Dracula was one of those films put on DVD when nobody knew what was going on. One lame menu and a fairly poor transfer has been with us for a decade, but Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is upping the ante with a two disc special edition DVD and a Blu-ray release, as we pointed out a little while ago.
A young lawyer is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of Eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker’s betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina’s closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy’s friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away.
Finally, Sony Pictures has announced the bonus materials for this release. Both versions of the discs will contain an intro by Francis Ford Coppola, commentary, the featurettes The Blood is the Life, The Costumes are the Sets, In Camera – The Naïve Visual Effects of Dracula and Method and Madness – Visualizing Dracula plus deleted scenes and a trailer for Youth Without Youth.
On October 2nd, the DVD set will arrive for $24.96 and the Blu-ray for $28.95.