Dracula A.D. 1972 rises from the grave in October

It was an interesting experiment to transplant Dracula into the modern day world, in Alan Gibson’s Dracula A.D. 1972 and it will certainly make for a great viewing on DVD when this Hammer Film is finally making its DVD debut from Warner Home Video this fall.

London’s become a small town for a handful of jaded psychedelic-era hipsters. But Johnny Alucard has a groovy new way for his pals to get their kicks. A certain ritual will be the living end, he insists. And if you still wonder where Johnny’s coming from, try spelling his last name backwards. Dracula is raised into the modern era in this Hammer Studios shocker that’s “quite well done” (John Stanley, Creature Features). Christopher Lee dons the cape for the sixth time and seeks out fresh victims. As archnemesis Van Helsing, fellow horror legend Peter Cushing clutches a vial of holy water and edges within throwing distance. Their harrowing battle royale is not to be missed. In fact, it’s the living end.

The DVD will feature an anamorphic widescreen transfer of the movie in its original 1.78:1 aspect ratio and come with its original mono audio track. The only extra on the release will be the movie’s Trailer.

“Dracula A.D. 1972” is scheduled for release in October 4 and will carry a $19.97 suggested retail price .

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