"Blacula lives, and only the legendary Pam Grier (Jackie Brown)
has the power to deep-six his reign of terror. William Marshall is the
noble African prince turned bloodthirsty fiend in this sequel to "Blacula".
This time, its voodoo versus vampire when Willis (Richard Lawson),
the son of the late high priestess, seeks revenge on the cultists who
have chosen his foster sister Lisa (Grier) as their new leader. Hoping
to curse Lisa, Willis unwittingly resurrects Blaculas earthly remains
and lets loose the Prince of Darkness and his army of the undead."
- Director: Bob Kelljan
- Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Willis is denied leadership of the local voodoo cult, and unwittingly
revives Blacula, who cuts a swathe though the locals, staring with
Willis. However, he is fascinated by Lisa, who got the cult leadership,
convinced that she alone can save him from his immortal suffering;
he protects her and persuades her to help ... but as the law closes
in, he becomes increasingly desperate.
A neat little tale, but almost 40 minutes before you can get to
grips with it. I suspect the director got carried away with the
screaming victims; it gets you that way - you completely lose the
The leads are all pretty good - Pam Grier shines - but the supporting
cast are weak, and dialog drags at times. By the end, dialog isn't
essential, and things speed up.
But it's a jolly romp, when all's said and done, and recommended.
- Released: 1973
- Run time: 1 Hour 36 Minutes
- Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Audio Encoding: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
- DVD Released: 20 January 2004