Dracula
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Continuity mistake: When Mina and Lucy are looking at the pictures in "Arabian Nights", as they open the book, both of Mina's hands are holding the book, but in the next shot, her right hand is up by her mouth. (00:19:20)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: After Van Helsing inspects Mina's teeth aboard the train, as Jonathan sits down next to her, his forehead is shining with sweat. After Mina says, "Oh, what have I done to you", his forehead is showing no signs of sweat. (01:46:35)

Kylantha

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Continuity mistake: When the men open Lucy's grave, Van Helsing's lamp and hammer, sitting on top of the stone lid, switch position between the shot of Van Helsing and the following shot from above. The same thing happens after they see the empty coffin. (01:21:20)

Kylantha

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Continuity mistake: When Jonathan is dining in the castle, as Dracula says "That relationship was not entirely successful", Jonathan's knife is pointing upward and there is nothing on his fork. In the next shot, his knife is pointing downward and there's a piece of food on his fork. The food stays on the fork during the next few shots, until Dracula says "It is no laughing matter", and the fork is suddenly empty again. (00:13:55)

Kylantha

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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 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 Dracula fills the communion chalice with blood from the bleeding cross, the blood is spilled over the sides and base of the chalice, but when he drinks the blood, the goblet is clean. (00:04:45)

Kylantha

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Continuity mistake: After Dracula pours wine for Jonathan, he sets down the carafe at the edge of the table, about a meter away on Dracula's left. In the next shot, it has moved much closer to him and is sitting on Dracula's right. In the wide shot where Dracula draws his sword, the carafe is back at the edge of the table. (00:13:30)

Kylantha

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)

Phoenix

Continuity mistake: When Mina and Van Helsing are making camp in front of Dracula's castle, in the first shot, there is a bird's eye view of Van Helsing walking over to Mina with a bowl of food. In the next shot, he comes over with the food again. (01:49:13)

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Continuity mistake: When Mina moves the vase of garlic flowers sitting on Lucy's bedside table, in the close-up of the vase, the bouquet is quite full and the flowers look healthy, but when Lucy grabs the vase a couple of shots later, the amount of flowers has dwindled and many of the plants are drooping. (01:12:32)

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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 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 forces vampire Lucy to go back into her coffin using a cross, as Lucy lies down in the coffin, he lowers the cross gradually. In the next shot, he is still holding it up. For the next few shots, the cross alternates between being lowered and being held up. (01:27:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Mina drops the Arabian Nights while talking to Lucy, both reach down to pick it up, and we see one of Lucy's hands touching the book on the floor. In the next shot, both her hands are at her waist. (00:19:10)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Elisabeta is lying dead in the chapel, the collar on her dress reaches the middle of her throat and most of her neck is showing, but after Dracula drinks blood from the chalice, her collar is suddenly going all the way up to her chin and her neck is no longer showing. (00:05:00)

Kylantha

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Continuity mistake: When Dracula is holding the communion chalice filled with blood, the priest's crucifix can be seen lying on the floor in the background, but a few shots earlier, there was no crucifix there. (00:04:35)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Seward first talks to Renfield, as Renfield inspects the spider, he is sitting in a corner and his hands are up as he dangles the spiderweb, but in the next shot, he's sitting right under the window and his hands are down. (00:24:50)

Kylantha

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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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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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Trivia: The marriage scene between Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder was performed by an actual Romanian Orthodox priest. Contrary to rumours this made the marriage legal, that wouldn't be possible without corresponding paperwork, which of course they wouldn't have had.

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Question: Why would the brides lay out in the open when they slept? After 400 years wouldn't they know better? Also, Are they falling in love with Harker?

Answer: It's unlikely they were falling in love with Harker: they are sadistic, baby-eating monsters who regarded Harker as food and a temporary plaything. As for them sleeping in the open, the local populace dreads and avoids Dracula's castle, so there's hardly any fear of intruders. Van Helsing did enter and kill them, but they reckoned, mistakenly, that he too would be too afraid to do so, especially after their horse-mauling escapades the previous night.

Jukka Nurmi

Answer: They are lesser vampires whose power is tied to Dracula, who in turn is entirely preoccupied with Mina. And as Van Helsing noted, vampires are weak at daytime, further reducing their ability to sense unwanted visitors. And a decapitated vampire, in this universe and most others, is dead and cannot be resurrected, ever.

Jukka Nurmi

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