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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.

Director:

Joe Chappelle

Writer:

Thomas Baum (as Tom Baum)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Martin ... Vlad Dracula the Impaler
Jane March ... Lidia
Christopher Brand Christopher Brand ... Bruno
Peter Weller ... Father Stefan
Roger Daltrey ... King Janos
Michael Sutton ... Radu
Razvan Vasilescu ... Aron
Radu Amzulescu Radu Amzulescu ... Inquisitor
Maia Morgenstern ... Woman at Fountain
Claudiu Bleont Claudiu Bleont ... Sultan Mohamed
Claudiu Trandafir ... Prince Karl
Dan Bordeianu Dan Bordeianu ... Vlad III - Age 18
Victor Ungureanu Victor Ungureanu ... Vlad III - Age 8
Dan Badarau Dan Badarau ... Vlad Dracula's Father
Sebastian Lupea Sebastian Lupea ... Teen Vlad Dracula
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Storyline

In hopes of avenging his father's death as well as of liberating the kingdom from Turkish annexation, Vlad III Dracula, renowned as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), raises an army and sets a bloody revolution ablaze that hastily sweep throughout the land. As war rages on, he becomes all the more murderous and sadistic, growing particularly fond of impaling his victims and publicly display their bodies by hanging them alongside walls and from trees. In response, the Church spreads rumors about him, saying that he, apart from being a cold-blooded killer, is, amongst other things, a blood-sucking vampire. But neither does the rumors hardly concern him nor do they weaken his aim to settle a score with his traitorous brother Radu, who, despite that Vlad rescues his peoples from oppression, sides with the enemy.

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula: The Dark Prince See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 2000, to promote the film's premiere, USA Network held a sweepstakes contest with a grand prize of $5,000 to the lucky person who can correctly identify five myths of Dracula as depicted in this film. See more »

Quotes

Vlad Dracula: No... no... please! Lidia, come walk with me!
Lidia: I will always walk with you.
[kisses her cross, then jumps]
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La Scarpa My Faict Mal
Written by Bernard Solomon (as J. Baird) and Frank Gari (as F. Gari)
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One of my all time favorites
26 June 2003 | by JanetSnakehole3See all my reviews

The biggest reason why i love this movie so much because im from Balkan and Romania is my neighboring country and they are also Orthodox like myself. But thats not the only reason of course, movie was just wonderful (even thought it had low budget), Rudolph Martin was also great, location and music everything, I just loved it so much. The only problem i saw was the cover of the movie. Its very misleading, because this movie is definitely not about bloodsucking creatures, its about a Prince who would do anything to bring justice to his people and his country, even become a catholic, and his actions were seen as fight against God and his soul was condemned forever. Its a must see, especially for the people of Orthodox orgins.


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