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DRACULA (1958)

DRACULA <span>(1958)</span> artwork

DRACULA (1958)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 82

Release dates 02/11/2007, 01/10/2002

BBFCInsight Contains moderate gory horror

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Terence Fisher

Cast includes Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough

Cut versions One or more versions of this work have been cut. Cuts are detailed for each respective version found under "Related works".

BBFCinsight publication date 10/08/2007

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DRACULA is a classic 1950s British adaptation of Bram Stoker's vampire novel 'Dracula'. It was originally classified X for cinema release in 1958 (meaning that persons under 16 should not be admitted) and was subsequently classified 15 for release on video in 1997. When the film was resubmitted for cinema re-release in 2007 it was downrated to 12A. This version is rated 12 for moderate gory horror.

Although there is some sight of blood, most notably when a vampire is killed using a stake, there is no emphasis upon blood and injuries. Furthermore, although the film is atmospheric, the sense of threat is moderate and distanced by the period setting and by the familiarity of the story.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.

Details

Title
DRACULA
Also known as
1958 - HAMMER VERSION,HORROR OF DRACULA,DRACULA (BFI VERSION),*** NO FURTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE HISTORIC FILE***,DRACULA - DRACULA: FEATURE AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH MARCUS HEARN AND JONATHAN RIGBY,Previous Title - "DRACULA"
Year
1958
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd,Warner Home Video Ltd,Hammer Film Prods Ltd,BFI (UK Wide),BFI Films
Classified date(s)
06/08/2013
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF009840

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