Mike and Jay talk about Dracula. No, not THAT Dracula. The other Dracula. No no no the OTHER other Dracula. Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula from 1992.
I always loved that this adaptation is never all that scary. It makes a great date night movie and is very rewatchable.
Fun fact: Mike edited Wolfman fucking (from The Howling) into the Gremlins 2 review.
Ok so I watched this when it came out last week. I enjoyed it just like I have always enjoyed the movie... it took me until today to realise though that there was absolutely no mention of Renfield who was one of my favorite parts of the movie. Sure a small part but still.
'after this version I think there's a BBC TV movie' I can't believe Jay 'the film buff' forgot about Dracula Untold starring Orlando Bloom from the Dark Universe.
"We don’t do paid sponsorships" Yea, right. You just REALLY enjoyed eating chunckys chicken, you hacks?
Bram stoked Dracula.
I hated the love story and trying to make Dracula a sympathetic character. He married a stupid woman who couldnt wait a little while for verification of his supposed death. And Dracula's curse seemed like a gift to me. He got demigod powers, harem of unaging beautiful women and immortality. Id forsake my god for that, if I aligned to one. Alot of style and a little atmosphere with a few good performances. Dracula: Dead and Loving It, I think is better.
I thought they were talking about Gary Coleman and was surprised to see some white guy arguing with Bram Stoker.
I wish you would have mentioned Tom Waits, but that's just me.
Watching the Netflix Series DRACULA by Mark Gatiss has gotten me on a path to see different adaptations of the story , will be seeing this one soon =)
Its nice to know my algorithm shows me the same garbage as jay
Mike pouring way more into his glass than Jay's. That's my Red Letter Media.
Unpopular opinion: Mike should watch Polanski's misunderstood The Ninth Gate to hear Dracula composer Kilar's amazing score for detective Johnny Depp's hilarious descent from sarcastic evil jerk to...sarcastic Satanic jerk. (Accompanied by 1970's stage-and-screen Dracula Frank Langella.)
the difference in acting for me as a kid, indicated the different levels of manners and the times. Dracula and other elders were old school, their manner of speech would be different than a kid 50 to 500 years younger. It worked
OMG RED LETTER MEDIA HAS SOLD OUT!
Awe. No mention of Tom Waits.
i live in sonoma county, about 15 miles from the coppala winery and i have been there many times. the wine is decent and the restaurant is actually pretty good. they also have a small film museum. they have the original desk used in the godfather, the Dracula armor, and some really cool props from apocalypse now. dont plan your whole trip around it, but if you are in the area its a fun thing to see.
About the tragic vampires, Fright Night has this one beat in terms of having a vampire with humanity. Sarandon's vampire specifically tried to avoid killing kids, ate fruit to cover the taste of blood, and opted to not murder a mother in her bed.
I'm still waiting for Lucas to make THX-1139: Ohm Strikes Back
Relax everyone, they aren't doing sponsored content, they haven't sold out, they're just feeding their alcoholism.
Oh my yes! I loved this movie when I was a kid, I can’t wait to find out how stupid I was!
I love the way they play with shadows in this movie, reminds me a lot of Nosferatu. Got mad flashbacks to being scared as hell when Nos was on tv when I was a child, the shadows always got to me then.
1992? What will you be reviewing next? Tremors?
I really liked this movie, watched it for the first time recently. Was watching it with my flat mates and they all left before it ended saying it was bad. I have a fair amount of appreciation for it, some good performances and some terrible performances, I also liked the way they show parts of the set like it's a stage show, something my mates didn't enjoy. It has some really cool special effects as well. Definitely going for style over substance and it works in my opinion.
Over the years people have told me that Keanus accent would ruin it for me, being English myself. I didn't think he did a terrible job, it's not a great voice but it is definitely serviceable.
The day Mike stopped giving a fuck what Billy Shat thinks.
You forgot all about Tom Waites!
I just wish Winona worked more with an accent coach. She makes me cringe a couple of times. Maybe they could have done another take.
In Romania, Vlad Tepes is considered a national hero.
Last of the Mohicans was nothing like the book. Blade Runner was nothing like the novella. Angel Heart was nothing like the novel. The book is the book. The film is something else.
isnt chloe zhao gonna make a dracula movie
Talk about Dracula Dead and Loving It you fucking cowards.
7:25 I don't blame him, but I'd try to make at least something, even if it's not a movie.
It's amazing how much work went into the film. I've always liked it but I'll watch it again soon with this fresh appreciation.
29:12 the eye in the sky scene reminds me a similar effect at the beginning of white zombie
Pyrite is alright with meeeee
BLOW IT OUT THE AIR LOCK!
