Dracula

Continuity mistake: As Dracula pours Jonathan wine in the castle, the arm-shaped, wall mounted torch on Jonathan's right is lit. A few shots later, as Dracula says, "That relationship was not entirely successful", the torch is unlit, but in the following wide shot where Dracula draws the sword, the torch is burning again. In the shot where Dracula says, "We Draculs have a right to be proud", the torch is once again unlit. (00:14:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Elisabeta commits suicide by jumping into the river, her suicide letter is lying on the floor (it is definitely the suicide letter and not the false message from the Turks, because the words and handwriting are 100% identical to the suicide letter that Vlad finds - the actual message from the Turks can be seen in a brief flashback during the scene with Mina and Dracula at the restaurant later in the film). However, when Vlad picks up and reads the letter, it is a different piece of paper: The frayed edges at the top have disappeared and the parchment itself is longer, with more distance between the bottom lines of the message and the bottom of the paper. (00:02:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Jonathan is dining in Dracula's castle, throughout the scene, his wine goblet keeps turning around on the table between shots: This can easily be seen on from the two handles on the side, which keep pointing in different directions throughout the scene. (00:13:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Mina sits down on Lucy's bed to tell her the news about Jonathan, the pillow under Lucy's back and the one next to it on her left both have a distinctive pattern. In the next shot, both pillows have a different design. When Mina gets up, the first pillows are back, but when Lucy starts noticing the garlic, the second set has returned. Then, when she smashes the vase in anger, the first pillows are there, but when Lucy yells, "It's nothing but common garlic!", a third set of pillows appear behind her back, which change into different pillows two shots later. (01:11:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Van Helsing performs the blood transfusion on Lucy, her dress keeps changing position; most noticeably, she alternates from having one breast exposed to being covered up from one cut to the next. (00:59:35)

Continuity mistake: On the carriage ride to Dracula's Castle, Jonathan looks out the window and sees the wheels of the carriage. In the next shot, the wheels are covered by a sheet of fabric. (00:11:40)

Continuity mistake: At Lucy's dinner party, as Lucy is sitting on the couch with Jack Seward, Quincey Morris is holding his hat in his hands. When Lucy gets up from the couch to greet Arthur Holmwood, he is still holding it, but when the scene cuts back to Jack and Quincey a few seconds later, Jack gets a funny look on his face and then magically pulls Quincey's crumpled hat out from under his butt. (00:22:25)

Continuity mistake: When Keanu reeves is in the train chasing Dracula,his hair changes colour dramatically from black to white to brown to slightly gray.

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Suggested correction: Jonathan's hair turns grey from stress after he escapes from Dracula's castle. Throughout the rest of the movie, the amount of grey in his hair keeps switching back and forth, even going from slightly grey to completely grey and back again, but this is very blatant and obvious; it seems to be a deliberate move by the filmmakers to show the effect of Jonathan having been subjected to the predation of the vampires.

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Continuity mistake: When Jonathan looks at Mina's picture aboard the train, and when Dracula sees her picture in his castle, her face is turned to one side. When Van Helsing hypnotizes her, there is a visual of the photo against a burning backdrop, and the picture is reversed, with Mina's face turned to the opposite side. (00:09:32 - 01:43:35)

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Continuity mistake: When the wolf scares Mina in the movie theatre, her hat switches back and forth from being forward on her head, to being tilted back. It does this in about 5 shots. (00:53:40)

Continuity mistake: When Dracula stabs the cross and blood pours out of it, in one shot it is slowly creeping towards Elisabeta's dead body, in another shot it is rushing past her, and in the next shot it's slowly creeping again. (00:05:20)

Continuity mistake: In the last scene, when Mina Harker lays Dracula's body in the cathedral's altar, she kisses the vampire's lips and he turns into his human self. His face is covered with blood down from his nose, but after the kiss Mina's lips have no sign of blood. (01:58:45)

Continuity mistake: When the peasant woman gives Jonathan the crucifix in the carriage, the chain falls over the side of his palm. When he opens his hand to look at it, the chain runs between his fingers. (00:10:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the brides of Dracula come out topless to suck Jonathan's blood, Dracula breaks in, furious, and the brides are suddenly fully clothed. (00:32:45 - 00:34:25)

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Continuity mistake: When the great doors to Dracula's castle open, an ornate table with a statuette and two large candle holders is standing inside the castle. When Dracula's shadow appears, the statuette is still there, but the candle holders are gone. (00:12:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Jonathan backs away from Dracula after the latter sees his crucifix, there is soap on Jonathan's neck from his shaving, but in the next shot, his neck is dry. (00:28:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Jonathan enters the brides' bedchamber, the bed is covered in white mist. In the next shot, the mist has vanished. (00:31:55)

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Continuity mistake: During the crypt scene, the shots of Lucy lying down in the stone coffin and the following shot where she sits up and vomits blood on Van Helsing, show dramatic difference in the depth of the coffin. (01:27:00 - 01:27:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Dracula stamps the paper in the castle, in the wideshot, the wax seal is several centimetres away from his signature, but in the close-up, it is right next to his name. Also, his signature differs slightly between the two shots. (00:15:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Van Helsing breaks the news to Quincey after reading the "Vampyr" book, as he says, "Yes, we may still save her precious soul", he's gripping Quincey's coat, and Quincey's left arm is down, but in the previous shot, Van Helsing's arms were down by his side, and Quincey was holding onto the hat on his head. His other arm changes position as well. (01:14:15)

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Revealing mistake: In one of the first scenes, Winona Ryder (as Vlad the Impaler's wife), is lying on the floor, dead. Gary Oldman's Vlad falls to his knees, heartbroken, right next to the "dead" Winona, who flinches. (00:03:34)

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Dracula: You will forgive me if I do not join you, but, I have already dined, and I never drink wine.

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Answer: For protection from the inmates.

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