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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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Vampires, Orient style! See more (51 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)

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)
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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:
This is the only Hammer "Dracula" film not to feature Count Dracula's name in the title.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the battle with the bandits, the archer shoots one of them in the neck. The angles of entry and exit of the prop arrow are clearly different.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as The Era of Vampires (2003)See more »

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Vampires, Orient style!, 5 December 2004
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

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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