Director: Alejandro Martí
Release date: 1973
When is a mummy movie a vampire movie? Well, in this case I went for the US release name, which gives us an indication – given the “blood mummy” aspect of the title. The film was called El Secreto de la Momia Egipcia in Spain (it was a joint Spanish/French production) and Lips of Blood in the UK – not to be mistaken for the Jean Rollin movie of the same name.
The film itself is out here on DVD but it is a print from VHS and without subtitles, never fear, however, as subtitles are floating around on the net for this film. The print of the DVD also seems to have been colour saturated, giving the entire thing an oddly golden hue.
|The severed arm|
|George Rigaud as Dartmoor|
|supping John's blood|
All in all, 3.5 out of 10. The imdb page is here.