Vampira aka Old Dracula A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula’s wife black.
Vampira aka Old Dracula David Niven has a role that is clearly beneath his stature (in his first scene, he is reading a Playboy magazine), and Clive Donner’s direction is almost embarrassingly crude (the dreadful copy I saw made it look even worse than it is, but it’s crude nonetheless). Still, the movie has some unexpectedly clever lines (Dracula’s assistant to his master: “I cross my fingers, sir” – Dracula’s response: “I’d rather you didn’t”), and (don’t crucify me for this) I really found it more enjoyable than Polanski’s overrated “Fearless Vampire Killers” – mainly because it has no pretensions of greatness.
A humorous film putting a Brit Twist on the Dracula Legend.
Vampira aka Old Dracula Though it has been several years since I saw this film, I recall enough to wish I could find it on video..or better DVD.
I happen to like David Niven and found this film rather enjoyable. I would expect that one would need to be able to grasp some of the subtle humor that a good number of Britcoms are known for to really enjoy some of the more funny bits.
Kitchy but kind of cool
Maybe the fact that I watched it as a morning double feature with Vincent Price’s “Scream and Scream Again” helped me get into the mood for this…