Francis Ford Coppola's lavish version of Bram Stoker's classic novel is a visual cornucopia, overstuffed with images of both beauty and grotesque horror.
Coppola has assembled a virtual Who's Who of young screen heartthrobs, all of whom--from Winona Ryder to Gary Oldman to Keanu Reeves to Cary Elwes--do their stuff against a range of brilliantly realized settings. Count Dracula's Transylvanian lair has a deliberately tongue-in-cheek, mythological
aura, and Victorian England is brought to life through meticulous, and humorous, production design.
DRACULA also boasts some impressive special effects, and Coppola clearly enjoys recreating the cutting-edge technol...