Directed by Clive Donner
Dracula is conducting a desperate quest to bring his beloved Vampira, Countess Dracula, back to life. To do so, he needs a victim with the right blood type, and seizes his chance when a group of shapely beauty contest winners are brought to his castle. Count Dracula’s hilarious, horrifying efforts to track down the right donor lead him on a trail from Transylvania to London in this 1974 horror-comedy also known as OLD DRACULA.
In this horror-comedy, Dracula is on a desperate quest to bring his beloved Vampira, Countess Dracula, back to life.
Cast: David Niven, Peter Bayliss, Teresa Graves, Nicky Henson
By no means a great film, but it's fun for a one-off watch.
That was diabolical
Yes, this is the film that ends with David Niven in blackface (although his eyes remain blue). Trashy and kitsch in the extreme, the film tries to be a sexy romp and gothic horror yet fails to be either, mired down in a wealth of tawdy tit-gags and dreadful 70s fashions. A poor-man's Dennis Wheatley as done by Are You Being Served? and those awful Confessions films. Poor old Niven was far better than this rubbish.
In a word - Shite. In 2 words - Really Shite. In 6 words - Really Shite But I Liked It.