- Directed by Michio Yamamoto
- Starring Toshio Kurosawa, Mariko Mochizuki, Kunie Tanaka, Shin Kishida
- Written by Ei Ogawa, Bram Stoker
Evil of Dracula (1974) -- The Illustrious Toho studios (of Godzilla fame) created a series of vampire films to rival that of Hammer studios. This is the most prolific of those titles. The atmosphere is creepy and the film a stylish homage to the great English Vampire tales. Wide screen, English subtitled print.
Dracula, played by an uncredited caucasian, was shipwrecked in the 1600s in Japan, when Christianity was illegal. He was forced to spit on the cross and wander alone in the desert. Upon finding himself bleeding, he was so thirsty he drank the blood and acquired a taste for it, attacking local teenager Keiko. In present day, Professor Shiraki arrives at a girl's school where he was to be teaching, but now the principal, whose wife died in a car accident, wants Shiraki to take over for him. The principal is keeping his wife in the cellar for a week, supposedly according to local custom, to see if she might return to life. Immediately suspicious, Shiraki investigates and becomes entrenched in horror of the vampires. Three girls are caught up too, as one has already been bitten, and her roomates stay to care for her.
Evil of Dracula DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 9/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.