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Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.

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Stefan Sileanu ...
Ernest Maftei ...
Manzila
Emanoil Petrut ...
Armasul Stoica
Teofil Vâlcu ...
Albu
Alexandru Repan ...
Mahomed al II-lea
Constantin Codrescu ...
Iunus Beg
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Mitropolitul Munteniei
Constantin Barbulescu ...
Starostele negustorilor
Ion Marinescu ...
Mahmud Pasa
Silviu Stanculescu ...
Sava
Vasile Cosma ...
Mogos
Petre Simionescu
György Kovács ...
Szilágyi
Mihai Paladescu ...
Papa Pius al II-lea
Petre Gheorghiu Dolj
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Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.

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Five films featuring Vlad Tepes' fictional counterpart Count Dracula were released in the same year: Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Love at First Bite (1979), Dracula (1979), Nocturna (1979) and Graf Dracula in Oberbayern (1979). See more »

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Biopic of Vlad "The Impaler" Tepes AKA Dracula
17 July 1999 | by (Landover, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Excellent film biography of Vlad Dracula, also called Vlad Tepes (Tse-pesh), or "The Impaler", a nickname bestowed upon this 15th century warrior by enemies - the Turks of the Ottoman Empire - after his favorite method of execution. This is a good, albeit one-sided, biography of the historical Dracula, who is considered a great hero of Romania for defending his home country against excessive and insurmountable odds, which were later proven to be just that. Some of the salient facts are skewed just a bit (you can't make a hero look too much like a monster - which is what both the Turks and the Germans thought him to be), but the story is still great, and is comparable in its way to "Braveheart." Definitely recommended, but difficult to find.


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