Van Helsing Bram Stoker's Dracula Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

  |  Buy to Own: 03/10/2005
  |  370 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Triple-bill of modern creature-features. In 'Van Helsing' (2004), Hugh Jackman stars as the eponymous monster hunter extraordinaire. Van Helsing is sent on a mission by the Vatican to Transylvania to hunt down the evil Count Dracula (Richard Roxburgh), accompanied only by the faithful friar Carl (David Wenham). There he meets the beautiful Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale), one of the last remaining descendants of a powerful royal family. She is as determined as Van Helsing to destroy the infamous vampire, who placed an ancient curse on her ancestors that has led to generations of supernatural goings-on and copious bloodshed. Other adversaries including Frankenstein's monster, the Wolf Man and Dracula's bloodthirsty vampire brides stand in their way - but will the brave and beautiful win through? 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' (1992) is Francis Ford Coppola's big budget version of Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel. Victorian London provides the stalking ground for the lovelorn Transylvanian Prince Vlad (Gary Oldman), feeding off human blood as he seeks out the beautiful Mina (Winona Ryder), a reincarnation of his lost love Elisabeta. Mina is also courted by gentleman estate agent Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves), whose friend Doctor Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins) begins to suspect that Mina has fallen under the spell of the deadly vampire. Finally, in 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' (1994), Kenneth Branagh stars in and directs this adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic horror yarn. Obsessed with creating life, Victor Frankenstein (Branagh) harnesses the power of electricity in order to reanimate the body of a once-dead criminal (Robert De Niro). When he then witnesses the abhorrence of this reborn creature, Frankenstein is appalled and quickly abandons it. However, the creature gradually becomes aware of its origins and comes looking for revenge against his creator.