Dracula Untold

Dracula Untold

Gary Shore (2014)

92min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Like I, Frankenstein before it, Dracula Untold seeks to reinvent one of cinema's most famous horror creations. One part history lesson to several parts Hollywood spectacle, it stars Luke Evans (No One Lives, The Hobbit series) as Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, the Transylvanian who's believed to have inspired Bram Stoker's fictional fanged fiend. Desperate to save his land from invading Turkish baddie Dominic Cooper, who's seeking soldiers for his child army, Evans turns to the dark side, personified by a heavily latexed Charles Dance. But with great power comes not only great responsibility, but also fangs, bloodlust and a side order of CGI bats. Mildly entertaining without offering any great quality, the movie is a half-decent action showcase for the talented Evans, the fight scenes are OK, and there is enough cheese and ham to fill a tasty sandwich.

Summary

A Romanian knight fights to defend his homeland against Turkish invaders. Faced with overwhelming odds, he enters into a dangerous bargain to gain supernatural powers so he can drive off his enemies - but the deal could cost him his humanity as he transforms into a terrifying monster. Fantasy adventure, starring Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper and Charles Dance.

Cast & Crew

Vlad Tepes Luke Evans
Mehmed Dominic Cooper
Master vampire Charles Dance
Mirena Sarah Gadon
Ingera Art Parkinson
Dumitru Diarmaid Murtagh
Brother Lucian Paul Kaye
Cazan William Houston
Director Gary Shore
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Violence, some swearing, sex scenes. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 3 Oct 2014
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