Wednesday, September 15

Just too good to be true...

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I found this advert while digging through an old box of comics the other day. It's for the ill-fated Vampirella feature film from Hammer. By 1976, Hammer was just about a cooked goose with a string of bombs like The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, Shatter, and To the Devil, a Daughter. This had the potential to be tremendous, but never came to be under the once-famed studio. Read more about this troubled production over at Unofficial Hammer Films.

8 comments:

Strange Kid said...

First of all, love that poster.

Second of all, I remember there being a Vampirella film, though I think it was done by a different company. Here's the trailer for it: Vampirella. I've never seen it myself, but looking back at it now, it looks like a good cornball flick.

Thanks for bringing this memory to the surface, Jayson. Now... if only I can find a copy somewhere... somehow.

Steve Miller, Writer of Stuff said...

Peter Cushing could have made a GREAT Pendragon!

J. Astro said...

This likely would have been awesome as shit, although I do wonder if Hammer would've kept the racy aesthetics of Vampirella's star- making costume intact?

The Film Connoisseur said...

"Now in Production" Im sure that means they wrote a script...and thats about as far as it went. Sadly. A good Vampirella movie is just waiting to happen!

Andrew Green said...

Does this have anything to do with the Vampirella who hung out with Ed Wood?

Anonymous said...

That was Vampira.

Buscemi said...

Maybe it could happen now since Hammer has been relaunched.

KFelon said...

Andrew, that was Vampira

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