That clip with Gary Oldman and Coppola invokes that scene in Spinal Tap when Nigel is complaining about the sandwiches.
1992? What will you be reviewing next? Tremors?
Sorry, but I can't get passed the shirt that Jay is wearing. I zone in on some great commentary and then I zone out because of Jay's shirt, what were they saying about Wynona Ryder?
I think it's too convenient and an oversight to criticize Keanu's role. I think he was perfectly cast. I think Jonathan needed to be vulnerable, but somewhat naively courageous. I'd say it was perfectly casted. Keanu's role had to be that hopeless protagonists that you inherently root for but are constantly frustrated with (like cliche horror movies)... The "c'mon man"! role. If he was confident and competent, he'd be a worthy adversary to Dracula from the moment he arrived. He would be a worthy adversary to all of Dracula's suspicious behaviors and also as a counterpart love interest to Mina. We're supposed to see Mina get seduced by Dracula as the forbidden love is the crux of this film. Jonathan's vulnerability makes watching Mina fall for Dracula more understanding... Jonathan is the "everything opposite" of Dracula. Either Keanu understood this role in that way, or his rigged acting just emphasized these characteristics and credit goes to Coppola / casting. I'd say it's a little of both.
Really miss a podcast even though you guys are bad people, wish they were more reviews like remember heartbeaps?
Air Force One was released in 1997, not 1991. Yes, I am that guy.
It’s an amazing piece of art
Great video. As always keep up the great work.
11:21 Keanu Reaves is the most misunderstood method actor in history. The man has been in character all his life.
Reeves was also the worst part of "Dangerous Liaisons."
I love the guy, but he can't act for shit! Let's not forget "The Devil's Advocate"...
I love movies that feel like a fever dream
Have you considered contrasting it with The Lost Boys?
go to the theater and review Quiet Place 2
4:47 "Did you know Tom Cruise had no idea he was in that vampire movie till two years later?"
In all fairness, Pinot Noir - in the bottle - is highly variable. Storage conditions must be perfect - and even then, bottles can go sideways (no reference intended, and yet!)... When Pinot Noir is sent to wine reviewers, instead of the typical single, two bottles are sent from differing parts of the warehouse.
Now I'm really curious how Coppola wine tastes...
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I've drank that pinot noir, I always think it's good
Coppola is a toss pot, just like Ridley Scott. They made one or two good movies decades ago, then just made shitty movies ever since then.
Did Jay forget that Amazon is remaking Lord Of The Rings right now?
@Harrison Haine oh yeah I think it's way too early (shows my age) but apparently Amazon has invested a large amount into it. www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiewire.com/2021/05/amazon-justifies-lord-of-the-rings-series-budget-1234636906/amp/. also sorry for being a little snippy earlier in my response. I got defensive for some reason.
@James Shields I just can't believe they would bother trying to remake movies that aren't even really dated at all. Sounds like they're destined to be terrible.
No, he specifically went into a thing about how after the Peter Jackson's LOTR that nobody else would dare to attempt a large budget remake because they wouldn't be able to match the scale or epic feel of it. Did you watch the video?
you're joking right?
I got halfway through the film and couldn't take it anymore. It's such shite.
That's Gary Oldman playing Dracula? I thought it was our good old Palpie's actor.
1:42 I guess this is how we're going to get the new Nerd Crew episodes from now on.
Special request: mike and jay should do a review of Once Upon a Time in the West. And then a mike and rich review of the x-files season 1 and 2
We have this idea for a Dracula movie, it's going to be completely fresh and faithful to the book *Gary Oldman practicing the Lugosi voice he does throughout the movie*
That photo you use of George Lucas eating take away food is at of all places Frankston in Victoria, Australia. Frankston is essentially a real life Australian version of Mos Eisley, so I guess it’s kind of fitting really 🤣
If you like the work of Francis Ford Coppola you should check out the work of his nephew, Nicolas Kim Coppola , goes by the name of "Cage"
as an english person, I don't think the accents were that bad, I've heard a lot worse and it felt like they were really trying.. sadly, this may have been the last time Keanu ever really tried to act. What about Hopkins's german accent that keeps going welsh in places? and the hammy generic eastern european vampire accent that Oldham does (actually he was quite good in this).
Better if you buy that skull vodka)
When are you going to get Gregg Turkington on?
Never understood why Tom Cruise was mad about covid. He's a scientoligist. If anyone was going to be against mask wearing, the lethality of covid, the vaccines, all the bs, you'd think it'd be him.
Loved this movie as a teen. Still the best classic horror adaptation BY FAR imo (plus tom waits in the asylum is awesome)
Wait, wait! Was there NO discussion of Tom Waits' performance?!? I feel like you guys need to do a "Part 2" on this film... There's so much more to discuss!
