get it either.

* A working title for the film Hammer had was Dracula Chelsea '72.  Why?  Because the movie was shot in Chelsea.

* This film actually four actors who had/would go on to play James Bond characters.  You have Lee (duh!), Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me), Michael Kitchen (Goldeneye) and Christopher Neame (License to Kill).

* The film features some flashbacks to a face-off between a Van Helsing descendant and The Count in 1872.  Unfortunately, this goes against Hammer's own timeline, which set their first face off in the 1880s!

* When released in America, the film was packaged with an opening that featured Barry Atwater (famous that year for his role in The Night Stalker as, you guessed it, a vampire).  His job: to swear the audience members in as official members of the Count Dracula Society. 

As Peter joked on Family Guy, they were 'part of a elite group known as everyone!'

-Thank you, Wikipedia-

1 comment:

  1. Very nice, I will now only refer to the title as AD 1972 out of spite for the French