Mike / October 11th, 2010
Even though Dracula and the Frankenstein monster continue to appear in movies together all the time like “The Monster Squad” and “Van Helsing”, there still has never been another “DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN” movie.
October 11, 2010 at 3:04 am
andys a poof
Woot Woot Woo—damnit….not first….
awesome entry as always, James.
October 11, 2010 at 3:05 am
Stop with this first bullshit! Its retarded as fuck!
October 11, 2010 at 3:16 am
Hey that’s the midget from Thunderdome. Cool.
October 11, 2010 at 3:23 am
wow….we blew through the 60′s faster than i thought
October 11, 2010 at 3:27 am
The also battled in The Monster Squad. But only a little, so it probably doesn’t count.
October 11, 2010 at 3:29 am
Wow dumbasses still say first? I thought that was “cool” like 5 years ago, now it’s just dumb, also the fact that James reads these comments and seems to like our feedback only to see “FIRST!!!” must make him think your a dumb fucks…well anyways James I loved this review and I always used to get a real kick when famous monsters used to meet up for an epic battle. I remember when Scooby Doo used to have Dracula and the WolfMan meet up and duke it out and it used to blow my mind. Keep em comming…I love MONSTER MADNESS!!!
Hey that was AVGN length, awesome!
October 11, 2010 at 3:32 am
Wow, didn’t expect this video to be long. Great one nonetheless .
October 11, 2010 at 3:51 am
Also the Dracula from Dracula Vs. Frankenstein looks a little like Paul Reubens’s vampire from 1992′s Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.
October 11, 2010 at 3:53 am
For a quality Dracula vs Frankenstein battle, check out The Frankenstein/Dracula War.
It was a comic series published by Topps in the 90′s. They use a different Monster, staying much closer to the character in the novel, but an intelligent, articulate Monster makes for a better foe against Dracula.
It’s a nice little series, with several fights between the two. The Monster is stronger and seemingly tougher in a toe to toe fight, but Dracula has all of his more esoteric powers, and both are portrayed as cunning enemies.
October 11, 2010 at 3:57 am
Agreed, if they remade Wolfman I would hope for at least a semi-entertaining Dracula/Frankenstein remake. Even something on par with any of the Friday 13th movies would be better than those three pieces of crap.
For some reason though I get the feeling Dracula and Frankenstein aren’t welcome in Hollywood anymore. I think the studios feel they’re too “old school” and not relatable to today’s generation.
October 11, 2010 at 3:58 am
Just to add a bit more to the confusion: The Titles shown as ”Frankenstein og blodsugerne” and ”Varulven jagar frankenstein” are norwegian or Swedish. It literally translates to ”frankenstein and the bloodeaters” and ”the werewolf chases frankenstein”. What the hell is this?!?!
October 11, 2010 at 4:00 am
Well, tks for the heads up/lesson — there’s 3 films I’ll never EVER watch. They all look like complete shit. I’m glad you put yourself through so much pain to save us all a little. Cheers..
My point being, It’s not german, italian or spanish.
October 11, 2010 at 4:07 am
Holy shit,, is smoking…
Never thought there could be such a bad movie, like the second.
greeting from Germany
October 11, 2010 at 4:19 am
This was an awesome find of a film, gee whizz James you are so great. http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/thread.php?id=16871&ref=65348
October 11, 2010 at 4:43 am
Wow… to think most Monster Madness entries are only about three minutes long, and then we get one that’s almost fifteen minutes. That was unexpected.
October 11, 2010 at 4:45 am
Maybe the “Vs” stands for popularity, you know the fight is determined by who you like more in the movie or which actor is playing better or which monster has the bigger success…or they just made up a fancy title
October 11, 2010 at 5:03 am
I agree, it makes no sense to not make a good Dracula Vs Frankenstein movie. I hope they didn’t drown that bat, I hate people who are abusive to animals.
October 11, 2010 at 5:26 am
I really hope Monster Madness this year includes movies like Blacula and Blackenstein. C’mon, James, be an equal opportunity reviewer.
