Former maestro of giallo and supernatural horror, Dario Argento, has been on a bum run since the early 2000s and his steady decline seems all but confirmed with DRACULA 3D. The film was laughed out of town when it premiered at Cannes in 2012. A US market poster has appeared online via Entertainment Weekly and although it has a pleasingly retro style, actress Asia Argento isn't much happy with it. She tweeted earlier today: "most ridiculous poster for a movie I've ever sold my soul to. Dracula 3D. I wish my tits were this big. Thanks Pop."
If you're intrigued by Argento's adaptation of Bram Stoker's iconic character and can't wait to see it, the film is available now on Italian-language Blu-ray and will be available on US VOD from October 14th as well as having a limited theatrical release.
You can watch the trailer for Dracula 3D after checking out the poster. If viewing said promo reel makes you depressed beyond tablets, you can always watch one of Argento's classics: I'm sure Suspiria, Inferno, Tenebrae or Deep Red is in any self-respecting horror hound's DVD/Blu-ray collection. If not, get thee to a retail outlet (offline or online).
"The tale begins with Jonathan Harker, journeying by train and carriage from England to Count Dracula’s crumbling, remote castle situated in the Carpathian Mountains on the border of Transylvania. The purpose of his mission is to catalogue the big library of Dracula. At first enticed by Dracula’s gracious manner, Harker soon discovers that he has become a prisoner in the castle. He also begins to see disquieting facets of Dracula’s nocturnal life. One night while searching for a way out of the castle, and against Dracula’s strict admonition not to venture outside his room at night, Harker falls under the spell of three wanton female vampires, the Brides of Dracula."
Dracula 3D stars Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula), Marta Gastini (Mina), Asia Argento (Lucy), Unax Ugalde (Harker), and Rutger Hauer (Van Helsing).