Dracula

Continuity mistake: When Vlad finds Elisabeta dead, the suicide letter on her chest keeps changing position between shots. (00:03:15)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: Elisabeta's suicide letter is covered with stains of blood and water, which keep changing size/shape and position between shots. (00:03:15)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: After Prince Vlad kneels down by Elizabeta's dead body, in two shots, a part of the priest's shadow can be seen above her head, without the priest standing there. (00:03:20)

Kylantha

Revealing mistake: In one of the first scenes, Winona Ryder (as Vlad the Impaler's wife), is lying on the floor, dead. Gary Oldman's Vlad falls to his knees, heartbroken, right next to the "dead" Winona, who flinches. (00:03:34)

Continuity mistake: When Prince Vlad tilts the baptismal font, the stains of Elisabeta's blood on the floor changes position between the overhead shot and the close-up, easily seen from the cracks in the floor. (00:04:10)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Dracula charges at the cross atop the altar, Elisabeta's blood can be seen on the floor in the background. When Dracula is holding the communion chalice, the stains are darker, and change position. (00:04:35)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Dracula is holding the communion chalice filled with blood, the priest's crucifix can be seen lying on the floor in the background, but a few shots earlier, there was no crucifix there. (00:04:35)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Dracula fills the communion chalice with blood from the bleeding cross, the blood is spilled over the sides and base of the chalice, but when he drinks the blood, the outside of the goblet is clean. (00:04:45)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Elisabeta is lying dead in the chapel, her neck is showing, but after Dracula drinks blood from the chalice, her collar is suddenly reaching her chin. (00:05:00)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Dracula stabs the cross and blood pours out of it, in one shot it is slowly creeping towards Mina's dead body and in another shot it is rushing past her and in the next shot it's slowly creeping again. (00:05:20)

Continuity mistake: When Dracula sees Mina's picture in his castle, her face is turned to one side; when we see the picture again in the train scene, later in the film, the photo is reversed and her face is turned to the opposite side. (00:09:32)

Continuity mistake: On the carriage ride to Dracula's Castle, Jonathan looks out the window and sees the wheels of the carriage. In the next shot, the wheels are covered by a sheet of fabric. (00:11:40)

Continuity mistake: When Jonathan is dining in the castle, as Dracula says "That relationship was not entirely successful", there is nothing on Jonathan's fork, but in the next shot, there's a piece of food on it. The food stays there during the next few shots, until Dracula says "It is no laughing matter", and the fork is suddenly empty again. (00:13:55)

Kylantha
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Continuity mistake: When Dracula stamps the paper in the castle, in the wideshot, the wax seal is several centimetres away from his signature, but in the close-up, it is right next to his name. Also, his signature differs slightly between the two shots. (00:15:05)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Jonathan is closing the transactions in Dracula's castle, the position and arrangement of the papers and objects on the table changes dramatically between shots, without anyone redecorating the table. (00:15:20 - 00:16:20)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: After Mina discovers the "Arabian Nights" book while she's typing, a chair behind her moves closer to the desk between the wideshot of her from behind, and when Lucy walks over to her. (00:18:15)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Mina drops the book while talking to Lucy, both reach down to pick it up, and we see one of Lucy's hands holding the book on the floor. In the next shot, both her hands are at her waist. (00:19:10)

Kylantha
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Continuity mistake: When Lucy sits down with Mina when Mina is typing, the folds in the curtain on the left changes after they open the book. (00:19:10)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Mina and Lucy are looking at the pictures in "Arabian Nights", as they open the book, both of Mina's hands are holding the book, but in the next shot, her right hand is up by her mouth. (00:19:20)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Seward first talks to Renfield, as Renfield inspects the spider, he is sitting in a corner, but in the next shot, he's sitting right under the window. (00:23:55)

Kylantha

Dracula: You will forgive me if I do not join you, but, I have already dined, and I never drink wine.

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Trivia: Anthony Hopkins plays a Greek Orthodox priest, the narrator, the captain of the Demeter, and of course, Van Helsing.

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Question: Why would the brides lay out in the open when they slept? After 400 years wouldn't they know better? Also, Are they falling in love with Harker?

Answer: They are lesser vampires whose power is tied to Dracula, who in turn is entirely preoccupied with Mina. And as Van Helsing noted, vampires are weak at daytime, further reducing their ability to sense unwanted visitors. And a decapitated vampire, in this universe and most others, is dead and cannot be resurrected, ever.

Jukka Nurmi

Answer: It's unlikely they were falling in love with Harker: they are sadistic, baby-eating monsters who regarded Harker as food and a temporary plaything. As for them sleeping in the open, the local populace dreads and avoids Dracula's castle, so there's hardly any fear of intruders. Van Helsing did enter and kill them, but they reckoned, mistakenly, that he too would be too afraid to do so, especially after their horse-mauling escapades the previous night.

Jukka Nurmi
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