October 11, 2010 at 5:33 am
Epic mega review. Awesome.
Blacula versus Blackenstein!
Here’s Zappa’s song about cheap monster movies (where he talks about It Conquered the World.)
October 11, 2010 at 6:38 am
I’m suprised you didn’t mention Van Helsing, it does feature most of the classic monsters, the wolfman & dracula fight, (can’t remember if Frankenstein fight dracula but I don’t think he does) I don’t think its as bad as everyone says, yes the script and actings bad, the story is overly ciomplicated and some of characters are pointless but the action is silly and really fun, so I say check it out, just be sure to switch your brain off first
October 11, 2010 at 6:51 am
yea i mean they made freddy vs jason n that was soo cool with the fight sences any *monster vs monster* should be good as freddy vs jason if not better at this kinda time.
October 11, 2010 at 6:52 am
To say Forrest J Ackerman was a fan of horror is a bit of an understatement. His magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland, is beloved by many and he was known as being extremely gracious to his fans.
October 11, 2010 at 6:54 am
Cinemassacres monster madness really enlightens my day:) Agree that they should do a remake with dracula vs frankenstein, today it could be really awesome action scenes.
Though we have atleast Van Helsing with all the monsters in the same movie but yet they dont fight each other, atleast not Frankenstein and Dracula
Nice, long review.
October 11, 2010 at 7:02 am
Haha, Godzilla wearing a tuxedo, jumping on a trampoline, juggling the worlds biggest turds. Golden.
October 11, 2010 at 7:03 am
shit, that bat scene is pretty cruel, its uncomfortable to watch. you could never get away with that nowadays and for good reason! nice long review james, nice one geeze.
October 11, 2010 at 7:06 am
i saw chocolate chip charlie from the stuff at the begining right? hope james reviews it thats a great film :p
October 11, 2010 at 7:13 am
This episode had the best intro so far. Way better than these movies, I guess.
October 11, 2010 at 7:29 am
What pieces of crap these three films are. Audiences deserved better. This is a very informative and greatly detailed review, James.
These films came out in the 70s, so I guess this means we’re now going to look at 70s horror movies in the Monster Madness timeline. Awesome!
October 11, 2010 at 8:08 am
Best review yet. I had to see it before i took a shower this morning.. have to prioritize dont-ya-know.
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October 11, 2010 at 9:06 am
That is just stupid… The creator of the monster is Dr. Frankenstein…
It should be called “Dracula Vs Dr. Frankenstein´s monster”..
Or the phrase that the monster said in the book:
“The Adam of your labours” :p
Greetings from Sweden! And awesome vidz btw!
October 11, 2010 at 9:20 am
And i just have to comment the 8:04 movie poster, (Its in swedish)
Varulven jagar Frankenstein!
Wolfman hunting Frankenstein!
För första gången!
Varulven, Frankenstein, dracula och mumien drabbar samman!
For the first time!
Wolf Man, Frankenstein, Dracula and the mummy come to blows!
All Times bloodiest!
Haha, thats is hilarious!
October 11, 2010 at 9:45 am
big review, i like it
October 11, 2010 at 10:18 am
When you showed the movie posters for the second movie at 07:57 I think, the first poster is german, the second one is norwegian, the third is spanish, forth german again, fifth swedish, sixt german again and seventh spanish again.
The norwegian one is the funniest cus it says ”movie in color” in an oldfashioned way and the title is ”Frankenstein and the Blood suckers!”
October 11, 2010 at 10:44 am
Hmm, fight scenes too dark to watch, reminds me of Batman Begins!
With the Wolfman coming in during that last movie, it seems to be a gag or staple to just include that monster and let the audience know they just can’t take on the epic struggle that would occur between Dracula and Frankenstein(‘s monster).
Guess it’s time to delay the AVGN movie and make Cinemassacre’s Dracula Vs Frankenstein!
October 11, 2010 at 10:47 am
This was great and really really fun X-D
nice review james.
