Part of October Sucks.
Director Francis Ford Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula myth, and from that gothic romance, he creates a modern masterpiece. Gary Oldman’s metamorphosis as Dracula who grows from old to young, from man to beast, is nothing short of amazing. Winona Ryder brings equal intensity to the role of a young beauty who becomes the object of Dracula’s devastating desire. Anthony Hopkins co-stars as the famed doctor who dares to believe in Dracula, and then dares to confront him. Opulent, dazzling and utterly irresistible, this is Dracula as you’ve never seen him.
“DRACULA has the nervy enthusiasm of the work of a precocious film student who has magically acquired a master's command of his craft. It's surprising, entertaining and always just a little too much…. It's as if Mr. Coppola were saying: ‘You want a horror film? You got a horror film.’” —Vincent Canby, New York Times (1992) “A uniquely dreamlike, lushly romantic, highly erotic and prototypically Coppolaesque version of the story — a movie that does for the vampire genre what THE GODFATHER did for the gangster saga, and what APOCALYPSE NOW did for the war movie: raises it to the level of grand opera.” —William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1992) “For a film so immersed in the dreadful, centuries-spanning burden of human love and desire, perhaps it’s only natural that the movie itself be so lovingly crafted. The film is not unlike Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW, an awesome work of terror that is so filled with ideas and ambition that it always seems on the verge of complete self-immolation.” —Dom Nero, Esquire