1974 Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires - 1974

A Hammer/Shaw production presented by Michael Carreras and Run Run Shaw and distributed by Warner Brothers copyright MCMLXXlV Hammer Film Productions Limited/Shaw Productions (HK) Limited - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate
The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional

Made entirely on location in Hong Kong

Colour 89 mins Panavision

Storyline

The film opens with a prologue set in Transylvania in 1804, in which a Chinese vampire, Kah, resurrects Count Dracula and begs him to help restore the power of his undead cult in his region of China. Dracula responds by taking over the body of Kah and, in his new form, he sets off to take control himself. The action then moves forward to 1904 and to Chung King, where Dracula now holds the inhabitants of a remote village in a grip of terror.
 Van Helsing, lecturing in China, hears of the presence of his old enemy and, with the help of a wealthy widow and a family of martial arts experts, decides to confront him again.....

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Crew

Art Director Johnson Tsau
Editor Chris Barnes
Assistant Editor Larry Richardson
Production Manager Chua Lam
Assistant Director Erh Feng
Sound Recordist
Les Hammond
Boom Operator Tommy Staples
Sound Maintenance Dan Grimmel
Props Master Li Wu
Unit Manager Shen Chung
Floor Manager Peng Cheng
Sound Editor Frank Golding
Continuity Renee Glynne
Make-up Wu Hsu Ching
Hairdresser Peng Yen-Lien
Costumes Liu Chi-Yu
Special Effects Les Bowie
Martial Arts Sequences staged by Tang Chia and Liu Chia-Liang
Focus Puller Keith Jones
Camera Operator Roy Ford
Directors of Photography John Wilcox, BSc and Roy Ford
Composer James Bernard (misspelt 'Benard')
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Production Secretary Jean Walter
Assistant to Producers Christopher Carreras
Screenplay by Dan Houghton
Produced by Don Houghton and Vee King Shaw
Directed by Roy Ward Baker

Cast

Professor Lawrence Van Helsing Peter Cushing
Hsi Ching David Chiang
Vanessa Buren Julie Ege
Leyland Van Helsing Robin Stewart
Mai Kwei Szhih Szu
Dracula John Forbes-Robertson
British Consul Robert Hanna
Kah Chan Shen
Hsi Ta James Ma
Hsi Kwei Liu Chia Yung
Hsi Sung Feng Ko Anh
Hsi San Chen Tien Loong
Leung Hon Wong Han Chan

Footnotes

With the popularity in the West of the Bruce Lee films and the television series "Kung Fu", starring David Carradine, a tie-in with Hong Kong's most successful film maker Run Run Shaw must have seemed a perfect combination to Michael Carreras. Unfortunately, however, it proved otherwise and cinemagoers, now being weaned on the more sophisticated delights of films like "The Exorcist", stayed away in droves!
 There was no way that Hammer would be able to persuade Christopher Lee to don the black cape in this one, so the role of Dracula passed to John Forbes- Robertson, who had played the mysterious Man in Black in "The Vampire Lovers" (1970).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection