After an eight year hiatus from the role, Christopher Lee returns with a venegance in this film. One note should be made, however, Mr Lee was less than pleased with the dialogue that was written for him in this film, so he refused to speak it....as a result, this Dracula is mute, save for a few grunts and growls and hisses. In spite of a nearly silent Dracula, this film is still quite good. Probably the supporting cast can be thanked for this....Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer and Andrew Keir all make for interesting and enjoyable characters in this film. Shelley should especially be noted, as her transformation from an uptight wife to a very seductive vamp is one to be seen!
Perhaps not the strongest Dracula film in the Hammer library, but certainly a film not to be ignored, I;d recommend this to fans of Lee and Hammer films in general.