Yami no Teiô Kyûketsuki Dorakyura (1980, JAP) C-89m. ** D: Akinori Nagaoka, Minoru Okazaki. Starring (the voices of) Stan Jones, Ted Layman (English version). Corny animated vampire horror about Dracula, who arrives in Boston and is mistaken for the Devil by a group of devil-worshippers. Some complications follow, but they are barely interesting. Animation is quite stylish but too static, it seems they saved a lot of time and money by just filming the stills most of the times (it was made for TV). Worth a look, but generally a bore. Also known as DRACULA: SOVEREIGN OF THE DAMNED, and TOMB OF DRACULA.

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