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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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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 ... of Jansen and Lopez and others (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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LUSCIOUS LIPS - Lethal in their biting sting of death! See more »

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Trivia

Known by several other titles including "Fu Manchu and the Kiss of Death", "Kiss and Kill", and "Against All Odds". See more »

Quotes

Fu Manchu: Centuries ago, an ancient race conquered this continent. Now their secrets are mine, and with this knowledge, I shall master the world.
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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 »

Connections

Follows The West Case (1923) See more »

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Fourth entry in Fu Manchu-Christopher Lee series set in Amazonas and based on Sax Rohmer's characters
4 February 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Christopher Lee returns in this fourth chapter as the evil Fu Manchu , this time has designed a fantastic gadget injecting gorgeous girls (Leni Von Friedl, among others) a venomous poison which reacts in a killing kiss . The beautiful girls are sent to seduce Nayland Smith (Richard Greene replaced Douglas Wilmer) and world leaders . When Nayland Smith is kissed by a death-kiss and he then strolls completely blinded , letting his assistant Dr. Petrie (Howard Marion Crawford) takes the center of attention . A blind Nayland Smith enlists the help an adventurer named Jansen (Gotz George) and an attractive woman (Maria Rhom, married to producer Harry Allan Towers) .

This is a bizarre blending of adventures , thriller and Spaghetti Western . This exciting picture is full of Chinese killers , British adventurers , and Cangaiceiros dressed in Mexican bandits-alike . Weak performance by Richard Greene as Nyland Smith who in previous episodes was best interpreted by Nigel Green and Douglas Wilmer . The villain T Sai Chin stands out as Fu Manchu's daughter and the murderous bandit Ricardo Palacios overacting as a sympathetic chief Cangaicero . This is the beginning of collaborating between Jesus Franco or ¨Uncle Jess¨ and the producer Harry Allan Towers and to be continued in several movies . Filmed in Madrid and Rio De Janeiro and well photographed by Manuel Merino . Atmospheric musical score by Daniel White , Jess Frank's usual.

Most critics felt this outing was one of the weakest entries along with ¨The castle of Fu Manchu¨ also directed by Jess Frank with similar casting , plenty of stock-shots and a Z-series style . Christopher Lee (Dr. Fu Manchu), Tsai Chin (Lin Tang) and Howard Marion-Crawford (Dr. Petrie) are the only actors to appear in all five Harry Allan Towers/Fu Manchu films . The best installments resulted to be ¨Face of Fu Manchu (1965, Don Sharp)¨ , and ¨Brides of Fu Manchu (1966, Don Sharp)¨ and the inferior ¨Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967 , Jeremy Summers) ¨.


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Language:

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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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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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