The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)

M/PG   |    |  Adventure, Crime


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


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23 September 2015 | bkoganbing
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| Phooey Manchu
The Blood Of Fu Manchu is definitely one of the lamer of the Fu Manchu films that Christopher Lee did in the 60s and 70s of the last century. The master Chinese criminal with limitless ambitions is headquartered deep in the South American jungle developing a really lethal poison that effects only the male part of the human race.

Richard Greene plays Nayland Smith Fu Manchu's Dr. Van Helsing in the first of two films. But he's only in this very briefly as the heavy lifting for the heroics is done by German actor Gotz George.

Lee has developed a nasty poison that causes instant blindness and slow death if delivered by a kiss on the lips by one of his inoculated female assassins. Richard Greene gets such a kiss and he and sidekick Dr. Petrie played by Howard Marion Crawford go on an expedition to save the world and save Greene not necessarily in that order.

As Lee's assassins are beautiful to the extreme, resisting a kiss from them is no easy matter.

The whole film is done tongue in cheek, but a lot of the gags really miss the mark and the whole thing turns muddy and murky before the film comes to an end. Not to mention the stereotyping of Orientals in a series of stories that reaffirm that Yellow Peril propaganda.

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Release Date:

24 September 1969

Language

English, German


Country of Origin

UK, West Germany, Spain

Filming Locations

Madrid, Spain

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