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Dracula Bites the Big Apple
1979, regia di Richard Wenk
Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Richard Wenk - Distribuzione: Anchor Bay Entertainment - Soggetto: Fred Olsen - Sceneggiatura: Fred Olsen - Formato: Color, corto - Durata: 22'.
Cast: Peter Loewy, Barry Gomolka, Steve Rubell, Karen Tull, Whitey Wenk.
Trama e commenti: nocturno.it: «...il DVD Anchor Bay è un pezzo da collezione infarcito di extra, tra cui il corto demenziale Dracula Bites the Big Apple, biglietto da visita di Wenk prima di debuttare alla regia».
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - vampyreverse.com - illicitthrills.blogspot.com - guidetohorrorfilms.blogspot.com - mubi.com - movies.kngine.com - noosfere.com - homecinema.thedigitalfix.com: «In 1979 Richard Wenk directed a bizarre short film by the name of Dracula Bites the Big Apple. It begins in sepia and a quote from Hamlet, but quickly moves into colour and disco as the titular Count boards a plane to New York to check out the “pulsating night life”. What follows is a blend of some very obvious gags, a handful of more imaginative ones, over-egged performances and an irresistible musical number revolving around a cover version of King Harvest’s Dancing in the Moonlight (later covered to much success by Toploader in 1999). Oh, and the owner of Studio 54, Steve Rubell, pops up in a cameo playing himself. It really is a genuine curiosity, an odd mix of comedy, horror, musical and love letter to New York which Wenk absolutely refuses to take seriously. Dracula Bites the Big Apple was enough to attract the attention of producer Donald P. Borchers, a man who would spend much of the eighties specialising in cultish prospects. ...».
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