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Thursday, August 14, 2014

The 8-minute Castle Films Dracula is the best version of Universal Dracula you'll ever see

Here's a blast from the past (a TBT)-- back in the 1960s, a company called Castle would routinely take famous movies and release edited-down, 8-10 minute versions for use in schools and libraries. These whittled-down movies were a lot of kids' first exposure to movies like Dracula and Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein. You could check them out at the library and take them home-- actually take home a movie!-- and watch it on your home projector. 

Here are a couple, but there are many more. 

 

The cover of the Castle Films version of Dracula, from the Retroist blogA shot of the Dracula reel the way you'd get it (from Retroist blog)

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