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The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)

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

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Richard Greene ...
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
Dr. Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Götz George ...
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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Black Widow
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David de Keyser ...
of The Governor andothers (voice)
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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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24 September 1969 (USA)  »

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ESP 15,156,823 (Spain)
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Kiss me just once
24 July 2009 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See 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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