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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 ... Fuchs
Valerie Leon ... Margaret / Tera
James Villiers ... Corbeck
Hugh Burden ... Dandridge
George Coulouris ... Berigan
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!

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Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blod från mumiens grav 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

The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove a shot of George Coulouris being struck across the face by male nurse James Cossins as there was public concern about the treatment of mental patients at the time. See more »

Goofs

Every time the sarcophagus is opened, the lid is simply slid across. Yet the girl inside, headdress and all, is elevated above the base by at least 6 inches. See more »

Quotes

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

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Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Mummy's Curse (2013) See more »

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The Temple
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Music by Monia Liter (uncredited)
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Disturbing version of Stoker's very disturbing "mummy" novel.
24 March 1999 | by tonygladSee all my reviews

This is by a long way the best of the three adaptations so far of Bram Stoker's complex and disturbing novel of an Egyptologist's obsessive desire to revive an evil ancient Egyptian queen. (The novel was so worrying in 1903 that the ending was changed for the second edition: this movie keeps mainly to the original ending.) The cast ranges from competent to quite good, with the Queen/daughter suitably seductive but unreadable. The appearance is handsomely and oppressively Edwardian - the ancient Egyptian is rather silly - and the direction firm. Try this as a better taste of Stoker's obsessive psychological horror than any of the versions of "Dracula" except the long British TV adaptation.


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