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The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)

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

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(as Jess Franco)

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Howard Marion-Crawford ...
Dr. Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
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Carl Jansen
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Ursula Wagner
Ricardo Palacios ...
Sancho Lopez
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Celeste
Frances Khan ...
Carmen
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Isaura de Oliveira ...
Yuma
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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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24 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Maria Rohm was married to producer Harry Alan Towers at the time. See more »

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"The world shall hear from me again!"

This solid, sumptuous adaptation the Fu Manchu series (the director's first of two) is further evidence of both Christopher Lee's tremendous character acting and that Spanish director Jess Franco actually did make some good movies. This movie is not "perfect" by any means, but Franco milks the meager budget for every dime and delivers maximum scale for this bizarre pulp epic. He delivers on all the sex, violence, and the macabre you would expect from a Franco flick and also manages to create a sense of dignity and responsibility about the whole thing (with much help from Lee's focused performance). Anyway, good stuff. Especially if you are in to adventure serials and/ or jungle exploitation films. Don't miss out on a newly discovered classic. Blue-Underground's DVD of the uncut, beautifully rendered remastering should revert many of the film's most passionate critics into true believers.


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