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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

  • DailyDead
By the early ‘70s, Hammer films was wheezing and sputtering just to stay alive. Their attempts to stay current with the changing tides of horror were often misbegotten and misdirected (Dracula A.D. 1972, anyone?) as the plots continued to recycle shopworn ideas when audiences were ready for more modern concerns, such as hulking maniacs with chainsaws. In essence, time was passing Hammer by, and they were willing to try anything. Hence we arrive at The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974), a delightful elixir of Dracula and…Kung Fu. This was the last gasp for Hammer’s beloved franchise, and it’s a very worthy burial.

Aka 7 Brothers Versus Dracula, 7 Brothers and a Sister Meet Dracula, 7 Golden Vampires, and Enter The Dracula (no, but who screwed up that marketing?), Legend was a co-production between Hammer and Shaw Brothers, the immortal Chinese martial arts film studio that would crank out 10, sometimes 15 films a year of kinetic,
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Review: "Masters Of Venus" (1962) Region 2 DVD Release From The BFI

  • CinemaRetro
By Tim Greaves

Between the early 1950s and mid 1980s the Children's Film Foundation was a non-profit making establishment behind dozens of films aimed at a young audience, most of them screening as programme constituents at Saturday morning 'Picture Shows'. I didn't catch many of these during my own childhood. But I do recall a couple of particularly enjoyable ones that I did get to see in the early 1970s: Cry Wolf (1969) and All at Sea (1970), both of which are conspicuously absent from the half dozen or so collections issued on DVD to date. Many of the Cff’s films had a run-time of around an hour, although there were also a number of serials in their catalogue. Masters of Venus was one such production. Comprising eight 15-minute instalments, it arrives on DVD in the UK in a restored release from BFI.

On the day prior to mankind's first mission to Venus,
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Today is Peter Cushing’s 103rd Birthday! Here Are His Ten Best Roles

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Michael Haffner, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman

Peter Cushing, born on this day in 1913, was one of the most respected and important actors in the horror and fantasy film genres. To his many fans, the British star, who died in 1994, was known as ‘The Gentle Man of Horror’ and is recognized for his work with Hammer Films which began in the late 1950’s, but he had numerous memorable roles outside of Hammer. A topnotch actor who was able to deliver superb performances on a consistent basis, Peter Cushing also had range. He could play both the hero and the villain with ease.

Here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are Peter Cushing’s ten best roles:

Dr. Maitland

During the 1960s, Amicus Studios had a knack for borrowing from the pool of Hammer Studios actors and filmmakers to make their own Hammer-inspired films. While
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Don’T Bother To Knock (1952)

The icon-establishing performances Marilyn Monroe gave in Howard HawksGentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and in Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959) are ones for the ages, touchstone works that endure because of the undeniable comic energy and desperation that sparked them from within even as the ravenous public became ever more enraptured by the surface of Monroe’s seductive image of beauty and glamour. Several generations now probably know her only from these films, or perhaps 1955’s The Seven-Year Itch, a more famous probably for the skirt-swirling pose it generated than anything in the movie itself, one of director Wilder’s sourest pictures, or her final completed film, The Misfits (1961), directed by John Huston, written by Arthur Miller and costarring Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift.

But in Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) she delivers a powerful dramatic performance as Nell, a psychologically devastated, delusional, perhaps psychotic young woman apparently on
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Contest: Win Hammer’s Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires Soundtrack on Vinyl

Shock gives you the chance to win the soundtrack to Hammer classic The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires on vinyl. Come1973, as horror fans flocked to edgier, sophisticated fare like The Exorcist and the more provocative pictures leaking out of Europe, Britain’s Hammer Studios were having great difficulty staying relevant, especially in North America.…

The post Contest: Win Hammer’s Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires Soundtrack on Vinyl appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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A Short Documentary All Kung Fu Movie Fans Should See

