Dracula (1979)

Director
John Badham

Main cast
Frank Langella; Laurence Olivier; Donald Pleasence; Kate Nelligan; Trevor Eve

Genres
Horror, Romance

Description
Throughout history he has filled the hearts of men with terror, and the hearts of women with desire. The story of the greatest lover who ever lived, died, and lived again.


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