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Dracula Untold Strength of 100 Men

Published:Wednesday | October 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Vlad III (Luke Evans) becomes bloodthirsty in 'Dracula Untold'.

The year is 1462, and Transylvania has enjoyed a prolonged period of peace under the just and fair rule of the battle-weary Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, and his beloved and brave wife, Mirena. Together, they have brokered peace for their country and ensured its people are well protected, especially from the powerful Ottoman Empire - an ever-expanding scourge that has its sights on global domination. But when Sultan Mehmed II demands 1,000 of Wallachia's boys - including Vlad's own son, Ingeras, be torn from their parents' homes and forced to become child soldiers in his army, Vlad must decide: do the same as his father before him and give up his son to the sultan, or seek the help of a monster to defeat the Turks but ultimately doom his soul to a life of servitude.

Vlad journeys to Broken Tooth Mountain, where he encounters a foul demon and enters into a Faustian bargain - one that gives the prince the strength of 100 men, the speed of a falling star and enough power to crush his enemies. However, he will be inflicted with an insatiable thirst to drink human blood. If by the end of three days Vlad manages to resist, he will return to his former self, and perhaps in that time manage to save his people. Though should he drink, he will be forced to dwell in the darkness for the rest of his days, feeding only on the blood of humans and destroying all that he holds dear.

Dracula Untold is a dark fantasy action film directed by Gary Shore in his feature film debut and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans) portrays the title character, with Sarah Gadon and Dominic Cooper in supporting roles.