With Klaus Kinski, Isablle Adjani, Bruno Ganz
Directed by Werner Hertzog

For this project a better director and actor combination could not have been chosen than this. The meticulous Hertzog and the intensity-to-the-extent-of-insanity of Kinski have led to some great collaborative efforts like
Aguirre The Wrath Of God, and Fitzcaraldo. Here the classic silent 1922 vampire film by German director F.W. Murnau (based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula) is remade over half a century later (1979) with utter mastery by two of his countrymen. Not trying to recreate the film shot-by-shot, nor attempting to change it completely, everything in this remake is incredible, from the locations and music, to Kinski’s creepy look and Adjani’s stunning beauty. Since it is a period piece, the film cannot date and should be seen by all. But do yourself a favour and watch the original first.

6 / A
- PB

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A - B
- C

never let a review decide for you, but for those who need a rating, see the Flamedrop scale below
6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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