October 11, 2010 at 10:57 am
I just watch Frankenstein last night and tonight I will see Dracula. Its just a good idea turned into a bad one. I think everyone would of like to see Béla Lugosi vs Boris Karloff or Dracula vs Frankenstein in good film. Even in Van Helsing, we don’t see both classic monsters having a all out brawl.
October 11, 2010 at 11:01 am
House of Dracula needs to be remade, with Gary Oldman as Dracula, Benicio Del Toro as the Wolfman and (perhaps) Robert De Niro as the Frankenstein Monster. But De Niro could be replaced with someone better.
October 11, 2010 at 11:04 am
I really hope you do The Stuff.
October 11, 2010 at 11:13 am
That poor little bat! I have bats outside my house, and I would never capture and torture one of them. I happen to like bats.
October 11, 2010 at 11:31 am
Does Van Helsing with Hugh Jackman count as a Frankenstein vs Dracula film? I might get flamed but I actually enjoyed that movie.
October 11, 2010 at 11:34 am
PLEASE! Don’t review Jeepers Creepers!
October 11, 2010 at 11:55 am
not bad voice submission
14 minutes long? holy fuck
October 11, 2010 at 12:05 pm
Nice. Seventies horror films get even campier. I still have my fingers crossed that “Troll 2″ and “Bad Taste” get reviewed. Best worst movies I’ve ever seen, and “Bad Taste” would be a nice companion piece to “Dead Alive”, which was reviewed the first “Monster Madness.” For those who don’t know, “Bad Taste” was Peter Jackson’s first film, and “Dead Alive” (Or “Braindead” as it’s sometimes called) was one of his later horror films before he got all prestigious with “The Lord of the Rings”.
October 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm
now were in the 70s is orca in the mix?
October 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm
Dracula Vs Frankenstein should never be made again. Frankenstein is all brute strength, while Dracula has more hypnotic powers. It’d be like the worlds strngest man Vs The amazing Kreskin. By the way, I like the Robert De niro, Keneth Branagh Frankenstein soo…
October 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm
Longest Monster Madness episode ever… and I liked it!
October 11, 2010 at 1:06 pm
While watching the review I thought you were going to end with a rather recent film, and was kind of amazed it never even got mentioned.
Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken, is a 2009 Japanese film that got translated as “Vampire girl vs. Frankenstein girl” and while they may not be the original characters, I think is a very nice twist to a very old attempt of profiting with the franchises. The movie is gory and maybe politically wrong, but just damn good fun. (you don’t only get the characters to fight each other, it is also a cat fight,!!)
October 11, 2010 at 1:11 pm
Yeah, they should remake this movie.
October 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm
October 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm
This is kind of off topic, but, here in Kansas City, our local art theatres are showing what is called a “Horror Remix” marathon. They’re taking all the filler out of the worst, trashiest, campiest horror movies and keeping in all the good bits. I’m looking forward to checking it out. The funniest thing is, two of the movies that have been featured on Monster Madness 2010 are going to get a showing: “the Terror,” and “the Fiend.”
October 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm
HA You reviewed a Jess Franco film!!! Awesome.
October 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm
At the beginning of the video I saw Chocolate-Chip Charlie spewing out the white shit from an unintentionally funny scene from The Stuff. That’s a bad movie.
Props to ya trying to make sense of all that Dracula Vs. Frankenstein mess.
October 11, 2010 at 2:42 pm
Hi James! I finally made an accound here to comments your great videos.
I have to say that this movie is brilliant. Even 14 minutes! So much work. Nice to be here. Greetings from Poland, James.
October 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm
great review, james. Monster Madness is sooo good, I always think of it when october comes near. Greets from Germany =)
October 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm
OMG Blackenstein????? that’s just straight up wrong!