Please do Small Soldiers
Did anyone from RLM catch the shout out for the army of the dead review on Redbar Radio's latest episode? redbarradio.net/archives/red-bar-radio-s19-e33 around 1:31:00 When your favorite content creators collide!
Do “The Ninth Gate” next!
Picture this. Cameron Mitchell spotlight that trails off into a nukie spotlight with Jack n Tim
Why not to talk about Mel Brooks's Dracula?!
I watched this entire video awaiting for a mention of Tom Waits.
I'm an idiot--I never noticed that Drac doesn't have a reflection in the shot when he's buying the paper off of the newsboy.
3:29 So Scientology really CANNOT cure any disease or ailment known to humanity.
Damn - how long do I have to wait for the Hal Needham re:View?!? All Midwestern boys of our generation used Cannonball Run as a gateway drug into cinema. Let's have it already.
FFC should make a film about a wine maker that's about 5 hours long, really slow, and starring Faye Dunaway, Vicky Krieps, and Ben Kingsley. It'll be titled 'Vintner Of Mozambique', or possibly 'Rain Dance Of The Cherub', a title with not even the vaguest relationship to the plot, and will be a sweeping, sluggish romantic epic that will annoy the shit out of people with pretentious, neverending contemplative dialogue like in 'The English Patient' but worse. The plot will go nowhere. No action, aside from a really violent car crash two hours in where the passengers, Ben Kingsley's character named Vlad, and Vicky Krieps' character named Marguerite, the most ridiculously sumptuous names imaginable, get severely hurt, with Marguerite, Vlad's young mistress, going into a coma, and his wife, Dunaway's character named Jehenne, finds out. Vlad goes into his winery still in a wheelchair, and gets obliterated drunk, breaking bottles and kicking over barrels of wine and grapes while cursing God. Just total Oscar bait. It will end with Vlad and Jehenne sitting on a cliff of a mountain, staring out over a sprawling desert landscape, where she finally grasps his hand and asks "where do we go from here?". He locks eyes with her, then turns to look at a three legged buffalo being pursued by lions, and a single tear runs down his cheek, and he says "we stay here. Right here, Jehenne. Under the kaleidoscope of God, where we waltz with the devil". It concludes with a small lizard approaching them where Jehenne takes a mummified raisin from the locket hanging from her necklace, which once belonged to her great great great grandmother, who was princess of a fictional country named Gomorrah two hundred years prior, stares at it, and tosses it to him. He eats it, and scuttles away, and it ends with a dark screen with the word 'Fin'. It'll have an 88% on RT, will recoup maybe $40 million, will lose every Oscar except cinematography, costume design, and Supporting Actress. It'll be Dunaway's "revival", and she'll get a nom for Best Actress, but won't win. And then after she'll end up in one or two superhero films before fading back into obscurity.
Love the film and rlm but no the movie reeeeeally doesn't stay faithful to the book. Please refer to dark corner reviews video on the film
Did you know: Dracula was actually the name of the scientist, not the monster.
Actually...the character is based on a "Dr. Acula". He stole blood from his patients when he was supposed to be conducting a legitimate phrenology practice.
@david gagnon He is joking. There's a long-standing joke where folks give the "little known fact" about Frankenstein, thinking they're God's gift to literary intellect. He's satirising that trope.
You are joking, right?
Victor Von Dracinstein
Apparently George lucas eats at Hildas coffee shop in san anselmo. Too bad they didnt use a pic of that.
Hmmm... Just noticed you guys haven't talked about "Raised by Wolves" yet. Or at least my youtube search of your channel didn't bring up any results. I'd be down to hear your thoughts.
Man, I watched this movie for the first time like 2 weeks ago
Love this film. Always have. Always will. So many great things about it which you touched on.
Weird thing about this movie, when i rewatched it in a modern tv, it kinda looked to me as if it was a recorded theater play
I should have known the wine joke was coming
Please watch KUNG FURY 2015 short film '
The fact that they still censored the wine bottle 40 minutes into the video brought a little joy into my shriveled heart.
I havent seen it but do they choose the actors BECAUSE Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman would seem to carry so much more gravitas in the film because you want those characters to seem so much more capable than everyone else?
"The old man still lives! Whoa!"
Great review. I really want to watch the movie now!
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Can you re:view Screamers(1995)?
Now time for "Mary Shelly's Frankenstein"
The visuals and costumes remind me of Castlevania:SoTN
Talk shit on Leslie Nielsen...... I dare you. But seriously you guys should watch Dracula: Dead and Loving It. Mel Brooks' best film to date.
Spaceballs and Young Frankenstein are my favorites.