I've got all the Hammer Dracula flicks other than SCARS on DVD, & with three days off from work, I'm currently in the midst of watching them in order from HOD through TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA, including BRIDES OF DRACULA. Though I have DRACULA AD 1972, SATANIC RITES/VAMPIRE BRIDE & LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES in my collection as well, I'm not including them, because they aren't particularly canonical in the timeline & continuity set forth by the others, (though I am on record here as loving both AD 1972 & LEGEND), nor would I include SCARS in this marathon if I had it, for the same reason, & I love it as well.
Y'all might be wondering why I'm doing this, (& a part of me is as well, though I know my reasons!); it's because I've never sat down & viewed them all of a piece to see how they hold up both against each other & in a canonical context, & yes I consider BOD part of the canon because it continues the tale of Dr Van Helsing & his campaign against vampires.
So far I've watched HOD, (last night), & BOD, (this morning), with DPOD to watch this evening, & perhaps RISEN tonight. So far, as great as HOD is, BOD is still the slightly better film to me likely because Fisher seems more self-assured with the sequel, much as he did with ROF vs COF, & knowing that he was in his prime period as a director here, with COTW & POTO yet to come. Cushing was also better in BOD than he was in HOD, with easily his best turn ever as Van Helsing, (or his descendant).
Where will DPOD fit in this for after viewing? It's possible I may wind up reevaluating it in comparison since I am watching them in order.