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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

(Laserdisc)

This information is for the Laserdisc release, not a DVD release.

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the Criterion Collection laserdisc.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Francis Ford Coppola, special effects supervisor Roman Coppola, and makeup supervisor Greg Cannom Rating:6.3/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by reidca on February 21st, 2008:Find all reviews by reidca
Excellent technical dicussion with Pappa Coppola dominating the track. He concentrates on his desire to do the film with old school technique - matte paintings, reverse photography, in-camera exposing, forced perspective, even stock shots! (there's a shot taken from remake of The Bounty). Occassionally, Coppola will talk about inspiration (such as the original Nosferatu), casting choices (Johnny Depp and Billy Baldwin were possibilities for Harker), using elements of the original Stoker novel and as usual, berates himself for choices and the ability to re-examine his own films after a period of time. Roman doesn't seem to get much of a look in, but Cannom talks about his inspirations such as Little Big Man and The Seven Faces Of Dr Lao and the process for getting an Oscar nomination.