Friday, October 30, 2009

Hammerin' Fears: "The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires" (1974)

Hammerin' Fears
Hello, Pulp Friends,

Last Hammerin' Fears of the month but not last Hammerin' Fears of Pulp SUnday: there are still many great HAMMER movies to tribute, and these were too much fun to work on too :)

Today we have a personal favorite, a movie I was big fan of since I watched it the first time as a kid (and watched it over and over again since then): The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires! Martial arts with fangs! Come'on, you can't beat that fun, can you? :)
It's close to midnight and I need to put this up so I will leave you with the synopsis of the movie and a little trailer (titled 7 Brothers Meet Dracula for the American market I think) and, of course, my little tribute to this classic :)
Can't believe this Halloween month is almost over :(

Buona Visione and have a Pulp Friday evening everyone! :)


The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
Synopsis: Professor Van Helsing (Cushing) had been asked to help against the tyranny of skeletal creatures that are responsible for terror and death amongst the peasants in rural China. He is the only person qualified to deal with the cause of these phenomena, for the undead are controlled by the most diabolical force of all.... Count Dracula (Forbes-Robertson). But he is not alone- to aid him comes a mystical brotherhood of seven martial arts warriors.

Artwork © 2009 Francesco Francavilla.
"Hammerin' Fears" and "The Vault of Fear" © and TM 2009 Francesco Francavilla.


Chuck Wells said...

That's a great pick for the final one of the month. Good job!

BrittReid said...

"7 Brothers" is a (badly) re-edited version of "7 Golden Vampires" for the grindhouses, emphasizing the kung-fu. (It's 14 minutes shorter!)
BOTH versions are available on the Anchor Bay dvd (V10560) along with an audiobook from the soundtrack with narration by Cushing!
And you do a GREAT Peter Cushing!
How about doing either of the 2 Dr Who feature films?

Francesco Francavilla said...

Thank you, CHuck :D There will be definitely more Hammer tributes down the road.
Thanks for the nice words and the cool info, Britt :) A Cushing Doctor Who sound a pretty darn good suggestion :D