as Vlad Tepes
as Jeff Meyer
as Alexa Meyer
Critic Reviews for Vlad
It boasts enough camp, skin and 15th century flashbacks of torment to make it fitting fodder for campus screens.
Shot stylishly on location in Romania, and its authentic locales are its strongest asset, but its trite framing story and stilted, colorless dialogue lend themselves to unintended humor.
The story is incredibly slow-paced with its often unexciting and lackluster "action" sequences...
Audience Reviews for Vlad
Since I loved Bram Stokers Dracula so much, this just seemed an extension of that, albeit slower.More History/Folklore of Vlad Drakul that fascinates me so much, & a bit of interesting Romanian customs as well to keep me interested.An Amulet Necklace/Locket that was part of Dracula's Family, & some time travel by a English Girl that I never really understood completely make up the story.One of the 4 exchange students was a relative of Vlad's somehow & had visions.They are pursued by a secret society of Vlad Drakul followers, of which Billy Zane belongs, they are trying to get the necklace.One of the 4 Exchange Students is kidnapped by Vlad , he makes Love to her & Drinks her Blood,but it is the Time Traveling Middle English Beauty he is after.It becomes a quest to return the Amulet Locket to Vlads Tomb to rid the world of Vlad. If it weren't for the interesting Folklore/History that I seem to have a Passion for( that I can't explain to myself), this would be a lame Movie, but I enjoyed it.
An impressive retelling of the old story, starring Billy Zane. It was shot on location in Romania and the surrounding areas, and it pays off. The film, and the gothic settings, work wonders here. The acting from the cast is mostly pretty good, with a few characters reacting oddly when certain things happen near the end (attmepting to be spoiler free). There's a rather amazing dream sequence in the first act that nicely sets up the rules of this Dracula. The whole thing is bathed in dark glow, making everything creepy and dreamy at the same time. Not always perect, but damn good, and mostly succesful.
Worst movie ever. I'd rather have my eyes gouged out before seeing it again...very disappointing considering the talent.
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