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Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires is a joint British/Chinese horror film produced by Hammer Film Productions in collaboration with Shaw Brothers (HK) Limited of Hong Kong. The film is the ninth and final installment in Hammer's Dracula series and is one of the first films of its type to cross genres with the world of martial arts. The movie was directed by Roy Ward Baker and written by Don Houghton. It is the sequel to 1973's The Satanic Rites of Dracula. It was first released in Hong Kong on July 11th, 1974 and premiered in the UK on October 6th, 1974. In this film, actor Peter Cushing reprises his role as the vaunted vampire hunter Professor Van Helsing and teaches a lecture in the Far East. While there, he learns that his old nemesis Dracula has once again returned from the dead and is martialling the forces of seven ancient Chinese vampires. Van Helsing joins forces with his own classroom students, all of whom are martial arts experts and learned occult scholars to combat the forces of Dracula and his 7 Golden Vampires.

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  • This is the last film in "Hammer Horror"'s Dracula series. It is the only film in the series that does not have the name Dracula in the title. The movie was shot on location in Hong Kong.
  • Production on Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires began in October, 1973 and concluded in December.
  • As with previous Hammer films, the role of Dracula was originally offered to Christopher Lee. Lee disliked the script however and turned it down.
  • This is Peter Cushing's fifth go at playing a character named Van Helsing. It is also his final role as the character.
  • David de Keyser provided the voice for Count Dracula in many scenes.

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Hammer Horror
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