Director: Dario Argento. Cast: Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Rutger Hauer. 110 min. Not Rated. Italy/France/Spain. Horror.
Prehistoric digital effects, terrible acting (the worst coming from Argento's daughter, Asia), and confusing "soap opera"-like lighting makes this one of the corniest Draculas in recent memory. And Argento's own liberties on Bram Stoker's original story (Dracula can change into any animal, ... and I mean any animal) don't help much. Still, I found an (ex-) master of horror's take on the story with all its B-movie charm somewhat amusing. Coppola's and Herzog's versions are still the best, and similarities between the actress playing Mina to Winona Ryder proves Argento agrees. Only recommended if you've previously followed the director's career.