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The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)

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


Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)


Jesús Franco (story and screenplay) (as J. Franco), Sax Rohmer (novels) | 1 more credit »




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)


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


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 »


Follows Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) See more »

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Christopher Lee As Fu Manchu Again
16 September 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Christopher is Fu Manchu for the fourth time. His sinister plan this time is to inoculate ten women with snake venom so when they osculate with men, the men will go blind and die. His targets are ten world leaders, including Richard Greene as Nayland Smith. Smith gets kissed and blinded, and makes his way to Fu's stronghold, someplace in Latin America, where a revolution/orgy is taking place, because the governor is busy playing chess.

After that, the tightly-knit plot begins to break down

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Release Date:

24 September 1969 (USA) See more »

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Kiss and Kill See more »

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Madrid, Spain See more »

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1.66 : 1
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