A sense of conviction and commitment to realism prevents the film from seeming an exercise in exploitation.
Follows original events more closely and benefits from this with a much more coherent and progressive storyline.
We speak with Hammer historian Marcus Hearn about restoring Dracula in high definition for its incredible, definitive release.
After I had viewed it as many times as I could stand, I had to put on Red Roses of Passion to restore my respect for Sarno.
A classic in its own unique way, embraced now for 30 years by those who savour off-beat films that foil expectations.
It's pure pantomime and about a decade too late, but with the lights down and sound up there's fun to be had.