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Old June 24 2011, 11:05 PM   #76
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now are these sequals to the original dracual?
The first film, Horror of Dracula, is an adaptation of the original novel by Bram Stoker. The rest are all sequels to Horror.

(Note: Horror of Dracula is the American title. In the UK, it was simply released as Dracula.)
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Old June 24 2011, 11:12 PM   #77
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The Vampire Diaries really does get good in season 2. I started watching with that season and was hooked.

I went back and watched season 1 because I am just wired that way. It was not as good. I could see the potential but season 1 would not have hooked me.

Too much teen drama and not enough beasties and history.

Season 2 drops a lot of the angst. It delves more into the history of the families. It is pretty action packed and the storyline moves along at a good clip.

It seemed like the show runners really looked at their problems and tried to fix those.

Ian S becomes really central. He was always a main character but it is like they said to themselves - "People love this guy. Let's do more of that."

Damon and Alaric are a hoot.

Elijah is just awesome.

Nina D rocks as Katherine. It is odd how she makes the characters totally seperate down to facial expressions and tone. In season one I felt like I was watching Elena in period dress. In season two she can just walk in a room and I am like oh Hell it is Katherine.

It is like the cast and writing just gels and then it is full speed ahead.
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Old June 24 2011, 11:29 PM   #78
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Yeah, I noticed the same thing about Nina Dobrev, and I love it.
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Old June 24 2011, 11:57 PM   #79
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I am half way through s1 tvd and I am hooked can't wait till s2 of tvd in august. from my understanding s2 goes very dark shadows that's cool. I've all so set tvd on my dvr so I'll be ready for s3.
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Old June 25 2011, 12:48 AM   #80
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I just got into TVD during the second season, and it quickly became a favorite of mine. I haven't gotten around to checking out season 1 yet though.
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Old June 25 2011, 01:13 AM   #81
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I missed the first 10 episodes when they aired, and near the end of the hiatus, they showed a week long marathon 2 episodes a night of those first 10. I thought it was worth watching, wasn't totally hooked, but, definitely worth wasting time on and I really was intrigued with what they might do with Bonnie and I've always been a fan of Jasmine Guy's. Then a week or two later, they showed Eps 11-20 and I was hooked by the end of S1, and S2 stepped it up a bit more.
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Old June 25 2011, 01:17 AM   #82
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out of all the girls in that show I think bonnie is the hottie of the group.
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Old June 25 2011, 01:22 AM   #83
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out of all the girls in that show I think bonnie is the hottie of the group.
Bonnie's my favorite, but, I like Caroline (now) and Katherine a lot too. Elena, eh, don't have much use for her.
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Old June 25 2011, 03:16 PM   #84
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is there a list of lee's dracula movie's? and are they in any partiicular order?
The continuity is a bit loose, but, just off the top of my head.

Horror of Dracula
Brides of Dracula (no Lee, only Cushing)
Dracula, Prince of Darkness
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Taste the Blood of Dracula
Scars of Dracula
Dracula AD. 1972
The Satanic Rites of Dracula

I'm pretty sure that's the right sequence. Brides is probably my favorite of the bunch, even though Dracula doesn't actually appear in it. (Dr. Van Helsing goes after one of Dracula's disciples--because Lee wasn't available!)
*looks at shelf* Yup thats the correct sequence, the first three Lee movies are more or less the best. Brides of Dracula is indeed awesome and a welcome return for Peter Cushing, it was apparently based more off of Carmilla than Dracula.

The next two are all right I suppose, then AD 1972 reboots the series by having a new continiuty throw out the old one in its opening sequence. The 7 Golden Vampires, if not for Cushing, would have been a standalone. Rites, well...just ignore it.
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Old June 25 2011, 03:23 PM   #85
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Brides of Dracula is indeed awesome and a welcome return for Peter Cushing, it was apparently based more off of Carmilla than Dracula.
Not quite. THE VAMPIRE LOVERS starring Cushing is the one based on "Carmilla."

It's part of a separate cycle of "Karnstein" vampire movies that includes:

The Vampire Lovers
Lust for a Vampire
Twins of Evil

If Brides was based on "Carmilla," there would be a lot more lesbianism in it!
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Old June 25 2011, 03:41 PM   #86
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Those are indeed the Carmilla trilogy, but I think the Countess sub-plot was taken from Carmilla, the three birdes from Dracula and several other elements from Dracula's Guest. The film is a mish-mash of several different sub-plots, but ironically holds together better than the films from one simpler source.
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Old June 25 2011, 03:56 PM   #87
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Hmm. I don't really see "Carmilla" in BRIDES, but, yeah, that's a great movie and Cushing is really good in it. There are so many good scenes, like the bit where the madwoman coaxes a newly-risen Bride out of her grave, the whole bit with the holy water and the red-hot poker (which I wince just thinking about), and the opening scenes with Baron Meinster chained up in his castle . . .
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Old June 25 2011, 04:02 PM   #88
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I dare anyone to watch the poker scene and not wince, Cushing makes it look just a little too real.
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Old June 26 2011, 12:01 PM   #89
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I dare anyone to watch the poker scene and not wince, Cushing makes it look just a little too real.

in which film?^
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Old June 26 2011, 01:35 PM   #90
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I dare anyone to watch the poker scene and not wince, Cushing makes it look just a little too real.

in which film?^
Brides of Dracula.
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