Dracula (1979) Director: U.S.A.| 1979 112 mins. Book cinema tickets Underrated at the time of its release, John Badham’s 1979 Dracula fully deserves a revival on the big screen. This lavish production was based on a successful Broadway play, with Frank Langella reprising his role as the bloodthirsty count. It presents Dracula as a romantic, sensual figure, and the magnetically handsome Langella is well cast in the role. Fresh from the success of Saturday Night Fever, director Badham commanded a large budget for spectacular sets, an expansive score by John Williams and a supporting cast that includes Lawrence Olivier as Van Helsing. Director: U.S.A.| 1979 112 mins.