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Dracula Untold (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 10 October 2014 (USA)
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As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

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Gary Shore

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Matt Sazama (screenplay), Burk Sharpless (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Evans ... Vlad
Sarah Gadon ... Mirena
Dominic Cooper ... Mehmed
Art Parkinson ... Ingeras
Charles Dance ... Master Vampire
Diarmaid Murtagh ... Dumitru
Paul Kaye ... Brother Lucian
William Houston ... Cazan
Noah Huntley ... Captain Petru
Ronan Vibert ... Simion
Zach McGowan ... Shkelgim
Ferdinand Kingsley ... Hamza Bey
Joseph Long ... General Omer
Thor Kristjansson ... Bright Eyes
Jakub Gierszal ... Acemi
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Storyline

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. Written by Blue_EagleUK

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To fight evil, a hero will turn to darkness. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of warfare, vampire attacks, disturbing images, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK | Ireland

Language:

English | Turkish

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula Year Zero See more »

Filming Locations:

Northern Ireland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,514,615, 10 October 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,280,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$217,124,280
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Real life Vlad Tepes was a prince of Wallachia (Tara Romaneasca). He reigned for two months as a puppet of the Turks in 1448, then for six years from 1456 to 1462, then one last time in 1476 when he was killed after two months. See more »

Goofs

Vlad never ruled in Transylvania. He ruled in the neighboring country, Valahia. The Cozia Monastery is in Valahia, it did exist in Vlad's lifetime, but is was not fortified and not likely to be use during wars, as the place does not have a real military value. Most likely during wars Vlad would retreat to Poenari fortress, a place not mentioned in the film, but much closer to Vlad's capital than Cozia Monastery. See more »

Quotes

Vlad: It's not a child's place to save his country.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: The Mummy (2017) See more »

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The Origin of Dracula
8 February 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1442, the Prince Vlad, the Impaler (Luke Evans) rules the Transylvania after serving the Turkish Sultan as a soldier since he was a child. Vlad is happily married with his beloved wife Mirena (Sarah Gadon) and their son, Ingeras (Art Parkinson), is their pride and joy. When Vlad and his soldiers find a Turkish helmet in the river, he goes with two men to a cave in the Broke Tooth Mountain expecting to find Turkish scouts. However they stumble upon a deadly creature (Charles Dance) that kills the two men, but Vlad succeeds to escape alive from the cave. He learns that the creature is a vampire.

On the next day, a Turkish group of soldiers come to the Castle Dracula to collect the taxes but the emissary tells to Vlad that the Turkish Sultan Mehmed (Dominic Cooper) is demanding one thousand boys to be trained for the Turkish army. Vlad unsuccessfully tries to negotiate with Mehmed and when the soldiers come back again to take his son, Vlad kills all of them. Then he goes to Broke Tooth Mountain and meets the vampire. He explains that he needs his power to defeat his enemies; otherwise his people will be slaughtered by the Turkish army. The vampire offers his blood to Vlad but explains what could happen. Vlad would temporarily have his power for three days and if he resists to the thirsty of blood, he would turn back to his human condition. But if he does not resist, he would turn into a vampire forever. Vlad accepts the offer and defeats the Turkish soldiers, but soon he understands the price he has to pay to acquire his power.

"Dracula Untold" is an underrated action movie with the story of the origin of Dracula. This movie has a dramatic and full of action story, disclosed through great screenplay, special effects and music score. Luke Evans is perfect in the role of a prince capable of an ultimate sacrifice to save his beloved family and people. It is funny to see the comment that a vampire action movie does not have historical accuracy. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Drácula: A História Nunca Contada" ("Dracula: The Untold Story")

Note: On 07 May 2018, I saw this film again on Blu-Ray.


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