Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.
It starts out in the Gobi Desert with Moto in possession of something valuable, stabbing an attacker to death and burying him without a pause all becomes clear an hour later. Back in civilised China he and a bunch of gangsters are after 7 linen scrolls which indicate the whereabouts of Genghis Khan's fortune Moto has one, nouveau poor Prince Chung and his rigid mother have the others for the time being. When Moto finally gets to see them his monotone evaluation of their beauty: "The harmony of line and colour this is truly a voiceless poem" always makes me think of John Wayne's immortal line in The Greatest Story Ever Told. Non-Oriental Austrian Peter Lorre again plays the importer and detective with class, vim and believably if you understand you're using up your time watching a work of fantasy. Thomas Beck's in here playing handsome devil to glamorous Jayne Regan this time; both had short movie careers. And from the collection of baddies nasty Sidney Blackmer especially stood out, but even he didn't get to kill as many as Moto did! There's a chase sequence near the end which is brought to a rather dramatic conclusion attention recommended!
Great stuff as usual for the enlightened, nothing here for the serious. You watch this, you savvy?
- Apr 15, 2007