Why Watch? A few years ago I had the extreme pleasure of seeing a vintage Shaw Brothers movie that I wasn’t allowed to talk about because a theater — let’s call it the Schmalamo Schmafthouse — was working out a deal to secure a lot more reels. There was so much magic in it. Not only the gorgeous fight choreography, but also the sheen of creative aggression and semi-fantastical adventure. It was a big movie that didn’t feel expensive. A contradiction that must have taken an immense amount of skill. With a half century of cinema under their black belts, the Shaw Brothers were luminaries in the popularization of kung fu movies, and now The Seventh Art (via IndieWire) has stumbled upon this excellent BBC documentary from 1975 which chronicles star David Chiang’s rise to prominence and the studio’s unusual techniques. Taste for Adventure; Fists of Fire is an incredible little gem that feeds the
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How Hammer Got Its Scare Back

  • HeyUGuys
It has been dismissed over the years as cheesy, cheap and laughable but, as has been the case on many occasions, Hammer Films have had the last laugh. They boast a back-catalogue that is to horror movies what The Rolling Stones’ discography is to rock music. Fifty-nine years after the release of their first horror movie proper (The Quatermass Xperiment), Hammer’s films have survived scrutiny and re-evaluation and have now attained National Treasure status. Moreover, in terms of sheer importance, the Hammer films were some of the most influential of the past half-century. The ripple-effect of their imitators cashing in on their success would beget the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood today.

And yet since 1984 Hammer has been a dormant entity, existing only in the memory: a pile of ashes, a cape and a signet ring waiting to be reanimated by the crimson, jugular discharge of some poor,
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Top Ten Tuesday: Peter Cushing – His Ten Best Movie Roles

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Michael Haffner, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman

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Peter Cushing (1913-1994) was one of the most respected and important actors in the horror and fantasy film genres. To his many fans, the British star was known as ‘The Gentle Man of Horror’ and is recognized for his work with Hammer Films which began in the late 1950’s, but he had numerous memorable roles outside of Hammer. A topnotch actor who was able to deliver superb performances on a consistent basis, Peter Cushing also had range. He could play both the hero and the villain with ease.

Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness takes place February 4th at The Way Out Club in St. Louis and will be a great way to celebrate the actor’s career. The event is on February 4th beginning at 8pm. Condensed versions (average length:
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Sir Run Run Shaw obituary

Hong Kong film tycoon whose studios and TV company enjoyed huge international success

Sir Run Run Shaw, who has died aged 106, was the most famous of the Shaw brothers who became synonymous with Chinese films in south-east Asia. He started with one cinema in pre-second world war Singapore: by the time Japan invaded, he had more than 130 houses. After the war he moved operations to Hong Kong, spotting a market dominated by foreign films and sub-standard local productions. When he saw a picture from his studio that was no good, he would throw it away and start again.

The Shaw brothers came from a family of businessmen in Ningbo on China's eastern coast, where people have been accustomed to migrate for generations, and where Run Run was born. In the mid-1920s, four of the six brothers became involved in films after the eldest, Runje, acquired a theatre as a bad debt.
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Sir Run Run Shaw obituary

Hong Kong film tycoon whose studios and TV company enjoyed huge international success

Sir Run Run Shaw, who has died aged 106, was the most famous of the Shaw brothers who became synonymous with Chinese films in south-east Asia. He started with one cinema in pre-second world war Singapore: by the time Japan invaded, he had more than 130 houses. After the war he moved operations to Hong Kong, spotting a market dominated by foreign films and sub-standard local productions. When he saw a picture from his studio that was no good, he would throw it away and start again.

