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Title:
Blood from the mummy's tomb
Author:
Brandy, Howard.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Troy, MI] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2001]

©1971
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A British expedition team in Egypt discovers the ancient sealed tomb of the evil Queen Tera. But when one of the archeologists steals a mysterious ring from the corpse's severed hand, he unleashes a relentless curse upon his beautiful daughter. Is the voluptuous young woman now a reincarnation of the diabolical sorceress or has the curse of the mummy returned to reveal its horriffic revenge?
General Note:
Widescreen version.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.

Based on the novel Jewel of the seven stars by Bram Stoker.

Special features: Interviews with star Valerie Leon and writer Christopher Wicking; TV spot; radio spot; still gallery.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
UPC:
013131144093
Format :
DVD

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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 The Awakening; traces of the same story can also be found in Universal's 1999 mega-budget version The Mummy. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi


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