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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.


Doru Nastase


Mircea Mohor




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
Petrica Gheorghiu Petrica Gheorghiu ... (as Petre Gheorghiu Dolj)


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 Dracula Blows His Cool (1979). See more »


Vlad Tepes: Who killed him?
Nobleman: Me, your highness.
Vlad Tepes: Did you have an arrangement?
Nobleman: I did it by myself. I smoothed your way to the throne.
Vlad Tepes: Bury him with the honors due to a lord. And he... should perish by the spear with which he killed.
Nobleman: Why, your highness? If I hadn't done it, you would.
Vlad Tepes: I haven't sworn to be faithful to him.
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Biopic of Vlad "The Impaler" Tepes AKA Dracula
17 July 1999 | by Todd-65See 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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8 January 1979 (Romania) See more »

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