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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.



(as Tom Baum)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Brand ...
Father Stefan
King Janos
Radu Amzulescu ...
Woman at Fountain
Claudiu Bleont ...
Prince Karl
Dan Bordeianu ...
Vlad III - Age 18
Victor Ungureanu ...
Vlad III - Age 8
Dan Badarau ...
Vlad Dracula's Father
Sebastian Lupea ...


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

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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31 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Dracula: The Dark Prince  »

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Not bad, but far from greatness
11 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some things...

1) Dracula's first wife (whose name has never been historically documented other than known to be a Transylvanian noblewoman) committed suicide in 1462, not 1464, when Dracula was already imprisoned by the King of Hungary anyway. Not sure why the film changed this, really.

2) The impalings... aren't accurate. The oiled stake is put in the buttocks and slowly moves out through the mouth. This takes days, the impalee dying a slow death. We don't see any actual impalings during the movie save one, and the guy slides down the stake like it's a flag pole.

3) While not necessarily portrayed as a nice guy, I was expecting a bit more brutality. Much of Vlad Tepes' acts are brushed aside in the framing story of Dracula being interrogated by the priests in 1476 as "stories" by Dracula himself and this just seems like a kind of cop-out. I realize we don't need to see Dracula cutting the breasts off of women and such, but there was PLENTY of more hard-hitting material that could have been put in there. Example: instead of Dracula just closing the doors and executing the boyars like he does in the film, wouldn't it be far more effective cinematically to follow what *really* happened and show Dracula and his men dragging the boyars to go and build (by themselves) Castle Dracula, which took years and basically worked the lot of them to death? Also would have been effective to show the scene of Dracula rounding up all the homeless and beggars into the grand hall, then having his men burn it to the ground. The only real story of Dracula that was included was the one with the golden goblet that wasn't touched by anyone... that's about it.

4) I realize it was done for dramatic purposes, but the film kept sticking Dracula's broth Radu in places/times he simply wasn't. Dracula was killed in 1476 by a man (a Turk) disguised as one of his own guards... in a MARSH somewhat near Snagov, not inside Snagov Chapel.

5) The ending is neither here or there... I'd rather they didn't go that route, but then the end of Vlad's life is a bit anti-climactic.

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