For all fans of Christopher Lee, and Hammer Films in general, this is a short but very sweet post featuring a rare promotional film for Hammer's 1972 vampire offering Dracula AD 1972.
The picture quality isn't particularly good but this somehow adds an extra bit of atmosphere to the featurette, almost making it seem like you have just discovered it yourself in a dusty basement.
The short footage of Christopher Lee with his wife Gitte and daughter Christina is fascinating.
By this point in time, Christopher Lee had become disenchanted with the Hammer Dracula series and the direction the films were taking. Each successive film gave him less and less to do and the character of Dracula almost became a peripheral figure.
Dracula AD 1972 certainly did not improve things and bringing the character into the modern day was probably a mistake. However, the film did have 2 big plus points in its favour - Peter Cushing was back as the Count's nemesis Van Helsing and the prologue of the movie, featuring a 19th-century battle between the two enemies on top of a runaway coach, is truly spellbinding stuff.