October 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm
well james the closets good fight weve seen of these three monsters, and this is my opinion is van hellsing. after all u see the three monsters and they were awsome seeing vanhellsing kill dracula by turning into a werewolf is pretty hardcore. jus thought i should remind ya
October 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm
well, the frankenstein monster WAS in the Van Helsing movie, they didn’t fight directly but Dracula did use the monster to revive his mutant baby things.
October 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm
Lon Chaney Jr.’s name is als oa suitor, he is really Creighton Chaney. Also, it’s nice to know that people tried to have the monsters fight, even if it never worked out well. The Frankenstein Monster, the Wolfman (played by Ron Chaney), and Dracula are all in the new House of the Wolfman, but I don’t know if they fight. I hope if Universal does remake it, they get Ron Chaney, Bela Lugosi Jr., and maybe Sara Karloff as the bride of Frankenstein.
October 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm
Geez, talk about a fucking ripoff! Hey James, how about YOU make a good Dracula vs. Frankenstein?
And if you think them sacrificing that bat was terrible, in Cannibal Holocaust they sacrificed EIGHT animals, only seven of which are seen. They had to do another take of one of the scenes, and just got another animal.
Blackenstein, wasn’t that featured on Elvira’s show?
October 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm
October 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm
haha you gotta love dracula’s dialog , especially when he makes that face when the camera zooms in
October 11, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Wow, a Swedish poster for the movie in 8.04! How funny!
It translates to something like “The werewold hunts Frankenstein!
For the first time, The werewolf, frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummie clash! ALL TIME HORROR MOVIE!”
October 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm
With all due respect James, I disagree that they should make a re-make of this. If you think about it, most of the movies Hollywood has made a re-make of were from great movies, I mean, yeah nowadays they could definately make a movie better than those, but if I was the guy responsible for making it, I would hate to have my movie bear the same name as those awful pieces of shit. Even though it would be cool to see one made, I don’t feel these movies deserve a re-make. Plus I feel it would do injustice to the original Dracula and Frankenstein. Actually, the only person I’d trust to pay homage to this would be you. If anyone else did it I have a feeling it would be a disappointment to the fans anyway.
October 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Great review, best one yet by far!
Torrent for the movie is up – no ads no bs, of course.
You may have to scroll down past the Steampunk Ironman pictures i’m obsessed with. ha.
October 11, 2010 at 5:52 pm
Holy Shit that voice in the begining is fuckin scary!! And those movies looks really shitty!! Long Live the Nerd!!
October 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm
i think YOU should remake this movie! great review James
October 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm
Do it James!! Make the movie!! Think about it, James Rolfe presents “Dracula Vs Frankenstein”!! It even sounds great when you say it!
Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!
You know you want to!!
October 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm
I’m with Panhead and AVGN Fan with this, James. If ANYONE is entitled to remake these movies with dear love and affection to the original incarnations, I’d say it’d be you, James. I won’t watch them if it is anyone else.
October 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm
The monster agrees with you.
Oh, and by the way….YOU should remake this movie! YOU will bring the ultimate showdown of Universal to light! YOU will have love and affection for the originals! YOU James, YOU!!!
October 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm
I know you’re doing really bad Halloween theme movies but when you get back to awesome Halloween movies definitely check out Let The Right One In. They did the remake called Let Me In which was just as amazing. You should really check that movie out and keep up the great work James.
October 11, 2010 at 7:59 pm
I may be mistaken, but it seems like i remember a scene at the end of “Monster Squad” where the Frankenstien Monster actually helps the kids by beating and then throwing Dracula through some kind of worm hole or something. Would that not count as a fight between the two?
October 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm
maybe you should make Dracula Vs Frankenstein.
October 11, 2010 at 8:52 pm
you know ? it is about time. Get to work James, it’s all on you.
October 11, 2010 at 8:55 pm
Some of those VHS covers look like the covers to video games.
October 11, 2010 at 10:07 pm
Well they also had werewolf and the lagoon monster and others… It’s not really just about the two of them, It’s about a bunch of kids fighting off monsters… Still that’s a good movie
October 11, 2010 at 10:13 pm
“Monster Squad” had a fight with the two at the end, but more importantly we find out that “Wolf-man’s got NARDS!”
