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Dracula Untold [DVD] [2014]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1376 out of 1444)

    Special Features


    • Day in the life - Luke Evans
    • Dracula retold
    • Slaying 1000
    • Feature commentary

    Synopsis


    Dracula Untold
    Director Gary Shore revamps the mythos surrounding Vlad the Impaler in Dracula Year Zero, a Universal Pictures release from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The horror tale is set to take place in Romania during the Turkish invasion as Vlad (Luke Evans) goes to the greatest of lengths to fight for his homeland -- even if it means selling his soul and becoming forever doomed as a creature of the night. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Luke Evans
      Luke Evans - Dracula
    • Sarah Gadon
      Sarah Gadon - Mirena
    • Dominic Cooper
      Dominic Cooper - Mehmed
    • Diarmaid Murtagh
      Diarmaid Murtagh - Dimitru
    • Art Parkinson
      Art Parkinson - Ingeras



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1444 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for fans of this genre

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      Ctron84
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      Dracula Untold plays out similarly to Disney's Maleficent, where it isn't necessarily a remake or reboot, but a retelling, a 'what if this was actually how it happened'-style movie. The film follows Vlad the Impaler as he looks over Transylvania as Prince. But when the Turkish Sultan Mehmed II comes calling for a thousand boys from Vlad's kingdom, he decides the only thing he can do is confront the demonic force that lay within Broken Tooth mountain, where Vlad previously encountered the creature. Bestowed the unholy gifts of being a vampire, Vlad has three days to protect his kingdom, his family, and fend off the Sultan. But if he is to give into the thirst within those three days, he will remain this beast for eternity. Fighting the thirst, the Sultan's army and his own psyche, Vlad, a man of death who wanted to become a man of peace returns to his old ways in order to save those he cares for. But at what cost? Dracula Untold is good filmmaking and story-telling, giving us a romantic tale mixed with themes of redemption, vengeance, courage, but most importantly, fear. Many people have criticized the depiction of Dracula, but again, this is a retelling. You can't think of Dracula the same way as you did in the Bela Lugosi '31 film or in Bram Stoker's Dracula in '92; this is a different monster, yet familiar. Luke Evans' performance, though, was without a doubt award-worthy and heart-wrenching; the man needs leading roles, because his talent cannot be contained. The supporting cast was good, but no one in particular stood out more-so than others. The visual effects, for the most part, were astounding but some scenes did need a little more work. The musical score from Ramin Djawadi was superbly dark and hauntingly epic, as if channeling his work on Game of Thrones into a more "Lord of the Rings" style score, with epic choral vocals and orchestral melodies. Gary Shore's direction was great, definitely in helping create the dark, grim and violent world of Dracula Untold. The script was good in that there was nothing cheesy about it, but there were many plot holes; the film should have been at least twenty minutes longer to add to the thin back-story. Overall, Dracula Untold is a valiant and good effort, but falls short of being the vampire epic we deserve. But, the film is saved greatly, due in no small part to Luke Evans' acting, the visuals and the storytelling.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Dark Fantasy Movie Steeped In History

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      Nicbnxrich
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      I am a huge fan of Luke Evans and his portrayal of Vlad Tepes and his transformation into Dracula is a wonderful one. Not just because he is able to capture the ferocity and might of Dracula's legend, but also because he is able to show the audience that Vlad Tepes and Dracula have more than one dimension. Dominic Cooper was also fantastic in this movie, it would have been nice to see more of him as he was the primary nemesis, but the film does justice to the Dracula legend. It is not overbearing in gore, but creative with displaying the destructive and protective force that Vlad Tepes is thought to have been, while also standing up to the legend of Dracula, in a manner that is not too Hollywood. This story, while told many many times, in this case, was offered up in a different light, giving the viewer a chance to take in the characters in a manner which has not yet been seen in cinematic tradition of the retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Additionally. the filmmakers do well to create a final scene that would allow them to return and pick up for a sequel that would not seem too forced. All in all, great film, wonderful performances, the graphic affects were great, especially with the bats and the way Evans' eyes shone red. I would definitely recommend this be seen by any Luke Evan's fan, appreciators of the Dracula story, and for general entertainment as it would also be a good film to pop in and watch with friends and/or family on a Friday or Saturday night.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Movie cash turns out to be worthless (invalid)

