Corrected entry: When Lucy is walking through the garden maze at night, her reddish-orange gown reaches her feet, but after the wind sweeps by her legs, the gown is knee length. When Mina leads her back to the house, it goes back to its original length. (00:39:50)


Correction: After Lucy's gown is blown up in the wind, the skirt section of the dress slowly sinks down again and for a few seconds it looks like her dress is knee-length; however, at the end of the shot, the entire skirt has moved back into place and you can tell that the dress still reaches her feet.


Correction: The dress that Eiko Ishioka has designed for this shot consists of a corset that reaches up until the bases of thighs and the rest of the dress is made of pieces of very thin fabric. And that's why when the wind blew the dress swooshed of her legs. Here's the picture that shows how the dress was built. http://www.thehunchblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/oc-lucy.jpg.

Corrected entry: Before the blood transfusion, Van Helsing says, "I've only experimented. Landsteiner's method". The first one of Karl Landsteiner's epochal articles was published in 1900, three years after the movie is set. (00:57:25)


Correction: Landsteiners' groundbreaking work was in compatibility of individual blood groups. Clearly neither Van Helsing nor anyone else in the room even considers the blood type of either the donor or the recipient of the blood. Lucy survived the transfusions though sheer luck (either because the donors were of the correct blood types, or because of her new vampiric nature). Van Helsing was talking about some other work of Landsteiner, probably fictional. This may still qualify for a factual error, but it is a different mistake altogether.

Corrected entry: When Jonathan is closing the transactions in Dracula's castle, a huge map of London can seen on the wall. There's a long wideshot where the camera pans along with Dracula's shadow on the map, and every inch of the map is revealed. Then, when Dracula mentions Renfield, Renfield's card, pinned to the map, appears out of nowhere. (00:15:45)


Correction: The shot of Renfield's card is meant to give the audience a visual representation of who he is. The card is not pinned on the map that is shown in the previous shots.


Revealing mistake: When Jonathan closes the transactions in Dracula's castle, as Dracula's shadow is shown trying to strangle him, you can see Gary Oldman's real shadow on the right-hand side of the screen, standing in front of the shadow of Keanu Reeves. Also, in the final shot of the scene, as Dracula turns around and walks away, Dracula's shadow appears directly behind Jonathan, but Gary Oldman's own shadow can be seen on the right-hand side of the screen, moving in accord with the actor as he leaves the room. (00:17:26)


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Trivia: When Mina meets Dracula on the street, after she first rebuffs him, she walks past a sandwich board advertising a play with Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre. For many years, Bram Stoker worked as the business manager of the Lyceum Theatre, which was run by Irving. The famous stage actor is widely believed to be one of Stoker's inspirations for Count Dracula. (00:46:30)


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Question: So, just to make things clear in the ending after Vlad's death: do Vlad and Elisabeta ascend into Heaven?

Answer: It's implied that Vlad has regained his soul and will ascend to heaven with Elisabeta.


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