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BBC’s Dracula reboot will be bisexual; Van Helsing gets gender-swapped
One Angry Gamer ^ | November 3rd 2019 | Billy D

Posted on 11/03/2019 7:14:48 PM PST by Ennis85

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To: Ennis85

The first DRACULA show I ever saw was what appeared to be a live broadcast (or tape) on (I think) NBC daytime TV way back in the 1950s. Maybe 1956.

I never forgot it.

It may have been this one.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0643501/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

“Matinee Theatre only did one “Dracula” episode. It originally aired on 6 January 1956 and was re-shown on 23 November 1956.”

Now they have ruined it just like everything they touch now days.


21 posted on 11/03/2019 7:36:57 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ennis85

I predict that it will bomb.


22 posted on 11/03/2019 7:37:56 PM PST by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt - dad's wisdom)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“Now they have ruined it just like everything they touch now days.”

Which is all the more rage inducing seeing as how its one of my favourite books.


23 posted on 11/03/2019 7:38:02 PM PST by Ennis85
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To: lee martell

That would be “Interview with the Vampire.” Not a bad film and not “too” gay.


24 posted on 11/03/2019 7:42:17 PM PST by Clemenza
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To: Ennis85

I am reminded of the opening of (the NSFW, but rude and funny) Hellsing Ultimate Abridged (anime) which also poked fun at the Twilight series.

Seriously, Dracula has been done to undeath.


25 posted on 11/03/2019 7:47:44 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Liberalism is the belief everyone else should be in treatment for your disorder.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The reason I remember it so well is it was playing on my grandmother’s TV in Old Hickory-Hopewell Tenn. We then went out and played in a neighbor’s field where an old Cemetery was and we played around the grave markers. Then we went into the neighbor’s house to warm up and Dracula was also on their TV.

The cemetery has now been moved and it is a housing addition.


26 posted on 11/03/2019 7:49:35 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ennis85

27 posted on 11/03/2019 7:50:16 PM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: Ennis85
It's already aired on British TV in three parts. There's also a second War of the Worlds 8 episode series produced by Fox/Canal +...a french production company. It's set in contemporary Europe:

War of the Worlds

28 posted on 11/03/2019 7:52:41 PM PST by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: taxcontrol
"I predict that it will bomb."

Not in Britain it won't. They love Moffat and Gatiss productions, ie., "Sherlock".

29 posted on 11/03/2019 7:54:20 PM PST by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: Ennis85

We’ll always have The Monster Squad.


30 posted on 11/03/2019 8:02:18 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Ennis85

Figures. Moffatt was at the LA Dr Who con a couple years ago and said at a panel that those of us who disagreed with the casting of a female Doctor needed to “get over it”.

I won’t get over it, and will never watch Dr. 13. I’m sure that the Doctor after that will be a person of color — if the show survives that long.


31 posted on 11/03/2019 8:05:24 PM PST by Moonmad27
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To: Ennis85
And once again I ask where has creativity gone?

You want a heroine? Fine. Come up with one!

This "men with breasts" trend is an insult to men and women.

32 posted on 11/03/2019 8:07:53 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (A hero is a hero no matter what medal they give him. Likewise a schmuck is still a schmuck.)
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To: Moonmad27
I quit watching after the 11th doctor. Not that he was that great but Peter Capaldi was horrible in that role.
33 posted on 11/03/2019 8:14:38 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (A hero is a hero no matter what medal they give him. Likewise a schmuck is still a schmuck.)
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To: Ennis85

Mark Gatiss’ scripts ruined Sherlock.

He’s a terrible writer.


34 posted on 11/03/2019 8:23:11 PM PST by webstersII
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To: Ennis85

Hasn’t Dracula always been a little light in the loafers?


35 posted on 11/03/2019 8:26:32 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Ennis85

I am sure that the revisionist version will take matters to an extreme in tastelessness. Nevertheless, there is nothing new under the sun. The original 1931 Dracula adaptation with Bela Lugosi (as opposed to the thinly disguised German silent “Nosferatu” which was not an authorized adaptation) included the vampire’s attack on Renfield. Numerous memos circulated at Universal studios objecting to the scene being homoerotic and suggesting that “Dracula” must only go for women.

The memo made no difference. The scene stayed put and was important to the narrative of the movie.


36 posted on 11/03/2019 8:28:43 PM PST by PBRCat
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To: Drew68

I am hoping he drinks blood, catches AIDS, withers and dies.


37 posted on 11/03/2019 8:44:43 PM PST by Salvavida
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To: frank ballenger
This is like the forced addition of a kid into the script to help boost sales of toys, costumes and video games. Happened with Journey to the Center of the Earth [...]

I don't recall anything like that in the only definitive film version of the book that I care to recognize, shot in 1959, with James Mason and Pat Boone.

Of course, they did include a female character played by Arlene Dahl in the expedition, which was a diversion from the original.

If you're going to go criticize adaptations, you could at least identify which adaptation you mean, you know!

Regards,

38 posted on 11/03/2019 8:49:33 PM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: frank ballenger

How about a new version of WW II with Hitler as a woman, and FDR Gay? Germans could bomb Pearl Harbor!


39 posted on 11/03/2019 9:12:28 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound ovil.f the guns!)
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To: LeonardFMason

Agree. No sale.

Woke = no movie ticket sales; no DVD sales; no pay per view streaming; no merchandise sales, etc.

Let’s see how woke the studio geniuses remain when the distained despicables (i.e. the ones with disposable income) stop buying their product(s).

(Worse yet, the Chinese won’t like the changes and THAT is something they do fear.)


40 posted on 11/03/2019 9:28:24 PM PST by Captain Rhino (Determined effort today forges tomorrow.)
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