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Writer:
Don Houghton (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Deadly Horrors! Dragon Thrills! The First Kung Fu Horror Spectacular! See more »
Plot:
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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It was kind of a mess. See more (50 total) »

Cast

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Peter Cushing ... Professor Laurence Van Helsing
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 ... Count Dracula
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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pai-chen Yang
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)
Wai Lo ... Liang's cohort (uncredited)
Te Hsiang Teng ... Doomed Rickshaw man (uncredited)
Chiang Wang ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
Cheh Chang (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Don Houghton  screenplay
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 
John Wilcox 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
 
Art Direction by
Johnson Tsao  (as Johnson Tsau)
 
Costume Design by
Chi-Yu Liu  (as Liu Chi-Yu)
 
Makeup Department
Yen-Lien Peng .... hair stylist (as Peng Yen-Lien)
Hsu-Ching Wu .... makeup artist (as Wu Hsu Ching)
 
Production Management
Lam Chua .... production manager
Shen Chung .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Feng Erh .... assistant director
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 .... music 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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Additional Details

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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Runtime:
USA:83 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
John Forbes-Robertson was furious when he discovered that he had been dubbed by David de Keyser.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Remade as The Era of Vampires (2003)See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
It was kind of a mess., 9 May 2006
Author: Johann from United States

I was expecting something a lot worse than what I got. Not to say that this film was that good, but I expected something a little cheesier. First off, it looks like Hammer wanted to capitalize on the growing popularity of martial arts films but keep to their monster movie roots. This is acceptable because I know that Hammer was starting to suffer because their previous formula of making Gothic horror films was not as lucrative as it had been in the 1950s.

Professor Van Helsing travels to China to teach about vampires at a university. He gets roundly rejected by the faculty, but a young student tells him that one of the legends that Van Helsing referred to did occur. The student enlists Van Helsing to help him and his seven brothers and sister defeat the vampires. Oh, and earlier a Chinese priest who worshiped the vampires went to Transylvania and was taken over by Count Dracula. He went back to China to make the vampire group strong again.

The plot obviously suffers because they're combining two kinds of films that don't always match up. There was some decent production value and the actors and actresses were all very professional. However, the film suffered because of the way that these two types of film were mixed. It tries to be serious and deliver on the martial arts action, but at the same time it gets campy in places and seems to almost parody itself. The problem is that it seems like they were trying too hard to make a hit.

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