The salvage ship Mother III comes across a derelict ship that has been floating in space for50 years. The crew (oh-so-cleverly named after the main characters in Bram Stoker’s novel)board the ship, and before you know it, are up against Dracula himself. The idea is halfwayinteresting, what with a setting of eternal night in a future where no one believes in God. UdoKier even puts in an appearance as the video diary of the derelict’s deceased captain, in a niceecho of the ep…stolary nature of the novel. But the dialogue is atrocious, there is far too muchrunning through corridors, and Dracula is dressed in a hilarious high-collared Halloweencape.
The 2.0 sound works well enough with surround effects such as echoes, and has no troublewith the score. But the volume is a bit weak, and the level of the dialogue varies up and downquite wildly. We’re getting the job done here, but only just.
The transfer is anamorphic widescreen, which is nice to see on such a bargain-basementrelease. the colours are good, as are the blacks, and there is no edge enhancement visible, butthere is some grain (not enough to spoil the viewing, but visible nonetheless).
None. The menu has an animated scene selection screen.
Points for the idea, but not for much else.