October 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm
Wow, 14-minute Monster Madness episode. James you are going above and beyond.
October 11, 2010 at 11:20 pm
4 for the price of one? Thanks, James.
October 11, 2010 at 11:27 pm
Oh. Monster Squad. Dracula vs. Frankenstein. Epic movie!
October 11, 2010 at 11:29 pm
Thanks for making this one longer! It must be hard making so much of these, but the longer the better…
October 12, 2010 at 8:32 am
This reminds me of bear vs gorilla http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/thread.php?id=17133&choice=6980&action=vote&ref=65348
October 12, 2010 at 9:13 am
hah, I wasn’t expecting a swedish movie poster
October 12, 2010 at 9:14 am
What a fucking mess. Poor bat. Anyway, I find the thought of Van Helsing and Dr Frankenstein as twins inspiring. Well that’s a great theme for a new masterpiece.
October 12, 2010 at 10:27 am
October 12, 2010 at 5:47 pm
Hm, what about the 2004 film Van Helsing starring Hugh Jackman? Dracula and the Frankenstein Monster were in it… although they never fight… again. Well, I guess the monster smashes Dracula into the fireplace in the beginning of the film.
I like in the intro how you introduced a scene of a guys head exploding from The Stuff. That was a GREAT MOVIE! It would be wicked if you reviewed it.
October 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm
The Dracula in the 2nd movie looks like he should be in a Rob Zombie film.
Now that I think about it, a Rob Zombie take on Dracula vs Frankenstein might be quite interesting,
October 13, 2010 at 1:27 am
Wow, you’d think someone could get this right eventually.
October 13, 2010 at 4:01 am
I don’t remember if they fought, but Dracula and the Frankenstein monster were definitely in the more recent Van Helsing movie. But I’m sure that you knew that.
October 13, 2010 at 4:41 am
I just watched the DvF movie made by Al Adamson (71). And guess what: It sucks anus! Stay away from this horrible independent horror shit!
I will never watch the two other movies because I have enough of bad movies!!!
October 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm
James, why don’t you make the next DvF film?
October 13, 2010 at 8:20 pm
AWWW… Looks like we aren’t going to get anymore monster vision style opens and closes
I was really getting a kick out o9f those really brought me back to a simpler time when Joe Bob Briggs used to be the highlight of my late nights.
Guess they might be too time intensive for the amount of content this series requires. But count me as one person who really appreciates it.
October 13, 2010 at 8:51 pm
This was the best yet! The first Dracula was awesomely awful!!
October 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm
It’s too bad you left out some of the trippy moments like the guy with the weird forehead or the part where the guy says, “Are you going to the protest?” and the girl says, “what are they protesting?” and the guy says “I don’t know, but it sounds like fun.”
October 15, 2010 at 8:22 am
HOLY SHIT THERES A FUCKING WOLFMAN !!!!!!!!!!!
October 15, 2010 at 8:29 am
Blinking is an actor’s way of trying to remember their next line or trying to remove yourself from the scene.
October 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm
Guess what? October 19th they have Dracula Girl vs Frankenstein Girl. Your dreams have come true almost
October 17, 2010 at 12:37 am
I have the 1st one and the 3rd one, But i have not seen the 2nd one. So even that its bad, im still going to look for it. Plus there was a Frankenstein Movie in your list of bad Frankensteins that i have not seen before so i be looking for that movie as well.
October 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm
Here James I hope this solves your craving. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1425928/
October 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm
I agree James, they really need to make a good and true Dracula vs. Frankenstein movie! Who knows, maybe even YOU will end up having to make it yourself! Haha!
October 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm
fucking wolfman , ))))))))))))
November 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm
James, your an absolutely amazing filmmaker, things like the ‘Legend of the Blue Hole’ is one of the best short films I’ve seen in a long time
So why don’t you make a good Dracula vs Frankenstein, I know you’d do an amazing job, especially since by the sound of it you’d be loyal to the characters and certainly would avoid any past mistakes
Just a thought
December 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm
Actually another reason that the Hammer Films crossover would be difficult is that the first two Frankenstien monsters were played by Christopher Lee. Lee is pretty tall.
