Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes looks to make a deal with dangerous supernatural forces – without succumbing to the darkness himself. — IMDB

The best thing about this movie is the special effects – which are quite stunning. The story covers the age old ground of sacrifice of oneself for the greater good. It’s an adequate origin story – we find out how Dracula became a vampire. There’s lots of action, violence, and blood. The most interesting character is the Master Vampire, powerfully played by Charles Dance. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have enough screen time. If you’re into vampires, check it out for some no frills entertainment.