An excellent documentary for the fans of the legend of Vlad Tepes and the tale of the formidably romantic vampire.
I expected to begin this documentary on the real Dracula, Vlad Tepes, and be bored within minutes, but I was wrong. Between the horror legend presence of Vincent Price lies well shot dramatization of the battles and triumphs of the infamous Vlad Dracula. The imagery is beautiful and grotesque; the filmmakers pull no punches as rows of the impaled hang before the setting sun. The film then moves into the realms of fiction, discussing the early portrayals of Dracula in film. The film concludes with reenactments of rituals in modern day Transylvania villages; these rituals are exercises in pushing the soul to heaven and keeping the soul from the grips of the vampire. This is an excellent documentary for the fans of the legend of Vlad Tepes and the tale of the formidably romantic vampire, the best Vlad Tepes battle scenes you will ever see.
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