John Forbes-Robertson, as Count Dracula, and Chan Shen, as a Chinese priest who invites the Count to China, in a still from The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974). John Forbes-Robertson, as Count Dracula, and Chan Shen, as a Chinese priest who invites the Count to China, in a still from The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974).
John Forbes-Robertson, as Count Dracula, and Chan Shen, as a Chinese priest who invites the Count to China, in a still from The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974).

Shaw Brothers meets Hammer horror in martial arts oddity The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

  • ‘An absolute disaster’, the film’s director later said of 1974 Shaw Brothers-Hammer Films co-production about a troupe of kung fu vampires in China
  • It didn’t help that US distributor Warner Bros demanded an appearance by Count Dracula. Misunderstandings between UK and Chinese film crews made matters worse

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
John Forbes-Robertson, as Count Dracula, and Chan Shen, as a Chinese priest who invites the Count to China, in a still from The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974). John Forbes-Robertson, as Count Dracula, and Chan Shen, as a Chinese priest who invites the Count to China, in a still from The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974).
John Forbes-Robertson, as Count Dracula, and Chan Shen, as a Chinese priest who invites the Count to China, in a still from The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974).
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