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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 ...
Lois Daine ...
Sara Durward
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Kerro
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Lady Durward
William Hobbs ...
Hagen
Brian Tully ...
George Sorell
Robert James ...
Pointer
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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£160,000 (estimated)
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After Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), this was the second and final film that Caroline Munro made under her Hammer contract. See more »

Goofs

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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[Kronos's friend Grost, who is a hunchback, has just been mocked for this by Kerro, the village ruffian, and his two companions]
Kronos: To make sport of a physical affliction is both impolite and cruel. After all, I wouldn't dream of calling you
[to the man on Kerro's right]
Kronos: Rat Face, or
[to the man on Kerro's left]
Kronos: Fatty, or
[to Kerro himself]
Kronos: Big Mouth!
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Not Your Average Sanguineous Necksuckers!
13 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fans of the hit 1960s TV series "The Avengers" will not be surprised to learn of what a marvelous movie "Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter" turns out to be. Not, that is, after hearing that Brian Clemens, the producer and oftentimes writer for that cult TV favorite, was also the producer/writer/director of this film, and that Laurie Johnson, who wrote so many musical scores for "The Avengers," provided his great skills to this film, as well. But wait..."Kronos" has a lot more going for it than these two formidable talents. It concerns a swashbuckling swordsman, late of the Infantry Guard, who--with the help of a hunchbacked professor, an ex-Army doctor friend, and a gypsy girl that he meets on the highway (played by yummy cult actress Caroline Munro)--journeys around what looks to be late 18th century England, hunting and slaying vampires. But the vampires here are NOT your average sanguineous necksuckers; rather, they drain the very youth and spirit from their victims, leaving them withered husks. "Kronos" turns out to be another wonderful entertainment from the House of Hammer, with extremely handsome sets, lush outdoor photography, and one of the most interesting sword fights this side of "Scaramouche." It is remarkably imaginative throughout, and directed by Clemens with great style and panache. What a remarkable series this could have made! As an extra, the DVD features extensive commentary from Clemens and Munro that should be of great interest to all fans of films of this genre. This DVD is a real winner indeed!


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