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“You haven’t seen Kung fu until you’ve seen the 7 BROTHERS and 1 SISTER take DRACULA” – the US tagline for Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires promises a mishmash of horror, kung-fu and blacksploitation with the alternate title The 7 Brothers meet Dracula. However, this cult-class Hammer film is now known and loved under its original title and without the cuts and edits the US version suffered. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.
Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 33 — Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
Horror aficionado Bill Mulligan joins Decades of Horror to tackle another Hammer film from the Seventies, Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires. This film, one of Hammer’s last, may be the studio’s most bizarre film as they team up with China’s Shaw Brothers to blend their Gothic horror with kung-fu action. Peter Cushing is back as Professor Van Helsing but Christopher Lee is no where to be seen as Dracula. Instead, we are treated to John Forbes-Robertson taking up the role in the only Hammer Dracula appearance that does not have Lee as the Lord of the Undead. David Chiang as Hsi Ching and his Kung-fu siblings join Van Helsing and his son to take on the 7 Golden Vampire providing the film with fangs, blood, boobies and big action battles galore. Good times!
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13 Replies to “Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) — Episode 33 — Decades of Horror 1970s”
What DVD release of this does The Black Saint own? I’d like to check out the commentary mentioned in the podcast. Thanks!
Not sure which Santos has. I have the “The Hammer Collection” double feature w/ Frankenstein Created Woman.
I did find it on Spotify.
It is on the Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack beginnning with track 14.
Nice! Thanks much!
A friend of mind from The Columbo Podcast forum told me about you guys and your podcast. Just listened for the first time and love it!! Can’t wait to hear more!! But first I’ll need to re-watch The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and listen to the commentary with RZA. I know that movie doesn’t fit into the horror category, but your discussion reminded me how awesome that movie is and how much fun the commentary is. Santos’ talking about movies with his dad in New York reminded me so much of RZA talking about his experiences with movies. Thanks!! I’ll be back.
Daphne, first “The Columbo Podcast” – how far out is that! Sweet. Please be sure to share out thanks with your friend on that forum for sending you to DoH. Now to go find that podcast.
Thank you for giving DoH as chance and listening to the podcast. I am thrilled you enjoyed the show. Hopefully you can tell how much we love discussing horror films AND the films from the Seventies. Here’s to the next episodes living up to the thrills and spills you found in episode 33. It looks like Black Christmas is next on our agenda.
If you have any films you’d like for use to cover, please let us know. – Doc
Hey Doc. I’m the friend Daphne mentioned from The Columbo Podcast. Been listening to your cast for several months (mostly going through older ones as I slowly catch up), but haven’t stopped in to say hello. So, Hello. 🙂 Greatly enjoying both you guys as you go through the 1970s. Thanks for both your efforts.
I’m creating a list of your movies to check out from the library, and just added The Brood after listening to that podcast. I remember being a little kid and covering up my ears and running and hiding in the bathroom every time a trailer for Scanners came on. I still haven’t seen it, but I think I will soon after listening to you guys talking about The Brood. Thanks!
You’ve already covered The Car (Yay!!), so next on my list of movies I’d love to hear you guys talk about would be Carrie and Dawn of the Dead.
P.S. Oh yeah, also Hitchcock’s Frenzy.
For those who are curious: http://www.columbopodcast.com/
Thanks Doc. It seems we have some crossover appeal!
Love the show guys. I’ve been steadily binge listening my way through since discovering you a few weeks ago. The fact that you have covered one of my all time favourite movies has made my day.
What’s not to love here. Vampires, check, Kung Fu, double check, Peter Cushion! Great job.
Thank you, Huw! So glad you are enjoying Decades of Horror. Santos and I love doing the show and are exciting to be coming back to record once again after a brief hiatus. Look for The Black Saint and I to tackle Don’t Look Now, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Omega Man in the fall of 2016.
The Omega Man is another one of my favourites. Can’t wait to hear the show.
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