GB / US
Dir: Russell Mulcahy
Starring: Sean Pertwee and Lysette Anthony
An Egyptian prince rises from the grave and attempts to gain immortal power
This Anglo-American horror has a very interesting scene filmed at Old Street station on the Northern Line. This features 1972 Mk1 tube stock in the very last months of Northern Line operation. One train that arrives into the platform is one of the two ‘blue-doors’ four-car units (either No.3227 or 3518), instantly recognisable as being the only such deep-level tube trains to carry the experimental colour scheme of silver with blue doors. By this stage, only four trains of 1972 stock were still operating on the Northern Line. One of the other sets seen in this sequence, No.3202, was painted in what was later chosen to become the standard LUL corporate livery. The film received a theatrical wide release on 13th February 1999 yet rather curiously, the North American version is only 88 minutes in length, considerably shorter than the European version of 115 minutes.