The secret story behind the other dracula, and the lead. Dracula is a 1931 american precode supernatural horror film directed and co produced by. One of the main themes of rhodes book is that the spanish version of dracula is not the lost classic that many critics have made it. Dracula spanish edition bram stoker, clasicos del mundo on. Dracula spanish version by bram stoker audio book simply. Bela lugosi would reprise the role in abbott and costello meet frankenstein in 1948.
The spanish dracula certainly shares in the drawbacks of the original in being on the slow side and rather stagebound, but it is. The 1931 spanish version of dracula the hitless wonder. Dracula spanishlanguage version universal monsters. Spanish version hd,104 min the alternate language version of the classic film is here offered as a bonus rather than an individual movie. As with previous dvd packages, the spanish version of dracula, shot concurrently with the englishlanguage version, is included. Free download or read online dracula pdf epub book. Budapesth seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse which i got of it from the train and the little i could walk through the streets.
Instead it was carlos villarias playing dracula, with lupita tovar as eva rather. First, count dracula arrives in england to drink blood and find a bride in 1931s dracula. Dracula spanish, 1931 pop culture a t the same time universal pictures produced its famous version of dracula starring bela lugosi, it produced a second version in spanish. It seems to me that most film fans are familiar with universals 1931 version of dracula. Spanish dracula vs english dracula which is better. Whether youre a fan of dracula or have never read, or thought about reading, the book before, then i recommend this version for your kindle library. Stoker appropriated the surname from his friend joseph. Read facts about charles dickens oliver twist here. The icelandic translation of dracula is actually a different book. No es una version doblada es una produccion totalmente diferente en idioma espanol y dirigida por george melford y enrique tovar avalos. However, the difference with this version is that the group of characters whose diaries and journals make up the the text discover their task at hand from a starting point of blissful ignorance, making their gradual realisation even more horrific. Interestingly, another of those talking heads, gary don rhodes agrees with skal here on the supposedly superior and more artistic camera work in the spanish dracula as opposed to the english one, and he says there are far more camera movements in the spanish version. And if theres less stress theres more room for enjoyment. Oct 17, 2017 the spanish language version of dracula 1931 holds a special place in the history of old hollywood horror films.
Irving never did agree to do a stage version, but draculas dramatic sweeping gestures and. As the book is free, i also encourage you to pay the. Sep 16, 2019 the story is derived primarily from bram stokers book, but it also pulls scenes from the early film. Bram stokers dracula spawned dozens of books, plays, films, and even music. It is an adaptation of the 1897 novel of the same name by bram stoker and was filmed at night on the same sets that were being used during the day for the 1931 englishlanguage film of the same name. The screening i attended was almost empty, which was a shame, though there were benefits. Dracula is an 1897 gothic horror novel by irish author bram stoker. It was filmed by universal simultaniously with the lugosi version, using the same sets but with a spanishspeaking cast. The spanish version grew out of the studios decision to respond to the changes brought about by the addition of sound to movies. Pdf dracula the undead book by dacre stoker free download. To coincide with the american release, universal pictures made the spanish version of dracula starring actor carlos villarias for hispanic audiences.
Factoring duallanguage books into your spanish program is a snap. On its 80th anniversary, the spanish version of the classic vampire story still captivates. Shot at night on the same universal sets as tod brownings classic after, his crew went home for the evening, and using a translated version of the same script, this version features a cast of mexican and south american actors under the direction of george. It introduced count dracula, and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The classic dracula has a forgotten version in spanish thats way better than the original. The legacy collection contains five different films that feature the most famous vampire in movie history. The road to dracula video 1999 the road to dracula.
It was filmed at night on the same sets that were being used during the day for the 1931 englishlanguage film of the same title in the early days of sound film, it was common for hollywood studios to produce. Dracula, dracula spanish version, draculas daughter, son of dracula, and house of dracula are each presented in standard fullframe transfers that preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1. The concurrentlyfilmed spanish language version dracula is back again. When dracula the book was adapted into a film in 20th century, the book receives an iconic status. The storyline remains the same, but here the tale is simplified and shortened. The first edition of the novel was published in may 26th 1897, and was written by bram stoker.
