The colorful imagery and bombastic costumes could very easily have steered this opus overboard into an ocean of 1990s kitsch.
Remarkably, however, two decades later, it is still a visual enchantment, albeit not of the subtle kind.
Keanu Reeves is still as graceless as ever, though. I wonder what sort of hold he had on Coppola that prevented the latter from hiring a real Brit as Jonathan Harker. That would have ensured a proper British accent, and possibly some real acting as well.