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Blood From the Mummy's Tomb Details

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The swan song for director Seth Holt (who died shortly before filming was completed), this stylish Hammer production transcends its low budget thanks to lush photography, a stylish look, and fine performances from the leads. The plot, adapted from Bram Stoker's novel The Jewel of the Seven Stars, involves an expedition led by Professor Fuchs (Andrew Keir) to find the cursed tomb of an evil Egyptian princess. Upon discovery of her sarcophagus, Fuchs finds her perfectly preserved, still-bleeding severed hand -- which also sports a dazzling ruby ring. Several years later, Fuchs gives the pilfered ring to his voluptuous young daughter Margaret (Valerie Leon), whereupon she slowly begins to take on the malevolent traits of its original wearer, seeking revenge for the defilement of her tomb. Though Christopher Wicking's adaptation of Stoker's obscure novel is a bit uneven, it still provides ample suspense and the production has an overall richness that captures the flavor of Hammer's other mummy projects. Remade eight years later (with less effective results) as Stoker; traces of the same story can also be found in Universal's 1999 mega-budget version Stoker. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Andrew Keir
as Prof. Fuchs
Valerie Leon
as Margaret Fuchs/Queen Tera
James Villiers
as Corbeck
George Coulouris
as Berigan
Jonathan Burn
as Saturnine Young Man
Ahmed Osman
as Priest
James Cossins
as Older Male Nurse
Rosalie Crutchley
as Helen Dickerson
Tex Fuller
as Patient
Joan Young
as Mrs. Caporal
David Markham
as Doctor
Aubrey Morris
as Dr. Putnum
Tamara Ustinov
as Veronica

Crew

Seth Holt
Director
Michael Carreras
Director
Howard Brandy
Producer
Vivian Wickliffe
Screenwriter
Christopher Wicking
Screenwriter
Arthur Grant
Cinematographer
Tristram Cary
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Weatherly
Editor
Christopher Neame
Production Manager
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