Wednesday, March 25, 2009

THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU - Daniel White - "The Ballad Of Sancho Lopez" (1969)

Okay, FU this, the word came down the pike, so we're taking over!! We're sending number one son, Fu Manchu out to do the dirty work for us, and if everybody just cooperates, nobody will get hurt much!! Just don't mess with The Man, cause you don't want to rile up "The Blood Of Fu Manchu"!!! He's got a bit of a temper!!

Okay, Hit the big gong Charlie, so we can introduce....

Christopher Lee as Fu Manchu!!
Fu Manchu has plans for you, and the rest of the world!

World Domination one chick at a time!!

But here's the weird part, because this is a Jesus Franco film, for my money, Ricardo Palacios as Sancho Lopez is the real star!!!

Sancho doesn't have plans for world domination, but just kicks a lot of ass on a local level!! I swear if they were to remake this film, they'd have to cast Jack Black as Sancho Lopez!!

Sancho likes to bring his band of outlaws to town so they can do their version of the hokey-pokey, the village-pillage!! Have fun or die!!

Sancho sez, "Everybody Dancing, C'Mon, everybody dance!!" And even if he's drunker than a skunk, you better do it!!

So here you are, smack dab in the middle of an English movie about an Oriental dude, and what's coming out of your speakers, a whole lot of Mexican music!! It's Great!

Music Melon Makeout Party!! Es Una Paraíso!!!

Ricardo Palacios had a long and varied career, and this was basically his first big role in an English speaking film, and he threw everything he had into it! It's too bad he's such a vicious, diabolical, cutthroat killer, but, everybody has some faults!! He turns out to be quite the foil for Mr. Manchu!!

I think this one still would reap as much curiosity as a two minute trailer!! I mean, wouldn't you like to know what's going on??

So, No, don't worry, Fu Manchu is still coming to get you, that part didn't change!!


Prof. Grewbeard said...

hope this one's better than Castle of Fu Manchu!

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

That is yet to be determined! It's hard for me to dislike anything by Jess Franco these days, depending on the conditions, "Castle" might even be the better one!

Greg Goodsell said...

Ah, yes, everyone's favorite Spainard!

Monster Music

Monster Music
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