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Sunday Cinema: The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

Synopsis: After Professor Joseph Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) gives a lecture on Chinese vampire legend, a student informs him that the legend is true and that he knows the location of the village in the legend. The student asks Professor Van Helsing if he would be willing to travel to the village and destroy the vampire menace. Van Helsing agrees and embarks with his son, the student and his six kung-fu trained siblings on a dangerous journey funded by a wealthy widow (Julie Ege). The seven golden vampires, however, are acting under the guidance of Count Dracula himself, masquerading as a mad taoist monk.

Anything that mixes vampires with King-fu can’t be all bad, can it?

[via Divers and Sundry]

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2 Comments on Sunday Cinema: The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

  1. I’m surprised Cushing’s long time pal Lee didn’t play Drac in this one.

  2. Vampires + Kung Fu: worked for Buffy

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