The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires


Time Out says

Hammer and Shaw Brothers combine to provide a fusion of kung-fu and vampirism in which Cushing's Van Helsen tracks Dracula to China, perceiving his hand behind the terrorising of a village by the malevolent undead. With early scenes that suggest a true marriage of forms as a Chinese pilgrim makes his way through Transylvanian forests to worship at Dracula's tomb, and later ones where the undead astonishingly hobble and dance their way across the screen, it is a shame that the film should muff some of the simplest set-ups, and rely for effect on some rather mechanically intercut vampire attacks.


Release details

89 mins

Cast and crew

Roy Ward Baker
Don Houghton
Peter Cushing
David Chiang
Julie Ege
Robin Stewart
Shih Szu
John Forbes-Robertson
Robert Hanna
Liu Chia Yung