Auntie, this may be a silly question - but what was the saturated Langella's Dracula like? I've never seen it as vibrant as the one screenshot and it's still in my top favorites.
I only have the haziest of memories, because I only saw the original, saturated color version on VHS; I was 11 when it was released theatrically, and while my parents were pretty easy-going when it came to what media I consumed, there was no way they were going to take me to see it.
So, I vaguely remember there being all sorts of cool details in Dracula’s dining room and garden that I couldn’t get a clear look at (because fuzzy VHS stock), and I remember that the undead Mina* looked impressively undead. Overall, the color was this gorgeous, saturated effect that heightened the weirdness of it all.
There’s a few images floating around showing what individual shots look like from the original print, and just … aaaaugh! I want a fully-restored version that looks like THAT.
*Yeah, undead Mina. Mina van Helsing, actually. For those of you not familiar with the 1979 Langella version of the story, it, um, messes around with characters and their relationships. Lucy is still engaged to Jonathan, but she’s the daughter of Dr. Seward. And even with that sort of nonsense, it’s still a version of Dracula absolutely worth watching.