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Blacula
Scream!

1973

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The Movie

"Blacula lives, and only the legendary Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) has the power to deep-six his reign of terror. William Marshall is the noble African prince turned bloodthirsty fiend in this sequel to "Blacula".

This time, it’s voodoo versus vampire when Willis (Richard Lawson), the son of the late high priestess, seeks revenge on the cultists who have chosen his foster sister Lisa (Grier) as their new leader. Hoping to curse Lisa, Willis unwittingly resurrects Blacula’s earthly remains – and lets loose the Prince of Darkness and his army of the undead."

  • Cast:
    Michael Conrad,
    Pam Grier,
    Richard Lawson,
    William Marshall
  • Director: Bob Kelljan
  • Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Review

Willis is denied leadership of the local voodoo cult, and unwittingly revives Blacula, who cuts a swathe though the locals, staring with Willis. However, he is fascinated by Lisa, who got the cult leadership, convinced that she alone can save him from his immortal suffering; he protects her and persuades her to help ... but as the law closes in, he becomes increasingly desperate.

A neat little tale, but almost 40 minutes before you can get to grips with it. I suspect the director got carried away with the screaming victims; it gets you that way - you completely lose the plot.

The leads are all pretty good - Pam Grier shines - but the supporting cast are weak, and dialog drags at times. By the end, dialog isn't essential, and things speed up.

But it's a jolly romp, when all's said and done, and recommended.

The DVD

  • Released: 1973
  • Run time: 1 Hour 36 Minutes
  • Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Audio Encoding: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • DVD Released: 20 January 2004

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