Dracula
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Continuity mistake: Before the wreath of garlic falls down on Lucy's bedside table, it can be seen hanging on the lamp, but in the previous shot, as well as earlier in the scene, there was no garlic on the lamp. When Lucy grabs the vase from the bedside table a couple of shots later, the garlic that fell down on the table has mysteriously disappeared. (01:09:35)

Kylantha

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Continuity mistake: When Lucy enters the crypt, the candles on her left side ignite twice, once in the wide shot where she walks down the stairs and once in the following close-up of the candles. (01:22:40)

Kylantha

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Lucy is done in by Dracula in wolf form, as she dies, blood is exploded into the room by "supernatural" forces. If you look in the torrent of blood, you will see the gas, I assume carbon dioxide, from the special effect cannon appear and evaporate. (01:21:00)

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Revealing mistake: In the close-up where Dracula first bites Lucy, the puncture wounds can seen on her neck before he sinks his teeth into it. (00:40:35)

Kylantha

Revealing mistake: When Mina and Dracula are at the restaurant, as Dracula says, "The most beautiful place in all creation", there is an extreme close-up of his eye. If you look at the left side of the purple iris, you can see the edges of Gary Oldman's contact lens. After Mina describes Transylvania's beauty, there is another close-up of Dracula's eye (this time with a different color) and you can once again see the edges of the contact lens on the left side of the iris. (01:04:35 - 01:05:05)

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Revealing mistake: When Jonathan is shaving, there is a close-up of the back of his head, where Keanu Reeves and his body double are unsynchronized: As Keanu's reflection shows him beginning to lower his hand with the razor, the hand of the body double standing in front of the mirror is still up by his neck, before the body double lowers the razor a split-second later. (00:26:20)

Kylantha

Factual error: At the beginning of the movie, it was stated that Constantinople was captured by the Turks in 1462. The Turks actually captured it in 1453. (00:00:35)

Continuity mistake: When Arthur sits by Lucy's bed while watching over her, as Dracula appears outside the window, there's a quick shot of the bedroom from outside, and Arthur is nowhere to be seen. In the next shot inside the room, he sitting by the bed again. (01:16:15)

Kylantha

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Continuity mistake: When Lucy sits down with Mina when Mina is typing, the folds in the curtain on the left change after they open the book. (00:19:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Mina and Jonathan are dining with Van Helsing, in some shots, Mina's drinking glass is full, but in two shots facing Van Helsing, the glass can be seen in the lower right hand corner, and it is empty. (01:27:50)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Jonathan is shaving, in the first shot, the mirror he is using is quite small and has a thin wooden frame. When Dracula grabs his shoulder, the mirror is much bigger and has a thicker frame. In the next shot, where Jonathan abruptly turns around, the smaller mirror is back. (00:26:10)

Kylantha

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)

Factual error: When Lucy walks through the garden maze at night, her skirt blows up and you can see that she is wearing red modern underwear underneath. This can also be glimpsed in the scene where Dracula first enters her bedroom. Women of the Victorian era wore long loose drawers which extended below the knee. (00:41:40 - 00:58:30)

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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)

Factual error: When Mina is with Dracula in Dr. Seward's room, you can see that she is wearing modern white underwear beneath her sheer nightgown; this is best seen when he confesses to be Dracula and she is upset about him having killed Lucy. Victorian lingerie consisted of a long chemise and long loose drawers which extended below the knee. (01:37:55)

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)

Revealing mistake: When they are in the crypt to kill Lucy, they open the stone lid and look down. Clearly you can see glass on top of the inner coffin, yet later when Lucy goes in the coffin there is no glass. (01:24:55 - 01:27:05)

Dracula: The blood is the life. And it shall be mine.

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Trivia: When Mina recalls her previous life as Elisabeta, she says she remembers a land beyond a great forest. "Land beyond the forest" is the literal meaning of Transylvania.

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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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