Dracula question ... ?

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i always wondered why Lee used a solid black cape in the first movie but a black and red cape in the rest never understood it



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I've actually thought about

I've actually thought about this. My theory, and it's just a theory/opinion, is that Dracula became increasingly more animalistic as the movies went on. He didn't really gain the blood-red eyes until after the first movie. So perhaps the cape was changed from a regal all-black to a more blood-red an black in an effort to show his bloodlust more? Or maybe it's just because it's more colorful and closer to Bela Lugosi's? Just my two cents...



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i figure your 2nd view is

i figure your 2nd view is more right but the all black cape of HOD is one of the reasons i think its the best vampire that and PC and CL



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Indeed. I actually prefer the

Indeed. I actually prefer the all black version. Makes him seem more menacing as he can easily disappear into shadows or whatnot. I'm not sure they never thought or attempted that at any point in the series. Instead of hiding him, like less is more, they had him full out, front and center. I imagine that's part of the reason Sir Lee had had enough of it after a few years...

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