Dracula: The Dark Prince 2013 R CC

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In his search for the Lightbringer, Dracula crosses paths with a beautiful crusader named Alina who bears a remarkable resemblance to his murdered bride. One look at her and Dracula is immediately smitten. Could Alina be the reincarnation of his long-dead love? Dracula has Alina kidnapped and brought to his castle where the Beast must now try to win his Beauty's heart.

Starring:
Jon Voight, Kelly Wenham
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

Dracula: The Dark Prince

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How does that even make sense?
Amanda Pike
If you are a fan of movies such as Dracula, as written by Bram Stoker, you will be disappointed by this one.
S. Whitworth
The fighting was horrible, and a lot of the actors were not good at all.
shimona

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Pike on October 23, 2013
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Review written as stream of consciousness as I watch:

Okay, so I'm watching Dracula The Dark Prince. No, not the good one from 2000 starring Rudolf Martin or even the Hammer film called Dracula: Prince of Darkness. This shares the name of the Rudolf Martin film but that is a far superior movie.

In here we have a blond Fobio-esque Dracula. The opening is a crude reenactment of the opening of the Gary Oldman movie. The problem I have with it is he renounces God after finding out his own men killed his wife. Why? Why renounce God? It makes no sense here. No one said she was damned.

I'm just barely past the opening credits. This is going to be fun...

Now we're slightly in the future, I think someone just mentioned Leonardo Da vinci. There are female soldiers and no one seems to care and the armor looks like kids Halloween costumes.

This is starting to look WORSE than a Syfy original. Also it manages to only have three stars on IMDB. You have to be impressively bad to have that.

Why are the Romanian cut throats using Cockey accents?

Why do the female warriors look like they're wearing home made Halloween costumes of Xena: Warrior Princess?

The dialogue... hurts...

Nope, Not Da Vinci. It's Leonardo Van Helsing. A Medieval / early Renaissance (though this looks more Dark Ages) Van Helsing... No wonder there are idiots out there who think Van Helsing defeated Dracula in the middle ages instead of the 1890s.

And as prisoners they're in clothes that make Princess Lea's slave girl outfit look modest...

Renfield is an intelligent councilor of the kingdom. Dracula ruled a Principality you morons. It's in your Title DARK PRINCE! The 2000 film with Rudolf Martin...
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on October 19, 2013
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In order to help blur the debate: "Vampires, good or evil?" We now add this film to the mix. Introducing bad Bible plot points, Dracula descends from Abel (who BTW was childless) and is an agent of God. When his love is killed, Dracula renounces God and becomes The Dark Prince, forced to live forever with his tortured soul. This information is given to us prior to the credits with cartoon narration and English subscripts.

The film moves 100 years later (1453+100 years) when everyone in the world speaks modern English and subscripts are no longer needed. Xena, er ah Alina (Kelly Wenham) and her plucky side kick sister Esme (Holly Earl) run into Lucian (Ben Robson) a Robin Hood type of guy who steals their box with a wooden walking stick known as "The Light Bringer." They are trying to deliver this item to Van Helsing (Jon Voight) to be used to kill Dracula and perhaps help Voight with his accent that left much to be desired. What was that? German? Slav? The walking stick (originally used to kill Abel) activates when touched by the blood of a Cain descendent and turns into a powerful killing scythe with a compass in the stock (seriously)...good work Red Ryder the Almighty.

Now in order to be like other successful films, we have a Wrath (Vasilescu Valentin) that looks like the Witch King from LOTR. The party of rescuers are aided by a huge ax wielding Viking (Richard Ashton). Sorry, no elves.

The film felt like something Asylum would try if they had a budget. At times it felt like they wanted to make the definitive Dracula epic and at other times I though they were going for B grade cheese. The sets were certainly better than Asylum, but still had that manufactured look to them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shimona on May 29, 2014
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I went into this with an open mind. There have been so many stories about Dracula, and most of them are pretty good, but this one just didn't make sense. The fighting was horrible, and a lot of the actors were not good at all. Dracula, played by Luke Roberts, was the best part of this movie; he actually emoted feelings with his dialogue. But his love, Alina, was just horrible; not once did I believe that she had any feelings of love for Dracula, in the past or in the present. If this was suppose to be about a love so deep that it lasts through the ages, this movie failed to convey that message. We all know that John Voight is a good actor, but you wouldn't be able to tell that by watching this movie. I am sure he could of gave his character more life if he was given better dialogue to work with. In all, I would say go ahead and see this if you are bored with nothing left to do, but don't go in with high expectations because you will surely be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cheri on April 3, 2014
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I love dracula/vampire movies. This is more of a snooze fest. I had a rough time sitting through this movie
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It's awful! Nothing redeeming about it AT ALL! Uninteresting! Even if a vampire compelled you to watch it you would turn it off half way through!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By frog-man on November 1, 2013
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I've chosen this rating because it was not as good as I thought it would be? and I've paid my money for it so I am not too happy about it ,acting wasn't that good, I didn't like it, it was like one of those childrens bad stories , I'll say it's too childish! bad character play! I would recommend it to children all ages thanks.
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