Friday, November 28, 2014

Dracula III: Legacy (2005)

Director: Patrick Lussier

Writers: Joel Soisson, Patrick Lussier

Composers: Kevin Kliesch, Ceiri Torjussen

Starring: Jason Scott Lee, Stephen Billington, Diane Neal, Jason London, Rutger Hauer, Ilinca Goia, George Grigore, Roy Scheider, Tom Kane, Alexandra Wescourt, Serban Celea

More info: IMDb

Plot: In the near future, Uffizi and Luke travel to the remote reaches of war torn Romania to rescue Elizabeth and finish the vampire once and for all. Along the way, they encounter TV news journalist and a corps of rebels trying to fight the vampire uprising which plagues their country.

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Woof.  I only watched this because Rutger Hauer plays Dracula and Roy Scheider's also in it.  It's a fucking bullshit move that Hauer doesn't show up until 25 minutes from the end.  Up until then it's cheesy dialogue (that only a few of the actors can deliver without me cringing) and the typical fare you'd expect in a late night TV movie or DTV.  Filming in Romania is definitely a plus but there's far too much video grading, giving this an almost sepitone look.  I'd swear I've seen Jason Scott Lee give a good performance but it's definitely not here. Part of it is the crap dialogue and that he's trying too hard to be the soft-spoken, tortured badass.  Not many people can pull that kind of roll off successfully but this character type is way over-played in movies.  If you're interest in seeing this is purely for Hauer or Scheider, you're going to waste your time.  If I had known I would've moved onto something else instead.  The 4-movie Blu-ray I have (soon to be had) with the 3 Dracula pictures (the two films prior to this one) and THEY (2002) are all on one disc and have no special features.  I want my ten bucks back.

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