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Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969)
"The Castle of Fu Manchu" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Horror  |  1972 (USA)
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An evil Chinese mastermind plots to freeze the Earth's oceans.

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Richard Greene ...
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
Doctor Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Günther Stoll ...
Curt (as Gunther Stoll)
Rosalba Neri ...
Lisa
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Marie
José Manuel Martín ...
Omar Pashu (as Jose Manuel Martin)
Werner Abrolat ...
Melnik (as Werner Aprelat)
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The evil mastermind Fu Manchu plots his latest scheme to basically freeze over the Earth's oceans with his diabolical new device. Opposing him is his arch-nemesis, Interpol's very British Dr. Nayland Smith. Written by crow_steve@hotmail.com

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He's Back!!! The World's Most Evil Man with a Fiendish Plan of Conquest


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Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu  »

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ESP 12,985,224 (Spain)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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The fifth and final Christopher Lee Fu Manchu film. See more »

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In scenes that were supposed to have taken place in Turkey in the 1920s, characters are shown wearing the fez, the wearing of which Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk banned (because of its connections with feudalism) in the 1920s. See more »

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Fu Manchu: [immediately after surviving Omar Pascha's attempt on his life] Take him to the laboratory.
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Maria Perschy's character is called Dr. Ingrid Koch but on the credits her character's name is given as Marie. See more »

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The Fifth and Final of the Series
27 February 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Castle of FuManchu, The (1968)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The fifth and final film in Christopher Lee's FuManchu series is considered by many to be the worst but I personally found it so bad that I was able to have a little fun with it. The film has FuManchu (Lee) once again trying to take over the world and by now you might be asking when the guy is just going to give up and go home. Anyway, this time he plans on freezing all the oceans in the world so he kidnaps a doctor to perform an operation on the one man who knows how to do such a thing. THE CASTLE OF FUMANCHU isn't a good movie so you shouldn't go into the film expecting anything other that pure silliness. There's no question this is a bad movie but thankfully it's bad enough to be mildly entertaining but I'm sure most people will be smart enough to hit the eject button by the thirty-minute mark. Once again Lee appears to have only enough energy to cash a paycheck as he's obviously not too thrilled about doing this picture. As in the previous film, Lee pretty much just sleepwalks through the film and offers up very little energy. The supporting cast includes Gunther Stoll playing the doctor, Jose Manuel Martin as an opium dealer and cult favorite Rosalba Neri playing an assassin. These supporting players are certainly one of the few good things in the film. The film has a bigger budget than most Franco pictures but that's not saying too much because we still get all sorts of cheapness including some stock footage from the Titanic picture A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, which certainly doesn't mix well with any of the new footage. The film does have some decent cinematography but there's just not enough here to make it worth viewing. Fans of Lee, Franco or FuManchu are bound to be disappointed with this film, which turned out to be the last in the series.


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