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Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

PG | | Horror | 17 May 1972 (USA)
An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Professor Julian Fuchs
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Margaret Fuchs / Queen Tera
James Villiers ...
Corbeck
Hugh Burden ...
Geoffrey Dandridge
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Professor Berrigan
Mark Edwards ...
Tod Browning
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Helen Dickerson
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Doctor Putnum
David Markham ...
Doctor Burgess
Joan Young ...
Mrs. Caporal
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Older Male Nurse
David Jackson ...
Young Male Nurse
Jonathan Burn ...
Saturnine Young Man
Graham James ...
Youth in Museum
Tamara Ustinov ...
Veronica
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Storyline

On the night before her anniversary, Margaret Fuchs receives an ancient Egyptian ring with a red stone as a birthday gift from her father, Prof. Julian Fuchs. Margaret has frequent nightmares about an expedition in Egypt with five members, including her father, finding the tomb of Queen Tera, an evil sorcerer with a severed hand. The members collect the sarcophagus with a totally preserved mummy, the severed hand with the ring with a red stone, and three relics. Margaret is possessed by the spirit of Tera and chases the expedition members to retrieve the objects and gives life back to Tera. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A severed hand beckons from an open grave!

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Also Known As:

Blod från mumiens grav  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Seth Holt died from a heart attack before completing this film. It was finished by Michael Carreras. See more »

Goofs

In the burial scene the dead princess is still breathing. See more »

Quotes

Corbeck: The meek shall NOT inherit the earth. They can't be trusted with it.
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Sunbronze Danny Boy as Tod's Cat See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Mummy's Curse (2013) See more »

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The Temple
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Music by Monia Liter (uncredited)
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Valerie Too Fine To Be Kept Under Wraps!
7 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been many years since I read Bram Stoker's 1903 novel "The Jewel of Seven Stars," but what I mainly recollect is a feeling of great disappointment; the book is all buildup, with very little in the way of payoff. The 1971 Hammer filmization, renamed "Blood From the Mummy's Tomb," can be accused of the same unfortunate misdemeanor, but still has much to offer. It tells the tale of Tera, an ancient Egyptian sorceress who had been executed back when, had her hand dismembered and her body encased in a tomb. Centuries later, that tomb is discovered by a researcher named Fuchs, whose daughter is the very image of the priestess. It would seem that Tera is about to be finally reincarnated.... Taking place in an indeterminate year (the clothing and furnishings are modern, yet the automobiles are vintage), "Blood From" boasts some mild gross-out FX (that severed hand, and Tera's many throat rippings), an interesting enough story, adequate sets and--typical for a Hammer film--fine acting from its second-tier cast. In her dual role as the "slumbering" Tera and Fuchs' possessed daughter, Margaret, actress Valerie Leon literally stands out in this cast. A stunning-looking woman even today, her, um, mUmmarian protuberances are amply brought to the fore here in any number of negligees and low-cut gowns. As Tera, she is found completely unswathed; I suppose even the ancient Egyptian priests felt that her body was too impressive to be kept under wraps! In any event, Valerie's presence is reason enough to give this film a recommendation. The film's story line presents some unanswered questions (Just how does the Corbeck character plan to control Tera once she "awakens," for instance? And that ambiguous ending is anybody's guess!), but I must say that I enjoyed this film more on a repeat viewing, with lowered expectations. It's a fun latter-day Hammer flick, shown to good advantage on this great-looking Anchor Bay DVD.


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