Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) from Tuna

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) is from the Hammer horror/mystery/sci-fi factory. 

It is the story of a curse by an Egyptian Goddess placed on a group of scientists that discovered her tomb. It is of special interest to one of the scientists, as his daughter was born at the exact moment they discovered and pronounced the Goddess's name, Tera, and is destined to become her reincarnation. The object is to gather sacred objects (each member of the expedition has one), and collect them in the same room as the sarcophagus. At this point, something wondrous is to happen, but everyone disagrees as to what. The plot is every bit as lame as it sounds, even though it is based on Jewel of the Seven Stars by Bram Stocker. 


Valerie Leon plays the daughter and the Goddess, and is shown jumping out of bed with her boyfriend and getting dressed. Her breasts are seen in poor light, but there is a long look at her buns

DVD info from Amazon.

  • Widescreen anamorphic, 1.85:1

  • interviews with the star and the writer

The set decoration and photography are rather nice, as is the DVD transfer, but this is a solid genre film, and nothing more. 

Scoop's note: 

Interesting sidebar: the original director died during the filming, but a replacement was soon found, and the show went on.

The Critics Vote

  • Leonard Maltin rates this film 3/4, and calls it "surprisingly satisfying"

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.3, which is strongly at odds with Maltin's review. The IMDb score is roughly equivalent to 1.5 stars. 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics - or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C.

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