Taste the Blood of Dracula
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

A Victorian English lord hosts a black-magic ceremony that resurrects Count Dracula in this, the fourth Hammer horror production to feature the notorious vampire. When the lord is killed, the vampire sets out to avenge his death, utilizing… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 7, 1970
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A strong cast and some interesting relationships make this a worthwhile entry, although the denouement is lamentably laughable.

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Lucius Gore

Given the lack of Lee screen time, 'Taste' is actually a pretty damn good Hammer film, with a strong story, the usual stock of excellent actors, great costumes, etc.

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Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Genius. Christopher Lee. Genius.

Steve Biodrowski

Thematically intriguing %u2014 a sort of broadside attack on Victorian hypocrisy.

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Steve Crum

Is this Dracula 4 or 5 for Christopher Lee? No matter for his fans, it's never enough.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a vampire film where the vampire hardly shows his face or fangs.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The strangest and most confused of the Dracula films up to that point, and the first of Hammer's vampire films where the bad elements seriously threaten to outnumber the good.

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Cole Smithey

Drink the blood of the Master!

Joshua Vasquez
Slant Magazine

Taste the Blood of Dracula is unusual in that it keeps Dracula somewhat on the sidelines.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
It's a typical Hammer film, filled with great gothic set deign and art direction, cleavage (and a bit of actual boobs), and of course some blood and gore,… More
Cassandra Maples
A trio of seemingly respectable, well-to-do Victorian gentlemen (played by Geoffrey Keen, Jonathen Secker, and Peter 'more cheese, Gromit?' Sallis)… More
Bruce Bruce
A Hammer Films Production thats is over the top, With Christopher Lee who said maybe 10 words during the whole movie, but still one of the best vampire movies… More
Tim Salmons
This is not the greatest entry in the series, but it has some of the best performances and some of the goofiest ideas floating around in it.
Aj V
Just like all the other Dracula movies from Hammer starring Lee. Lee is a great Dracula, but I always wish we could see more of him in the movies, including… More
Lee ?
My personal favourite of the Hammer Dracula movies. Moving things to Victorian London with the lavishly built sets gives things a better atmosphere. A good… More