Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Coolio, Udo Kier
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
A salvage ship on a routine mission discovers a transporter vessel that had been reported missing 100 years earlier. When the salvage crew boards the vessel they discover 50 long black coffins. In the blackness of space wh... more »
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pc6 | Durham, NC USA | 12/25/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"You know, this movie had the potential to be good camp, but sadly, can't even achieve that. What can I say? The plot is lame, Dracula looks ridiculous, and the ending is incredibly stupid. Want more details? Ok, as one person mentioned, it's the year 3000, and space suits are a mix of cheap gas masks and BARE SKIN!! Hello? At least tell us they have some kind of force shield like in Star Trek! I mean, why the hell are they walking into a potentially hazardous environment with BARE SKIN? ARgh!
Then there is Drac. In the year 3000, interstellar traveler Dracula is STILL wearing a cape and out dated formal wear. OK.
Then the end. The robot turns to the only living member of the crew, mentions that in 12 hours they are going to fly into the heart of a sun, and offers to have sex with him! THAT'S THE END OF THE MOVIE!! What the hell? Let's get laid, then BOOM!
Watch this only if you are really, really bored. Or a huge Casper Van Diem fan. Nah, even then, it's not worth it."
Flawed, but Vampire Fans May Wanna Look Anyway
Possum-Bread | Pasadena, California | 10/06/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A vampire clan is somehow transplanted to a planet in deep space in the future. In Dracula 3000, the vampire clan highjacks a freight ship headed back to Earth in the year 3000. At the beginning, this story, although not terribly original, sounded interesting enough to watch. So I watched it.
Director Darrell Roodt is able to tap some real star power for this low budget thriller including Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers); Coolio (Batman & Robin); Erika Eleniak-Goglia (Tales of the Crypt: Bordello of Blood); tough guy Tommy Lister Jr., (The Fifth Element); Udo Kier (Blade); Grant Swanby; Alexandra Kamp-Groeneveld and Langley Kirkwood.
The one person who looks painfully out of place is Langley Kirkwood. I have nothing against Kirkwood. But when Kirkwood's character appears in the film for the first time, the film looses any credibility as an heir to the Dracula legacy. He is simply not believable as the vampire overlord from the planet Transylvania. He'd be better cast as Napoleon Dynamite.
The story of space voyagers finding an abandoned ship in deep space is nothing new. The crew decides a salvage mission is in order, which again is predictable. Coolio proceeds to steal the show as a disrespectful, drug-addicted crewmember searching the salvaged ship for swag. He accidentally wakes the vampire overlord who had been sleeping on the ship. After becoming the vampire's first victim, Collio's character is transformed into a fearsome (and sometimes hilarious) vampire. Sadly his character's life is brief.
Other opportunities to bring the plot to life are completely ignored, such as the revelation that Van Dien's character is a descendant of famed vampire killer Van Helsing. I immediately expected some hard core vampire killing action. Instead, Van Dien is killed off. Then the plot slowly limps to an anticlimactic end.
The only other highlight is sexy Erika Eleniak-Goglia. She plays a tough second-in-command of the ship and looks good in tight, black leather. She becomes more interesting when she reveals that she is a cyborg. Not just a cyborg, but a pleasure-bot! Guess what happens next? That's right, she dies. Like I said, there are a lot of missed opportunities to make this a better movie.
The script is poorly written and there are very few action scenes (other then various crew members running up and down the endless corridors of the abandoned ship, if you can call that action). Since Roodt is both writer and director, I place the blame squarely upon him. The basic storyline was interesting and these actors have talent, but the script gave the characters no depth.
Because this movie lacks entertaining dialogue and a clever plot, it's a disappointment. True vampire aficionados may want to check it out anyway just to see Coolio's attention-grabbing performance. However, casual fans of vampire and horror flicks should probably pass on it."
Traci P. Martin | Perth, Western Australia | 04/05/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Oh Dear indeed!Never in my days ,so far, have i come across such a veritable pile of execrement, posing as a vampire film!
Made on a budget of two dollars fifty there is still change to spare as a random cast of has beens and "Never-will-make-its"
bumble their way through crude and offensive one liners and delayed responses.Mind you, i must admit that i did laugh when i saw Coolios' hair.Damn funny.
All in all this waste of space results in feelings of distaste,worry and overall nausea......but the DVD does make an excellent frisbee!
You must be Kidding!
Lilla | Malta | 02/11/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Man, this movie sucks big time - bad acting, horrible sound, and no sense of future in it. It's supposed to be the year 3000 but the stuff they use is that of nowadays if not worse. Not to mention the bad 3D-Rendering of the space ships.
Acting is terrible and fake. I am a Dracula fan and looked forward to watching this movie but I really MUCH expected more out of this sequel. The Dracula actor doesn't enter his MASTER role.
And I just HAVE to mention the awful sound, especially when you hear the actors screaming lol!
This sucks - don't buy this movie! It's not worth a penny!"