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Dracula II: Ascension (2003)

R | | Horror | Video 7 June 2003
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Horror following a group of medical students who come across the body of the world's most notorious vampire, Dracula (Stephen Billington). When a mysterious stranger appears and offers the ... See full summary »

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Patrick Lussier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Kroll ... Twins of Evil
Jason Scott Lee ... Father Uffizi
Craig Sheffer ... Lowell
Diane Neal ... Elizabeth Blaine
Khary Payton ... Kenny
Brande Roderick ... Tanya
Jason London ... Luke
Christopher Hunter Christopher Hunter ... Corello (as Chris Hunter)
Tom Kane ... Doctor (voice)
John Light ... Eric
Stephen Billington ... Dracula II
Nick Phillips ... Officer Smith
John Sharian ... Officer Hodge
Dragos Balauca Dragos Balauca ... Altar Boy
Silviu Olteanu Silviu Olteanu ... Young Priest
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Horror following a group of medical students who come across the body of the world's most notorious vampire, Dracula (Stephen Billington). When a mysterious stranger appears and offers the students $30 million to harvest the body and steal its blood for auction, it's an offer they can't refuse. But as the lure of riches collides with unimaginable terror, the students also find themselves relentlessly pursued by a vampire killer from the Vatican. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The terrifying sequel to Dracula 2000

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven Presents Dracula II: Ascension See more »

Filming Locations:

Transylvania, Romania See more »

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Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the cover saying Wes Craven Presents, Wes Craven had nothing to do with the production. See more »

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Despite having full thickness burns over his entire body, Dracula's clothes are virtually untouched at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Lowell: Okay. We all know it's a vampire. Nobody's kidding themselves here. The trick is to separate the diseased vector - the evil, if you will - from the healthy one.
Eric: Right. Like a vaccine. When you take what makes you sick and you turn it into a cure.
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The vampire casts no reflection because its image is an affront to God.
  • Cardinal Siqueros
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Ahh, the refreshing taste of emetics
17 August 2003 | by valla5See all my reviews

Oh sure, it won't win any awards, but b-movies never do. I'm not sure why the other users enjoyed the opening scene so much, but I enjoyed it for the incredibly bad stunts myself. I laughed out loud as the woman fell down the stairs, onto the landing, and kept falling down the rest of the stairs. Pure gold.

I also happen to know a little behind-the-scenes about this one. Do you know, it was not originally intended to be a straight-to-video release. It was originally scheduled to be released last October. I'm guessing the similarity to the popular Blade II sealed its fate. Do you know, they spent like 3 months or something filming in Romania? I'm not sure what for, considering the movie takes place in New Orleans. Why was Roy Scheider listed in the credits? His part was no more than a cameo. I was rather disappointed about that, because I really enjoy Roy Scheider.

But, for all intents and purposes, this is a rather good b-movie. There are expected, but fun, plot twists, and I never got bored. Well, maybe a little in the very beginning. It was a standard 5-man team of protagonists, a nicely evil Dracula, and a Blade-like vampire hunting priest. Note that I said nicely evil, and not deliciously evil. I will admit that it must be a great challenge for an actor to do most of his work with no lines and no movement (he spends most of the movie confined), but I really could have gone for a more evil Dracula.

I sincerely hope that people aren't renting direct-to-video movies with the idea that greatness lies within: it does not. What this movie does well is know its limitations. Special effects are only used when absolutely necessary, which makes them look much better than some of the really poor effects in Blade (the first one). It's fun, it's interesting, and it's got a good ending. Well worth renting.

Rating: Groovy


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