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Dracula (1931)

NOTE: This commentary is on the Dracula "Legacy Collection" DVD set as well as the previous DVD release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Film historian David J. Skal Rating:7.8/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by aph86 on August 2nd, 2007:Find all reviews by aph86
An okay track, good amount of info. But Skal’s voice is very annoying and makes it hard to listen to the whole track.
Reviewed by tim0122 on April 1st, 2014:Find all reviews by tim0122
This is a pretty topnotch commentary. Good info throughout, I don't remember any long pauses, and just really gives you a nice background on the making of the film and the careers and lives of the actors in it. I don't agree with the previous review that Skal's voice is annoying. For me, his voice is nice to listen to from start to finish. Give this one a listen if you haven't already.
Reviewed by captainsolo on November 21st, 2015:Find all reviews by captainsolo
Great track, but it feels far more like reading Skal's own books on the film.
Reviewed by musíl65 on August 26th, 2022:Find all reviews by musíl65
This track is solid. Skal talks about the differences to Stoker’s book and to the version in Spanish from 1931. Dracula as a play is also a big topic. He has good points about the actors and the DP. Sometimes he quotes from his book.

He talks about the connections to other horror movies from Universal. The legacy of the movie is also discussed. He talks a little bit dry. 8 out of 10.