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Title: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: theplottwist on May 24, 2014, 08:04:48 PM
Needless to say that Van Helsing is the one at the top of the list.

But, recently I watched another one (terrible) movie called Dracula: The Dark Prince. It had a white haired Dracula, it had a living armor, it had some vampire hunters, including Helsing, and had a puny name for an item that should be used to slay Dracula called "Lightbringer Staff". It even had an EXTREMELLY CASTLEVANIA-looking castle, that was invisible and hidden on the mountains. The acting was horrid, and the plot was terrible. The opening sequence wants to be Coppola's so much, and the effects are subpar. All in all, it made me wish to never have a Castlevania movie.

Speaking of which, do you remember Dracula 2000? The protagonist was curiously called "Simon". Coincidence? I THINK NAWT! And then there is Dracula III: Legacy, where a dude goes killing monsters with a whip.

Are there any other movies in the same vein?
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: X on May 25, 2014, 01:37:34 AM
Vampire Hunter D. This animated flick might as well be called Castlevania due to the remarkable similarities-of which of course CV borrowed heavily from.

Next one's Bram Stoker's Dracula. It was worked into the CV canon so it might as well be a CV movie.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: uzo on May 25, 2014, 02:08:56 AM
Vampire Hunter D came before Castlevania, and has been cited as one of the inspirations for the game, not the other way around.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: X on May 25, 2014, 10:40:49 AM
Sorry if I wasn't clear on my post uzo but I already know that VHD came out before Castlevania. That's what I meant, lol.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: KaZudra on May 27, 2014, 04:31:31 AM
Vampire Hunter D + Lupin III The Castle of Cagliostro = Castlevania

Van Helsing tried hard to be Castlevania, even the game refrences the Belmonts.
I Frankenstien and Mortal instruments: City of Bones have that LoS2 feel about it.
Bram Stoker's Dracula pretty much is Castlevania: The Drama
Harry Potter's Creatures and Bestinary reminds me heavily of Castlevania, you could even set Castlevania in that world and be satified
Constantine to me would be a perfect rendition how a modern Belmont would play out as.

That is literally all I can think of, with a couple stretches.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: Nail_Bombed on June 16, 2014, 08:19:46 AM
One to possibly add to the list? That dood sure looks like Gabriel Belmont...

http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/front-page-comic-news/83571-first-poster-dracula-untold-luke-evans.html (http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/front-page-comic-news/83571-first-poster-dracula-untold-luke-evans.html)

Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on June 17, 2014, 02:49:05 AM
One to possibly add to the list? That dood sure looks like Gabriel Belmont...

I have a thread for that movie and here's the link (http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,6905.msg164601.html#msg164601) for the latest news with my short comment on it.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: theplottwist on July 26, 2014, 08:24:27 AM
Seriously, dudes, Dracula's Curse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Stoker's_Dracula's_Curse) is a movie's name.

Read that plot synopsis.

Read it.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on July 27, 2014, 01:03:09 AM
Seriously, dudes, Dracula's Curse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Stoker's_Dracula's_Curse) is a movie's name.

Read that plot synopsis.

Read it.
Whoa. Has someone watched that movie?
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: X on July 27, 2014, 01:30:53 AM
Not me. Never heard of it till now. Kinda like I never knew that there were two other sequels to Dracula 2000. I only ever saw the first film.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: TheouAegis on August 19, 2014, 08:10:25 PM
The plot doesn't strike me as anything outstanding. It reads almost just like the plot for Blade.

When I saw the trailer for the newest Dracula movie, I thought it was going to be a Castlevania movie. But then I was like, "Another Dracula movie? Pfft."
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on September 10, 2014, 06:06:12 PM
Loved Vampire Hunter D as a kid, always considered it basically Castlevania: The Anime. Also I loved Monster Squad, which is more like The Goonies than anything Castlevania. It's actually a really well-done monster movie. The guy that plays Dracula rules and the Frankenstein is dead-on.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: EisaKrieger on September 12, 2014, 10:49:45 AM
"Scary German guy is bitchin'!"

Monster Squad was freaking great.  Still have my VHS recording from when I was a kid.

I hope they're don't try to revitalize that franchise though.  A horror movie starring kids made today would have casting and dialog to make us vomit.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: X on September 12, 2014, 05:23:40 PM
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A horror movie starring kids made today would have casting and dialog to make us vomit.

They did that already. The result was called Twilight  :P :P :P
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: darkmanx_429 on September 13, 2014, 06:57:51 AM
What about League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: Super Waffle on September 15, 2014, 08:28:30 PM
The Super Shredder scene from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was loosely based on a level from Simon's Quest.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: Tanatra on October 11, 2014, 12:06:05 PM
The Super Shredder scene from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was loosely based on a level from Simon's Quest.

Where did you read this at? I tried Googling it, and couldn't find anything, nor do I see any resemblance to anything from Simon's Quest in that scene.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: JR on October 11, 2014, 12:43:02 PM
Dracula Untold, easily. My wife and I watched it last night (liked it quite a bit, btw), and this is practically Lords of Shadow: the Movie. Even the ending had some striking similarities.
Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: The Puritan on October 11, 2014, 04:08:22 PM
Dracula Untold, easily. My wife and I watched it last night (liked it quite a bit, btw), and this is practically Lords of Shadow: the Movie. Even the ending had some striking similarities.

I take that to mean
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Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: JR on October 11, 2014, 09:18:39 PM
Exactly. And...
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Title: Re: Movies that want to be Castlevania so bad, but can't.
Post by: TatteredSeraph on October 15, 2014, 01:47:49 AM
I definitely agree with this on Dracula Untold.  It's basically LoS mashed up a bit with the old timeline, where Dracula is Vlad Tepes.  The ending scene in particular was very blatently taken from LoS, along with the hand of bats.