- May 9, 2017
I picked this up on 4K recently. I wasn’t going to upgrade to the 4K, but got the opportunity to get it rather cheap, something like £5/6 or something.Bram Stoker's Dracula on 4k - too grainy for my liking, and a mix between some sublime moments and some ridiculous accents.
I want to really like this film. I’ve always been interested in the Dracula story ever since I was a very small kid - I was brought up on Hammer horror and the classic Universal monster movies. I used to draw these monsters all the time, and even got a Dracula drawing on TV in Tony Hart’s Gallery…
I want to like it because it’s Gary Oldman, one of the finest actors Britain has today. If not, THE finest. But the film is spoiled by some accents and being overly stylish in places, even if there are some great visuals here and there. Must be getting on for a good ten years since I’ve seen it.