Three lesser seen outtings from Hammer. A great value..... but not really a great deal. The lack of any extras is hurting the set. The 3 movies are quite different in quality and taste.
Prince of darlness : the legand states that Christopher lee was such an expensive commodity that they reduced his screen time to save money. He barely shows his fangs for 15 minutes during the film. Luckily, it gives the rest of the actors time to show their talent. A good classic Dracula story well delivered. As Victorian as the queen.. get a tea, relax and watch.
Frankenstein created Woman : Critics will say that it is the best one on the franchise. It is fabulous. it is not scary and more Sci-fi than horror. Peter Cushing is at ease in this misunderstood scientist role. The rest of the cast (with the exception of the pretty lady monster and Frankenstein's helper) is pale in comparison to main actor. A great story that flows lie a river in northern England. No gore or scary stuff on this one, it is almost theatrical.
7 golden vampires : In the later part of the early 70s, Monster movies were on life support, nudie cuties were on their way out, but Bruce Lee induced Kung Fu movies were IN. So let's do Vampire movie in Asia with some clothes-ripping scenes Chinese style. It is one of the worst glicks done by Hammer. Peter Cushing is almost ridicule and his great talent cannot save this disaster. The Kung Fu fighting scenes are endlsss. It actually feels more like a Dungeon and Dragons bad scenario. you have to see it once... I guess.
Could have ben a good set, but the absence of extras and the so-so packaging will not allow me to rate it higher than 3 stars.
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