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      Auroran
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      I bought this movie primarily because it was advertised to include movie cash for The Mummy, a movie scheduled to begin showing on 6/9/2017. When I actually tried to use the movie cash, it turned out to work properly only for the 2-dimensional version of The Mummy, which is a stunted version not worth seeing IMHO. The movie cash did NOT work on the 3-dimensional version of The Mummy. 3D is, of course, the primary reason that many people go to see what would otherwise be just another horror movie reboot. I called Best Buy and tried to speak to someone about this failure of the movie cash offer. I was shuffled around several times, each time eventually coming back to the Geek Squad, who of course knew nothing about such matters. Since the movie is opened and no longer retunable, I wasted $8. But let's look on the bright side: At least I know NEVER to trust a Best Buy movie cash offer again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Best Dracula Story I've Seen Thus Far

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      Fluid
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      I absolutely loved this movie when I saw it in the theater and once I saw that it was on Bluray, I knew I had to add it to my collection. The Bluray, DVD, and packaging were all in pristine condition and the included digital copy was a nice bonus as I can watch the movie either on my home television or on iTunes on my laptop or iPhone. As for the movie itself. The storyline was awesome. This Dracula was actually portrayed with much more realness than most iterations of the character. Most movies just show Dracula attacking people with no basis as to why or even how he became what he is. This movie shows his struggle to fight for the safety of his people and how he became Dracula as a result of that desire to protect his kingdom. It shows a very human side to "the monster" that is Dracula. The special effects and makeup were also awesome!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie.

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      mnillaman
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      Straight simple plot yet good enough to keep interest. There's definitely going to be another part of this movie but we'll see. Vampire In Brooklyn never had another possible anticipated movie so anything is possible of another Dracula Untold. The war scenes were simple yet realistic. The wife/queen in the movie is lovely looking. I thought it was cool how he came to be Dracula. I'd say more but don't want to ruin the movie. Again, it was a simple plot but the storyline all made sense and the graphics, actors/actresses, and fight scenes made it all the better. Hope this review helps. PS: Also, I felt I paid too much for this movie being $9.99 plus taxes the time I made the purchase (Sept. 2K16). But whatever that's ny opinion . . . Enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Closest to the Historical Dracula Yet.

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      Salvador15
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      Dracula Untold leaves a person questioning everything that he/she knows about the most known vampire in history. The original host vampire's origin is vaguely described, but his inevitable encounter with the Prince of Wallachia is vivid. Hence the Prince's conversion in the viewer's perspective is tragic. The Prince agrees to assume any and all sacrifices with the purpose of protecting his people from the invading turkish hordes. Immediately after his transformation, his own people austricize him and try to burn a barn around him. Rather than turn his anger on his own people, he attacks the 1,000+ turkish troops and eventually disposes of all of them. The closing scene flashes several centuries in the future, and he is seen being followed by the orignal vampire that turned him initially.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good twist to Dracula's tale.

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      joe1339
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      I honestly expected this take to be quite good as well as interesting, but found that it lacked details in areas that required further information. Maybe an explained origin for vampires in this world would have sat better with me than him just becoming "Dracula". Yes there is a reason as to why become Dracula but not why vampires nor where vampires come from. Instead you going into this knowing that it is Dracula and he is a vampire (which you do need to know that getting into this film and except that) but not really a why with details. I know it's Dracula and love that, but I found its runtime and reasoning to be lacking. If you are just wanting a twist to the Dracula tale then it's very enjoyable.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Dracula unlike any other

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      Bushwack
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      Dracula retold showing how & why Vlad became Dracula. This shows a side of the 'Dark Prince' you never knew before. The storyline flows well with few if any lulls keeping you engaged throughout. The subplot is interwoven seemlessly without being distracting or disjointed from the main storyline. Character development is excellent as are the effects, backstory, costumes & supporting cast. This whole movie was an unexpected surprise. I highly recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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