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Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)

 -  Horror  -  7 April 1974 (UK)
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A master swordsman and former soldier and his hunchbacked assistant hunt vampires.

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John Carson ...
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Paul Durward
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Carla
John Cater ...
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Sara Durward
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Kerro
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Lady Durward
William Hobbs ...
Hagen
Brian Tully ...
George Sorell
Robert James ...
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Perry Soblosky ...
Barlow
Paul Greenwood ...
Giles
Lisa Collings ...
Vanda Sorell
John Hollis ...
Barman
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Vampire hunter and expert swordsman Kronos finds himself in a small village where several of the local young women have been found in an advanced state of age, their youth drained from them by a vampire's kiss. Kronos' search leads him to the Durward estate where he is met by the effete children of the apparently aged and sick Lady Durward. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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This was filmed in 1972 but was not released until 1974. See more »

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At time 1:04:40, as the young girl puts the lamp down on the table, you can briefly see the electrical cord fall to the ground from under her arm, where it was hidden while she walked down the steps. See more »

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Hieronymous Grost: You see, doctor, there are as many species of vampire as there are beasts of prey. Their methods and their motive for attack can vary in a hundred different ways.
Captain Kronos: As are the methods of their destruction!
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One of the best Hammer films
14 August 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Proof definite that Hammer could survive without Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, or even their borrowed Universal monsters (Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, the Mummy). Kronos is an entirely original take on vampires and monster-hunting. Brian Clements (The Avengers) has fun with the concept, and you're never quite sure if you're watching a parody or a homage. Kronos works either way, though. Check out the swordfight scene that's a parody of every Western ever, when Kronos kills three men before they (or us) can see him draw his sword. Lots of action, and an interesting vampire concept, make for a must-see movie.


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