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Old July 21st, 2010, 08:47 AM   #1

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Representation of Vlad Dracula.


Yes, more of my obsession. I apologize.

Yesterday I came across and movie based on the historical figure of Dracula and it pulled me in. It's called Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula and was made in 2000 director Joe Chappelle.

I can see the historical alterations a mile away and I know how it has been changed and rewritten for entertainment value but it has interested me as it is a side of the Impaler do few people both to consider.

Vlad the Patriot, the warrior of Christendom, the husband, the father and the betrayed. Showing perhaps more from his perspective and inside his head than anything else but it shows the betrayal by his brother Radu and the strong effect that had on him as well as his own disagreements with the church. Also offering and interesting twist to the rum our of his vampirism.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 01:03 PM   #2
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Thanks for the tip. How you like it? I just checked the movie on IMDB but it has a low ranking there.

But for example Bathory movie is not ranked high too on IMDB and i really liked it.

As i am from Central Europe Region, i like both two historical persons.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 09:16 AM   #3

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The Bathory movie? Is that The Countess? It's relatively new, and I also like that a lot!

I really loved Dark Prince and I think its been severely underrated as a film, then again I don't suppose anyone interested in the specific history, or the characters would enjoy it as much.
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Bathory:
It seems there are two different movies about ELizabeth Bathory - the greatest murderess in history.

I saw a Slovak-Czech-Hungarian-British version:
[ame="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469640/"]Bathory (2008) - IMDb[/ame]
Elizabeth Bathory is played by Anna Friel here.

It seems there is an another one version German/French:
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As i have born in former Czechoslovakia i have read "Lady of Cachtice" book during basic school what caused a few nightmares to me those times, coz the story is really creepy. Btw Cachtice is located in Slovakia.

I waited for such movie very longtime and i was happy even Bathory movie is a bit different than all well known stories are. Movie seems to be just more objective exclude a few moments.

Thanks for mentioning, i have to check the second one movie to compare to the Slovakian one
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Re: Representation of Vlad Dracula.


Dark Prince is one of my favorite movies. I like how they go into the political and religious obstacles he had to deal with to keep himself in power.
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Dark Prince is one of my favorite movies. I like how they go into the political and religious obstacles he had to deal with to keep himself in power.
You are right. Funny is the fact that some kings and monarchs are praised and others are damned for the same thing. Some of the most pragmatic and most cruel leaders were even canonized.
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Old August 9th, 2010, 04:39 AM   #7

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There were many unnaccuracities in the movie your speaking about Vixen i watched it myself, but it was a different movie at least, Vlad was not a vampire for a change, but a leader who was in a very very very hard situation, with a strong enemy knocking on the door (the Ottomans) and enemies in his very own palace (much of the nobility) who were ready to slit Vlad's throat in order to get power.
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Re: Representation of Vlad Dracula.


Čachtice castle (where mrs. Bathory did all the cruelty and where she was imprisoned later) is about 25km from where I live - nice place to climb around rocks and ruins, I go there often.
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Poor Vlad. He couldn't carry his mind in his scull. He had no valour. but crazzyness, which is main part of his weakness. He wasn't even a threath.
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Čachtice castle (where mrs. Bathory did all the cruelty and where she was imprisoned later) is about 25km from where I live - nice place to climb around rocks and ruins, I go there often.
Nice! Nové Město nad Váhem? Btw I live 15 kms from Čechtice, of course without castle. I am going to Lipnice Castle (Jaroslav Hasek) next week, also about 20kms from here.
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