The Shaw brothers came from a family of businessmen in Ningbo on China's eastern coast, where people have been accustomed to migrate for generations, and where Run Run was born. In the mid-1920s, four of the six brothers became involved in films after the eldest, Runje, acquired a theatre as a bad debt.
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Run Run Shaw – five of the best from the 'godfather of kung fu movies'

We look back at the key films from the long career of the Hong Kong studio mogul credited with triggering the worldwide craze for kung fu

Run Run Shaw, godfather of kung fu film-making, dies aged 106

Along with his brother Runme, Run Run Shaw set up shop in the south-east Asian film business, first experiencing success before the second world war by founding a chain of cinemas in Malaya. In 1957 the brothers moved their activities to Hong Kong, and they put themselves firmly on the map when their elaborate costume drama, The Magnificent Concubine, won a technical prize at the 1962 Cannes film festival, the first Chinese film to do so. It stars Li Li-hua as a senior emperor's concubine, whose position is threatened when a younger concubine appears on the scene. There's Li warbling a ditty in the clip above.

A decade later, along came The One-Armed Swordsman, which
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In memoriam: film producer Sir Run Run Shaw

  • Den of Geek
News Ryan Lambie 7 Jan 2014 - 07:25

The producer of countless martial arts classics and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner has died at the age of 106.

One of the key figures in the Chinese film industry, Sir Run Run Shaw, has sadly passed away. Over the course of an extraordinary career, the producer, via his company The Shaw Brothers, was responsible for the creation of dozens of hit films, most famously in the martial arts genre.

At the peak of its output in the 60s and 70s, Shaw Brothers were putting out more than 12 movies a year, and some of them are true classics - The One-Armed Swordsman, to name but one, was a key film in the wuxia genre, and was one of the movies that inspired Quentin Tarantino to make Kill Bill.

In 1974, The Shaw Brothers even collaborated with Hammer Studios in one of the most unusual genre films of the 70s,
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Win a Copy of the Hammer Horror 3 Feature Film DVD Set

This April Millennium Entertainment will be bringing you a classic Hammer horror DVD set featuring Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Frankenstein Created Woman, and The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires; and we have your chance to score a copy on us!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

From the Press Release

Millennium Entertainment has announced they will distribute titles from Exclusive Media’s Hammer library in the U.S. Established in 1934, Hammer is a groundbreaking feature film production company that was instrumental in creating the horror genre and which recently diversified into publishing, live theatre and live attractions.

Stated Steve Nickerson, President of Millennium Entertainment: “Hammer is one of the most renowned and beloved film brands in the world, and we are thrilled to bring the Hammer Films library to U.
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Millenium Entertainment to Distribute 'Hammer Films' in U.S.

  • MoreHorror
By Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror.com

I don't know about you guys but I've been a little jealous of all the remastered Hammer Films titles that have been coming out in the U.K., even though I knew it was only a matter of time before they were released here in the States. Well today is the day, as we get word from Hammer Films that Millenium Entertainment will be releasing their library in the U.S.

The first three Hammer Films will be released as part of a DVD 3-Pack, which will include Dracula: Prince of Darkness(1966), Frankenstein Created Woman (1967), and The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974). This collection will be available on DVD April 2nd, 2013.

From The Press Release

Millennium Entertainment announced today that they will distribute titles from Exclusive Media’s Hammer library in the U.S. Established in 1934, Hammer is a groundbreaking feature film production company
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Hammer Horror Hitting Us Shores From Millenium Entertainment This Summer

American cult film fans have been watching with envy as one Hammer Horror classic after another landed on UK store shelves beginning in late 2011. Well, the long wait for us may finally be coming to an end as Variety reported this morning that Millennium Entertainment has picked up the license from Exclusive Media this April.Not all appears to be wine and roses just yet, though. The initial release is to be a two-disc three-film DVD set with Dracula: Prince of Darkness (already on Blu in the UK), The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (legendary crossover madness from Hammer and Shaw Brothers Studios) and Frankenstein Created Woman (coming to UK Blu in May). The idea behind this release, according to Millennium, is "To encourage the...

