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Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

PG | | Horror | 17 May 1972 (USA)
An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen.

Directors:

Seth Holt, Michael Carreras (uncredited)

Writers:

Christopher Wicking (screenplay), Bram Stoker (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Keir ... Professor Julian Fuchs
Valerie Leon ... Margaret Fuchs / Queen Tera
James Villiers James Villiers ... Corbeck
Hugh Burden ... Geoffrey Dandridge
George Coulouris ... Professor Berrigan
Mark Edwards ... Tod Browning
Rosalie Crutchley ... Helen Dickerson
Aubrey Morris ... Doctor Putnum
David Markham David Markham ... Doctor Burgess
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. Caporal
James Cossins ... Older Male Nurse
David Jackson David Jackson ... Young Male Nurse
Jonathan Burn ... Saturnine Young Man
Graham James Graham James ... Youth in Museum
Tamara Ustinov Tamara Ustinov ... Veronica
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Storyline

On the night before her anniversary, Margaret Fuchs receives an ancient Egyptian ring with a red stone as a birthday gift from her father, Prof. Julian Fuchs. Margaret has frequent nightmares about an expedition in Egypt with five members, including her father, finding the tomb of Queen Tera, an evil sorcerer with a severed hand. The members collect the sarcophagus with a totally preserved mummy, the severed hand with the ring with a red stone, and three relics. Margaret is possessed by the spirit of Tera and chases the expedition members to retrieve the objects and gives life back to Tera. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

A severed hand beckons from an open grave!

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blod från mumiens grav See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films,Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Carreras directed at least five days, including the asylum scenes with George Coulouris. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when the priest starts to put the funnel type instrument into the nostril of the dead or unconscious queen's nose, you can see her eyelids twitch when it makes contact with her skin. See more »

Quotes

Corbeck: The meek shall NOT inherit the earth. They can't be trusted with it.
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Crazy Credits

Sunbronze Danny Boy as Tod's Cat See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1971 cinema version was cut and this seems to have become the definitive version for all videos/DVDs since (Region 1 and 2 releases). The cuts were: A shot of a hospital orderly striking an inmate was removed. See more »

Connections

Follows The Mummy (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

The Temple
(uncredited)
Music by Monia Liter (uncredited)
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Beautiful…both the actress and the film!
27 January 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Blood from the mummy's tomb is a ravishing addition to the mummy genre…the most stylish and elegant sub genre of horror. Based on writings by Bram Stoker and produced by the British expert company Hammer ( near the end of their reign in the field ), this film is not to be missed by fans of breath-taking stories, stunning legends and historical settings. Margaret ( the astonishing beauty and hottie, Valerie Léon ) often suffers from nightmares in which she dreams about an ancient Queen of Darkness ( the astonishing beauty and hottie, Valerie Léon ). Due to the confessions of her father and his fellow Egyptologists, Margaret soon finds out that she shares a lot more with Queen Tera then just the good looks. Possessed by the Egyptian Queen and influenced by a greedy vulture-scientist, Margaret slowly becomes the resurrection of Tera. I've read quite a share of negative reviews on this film but I strongly disagree…perhaps I'm a bit biased because I love mummies and stories about the ancient Egypt, but even from a subjective point of view, I think this film belongs to the greatest last efforts Hammer achieved. James Villiers gives away the best acting performance as Corbeck. He's an unscrupulous scientist who clearly enjoys the diabolical games he plays. Lovely!! Blood from the Mummy's Tomb breaths an irresistible atmosphere and makes great use of terrific relics and settings. The film also contains a rather large amount of gruesome sequences and bloody make-up. …But, why am I typing all these things to convince you?!? Perhaps it's enough to tell you that the heavenly beauty Léon has multiple cleavage scenes!!


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