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The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)

Fu Manchu inoculates ten women with poison, to kill ten world leaders.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (story and screenplay) (as J. Franco), Sax Rohmer (novels) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Lee ... Fu Manchu
Richard Greene ... Nayland Smith
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Dr. Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Götz George ... Carl Jansen
Maria Rohm ... Ursula Wagner
Ricardo Palacios ... Sancho Lopez
Loni von Friedl ... Celeste
Frances Khan Frances Khan ... Carmen
Tsai Chin ... Lin Tang
Isaura de Oliveira Isaura de Oliveira ... Yuma
Shirley Eaton ... Black Widow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... of The Governor andothers (voice)
Robert Rietty Robert Rietty ... of Jansen and Lopez and others (voice)
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Storyline

Fu Manchu is hidden with his evil daughter Lin Tang in a lost city he has found in the jungles of South America. He discovers a poison deadly for men through kiss and he abducts ten women to infect them with the poison to destroy his enemies. Then he sends one woman to London to kiss his greatest enemy, the Scotland Yard agent Nayland Smith. Nayland is blinded by the poison and his friend Dr. Petrie travels with him to the jungles in South America to seek out Fu Manchu expecting to find an antidote. They team up with agent Carl Jansen and soon they learn the scheme of Fu Manchu for world domination. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Programmed to kill! See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

UK | West Germany | Spain

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiss and Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed back-to-back with the next chapter in the franchise, Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969). See more »

Alternate Versions

The original cinema version was cut by the BBFC to receive an 'A' certificate with edits to nudity during the dungeon scenes and shots of Sancho's men attacking the women in the village. The 1994 Lumiere video release was more heavily cut and lost 1 minute 46 secs of censor cuts to shots of chained women, a scene where a woman is stripped topless and bitten by a snake, and shots of a snake being crushed by falling rubble. For the 1999 Warner video similar cuts were made though the cuts length was reduced to 44 secs via different edits. All the cuts were waived for the 2007 Optimum DVD. See more »

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Kiss me just once
24 July 2009 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

The 4th of the 5 Fu Manchu movies with Christopher Lee takes the villain to a new hiding-place in Brazil. He uses a snake venom to blind and kill his enemies. Immune girls are passing on the poison to the victims by a kiss of death. Carl Jansen (Götz George) finds Fu Manchu, and Nayland Smith urgently needs help because he's been kissed already. The whole movie makes no sense at all (even the trip to Brazil isn't necessary for Nayland Smith, since the antidote was available in England from the girl who gave the kiss), but I didn't worry much about logic because it is so much fun! Just a handful of examples: Dr Petrie is unshaken by any danger, but cold tea really upsets him... A bandit steals a book, then throws it away: "No pictures, only words! Terrible!" he says with the justified wrath of the illiterate. The governor keeps Jansen prisoner for three days under false accusation - and apologizes that "good chess players are hard to find"!

Ricardo Palacios as Lopez makes a much better co-villain than Horst Frank in the previous movie because he provides such a great difference: the short, fat, sweating, ugly bandit compared to the tall, lean, stiff, ascetic mastermind. Lopez is the first one with the guts to ask: „How much do you pay?", and Lee dryly replies: „Freedom is not measured in terms of money..." Brilliant moments, and the camera work with its close-ups and focusing is looking much more creative than the traditional job in „The Vengeance of Fu Manchu". Last not least, more sexy girls than ever before! I voted 7/8/5/7/4 for the five movies.


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