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Old August 11 2014, 12:28 AM   #361
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Re: vampires

Well since this thread, much like it's subject matter, refuses to die:



The first trailer for Universal's answer to the Marvel universe. Beginning a series that will likely see origin stories for the other monsters and characters, with Van Helsing and The Mummy planned for 2016/17 making a "combined setting" for them all.

Pretty hyped not only for the film itself but for the potential saga they're about to create for the 80th anniversary of their monster mash team.
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Old August 11 2014, 05:39 AM   #362
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This is separate from that. The Mummy is going to be the "Iron Man" of the new Universal Monster universe.
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Old August 11 2014, 07:47 AM   #363
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Dracula might be fun, the trailer looks good for an fx extravaganza. Rebooting Universal monsters I'd like to see 'The Creature From the Black Lagoon' get a good treatment.
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Old August 11 2014, 07:09 PM   #364
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Oh, well even as a standalone it's been a long while since the 1992 version, and essentially none of them have ever focused exclusively on his days in 15th century Romania.

It'll be an interesting change, just wondering if I should go all out and see it in 3D, seeing how far between major adaptations it is.

I'm looking forward to The Mummy 2016 version, but I'm one of the few people who really liked Van Helsing 2004.
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Old September 4 2014, 01:24 AM   #365
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Re: vampires

Sorry for the double post but...



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Old September 4 2014, 09:05 PM   #366
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I love the place he goes in the mountains. Very reminiscent of the Scholomance, the college where the Devil teaches wizards. Stoker says Dracula studied there and is where he gained all those powers (turning into animals, controlling animals and the weather and such). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholomance
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Old September 5 2014, 12:22 AM   #367
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There seem to be a ton of little references throughout the trailer alone to Romanian/Turkish history and hints at Dracula's past. On the one hand it's a shame it took 150+ movies to get to this point but on the other, looking at the effects, they needed to wait for the right oppertunity.

Chunks of the film where filmed here in Northern Ireland, a few of our valleys were used for the location shots much like Game of Thrones.

But the old Vampire in the trailer is:

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Old September 6 2014, 04:25 AM   #368
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I did see a reference on one of the sci-fi fantasy sites I frequent to this possibly starting the Universal Monsters universe, so I guess I might have been wrong on that count. My apologies.
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Old September 6 2014, 02:37 PM   #369
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I did see a reference on one of the sci-fi fantasy sites I frequent to this possibly starting the Universal Monsters universe, so I guess I might have been wrong on that count. My apologies.
Universal themselves are being tight-lipped on the subject, so it's understandable. Actually I'm wondering if they're developing this one so that it could go either way depending on the critical reception, making the Mummy and Van Helsing the much more marketed ones.

Also the CGI being so greatly different in the UK trailer suggest the US one was made quite a while ago, from an earlier stage of pre-production, even with them released only 4-5 weeks apart.

I'm just glad for another big screen Dracula, then again they do only happen at significant intervals. 31, 58, 74/9, 92 etc so I don't mind if it isn't picked up again.

On an unrelated note, I bought Hotel Transylvania the other day and haven't gotten around to watching it yet, should really take care of that soon.

And I'm starting season 5 of Young Dracula (BBC series) which is surprisingly good, but changes tone drastically as it goes.
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Old September 12 2014, 03:55 AM   #370
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They actually just added Young Dracula to Amazon Prime's free streaming video service.
I'm really hoping they eventually add ITV's Demons, which featured Mina Harker (nee Murray) as a supporting character, to it or Netflix. It's intrigued me for a while, but I've never gotten a chance to watch it.
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Old September 12 2014, 08:33 PM   #371
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Nice

And strangely enough as this thread got bumped today, Universal added 3 new TV spots a couple of hours ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vShc_ukqEU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImDVs1uuodE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0YZqTTs9Mo

Still sneaking new, further finished effects in. I still think the "white" when he begins to burn is a placeholder for actual muscle, not being able to show it in greenband trailers.
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Old September 12 2014, 08:34 PM   #372
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This one is a book series but it has both vampires and witches in it (along with daemons). It's the All Souls series by Deborah Harkness. Just in the middle of reading the last book in the series right now and it's really good.
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Old October 4 2014, 06:29 AM   #373
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currently reading the vampire diaries the stefan's diaries #1 orgins
Currently reading hellboy seeds of destruction.


Seriouly can't wait till next Friday dracula is going to be awesome
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Old October 6 2014, 05:12 PM   #374
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Just got back from seeing Dracula Untold and it is a damn good movie.

A lot more story than the trailers suggested, both more and less historically accurate as well. Even several likeable enough secondary characters.

The vampires in this series are as complicated as the person they were in life for the most part, but their vampire half is definitely a monster, the creature effects are very subtle and well done.

A good cast all round, good performances from all of them, even the boy lol.

The action sequences don't dominate the movie but are epic enough when they do happen, some good one liners, a lot of "feels" and great moments.

And last and rather importantly...
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Just got back from seeing Dracula Untold and it is a damn good movie.

A lot more story than the trailers suggested, both more and less historically accurate as well. Even several likeable enough secondary characters.

The vampires in this series are as complicated as the person they were in life for the most part, but their vampire half is definitely a monster, the creature effects are very subtle and well done.

A good cast all round, good performances from all of them, even the boy lol.

The action sequences don't dominate the movie but are epic enough when they do happen, some good one liners, a lot of "feels" and great moments.

And last and rather importantly...
Do we have set through the credits?
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