As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. Written by
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The external walls of the Cozia Monastery are covered in fresco paintings. Cozia Monastery does not have such external walls, however the churches from the neighboring country (which in Vlad's time would be Moldavia) do have external walls covered in fresco paintings. See more »
What is happening to you?
[Vlad cuts the tent open as his skin burns]
No! Stop it!
[as she pulls him to her]
May God strike down whoever did this to you!
I chose this!
This is the strength you sought? But why?
Because I sent corpses back to Mehmed, instead of our son.
You did this for us?
In two days, I'll be restored... I just have to resist.
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This movie is supposed to be entertaining, and because it succeeded in that regard as far as I am concerned, it's a very good movie.
This is the kind of movie you should watch with a glass of beer in your hand. Enjoy the story for what it is and drink your beer. If you approach this movie with an analytic mind, you're probably not going to enjoy it. The plot's got more holes in it than a Swiss cheese and it shouldn't be treated as a deep, psychological study of the human mind.
Who the heck has the patience for that?
Just enjoy it on a basic, emotional level and I'm sure you'll have a good time.
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