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Release Date:
June 1979 (USA) See more »
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Count Dracula journeys to a remote Chinese village in the guise of a warlord to support six vampires... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Shaw Brothers meets Hammer Films part one! See more (56 total) »


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Peter Cushing ... Professor Van Helsing
David Chiang ... Hsi Ching
Julie Ege ... Vanessa Buren
Han Chen Wang ... Leung Hon (as Wong Han Chan)
Robin Stewart ... Leyland Van Helsing
Szu Shih ... Mei Kwei (as Shih Szu)
John Forbes-Robertson ... Dracula
Robert Hanna ... British Consul
Shen Chan ... Kah (as Chan Shen)
James Ma ... Hsi Ta
Chia Yung Liu ... Hsi Kwei (as Liu Chia Yung)
Hark-On Fung ... Hsi Sung (as Fong Kah Ann)
Tien Lung Chen ... Hsi San (as Chen Tien Loong)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuan Chen ... (uncredited)
David de Keyser ... Count Dracula (voice) (uncredited)
Chi Cheng Ho ... (uncredited)
Hsia Hsu ... (uncredited)
Ha Huang ... (uncredited)
Pei Chi Huang ... (uncredited)
Chun Fai Lau ... (uncredited)
Hoi Sang Lee ... (uncredited)
Hui-Ling Liu ... Hsi Hong (uncredited)
Wai Lo ... Liang's cohort (uncredited)
Te Hsiang Teng ... Doomed Rickshaw man (uncredited)
Chiang Wang ... (uncredited)
Pai-Chen Yang ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
Cheh Chang (uncredited)
Writing credits
Don Houghton (screenplay by)

Bram Stoker  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Don Houghton .... producer
Vee King Shaw .... producer
Run Run Shaw .... executive producer (uncredited)
Runme Shaw .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
James Bernard 
Cinematography by
Roy Ford (director of photography)
John Wilcox (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
Art Direction by
Johnson Tsao  (as Johnson Tsau)
Costume Design by
Chi-Yu Liu (costumes) (as Liu Chi-Yu)
Makeup Department
Yen-Lien Peng .... hairdresser (as Peng Yen-Lien)
Hsu-Ching Wu .... make-up (as Wu Hsu Ching)
Production Management
Lam Chua .... production manager (as Chua Lam)
Shen Chung .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Feng Erh .... assistant director (as Erh Feng)
Godfrey Ho .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Li Wu .... props master
Sound Department
Frank Goulding .... sound editor (as Frank Golding)
Dan Grimmel .... sound maintenance
Leslie Hammond .... sound recordist (as Les Hammond)
Tommy Staples .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Ford .... camera operator
Keith Jones .... focus puller
Editorial Department
Larry Richardson .... assistant editor
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Other crew
Chris Carreras .... assistant to producer (as Christopher Carreras)
Michael Carreras .... presenter
Renée Glynne .... continuity (as Renee Glynne)
Chia-Liang Liu .... martial arts sequences staged by (as Liu Chia-Liang)
Cheng Peng .... floor manager
Run Run Shaw .... presenter
Chia Tang .... martial arts sequences staged by (as Tang Chia)
Jean Walter .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Dracula and the Seven Golden Vampires" - Singapore (English title)
"The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula" - USA (poster title)
"The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula" - USA
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USA:83 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Australia:R (VHS rating) | Finland:K-15 (2005) | New Zealand:R18 | UK:15 | UK:18 (original rating) | USA:R
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Did You Know?

John Forbes-Robertson was considered for the role of Dracula in Scars of Dracula (1970) before Christopher Lee was persuaded to return.See more »
Errors in geography: The film poster boasts the catch phrase, "Black Belt Vs. Black Magic." The martial arts ranks of colored belts are used in Karate which is Japanese. The Chinese characters practice Kung Fu.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972)See more »


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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Shaw Brothers meets Hammer Films part one!, 13 May 2004

Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974) is such an awesome film. How can you go wrong when you have Roy Ward Baker, Chang Cheh and the Liu brothers all working on a film together? This film has everything, the eeriness of a Hammer film with the red paint spraying, bone crunching action scenes of a Shaw Brother's flick!

Peter Cushing reprises his role as Professor Van Helsing who's in China to prove the legend of the Seven Golden Vampires. After a lecture he finds someone who actually believes in the legend (David Chiang in a dual role). After local run in with some angry triads (thanks to Van Helsing's no good son who falls for a Scandinavian beauty. Will the good professor and friends find something that'll get them into a nasty situation that's way over their heads?

Hammer films at this time was pretty much on their last legs when they went on a joint venture with the Shaw Brothers. Run Run and Run Mei Shaw at this time were also trying to find a worldwide market for their two biggest stars David Chiang and Ti Lung. Ironically, Hammer and Shaw studios were just like each other in many ways (beautiful sets, a staff of great directors and actors. They also cranked out very diverse product and most of their films sadly were never given their proper due overseas, their films usually ended up being hacked to pieces and shown in grind houses or sliced and spliced for matinée showings). Sadly after a couple of collaborations the two companies never worked together again. Hammer Films would slowly fade away whilst Shaw Brothers Studios would last another ten years or so before concentrating on T.V. soap opera (a majority costume operas). But for a brief time in history Shaw Brothers and Hammer (two of my favorite movie studios, especially when I was growing up) collaborated on a couple of films. Sadly they never worked with each other again.

Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires was filmed in Shawscope (a.k.a. Panavision). Avoid Seven Brothers Meet Dracula, it's a horrible grind house re-edit of this grand production.

Strongly recommended.

David Chiang speaks English very well and his brother Paul Chiang (a.k.a. Paul Chu, a.k.a. Pei Chu) has a small part as the Triad boss' assistant.

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