Dracula A.D. 1972 [Dracula Today]

Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham (starring)
Alan Gibson (director)
Don Houghton (screenwriter)

London: Hammer Film Productions, Circa 1971. Draft script for the 1972 Hammer film, here under the working title "Dracula Today." An unusual contemporaneous Xerographic duplicated script, with copied line annotations on every page, except one script page and title page, with annotations in manuscript marker on versos of last three pages. Missing seven pages, likely as used or issued.

The seventh Hammer Dracula film, the sixth starring Christopher Lee, and the first, since "Dracula" (1958), to star Peter Cushing in the role of Van Helsing. Preceded by "Scars of Dracula" (1970) and followed by "The Satanic Rites of Dracula" (1973).

Dracula is brought back to life in modern London and preys on young party-goers, including Van Helsing's descendant, Jessica Van Helsing (Stephanie Beacham).

Set in London, shot on location in London and Hertfordshire, England.

Self-wrappers integral with title page, with credits for screenwriter Don Houghton. 144 leaves, with last page of text numbered 151. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, with title page beginning to separate from spine and singeing to verso of four pages, bound with tape binding.

Johnson and Del Vecchio, pp. 349-352.

[Book #152753]