CGiiilogo

Latest Bi Additions...

  • Liberty
  • Lawyer (The)
  • True History of the Kelly Gang
  • Rialto
  • Dracula
  • Insatiable
  • Abby's
  • Again Once Again
  • Why Women Kill
  • All Yours
  • Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
  • Mapplethorpe
  • Diamantino
  • Synonyms
  • Colette
  • Aniara
  • Life Like
  • Simple Favor (A)
  • Killing Eve
  • Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy
  • Sunburn
  • King of Crime
  • Poet and the Boy (The)
  • Splinters
  • Two in the Bush: A Love Story
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Marriage (The)
  • Maki'la
  • Touch Me Not
  • Believer
  • Wild Honey Pie
  • Locating Silver Lake
  • Whitney
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • Sense8
  • Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
  • Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives
  • Even Lovers Get the Blues
  • Princess Cyd
  • Left Handed

Dracula

Country: UK, Language: English, 270 mins

  • Director: Paul McGuigan; Jonny Campbell; Damon Thomas
  • Writer: Bram Stoker; Steven Moffat; Mark Gatiss
  • Producer: Steven Moffat; Sue Vertue; Mark Gatiss; Larry Tanz

CGiii Comment

How peculiar! It goes from the [near] sublime to the [absolute] ridiculous in just three episodes!

Episode 1 has all the ingredients required for a good, Gothic, neck-munching, camp vamp flick.

Episode 2 is on a rather small ship for what feels like an eternity...where people go missing...or, end up dead. And, the man who only appears at night is above and beyond suspicion! What!?! 

Episode 3...jet propels itself into the 21st century...oh dear, the less said the better.

The writers - obviously - were given the BBC's diversity check list before they put pen-to-paper, after they ripped up Bram Stoker's original. Dracula is bisexual, Van Helsing is now a woman who happens to be a feminist nun...there's a gay mixed race couple, an Asian doctor and his disabled daughter...yip, it's tiresome box-ticking yet again!

There is a fine line between what is embarrassing and what is funny, the same goes for pantomime and 'Carry On' - this contorted and contrived version of Dracula crosses those lines so many times, it ends up being a scribble of the original. Moffat and Gatiss [the defiling writers] claimed they were bring something new to the table with their rendition...well, they obviously tripped before reaching that 'new' table, throwing all their 'hard-work' straight right into the fan!


Trailer... 

The(ir) Blurb...

In 1897 Transylvania, the blood-drinking Count draws his plans against Victorian London.

Cast & Characters

Claes Bang as Dracula;
Dolly Wells as Sister Agatha;
John Heffernan as Jonathan Harker;
Joanna Scanlan as Mother Superior;
Morfydd Clark as Mina;
Jonathan Aris as Captain Sokolov;
Youssef Kerkour as Olgaren;
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Adisa;
Catherine Schell as Grand Duchess Valeria;
Lyndsey Marshal as Bloxham;
Mark Gatiss as Frank;
Tim Ingall as Krasnaya Rubashka;
Corrina Wilson as Amanda;
Lujza Richter as Elena;
Sacha Dhawan as Dr Sharma;
Clive Russell as Valentin;
Matthew Beard as Jack;
Chanel Cresswell as Katherine;
Lydia West as Bloofer Lady;
Phil Dunster as Quincey