In 1930, two versions of bram stokers most famous novel were shot. The first edition of the novel was published in october 2009, and was written by dacre stoker. Its now readily available in the dracula volume of the universal monster movie series. The making of the spanish language version of dracula 1931. Dracula is a 1931 american spanishlanguage horror film directed by george melford. The first is in regards to finding reels from london after midnight. The lugosi version was filmed during the day, and the spanish version was filmed at night.
Dracula starring lupita tovar and carlos villarias. It is an adaptation of the 1897 novel by bram stoker and the 1924 stage play. This set of six classic movies featuring dracula from the vault of universal includes the original 1931 dracula, draculas daughter, house of frankenstein, house of dracula, and the comedy abbott and costello meet frankenstein. A great novel ruined by what seems to be a junior high book report for an introduction. This post is part of the universal backlot blogathon, hosted by kristen at journeys in classic film. Free download or read online dracula the undead pdf epub book. This week turner classic movies presented an intheater event, a double feature of dracula 1931 and the spanish language alternate version with a spanishspeaking cast, filmed using the same sets. Dracula spanish edition and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. The spanish language version of dracula 1931 holds a special place in the history of old hollywood horror films. This set of six classic movies featuring dracula from the vault of universal includes the original 1931 dracula, dracula s daughter, house of frankenstein, house of dracula, and the comedy abbott and costello meet frankenstein. Christopher lee also took on the role of dracula in count dracula, a 1970 spanishitaliangerman coproduction notable for its. The story of the making of the film reveals the importance of the hispanic market in the early days of talkies, the artistic genius of a now largely forgotten producer, and one of old hollywoods longestlasting love stories. The main characters of this horror, paranormal story are dr.
In his later book, tod brownings dracula, however, rhodes claims, the. Dracula spanish version article about dracula spanish. Dracula spanishlanguage version universal monsters wiki. This is the ladybird retelling of bram stokers classic novel dracula. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. The uneven cast includes some good players and some terrible ones. Bram stoker book author previous cast members more cast members. Bram stoker novel, baltasar fernandez cue spanish adaptation as b. En espanol as evening fell on the gothic set of universal studios dracula, bela lugosi and the film crew left for the day. The road to dracula video 1999 the road to dracula video. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. As of the late 1980s, this version has become more highly praised by some than the better known englishlanguage version. Filmed on the same sets at the same time, just with different actors. Next friday is still celebrated as world dracula day by fans of the book.
The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 488 pages and is available in paperback format. Dracula as a character is not actually in the book a great deal, the same as any other version i have read. Lucy is now harkers fiance mina is married to arthur, lucys preferred suitor in the book a female vampire uses her femininity to trap harker and turn him. Produced and distributed by universal pictures, dracula is the first sound film adaptation of the stoker novel. Review of the spanish language version of dracula 1931. Its no longer a lost movie, but since dracula has 43,500 imbd ratings and dracula with an accent over the first a has about 3,800, the spanish version does need a little talkingup. I didnt know about it either until i bought the dvd and it was included as a special feature. Over the years, many people consider the spanish version of dracula to be even better than.
In the early days of sound, it was common for hollywood studios to produce foreignlanguage versions of their. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 424 pages and is available in hardcover format. Jonathan harker is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of bram stokers 1897 gothic horror novel dracula. The legend has been changed and interpreted in many different ways as it has been told from generation to generation, but stokers story is the one that has stood the test of time. Skal discovered the legendary spanishlanguage version of the 1931 dracula in cuba. Rhodes certainly has an emotional attachment to the 1931 dracula. Then, a scientist goes mad with power after an experiment goes wrong in 1933s the invisible man. Its a cool movie in its own right and essential viewing for vampiremovie fans. Schedule reading practice time into your study routine and it wont be long before your reading skills improve. Carlos villarias, who played dracula in the spanish version, was.
