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Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (2000)

A warlord must fight a bloody battle in order to regain his kingdom.

Director:

Joe Chappelle

Writer:

Thomas Baum (as Tom Baum)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Martin ... Vlad Dracula the Impaler
Jane March ... Lidia
Christopher Brand Christopher Brand ... Bruno
Peter Weller ... Father Stefan
Roger Daltrey ... King Janos
Michael Sutton ... Radu
Razvan Vasilescu ... Aron
Radu Amzulescu Radu Amzulescu ... Inquisitor
Maia Morgenstern ... Woman at Fountain
Claudiu Bleont ... Sultan Mohamed
Claudiu Trandafir ... Prince Karl
Dan Bordeianu Dan Bordeianu ... Vlad III - Age 18
Victor Ungureanu Victor Ungureanu ... Vlad III - Age 8
Dan Badarau Dan Badarau ... Vlad Dracula's Father
Sebastian Lupea Sebastian Lupea ... Teen Vlad Dracula
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In hopes of avenging his father's death as well as of liberating the kingdom from Turkish annexation, Vlad III Dracula, renowned as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), raises an army and sets a bloody revolution ablaze that hastily sweep throughout the land. As war rages on, he becomes all the more murderous and sadistic, growing particularly fond of impaling his victims and publicly display their bodies by hanging them alongside walls and from trees. In response, the Church spreads rumors about him, saying that he, apart from being a cold-blooded killer, is, amongst other things, a blood-sucking vampire. But neither does the rumors hardly concern him nor do they weaken his aim to settle a score with his traitorous brother Radu, who, despite that Vlad rescues his peoples from oppression, sides with the enemy.

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A blood-thirsty tale of love, lust and vengeance. See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In 2000, to promote the film's premiere, USA Network held a sweepstakes contest with a grand prize of $5,000 to the lucky person who can correctly identify five myths of Dracula as depicted in this film. See more »

Quotes

Vlad Dracula: Bruno, have I told not you I am indestructible?
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Soundtracks

Széki Verbunk
Written by Bernard Solomon (as J. Baird) and Frank Gari (as F. Gari)
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Very good for a TV/Cable movie
1 November 2000 | by jazkatSee all my reviews

The only problem I had with this movie was the excessive and exaggerated use of the "shaky-cam". This can be an effective took, if used subtly. That was not the case in Dark Prince. I found it very annoying at times and once, it became down-right painful to watch. The good news is that its not always that bad. I enjoyed it and would recommend it for good acting, compelling story line, very good battle scenes, great sets and location shots, and captivating subject matter for those who want intelligent Halloween entertainment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula: The Dark Prince See more »

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Dolby

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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