Rent Dracula's Fiancee (2002)

2.6 of 5 from 52 ratings
1h 31min
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Synopsis:
While searching for the earthly remains of Count Dracula, a professor and his young assistant are thrown into a surreal parallel universe of darkness and decay where they encounter supernatural creatures. Ultimately, the professor's quest leads him to confrontation with the beautiful but evil Isabelle...
Actors:
, Jacques Orth, , Magalie Madison, , , Danièle Servais-Orth, Denis Tallaron, , Céline Clémentel, Mira Petri, Marianna Palmieri, , , , , Frédéric Legrand, , Thomas Desfossé,
Directors:
Producers:
Jacques Orth
Writers:
Jean Rollin
Aka:
La Fiancée de Dracula
Studio:
Salvation Films
Genres:
Horror, Thrillers
Countries:
France, Horror, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/08/2009
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • New interview with director Jean Rollin on his life and work
  • Stills gallery
  • Redemption trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/05/2019
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Trailers

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Reviews (1) of Dracula's Fiancee

La fiancée de Dracula/Fiancee of Dracula (2002) - Dracula's Fiancee review by NP

Spoiler Alert
04/04/2015

This is a film widely regarded as a return to form for French director Jean Rollin and was released in 2002, 34 years after his debut. And it really is – everything is here; scantily clad young actresses enduring freezing looking, exotic locations, a finale set on a beach, a meandering storyline (which, on this occasion, takes in a Van Helsing subsititute, a circus dwarf, comedy nuns and even a cameo from Rollin veteran, my lovely Catherine Castel. Castel’s appearance is so brief, I’m not entirely sure who she plays, but it seems likely she is the unnamed female who is released from a coffin to play a mournful violin as a tribute to the arrival of Dracula’s titular fiancée) and plenty of blood. There’s even a nod to his earlier Shiver of the Vampires in that an old grandfather clock is used for transportation and resting for the vampire

The dreamlike quality of story-telling is still very much in evidence here, and as such, a coherent storyline is almost an irrelevance. It seems mad killer nuns are grooming a young lady called Isabelle to be Dracula’s bride, which seems fair enough. When he finally appears after being whispered about in hushed tones, Dracula is a disappointment – just a pleasant looking gent in a cape who pales into insignificance alongside the sensuous, snake-like ethereality of his former, red-haired, white-faced partner.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, it is a relief to see Rollin’s imagination and skill for creating illusory weirdness so prevalent in his later life. The music, so important for setting a scene, is very effective here also.

The whole film is delightful, mad and macabre, possibly Rollin’s most joyful yet. There is a happy ending too, of sorts – it’s very surreal, but gives the proceedings a memorable closure.

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