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The royal winnipeg ballet has commissioned a production of Dracula which will premiere in Winnipeg in October and tour Canada until March 1999.

To create and maintain interest in this production we would like to establish links with other Dracula/vampire sites on the net.

For Immediate Release

Please contact: Betsy Van Ost betsy@janson.com or at 1-800-9-JANSON

DRACULA: The True Story

Dracula: The True Story is a new documentary film produced by the Austrian production company Langbein-Skalnik Television. The world's most famous vampire has been "undead" for exactly 100 years. The famous novel Dracula, written by Irish author Bram Stoker in 1898, was a mixture of reality, superstition, fearful fantasies and history.

Stoker's role model for the novel was an actual Romanian Prince born in the 15th century: Vlad Tepes or "Vlad the Impaler," so named because of his favorite method of executing his enemies ­ the horrific medieval torture known as "impaling." And so "Vlad the Impaler" and the Transylvanian vampire Count Dracula, became forevermore, one and the same.

The image of the vampire has been seen in novels, films, plays, paintings, and even a new musical, Dance of Vampires, directed by Roman Polanski. This captivating new documentary travels to the heart of Transylvania, in today's Romania, to uncover the historical truths behind the legend of Dracula. Today, vampire tourism in Romania is booming. A self-described vampire hunter, Paul Daian, believes that vampires lurk in the streets of today¹s Bucharest and can adopt various forms. A Viennese dermatologist, Christian Honigsmann, discusses his theory that porphyria, a widespread genetic illness in Transylvania in those days, was behind many vampire superstitions, especially the idea of their fear of sunlight. And a descendant of Vlad Tepes¹ ­ Princess Brianna Caradja ­ his great granddaughter in the 27th generation, talks about her famous ancestor. The film also includes an extensive interview with Boston College historian Raymond McNally.

Dracula: The True Story is a production of Langbein-Skalnik TV. The 45-minute program was directed by Matthias Kessler. The home-videocassette is now available for a manufacturer¹s suggested retail price of $24.95. Institutional pricing, which includes public performance rights, is $99.95 per cassette. Wholesale pricing is available for volume orders. Please inquire.

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