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The Blood of Fu Manchu

PG Released Sep 24, 1969 1h 32m Adventure Horror Crime Drama List
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Dr. Fu Manchu plots world conquest by placing a poisonous kiss of death on 10 selected world leaders. Read More Read Less
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Walter Chaw Film Freak Central An incomprehensible, sprawling mess of a picture. Rated: 1/4 Nov 11, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member You know that we love movies with multiple titles, so how about these ones? Fu Manchu and the Kiss of Death, Kiss of Death, Against All Odds and best of all, Kiss and Kill. The fourth movie in the Fu Manchu series produced by Harry Alan Towers, this movie finds Jess Franco pulling off an amazing movie: he used scenes featuring Shirley Eaton from his movie The Girl from Rio without telling her. She didn't learn that she was in a Fu Manchu movie for several years. Somewhere in the jungle, Dr. Fu Manchu (Christopher Lee) has found a lost Amazon city that has a deadly venom that can only kill men yet gives women the kiss of death. Of course, they have to be bit by venomous snakes to get this power and mind-controlled, but you know, this may not be the goofiest plan that Fu has come up with. Can I call him Fu? Is that too familiar and am I assuming our friendship? You can tell when Franco is into the movie. Spoiler warning, it's when women are tied up or when the gorgeous and deadly Lin Tang*, the daughter of Fu Manchu shows up surrounded in light and smoke. Or when Maria Rohm appears in a cowboy hat and chaps? You know that's when Jess Franco is being, well, Jess Franco. Look, this movie was made for less than some movies spend on donuts. Also, yes, Christopher Lee is in yellow face and the entire Fu Manchu thing is super racist and there's a lot to unpack there, but let me give you some advice: if you are watching Jess Franco movies for life lessons and good taste, you're doing it wrong. *How amazing is it that Tsai Chin not only was a Bond girl twice (You Only Live Twice and Casino Royale), as well as two Marvel Cinematic Universe characters (Melinda May's mother on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Walpo in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), the role of Auntie Lindo in the film The Joy Luck Club, Auntie in Memoirs of a Geisha and an international recording artist whose song "The Ding-Dong Song" was a big hit? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review kevin w Christopher Lee as a Bond-style villain (Insert maniacal laugh here) who's plan to take over the world would please 007 - have a bevy of pretty girls kiss your enemy to death. Secluded in a secret South American jungle hideaway no one can stop his evil plan ... or keep him from torturing the women either. This film at least meant to be better than it is, but not really by much. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I was mostly curious to see if a white Christopher Lee cast as a 6 foot 4 Asian worked. The movie has Lee as the evil master of a group of martial arts followers. It's borderline funny to watch the lack of hand to hand combat. A positive part of the movie is that there is a female lead in the good guy group. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Christopher Lee shines like a beacon, and he doesn't have to try to hard in this otherwise poor horror. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review bill t Perhaps the stupidest of the Fu Manchu movies, Manchu is hiding in the jungle where he develops a plan to kill all that oppose him via a deadly kiss from women exposed to a snake. The whole thing sounds atrociously dubbed. Plus, many many plot holes. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member "The world shall hear from me again!"--Fu Manchu, Jesús Franco style!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Dr. Fu Manchu plots world conquest by placing a poisonous kiss of death on 10 selected world leaders.
Director
Jess Franco
Screenwriter
Jess Franco, Manfred R. Köhler
Production Co
Terra-Filmkunst, Ada Films, Constantin Film, Commonwealth United Entertainment, Towers of London Productions
Rating
PG
Genre
Adventure, Horror, Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 24, 1969, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
May 2, 2017
Runtime
1h 32m
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