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The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

 -  Action | Horror  -  June 1979 (USA)
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Count Dracula journeys to a remote Chinese village in the guise of a warlord to support six vampires who are dispirited after the loss of a seventh member of their cult. At the same time, ... See full summary »

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David Chiang ...
Hsi Ching / Hsi Tien-an
Julie Ege ...
Mrs. Vanessa Buren
Robin Stewart ...
Leyland Van Helsing
Szu Shih ...
Mei Kwei (as Shih Szu)
John Forbes-Robertson ...
Robert Hanna ...
British Consul
Shen Chan ...
Kah / Dracula (as Chan Shen)
James Ma ...
Hsi Ta
Hui-Ling Liu ...
Hsi Hong (as Liu Hiu Ling)
Chia Yung Liu ...
Hsi Kwei (as Liu Chia Yung)
Han Chen Wang ...
Leung Hon (as Wong Han Chan)
Tien Lung Chen ...
Hsi San (as Chen Tien Loong)
Hark-On Fung ...
Hsi Sung (as Fong Kah Ann)
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Count Dracula journeys to a remote Chinese village in the guise of a warlord to support six vampires who are dispirited after the loss of a seventh member of their cult. At the same time, vampire hunter Prof. Van Helsing happens to be lecturing in the country and is persuaded by villagers to help them fight this curse of the ages. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The film takes place in Transylvania in 1804 and China in 1904. See more »

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In the first battle scene as the Seven Brothers are rushing forward to meet their foes, one of them stumbles over a sword that is lying on the ground, apparently from a previous take. See more »

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Vampires, Orient style!
5 December 2004 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

This lovely Hammer Horror blending of the traditional vampire tale with martial arts stars Peter Cushing as Professor Van Helsing. The plot follows Van Helsing, who is drawn into a plot involving a legendary seven golden vampires, the prince of darkness; Dracula himself, the undead and a load of martial artists. Our hero must, along with his son and an escort of kung fu fighters travel to a cursed village somewhere in China to rid it of the vampire curse that holds it. One of the reasons why Hammer horror is so brilliant is that it isn't afraid to make a film that most other film studios would regard as stupid and then make it work. The main reason why Hammer horror does work is that the films, despite showing many macabre images, are always good natured and made with a lot of heart so they're easy to like; and this one is no different.

The Eastern style makes for a very different vampire film to what we're used to, and Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires seems keen to capitalise on that as it changes many of the traditional vampire rules to suit the east (for example, the traditional cross to ward off vampires is replaced by the image of Budha). As usual with Hammer, the effects are hokey to say the least, the production values are low and everyone except Peter Cushing leaves a lot to be desired acting-wise...but without these traits, this film wouldn't be Hammer, so these things are not only forgivable, but welcome. Peter Cushing's performance in this movie isn't his best, but fans of his will still relish it. There's something about Cushing's persona that makes him very watchable, and every film with him in it is worth watching, if only for that reason. He also gets involved in some of the martial arts fights, which is nice to see. The fights themselves are very well staged, much better than I was expecting with this being a horror film with kung fu elements, rather than a full blown fight-fest.

This is the fifth film I've seen by Hammer director Roy Ward Baker and although it's not the best, it's still a very solid offering from the man who was probably Hammer's finest director. This film is a lot of fun, and I don't doubt that it will delight anyone who sees it, and therefore it comes with the highest recommendations from me.


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