The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
Genre: Adventure | Crime | Horror
Country: Spain | West Germany | UK | USA | Director: Jess Franco
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 60mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 791×480 – 23.976fps – 1.40gb
Fu Manchu inoculates ten women with poison, to kill ten world leaders.
This solid, sumptuous adaptation the Fu Manchu series (the director’s first of two) is further evidence of both Christopher Lee’s tremendous character acting and that Spanish director Jess Franco actually did make some good movies. This movie is not “perfect” by any means, but Franco milks the meager budget for every dime and delivers maximum scale for this bizarre pulp epic. He delivers on all the sex, violence, and the macabre you would expect from a Franco flick and also manages to create a sense of dignity and responsibility about the whole thing (with much help from Lee’s focused performance). Anyway, good stuff. Especially if you are in to adventure serials and/ or jungle exploitation films. Don’t miss out on a newly discovered classic.