LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES. Type of media Film. Director(s) Roy Ward Baker. Cast includes Peter Cushing, Julie Ege, David Chiang, Robin Stewart, Szu Shih, John Forbes-Robertson. Cut This work was cut. To obtain this category cuts were required but the details are not available. X; Details. Title LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES Year 1974 Distributor(s) Columbia-Warner Dists.
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires soon reveals itself as a Seven Samurai (1954) variation, if the title number didn’t tip you off, as Hsi Ching introduces the Van Helsings to his six brothers and lone sister Mei Kwei (Shih Szu), each of them gifted in martial arts and only requiring schooling in the specific arts of vampire hunting.
In 19th-century China, a group of evil-doers known as the Seven Golden Vampires visit Count Dracula's grave, where they are magically merged into one, super-powered vampire. Now it falls to.
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires is Hammer's last flirtation with vampirism, an enthusiastic but pretty shambolic attempt to marry Gothic horror (which had given the company a healthy income stream for over a decade following the success of Dracula (1957)) with the sexy new phenomenon of martial arts. It's as crazy as its sounds and the film is one of Hammer's weirdest. If only a little.
One hundred years later, Professor Laurence Van Helsing gives a lecture at a Chinese university about the legend of the Seven golden vampires but the students leave the auditorium finding that the all the exposition is superstition. However the student Hsi Ching meets Van Helsing at home and tells that the legend is true and he knows the location of the vampires. Van Helsing accepts to travel.
The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires. to rid a village of the resurrected Seven Golden Vampires. They travel to the village,a ragtag bunch made up of Ching's brothers and his rather comely sister played by Shih Szu, Van Helsing's son Leland (and if we disregard the iffy continuity then we're meant to accept that this is Lorimar's father-Lorimar the vampire hunting grandson of the original.
This tape also marks the first time Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires has been seen in its entirety in the U.S., having previously been released in a butchered form (playing up the nudity and gore) under the title The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula. Both versions are included here. That's probably more than most people will want to watch, but it's.
THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES. Type of media Video. Approved Running time 85m 11s. Director(s) Roy Ward Baker Cast includes Peter Cushing, Julie Ege, David Chiang, Robin Stewart, Szu Shih, John Forbes-Robertson. Cut This work was cut. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 12s were required.