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Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

PG | | Horror | 17 May 1972 (USA)
An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen.

Directors:

Seth Holt, Michael Carreras (uncredited)

Writers:

Christopher Wicking (screenplay), Bram Stoker (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Keir ... Fuchs
Valerie Leon ... Margaret / Tera
James Villiers ... Corbeck
Hugh Burden ... Dandridge
George Coulouris ... Berigan
Mark Edwards ... Tod Browning
Rosalie Crutchley ... Helen Dickerson
Aubrey Morris ... Doctor Putnum
David Markham David Markham ... Doctor Burgess
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. Caporal
James Cossins ... Older Male Nurse
David Jackson David Jackson ... Young Male Nurse
Jonathan Burn ... Saturnine Young Man
Graham James Graham James ... Youth In Museum
Tamara Ustinov Tamara Ustinov ... Veronica
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Storyline

On the night before her anniversary, Margaret Fuchs receives an ancient Egyptian ring with a red stone as a birthday gift from her father, Prof. Julian Fuchs. Margaret has frequent nightmares about an expedition in Egypt with five members, including her father, finding the tomb of Queen Tera, an evil sorcerer with a severed hand. The members collect the sarcophagus with a totally preserved mummy, the severed hand with the ring with a red stone, and three relics. Margaret is possessed by the spirit of Tera and chases the expedition members to retrieve the objects and gives life back to Tera. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A severed hand beckons from an open grave!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films, Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor ®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The to-let sign outside the house occupied by the nefarious Corbeck bears the company name Neame and Skeggs, named for the film's production manager and production supervisor, Christopher Neame and Roy Skeggs, respectively. See more »

Goofs

In the burial scene the dead princess is still breathing. See more »

Quotes

Corbeck: The meek shall NOT inherit the earth. They can't be trusted with it.
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Sunbronze Danny Boy as Tod's Cat See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1971 cinema version was cut and this seems to have become the definitive version for all videos/DVDs since (Region 1 and 2 releases). The cuts were: A shot of a hospital orderly striking an inmate was removed. See more »

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Referenced in The Perfect Scary Movie (2005) See more »

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The Temple
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Music by Monia Liter (uncredited)
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Certainly the most voluptuous mummy ever
11 May 2007 | by bygardSee all my reviews

It never crossed my mind that archeology could get so sexy. The findings usually tend to have a much drier and dustier appearance. Valerie Leon has really showed new aspects to Egyptology here. In her double role as remarkably well ministered mummy of Queen Tera and Margharet Fuchs she is widely let use the two most expressive features of her physique and to steal the scenes totally without really doing anything. Her lovely eyes.

After countless variations of Count Dracula it was nice to see Hammer studios make good use of another story from Bram Stoker for a change. Mind you, the original novel 'Jewel of the Seven Stars', which this film is based on, does seem to use many of the same kind of story elements; a living dead with a curse and otherworldly powers, bringing the evil to London to be unleashed, a lunatic asylum patient closely connected to proceedings, a beauty with meaningful nightmares and so on. But it doesn't really matter, nobody here gets bitten too badly, anyway.

The film is occasionally rather slow moving and maybe a little too carelessly scripted, but it looks fantastic with the sets and props of Egyptian theme. And the loose hand of the mummy saying hi here and there brings joy every time. For the general mood the whole film seems to have a certain peculiar halo with heavily bright lighting, specially those scenes taking place towards the end. The shine of the curse coming true perhaps. Or good natured fun of silliness.


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