It comes with an optional introduction sd, 4 min by lupita tovar kohner, who played eva. Both the browning and the melford versions of dracula are in the national film registry, the anglo version having been inducted in 2000 and the spanish version in 2015. Vlad tepes, the inspiration for stokers antagonist, is called lad. In the past, people always served with a bloody vampire character. Dracula is a 1931 american precode supernatural horror film directed and coproduced by. They were a hundred times more terrible in the grim silence which held them than even when they howled. It was filmed by universal simultaniously with the lugosi version, using the same sets but with a spanish speaking cast. It was filmed at night on the same sets that were being used during the day for the 1931 englishlanguage film of the same title. A spanishlanguage version, dracula, was shot at night on the same sets with different actors. Jun 07, 2012 if you didnt know there was a spanish version of dracula from 1931 dont be too hard on yourself. In which i explain how the spanishlanguage version of dracula led to american pie. Skal discovered the legendary spanish language version of the 1931 dracula in cuba. Oct 27, 2018 the spanish or english version of the 1931movie dracula.
Bram stoker is best known as the author of one of the most famous novels of all time, dracula. One of the main themes of rhodes book is that the spanish version of dracula is not the lost classic that many critics have made it out to be. Sep 29, 2019 this is the shorter version for a monster madness warmup. His journey to transylvania and encounter with the vampire count dracula and his brides at castle dracula constitutes the dramatic opening scenes in the novel and most of the film adaptations. Oct 31, 2015 this week turner classic movies presented an intheater event, a double feature of dracula 1931 and the spanish language alternate version with a spanish speaking cast, filmed using the same sets. A stunningly atmospheric horror tale shot during 1931 draculas off time, this spanish language version bests its legendary english counterpart by a bloody great degree.
The spanish version of dracula the world forgot about remezcla. To a certain extent, but details and character relationships have changed points of interest. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing dracula spanish version near you. Which dracula movie adaptation is most faithful to the original bram stoker book i wanted a definitive answer, so i. In recent years this version has become more highly praised by some than the english language version. Pdf dracula book by bram stoker free download 488 pages.
In the last part of the book rhodes takes on those who have harshly judged the 1931 dracula, and the author compares brownings work with that of universals spanish version of dracula, filmed on the same sets as the browning version. Her film, shot after hours on the sets of the betterknown bela lugosi version. The second is the inclusion of alternate long shots of lugosi used in the spanish version of dracula. The book presents several colour illustrations, and these certainly does add to the narrative, as the art usefully depicts the. Por ejemplo, no es protagonizada por bela lugosi sino por carlos villar.
This is the shorter version for a monster madness warmup. Posted on october 4, 2015 october 5, 2015 by monstergirl posted in boris karloff, bride of frankenstein, dracula 1931 spanish version, dracula 1931, elsa lanchester, gothic horror, halloween 8 comments. Actress lupita tovar, the star of the 1931 spanish language version of dracula, died over the weekend at age 106. Shot at night on the same universal sets as tod brownings classic after, his crew went home for the evening, and using a translated version of the same script, this version features a cast of mexican and south american actors under the. This spanish version of dracula is interesting and odd, running nearly a halfhour longer than the english version with lugosi. Rhodes book tod brownings dracula, i took the opportunity to revisit both versions of the film that universal produced in 1931. The icelandic translation of dracula is actually a. Actress lupita tovar, the star of the 1931 spanishlanguage version of dracula, died over the weekend at age 106. This dracula is not a direct adaptation of the novel but rather of a play that turned. Dracula is a 1931 american spanish language precode horror film directed by george melford. Dracula is a 1931 american spanishlanguage precode horror film directed by george melford.
The spanish or english version of the 1931movie dracula. If you didnt know there was a spanish version of dracula from 1931 dont be too hard on yourself. All soundtracks are rendered in dolby digital mono. I was thumbing thru the 1993 book by author stephen jones called the illustrated vampire movie guide and came across a few interesting claims.363 390 132 748 1388 873 674 1423 855 482 953 1057 851 615 1370 411 1244 963 448 377 1580 181 735 736 447 70 778 1049 489 844 1005 368 80 372 1128 81 115 744 1328 831 1286 1225 973 205 243 1467 828 627 526