No, It Really Is Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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No, It Really Is Bram Stoker’s Dracula
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Original Release Date:
1992
Original Running Time:
128
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
103
Time Cut:
25
Brief Synopsis:
With the love story removed from the movie this fanedit matches the book far more and is also a much darker tale of the dark prince.
Intention:
Removing the love story brings this film phenomenally close to the book.
Release Information:
DVD
Cuts and Additions:
All of the love story has been removed.
Cover art by ADigitalMan (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0(3)
Visual Editing
 
8.7(3)
Audio Editing
 
9.3(3)
Narrative
 
8.7(3)
Enjoyment
 
8.2(10)
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Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Despite being sourced from a DVD the quality of the movie itself is pretty good.

The edits made were quite smooth and cuts are largely unnoticeable, except for some parts (most notably the opening and the scene where Mina was bitten). The audio cuts are also well done. My only gripe is the subtitle is quite messy, but quite understandable since subtitle editing is a whole other task and the movie is still enjoyable and easy to follow without subtitles.

Narrative wise, the story still works quite well and the removal of the romance subplot doesn't change much with regards to the overall story. I also feel that due to the removal, the Jonathan-Mina relationship is also improved. The only part that arguably doesn't fit well with the removal is the ending, but even then it's perfectly explainable. The only part which I feel shouldn't be removed is the part where Mina is turned into a vampire, since I feel it's such an iconic scene and still makes sense even without the romantic subplot, although it's understandable why it's removed.

Overall, this is a fine edit. Personally, I enjoy the original but dislike the romance subplot and for me this edit improves the movie very much, allowing me to truly appreciate the movie as a great piece of art and a fine adaptation of a classic story. Thank you ADigitalMan for making this brilliant edit.

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Digital
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Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
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9.0
A/V quality is pretty good considering it's a DVD rip.

Some audio editing errors and rushed cuts in the opening. With that said, the rest of the cuts were largely smooth and well hidden, and the audio editing is very well done.

Grateful for the inclusion of subs. There are some moments where the subtitles display cut dialogue, and the subs were generally a bit out of sync - but I can't complain, still preferable to no subs at all. The overruning subs are actually a great way of highlighting some of the dialogue and moments that were expertly removed.

While I didn't have an issue with the love storyline in the original, cutting it out does have a noticable impact in regards to improving the pace. The story largely works without this plotline, only a couple spots that don't quite fit towards the end.

All in all, while the original works fine for me, this a solid, well paced edit that will appeal to fans of the book who didn't like Coppola's addition of the romance story. Thanks to ADM for making this, and additional thanks to hbenthow for keeping the DVD and uploding and sharing it after all these years.
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August 20, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

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