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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Professor Julian Fuchs
... Margaret Fuchs / Queen Tera
James Villiers ... Corbeck
... Geoffrey Dandridge
... Professor Berrigan
Mark Edwards ... Tod Browning
... Helen Dickerson
... Doctor Putnum
David Markham ... Doctor Burgess
Joan Young ... Mrs. Caporal
... Older Male Nurse
David Jackson ... Young Male Nurse
... Saturnine Young Man
Graham James ... Youth in Museum
Tamara Ustinov ... Veronica
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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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A severed hand beckons from an open grave!

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Also Known As:

Blod från mumiens grav  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Seth Holt died from a heart attack before completing this film. It was finished by Michael Carreras. 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 »

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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 »

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Version of Mystery and Imagination: Curse of the Mummy (1970) See more »

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The Temple
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Music by Monia Liter (uncredited)
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Certainly the most voluptuous mummy ever
11 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

It never crossed my mind that archeology could get so sexy. The findings usually tend to have a much drier and dustier appearance. Valerie Leon has really showed new aspects to Egyptology here. In her double role as remarkably well ministered mummy of Queen Tera and Margharet Fuchs she is widely let use the two most expressive features of her physique and to steal the scenes totally without really doing anything. Her lovely eyes.

After countless variations of Count Dracula it was nice to see Hammer studios make good use of another story from Bram Stoker for a change. Mind you, the original novel 'Jewel of the Seven Stars', which this film is based on, does seem to use many of the same kind of story elements; a living dead with a curse and otherworldly powers, bringing the evil to London to be unleashed, a lunatic asylum patient closely connected to proceedings, a beauty with meaningful nightmares and so on. But it doesn't really matter, nobody here gets bitten too badly, anyway.

The film is occasionally rather slow moving and maybe a little too carelessly scripted, but it looks fantastic with the sets and props of Egyptian theme. And the loose hand of the mummy saying hi here and there brings joy every time. For the general mood the whole film seems to have a certain peculiar halo with heavily bright lighting, specially those scenes taking place towards the end. The shine of the curse coming true perhaps. Or good natured fun of silliness.


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