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Blacula (1972)

An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Director:

William Crain

Writers:

Joan Torres (screenplay), Raymond Koenig (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Marshall ... Blacula / Mamuwalde
Vonetta McGee ... Tina / Luva
Denise Nicholas ... Michelle
Thalmus Rasulala ... Dr. Gordon Thomas
Gordon Pinsent ... Lt. Jack Peters
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Dracula
Emily Yancy Emily Yancy ... Nancy
Lance Taylor Sr. Lance Taylor Sr. ... Swenson
Ted Harris Ted Harris ... Bobby McCoy
Rick Metzler Rick Metzler ... Billy Schaffer
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Skillet (as Jitu Cumbuka)
Logan Field Logan Field ... Sgt. Barnes
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester ... Juanita Jones
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Sam (as Elisha Cook)
Eric Brotherson Eric Brotherson ... Real Estate Agent
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Storyline

An 18th century African statesman is transformed into a vampire, cursed with the name Blacula, and entombed in Dracula's Castle after he fails to convince the Count to support him in his cause to end the slave trade. Two hundred years later, a pair of interior decorators transport his coffin to L.A. where he awakes with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. As Blacula pursues a woman who resembles his long dead wife, her brother-in-law, a pathologist, investigates the string of carnage that follows in the vampire's wake. Written by Molly Rose Steed

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Taglines:

Blacula! - Dracula's Soul Brother! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blacula - den sorte vampyr See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The group performing in the club is The Hues Corporation, best known for their 1974 hit song "Rock the Boat." See more »

Goofs

When the lady taxi driver is thawed out of the deep freeze, she's only wearing some type of short gown, which is orange and wraps around her torso under her armpits. When she runs down the hall to attack Sam moments later, she's wearing a short white robe with a belt tied around the waist. It's highly unlikely she would have changed her wardrobe. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Jack Peters: Who the hell would want a dead faggot?
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure an 'X' rating. All cuts were waived in 1998 when the film was granted an '15' certificate for home video. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Futurama: Anthology of Interest I (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Blacula (The Stalkwalk)
Composed, arranged, performed and Orchestra conducted by Gene Page
Produced by Billy Page
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User Reviews

He's black, he's beautiful, he's... Blacula
8 March 2001 | by blacktomcassidySee all my reviews

good movie. very funny. the back of the box is misleading. says something about busting drug dealers, but the movie really has no plot. the best part is when blacula throws the barrel at the stupid person. so rent it. its a barrel smashing good time.


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