24 September, 2015

THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU was released on September 24, 1969

Happy Anniversary to Jess Franco's THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU, which was released theatrically in the US on September 24, 1969. KISS AND THE KILL is the alternate title, also an alternate version with a different, tighter edit and some new music added under the opening credits? Does anyone know the composer of that alt score? I actually prefer this version, which moves with dispatch and doesn't seem to sag in the middle, as does the uncut, longer version. I also believe the new opening of this version was borrowed, consciously or unconsciously, by RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK for the opening scene in that mega-hit.

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