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Millennium Entertainment to Distribute Classic Hammer Titles in the Us

  • DailyDead
While the UK has been enjoying a variety of classic horror releases from the Hammer vaults, we know many readers have been waiting on Us release details. Today, Hammer announced that Millennium Entertainment will handle the Us release of Hammer’s library and the first titles have been announced.

via Dread Central: “Millennium Entertainment announced today that they will distribute titles from Exclusive Media’s Hammer library in the U.S. Established in 1934, Hammer is a groundbreaking feature film production company that was instrumental in creating the horror genre and which recently diversified into publishing, live theatre and live attractions.

Stated Steve Nickerson, President of Millennium Entertainment: ‘Hammer is one of the most renowned and beloved film brands in the world and we are thrilled to bring the Hammer Films library to U.S. fans.’

With this new distribution deal, classics such as Dracula: Prince of Darkness and Frankenstein Created Woman
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Hammer Horror 3 Feature Film Set Coming in April

There's just nothing like getting a heaping helping of classic horror from Hammer, and come this April that's exactly what you're gonna be getting thanks to draMillennium Entertainment! Read on for the first details of this delightfully devilish DVD package.

From the Press Release

Millennium Entertainment announced today that they will distribute titles from Exclusive Media’s Hammer library in the U.S. Established in 1934, Hammer is a groundbreaking feature film production company that was instrumental in creating the horror genre and which recently diversified into publishing, live theatre and live attractions.

Stated Steve Nickerson, President of Millennium Entertainment: “Hammer is one of the most renowned and beloved film brands in the world and we are thrilled to bring the Hammer Films library to U.S. fans.”

With this new distribution deal, classics such as Dracula: Prince of Darkness and Frankenstein Created Woman will be made available to the public
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11th Fantastic Films Weekend: Day 1 – Report

Joining the Fantasy Film Weekend for a second year, I knew what to expect, plenty of films and a Monday where your body feels like it wants to sleep for a whole week. The film festival is quite a rare gem in the festival calendar as it focuses not only on the new, but the classic and at times the downright strange films. This year there were Attractions such as a 70mm print of Big Trouble in Little China, Coraline 3D, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm in Cinerama and most other films on 35mm where possible so this of course is one for the lovers of film of all types.

The first day was quite a leisurely stroll into the strange and horrific, just to ease into proceedings, but with Pieces being on the bill for the day it was sure to push up the gore value to a good level.
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New Yorkers, Consider Yourselves Warned! Hudson Horror Show V Goes Down This Saturday

They've screened some of the grossest, most taboo, obscure and then again classic and memorable films in the history of horror during their brief existence. One of the best little film festivals around, the Hudson Horror Show, rears its ugly head once again!

It's all happening this Saturday, May 19 in Poughkeepsie, NY with a stellar line-up of films.

Created and organized by Chris Alo and Tad Leger, the Hudson Horror Show continues to grow with each new spawning. This Saturday's edition, Hudson Horror Show V, features their typical fare…a great conglomeration of the classics and the obscure. An uncut version of the original Friday the 13th headlines the event with Day of the Dead and Phantasm setting the table for it. All the films are 35mm prints. Check out the lineup below and bask in the awesomeness of it all. Don’t forget there will be a ton of old school trailers,
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Grindhouse Film Festival at New Beverly Cinema in La, April 10

We know this is pretty late notice, but you West Coasters still have time to make it to the Grindhouse Film Festival at the New Beverly Cinema this Tuesday, April 10th, at 7:30 pm. Look at this unique lineup they've got for you.

Check out the Grindhouse Film Festival on Facebook and follow the Grindhouse Film Festival on Twitter (@GrindhouseFest) for current and future updates. Read on for the info on the latest show.

From the Press Release

The Grindhouse Film Festival returns to the New Beverly Cinema on Tuesday, April 10th, with two period films that'll first thrill you and then confuse you. First up is The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula (the American theatrical version of the Roy Ward Baker/Chang Cheh Dracula and Kung Fu classic The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires). Whether you prefer your vampires to be of the well-dressed Transylvanian type or the hopping Chinese-style,
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