December 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm
fun fact: one of the titles for dracula vs frankenstein 1969 is in norwegian, and it says: Frankenstein og blodsugerne. That litteraly translates to frankenstein and the blood suckers.
January 25, 2011 at 11:52 am
Watch this vid and drink a shot every time James says Dracula and/or Frankenstein. Your liver will turn into swiss cheese by the time it’s over. =)
February 11, 2011 at 8:59 am
The movies danish titel translated into english is “Frankenstein and the bloodsuckers” and for some reason they claim that it is a color movie… Weird stuff…
February 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm
What a bunch of odd films.
February 12, 2011 at 1:54 am
LOL…..the doctor in the wheel chair reminds me of Rocky Horror
February 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm
Frankenstein should have kicked Wolfman in the nards. Wolfman’s got nards!
February 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm
I hope he will oneday review the remake of “Night of the living Dead” or Dawn of the Dead
June 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm
08:03 is in Swedish. Title says ”The werewolf hunts Frankenstein”
August 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm
At 7:59 ist a picture of the danish version: Farvefilmen Frankenstein og Blodsugerne
Translated that means: The colour movie Frankenstein and the bloodsuckers
October 4, 2011 at 6:29 pm
This is my all time favorite Monster Madness review.
James is an encyclopedia of horror movie trivia who knows his shit & always does his research. But, for Dracula vs. Frankenstein, he goes above & beyond offering 3 films for 1 review.
The guy who voiced the intro for this episode is awesome…”it’s cinemassacre’s MONSTER Madness HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!”…& if he’s not the singer of a death/black metal band, he needs to be.
January 21, 2012 at 11:22 am
you know nothing of fake bats until you have seen “the boxer’s omen” (aka “mo”), which i assume you have.
February 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm
There are apparently several video versions of the Dracula Vs. Frankenstein film you reviewed from 1969 (more appropriately named, Assignment Terror), even though several of those versions use the exact same cover you showed. My version is better in that you can see most of the film, but you have to pay attention to the run times. I bought mine in the early 2000s and it runs 77 minutes. Newer versions run as little as 61 minutes, and I’ve seen versions that run 71 minutes as well. You can download a version at Amazon that seems to run the full length of 87 minutes, and this should clear up some of the editing mistakes (some of which are cut in mid-sentence).
And you never mentioned that this film was a Paul Naschy (real name Jacinto Molina), a Spanish horror LEGEND, who wrote and acted in many films and made something like 14 werewolf films. So really, this is a werewolf film, not a Dracula or a Frankenstein film. You also mentioned that Dracula has a different name, but so does the Frankenstein monster (it’s the Franksollen Monster).
I’m a Paul Naschy fan, and I hate what the video distributors did to this. In its original form it was a cheap, but fun action/horror movie, not the incoherent nonsense released under this title (and it was never even called Dracula Vs. Frankenstein until it was released on VHS over 20 years after it’s original release!!!) I suppose this isn’t really your fault, but when I was kid watching this on a late night hosted horror movie show, I fell in love with this film, and it was nothing like any of these VHS versions floating around. They are practically two different films. You could see the action, and people finished their sentences before it faded to the next scene. I’m sure the complete version will not be Citizen Kane or anything but the marketing and distribution of Assignment Terror has been a travesty.
Anyway, another trivia note, the female lead is played by Karin Dor what was not only a Bond-girl, but also appeared in Hitchcock’s Topaz.
January 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm
The last Dracula against Frankenstein is very much a Dracula Vs Frankenstein but only because Dr Frankenstein kills Dracula
May 20, 2013 at 10:57 pm
what are your thoughts about the Dracula form Coppola ?
September 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm
A proper Dracula vs Frankenstein? Sounds like a future project for you James.
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