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Vlad Tepes (1979)

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

Director:

Doru Nastase

Writer:

Mircea Mohor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefan Sileanu Stefan Sileanu ... Vlad Tepes
Ernest Maftei Ernest Maftei ... Manzila
Emanoil Petrut Emanoil Petrut ... Armasul Stoica
Teofil Vâlcu Teofil Vâlcu ... Albu
Alexandru Repan Alexandru Repan ... Mahomed al II-lea
Constantin Codrescu Constantin Codrescu ... Iunus Beg
George Constantin George Constantin ... Mitropolitul Munteniei
Constantin Barbulescu Constantin Barbulescu ... Starostele negustorilor
Ion Marinescu Ion Marinescu ... Mahmud Pasa
Silviu Stanculescu Silviu Stanculescu ... Sava
Vasile Cosma Vasile Cosma ... Mogos
Petre Simionescu Petre Simionescu
György Kovács György Kovács ... Szilágyi
Mihai Paladescu Mihai Paladescu ... Papa Pius al II-lea
Petre Gheorghiu-Dolj Petre Gheorghiu-Dolj ... (as 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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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

8 January 1979 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Vlad the Impaler: The True Life of Dracula See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Production Co:

Romania Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 Dracula Blows His Cool (1979). See more »

Quotes

Vlad Tepes: It is not your country, boyars. You belong to this country. And me as well, I belong to this country. One says Ladislau of Hungary, not Hungary of Ladislau, Kazimir of Poland, not Poland of Kazimir. If it weren't this way, the countries would perish with their lords, and with their boyars.
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Featured in Dracula: The True Story (1997) See more »

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Very good.
3 October 2012 | by swedzinSee all my reviews

Seen this movie recently, didn't even heard about it and I was very excited to find it one the internet. And it's good. Finally, a film about Vlad the impaler, directly and strictly about him. No, vampires, no fangs, no sexy euro accents, no capes, no Van Helsing... thank Jebus. This is an historical film about Tepes and it's pretty enjoyable. If you got chance to see this film, don't miss it. Movies about Vlad the impaler are pretty rare, I saw Dark Prince (2000) with Rudolph Martin, the movie wasn't that bad, but... they just couldn't resist to put supernatural element in the film. In Vlad (1980), there's nothing supernatural, and that makes this movie excellent. I am not from Romania, and I have read many historical facts about Vlad Tepes, I really don't know how this film accurate is, but no matter, most of things are accurate and it's because it was filmed in Romania and it is a Romanian film, and who else knows better about Vlad than Romanians themselves? And it's in Romanian language, for which I was grateful, finally yo hear Dracula speaking in his native language. Actor who plays Vlad Stefan Sileanu is brilliant, with his powerful stare and rasping voice, he is the face of true evil and also true savior of his people. Watch this film, you'll love it.


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