Captain Kronos offers the same familiar trappings we have come to expect from a solid Hammer entry, with flamboyant colors, elaborate sets, overt sexuality, and a convincing medieval backdrop. A town is rescued from a series of vampire attacks that have been draining their youth by a dashing young swordsman and his cohort. Janson plays a charming and debonair Captain Kronos, adding a fun new slayer to Hammer's ranks. It is really a pity the character wasnt reprised in later films. The film is shot beautifully, and both the acting and dialogue meet Hammer's high level of quality. Most of the violence is implied off-camera, and is done very tastefully through shadow play, blood splatter, or cries in the distance. It is also nice to see a vampire that drains not just blood but youth as well, giving the ghouls in this film some differentiation. Classic Gothic horror fans will find plenty to like here, and it comes with the ILHM Seal of Approval!