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Writers:
Jesús Franco (story)
Sax Rohmer (novels)
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Release Date:
24 September 1969 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
LUSCIOUS LIPS - Lethal in their biting sting of death! See more »
Plot:
Fu Manchu inoculates ten women with poison, to kill ten world leaders. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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 ... Carmen

Tsai Chin ... Lin Tang
Isaura de Oliveira ... Yuma

Shirley Eaton ... Black Widow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David de Keyser ... of The Governor andothers (voice)
Robert Rietty ... of Jansen and Lopez and others (voice)
Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui ... The Governor (uncredited)
Olívia Pineschi ... One of Fu's Girl (uncredited)
Vicente Roca ... Governor's Secretary (uncredited)

Francesca Tu ... Lotus (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesús Franco  story and screenplay (as J. Franco)
Manfred R. Köhler  story and screenplay (uncredited)
Sax Rohmer  novels
Harry Alan Towers  story and screenplay (as Peter Welbeck)

Produced by
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Merino 
 
Film Editing by
Waltraut Lindenau (German version)
Allan Morrison (original version)
Stanley Frazen (uncredited)
Ángel Serrano (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Peter Gasper (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Juan Estelrich .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Bill Creed .... dubbing editor
Malcolm Stewart .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Andrew .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Against All Odds" - USA (video title)
"Fu Manchu's Kiss of Death" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Kiss and Kill" - USA (alternative title)
"Kiss of Death" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
92 min | Germany:82 min | USA:94 min (DVD)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2006) | Norway:16 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (uncut version, re-rating) | USA:PG | USA:Unrated (DVD uncut version) | USA:M (original rating) | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Blood of FuManchu, 27 February 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Blood of FuManchu, The (1968)

1/2 (out of 4)

This here is technically the fourth film in the Christopher Lee/FuManchu series, although most fans just consider the first three to be a series and the final two just the work of Spanish director Jess Franco. No matter how you consider the series to work, there's very little doubt as to how bad this film actually is. FuManchu (Lee) and his daughter Lin Tang (Tsai Chin) are hiding out in the Amazon jungle. FuManchu comes up with a new idea to take over the world and it's to send out ten beautiful women with poison on their lips to kill various world leaders. THE BLOOD OF FUMANCHU was released under countless titles including KISS AND KILL but no matter what you call it there's no doubt it's a horrible little picture that doesn't have a single thing going for it. Jess Franco has made a lot of bad films in his career but there's no question this here is the worst of the decade, which for the most part had some decent films that even non-fans thought were at least good. The biggest problem is that the entire story is a complete mess as you never really know if this film is trying to be serious or some sort of spoof. Lee pretty much sleepwalks through his role and it really doesn't appear that he's having any fun. Tsai Chin is about the only decent thing in the film but she isn't given too much to do and the rest of the supporting cast appear to have some sort of poison in their system as well. The film has a comic book vibe to it but there's not an ounce of energy to be found anywhere and what fun adventure there should be isn't anywhere to be found either. This production might have had a bigger than normal budget but nothing was done with it and in the end this is just a worthless film without anything going for it.

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