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Dracula II: Ascension


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   T r o y

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Posted July 20 2003 - 02:05 AM

Has anyone checked out the Wes Cravens "direct to video" Dracula II: Ascension. The sequel to Dracula 2000 ?

Let me know your thoughts on it?

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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Peter Rohlfs

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Posted July 20 2003 - 02:37 AM

Unfortunately yes.

Jason's Scott Lee's vampire slayer priest is fun but the rest....pun...sucks.


The movie plays more like a Frankenstein film, with Drac chained and grunting most of the film. Scientist probe an test him.

Except for Jason, the cast is boring. And the characters actions redefine stupidity. People are actually using needles to turn themselves into vampires.


It doesn't work as a good movie, and doesn't try to be a low budget gore and T&A fest. So it doesn't work on any level.

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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted July 21 2003 - 06:26 AM

Watched it the other night. Still attempting to scoop out my mental eye.

It was bad.

The only good part
was when Drac (who was played by a totally different actor...they attempt to pass it off with a throwaway line about his appearance changing every time he "dies") got free.
He grabs one of the twits who had been tormenting him. Twit says: "Go ahead, bite me, I'll live forever!"
Drac responds: "Yes, but will you enjoy it" as he rips off the guys face, and THEN bites/turns him. Loved that part, if only to see Drac get some really cold revenge.


Beyond that, I totally agree with Peter. Not worth the time.

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Posted July 21 2003 - 12:15 PM

So I guess I shouldn't even rent this one eh?
Even to satisfy the horror fan in meself?

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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted July 22 2003 - 02:45 AM

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All I know is, I won't be buying a copy. (And I *do* have a copy of Dracula 2000)

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted July 22 2003 - 03:28 AM

I fell asleep for the ending and wasn't interested enough to go back and re-watch it.
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted July 22 2003 - 05:00 AM

I fell asleep at the end too (watched it at 2AM). I'd check it out on a rent. It defenately plays like a direct to video release, minus excessive blood and T&A. It was disappointing, but did have some neat things in it (unlike "Frost: Portrait of a Vampire" which I would avoid at all costs).