Dracula (2013–2014)
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The Blood Is the Life 

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New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.

Director:

Steve Shill

Writer:

Cole Haddon
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Dracula / Alexander Grayson / Vlad Tepes
Jessica De Gouw ... Mina Murray / Ilona
Thomas Kretschmann ... Abraham Van Helsing
Victoria Smurfit ... Lady Jayne Wetherby
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Jonathan Harker
Nonso Anozie ... R.M. Renfield
Katie McGrath ... Lucy Westenra
Ben Miles ... Browning
Charlotte Asprey ... Lady Laurent
Robert Bathurst ... Lord Thomas Davenport
Matt Barber ... Campbell
Pandora Clifford ... Lady Hope Dawson
Miklós Bányai ... Szabo
Simon Dutton ... Sir Clive Dawson
Jack Fox ... Alastair Harvey
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Storyline

Dracula, having assumed the persona of rich, innovative American entrepreneur Alexander Grayson, makes a dashing entry in Victorian London's high society with a grand ball in his splendidly palatial mansion. Except for people with conflicting business interests, everyone is openly impressed by his demonstration of a revolutionary light-bulb with wireless power. Yet his backers, a secret vampires society, scold his excessive wooing of socialite Mina Murray, the spitting image of his late beloved Ilona, and fiancée of journalist Jonathan Harker, whom he grants an exclusive interview. Indeed, the equally secret order of the dragon already declared war on him, unleashing the Prussian sword-master Hermann Kruger. Written by KGF Vissers

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party | sword | duel | fight | dancing | See All (5) »

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Drama | Horror | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The "Order of the Dragon" actually existed in Transylvania, where Bram Stoker set his novel, and is the origin of Dracula's name. The Order of the Dragon was founded to uphold Christianity and defend the Holy Roman Empire against the Ottoman Turks. Vlad II Dracul, father of Vlad III ("The Impaler"), was admitted to the order in recognition of his bravery in fighting the Turks. The name Dracula means "Son of Dracul". See more »

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Misery Likes Company
Written by Cyril Niccolai
Performed by The Fairchilds
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Dracula, American Entrepreneur and Man of Science
13 March 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dracula is released from his tomb and comes to London posing of the American entrepreneur Alexander Grayson. He offers a ball to the high society in his mansion and shows his latest invention. When he sees Mina Murray with her fiancé Jonathan Harker in the party, he recalls his deceased wife that was murdered by the secret Order of the Dragon. Dracula seeks revenge against the members of the Order of the Dragon and is helped by a Londoner that wants to destroy the secret society.

The legendary character of Bram Stoker's novel was shown in different versions in the cinema history: Nosferatu, Dracula films from Hammer studios, and versions from famous directors (such as Tod Browning, Herzog, Coppola) and also by unknown directors. "The Blood is Life" is a television show with a great production, showing London in the Nineteenth Century. The cinematography, set decoration and costumes are very beautiful. However the story is weird, with Dracula as an American entrepreneur and man of science; Jonathan is a journalist; and Renfield is a black man. For fans of the famous vampire, this first show is quite ridiculous. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Dracula: The Blood Is Life"


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