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Dracula - The Legacy Collection (Dracula / Dracula (1931 Spanish Version) / Dracula's Daughter / Son of Dracula / House of Dracula) (1931)

Bela Lugosi , Lupita Tovar , Robert Siodmak , George Melford  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bela Lugosi, Lupita Tovar, Otto Kruger, Jr. Lon Chaney, David Manners
  • Directors: Robert Siodmak, George Melford, Lambert Hillyer, Erle C. Kenton, Tod Browning
  • Writers: Garrett Fort
  • Producers: Tod Browning, Jr. Carl Laemmle
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, Full Screen, Subtitled, Box set, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
  • Run Time: 399 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001CNRLG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,531 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dracula - The Legacy Collection (Dracula / Dracula (1931 Spanish Version) / Dracula's Daughter / Son of Dracula / House of Dracula)" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 1 - Dracula (1931):
  • Stephen Sommers on Universal's Classic Monster: Dracula
  • The Road to Dracula
  • Poster Montage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio Commentary with Film Historian David J. Skal
  • New Score by Philip Glass Performed by the Kronos Quartet


  • Disc 2 - Dracula (1931) - Spanish Version:
  • Introduction to the Spanish Version of Dracula by Lupita Tovar Kohner


  • Disc 2 - Dracula's Daughter:
  • Theatrical Trailer


  • Disc 2 - Son of Dracula:
  • Theatrical Trailer

  • Editorial Reviews

    For the first time ever, the original Dracula film comes to DVD in this extraordinary Legacy Collection. Included in the collection is the original classic, starring the renowned Bela Lugosi, and three timeless sequels, featuring such legendary actors as Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine and others. These are the landmark films that inspired an entire genre of movies and continue to be major influences on motion pictures to this day.

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    165 of 170 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fangs for the memories, Universal Studios May 16, 2004
    Format:DVD
    It is unfortunate that this collection of Universal Dracula films were only released in this mega-DVD collection as a means of promoting the film Van Helsing, but the important thing is that they were released - including the inimitably weird House of Dracula on DVD for the first time. This collection inspired its own kind of bloodlust in my Dracula-loving heart, and I imagine all fans of Dracula and Universal's classic monsters movies of the 30s and 40s have either already purchased this set or are saving up the money to do so. Just look at the bounty of riches included here: the original 1931 classic Dracula starring Bela Lugosi, which you can view with both its original score as well as the modern score composed by Philip Glass and performed by the Kronos Quartet; the incredible and technically superior Spanish language version of Dracula; Dracula's Daughter (1936); Son of Dracula (1943) starring Lon Chaney, Jr.; House of Dracula (1945); an original documentary, The Road to Dracula, discussing the making of the English and Spanish versions of the original film; a commentary by film historian David J. Skal on the original film; theatrical trailers for the films; and, last and certainly least, a look at how the original Dracula franchise influenced director Stephen Sommers in the making of his new film Van Helsing.
    I waited a long time to watch the Spanish version of the Dracula, and it lived up to its reputation. A much more complete and compelling version of the film, aided by an additional half hour running time, this movie equals or excels the English language version of the film in all ways - except, of course, for the performance of Bela Lugosi, who simply is Count Dracula. As for the Lugosi version, I'm torn between the two scores.
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    65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Saturday morning Blood-sucking Creatures! May 15, 2004
    Format:DVD
    THE DRACULA LEGACY collection is a nice package including the original DRACULA starring Bela Lugosi in an iconic movie that endures on. Also included are the Spainish version of DRACULA (shot on the same sets at night as Bela's version!), the sequels -- DRACULA'S DAUGHTER, SON OF DRACULA, and HOUSE OF DRACULA (all three monsters show up for the finale). You get five movies, and some great extras. Like many reviewers I found one disc rolling around the inside of the package. Fortunately it was not scratched! That's the only downside to these collections I have found.
    You get the 1931 original appearance of a cinematic DRACULA! With two soundtrack options - listen to it in its original almost silent version, or chose the revamped Phillip Glass soundtrack version. Todd Browning who directed this classic was foremost a silent film maker, and DRACULA was designed to be shown in theatres with and without sound. So its almost creepier and more effective to see it with its long spooky silences intact. But Glass is a great musician, and I appreciate his soundtrack as well. It really depends on mood. And for fun check out the SPAINISH version which used the same sets. Beautifully shot, and considered by some technically superior to Browning's film! It uses more camera moves and visual effects.
    The other films are a string of B sequels that are still a lot of fun. Gloria Holden as DRACULA'S DAUGHTER is surprisingly creepy and troublingly lesbian in tone. She only attacks women! SON OF DRACULA is campy fun with Lon Chaney Jr. sailing through smokey swamps.
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    34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars First disc has problems, second disc is excellent May 23, 2004
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    I would have given this 2 disc set a 5 star rating if it wasn't for problems with the transfer of Dracula that is used on the first disc. The picture looks worse than the previous release and Dracula's extended groans at the end of the film after being staked are missing...but they can be heard on the commentary track! If you have the previous DVD edition of this film, keep it. It's definitely preferable to this version.
    The best reason for buying this set is the second disc. It's a double sided disc that contains the Spanish version of Dracula, Dracula's Daughter, Son Of Dracula and House Of Dracula. It's great to be able to own all four of these classic films on one disc, and the transfers are more than acceptable for films of their age.
    Other reviewers of these Legacy sets have commented on problems with the packaging and I echo those concerns. I found it very difficult to remove the second disc from the packaging. The problem is definitely with the disc as I put the first disc in that side of the case and it was easy to remove. I found it easier to put the second disc in a seperate DVD case rather than return it to its original packaging as I would rather not risk cracking the disc by continually trying to force it out of its place in the snapper case.
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars They Could Have Done More February 26, 2006
    By Dave_42
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    "Dracula - The Legacy Collection" is a 2 DVD set which includes five Dracula films from Universal's earlier years. The first DVD is a single sided disc which contains the original 1931 film staring Bela Legosi as well as several features, a theatrical trailer for the original movie, photos, and an audio commentary with the film historian David J. Skal. The second DVD is a two-sided disc which contains the other four films and trailers for two of the films. I found the second DVD to be problematic in some DVD players, especially on the Spanish version and "Son of Dracula".

    "Dracula" staring Bela Legosi is the key film in this collection. Legosi's Dracula became the model which most of the film adaptations since have used. Being made during a period where sound in films was new, results in a very quiet movie, which in some places adds to its eeriness. The direction, by Tod Browning, is fairly bland, and there are some truly odd moments, such as the shot of armadillos in Dracula's castle in Transylvania. Nevertheless, this is a key film from an historical standpoint, and it should not be missed, and its premier on February 12th, 1931 in New York City marked the arrival of the Universal Horror movies.

    "Dracula" (a.k.a. Spanish Dracula in the U.S.) was filmed at the same time as the Bela Legosi movie. Sound was new in movies, and the studio thought that people would respond better to a movie shot in their own language as opposed to the use of dubbing. This movie used the same sets as the other movie, filming at night where the other cast filmed during the day. They also used some long shots cut from the English version, because their budget was significantly smaller. This movie was made for about $66,000 where the English version cost $355,000.
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