During the Boxer Rebellion in China during the early 20th century, in which a Chinese secret society attacked all westerners and anyone who associated with them, Dr. Fu Manchu's wife and ... See full summary »
Englishmen race to find the tomb of Ghengis Khan. They have to get there fast, as the evil genius Dr. Fu Manchu is also searching, and if he gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and ... See full summary »
The Theatre of Death in Paris specialises in horror presentations. A police surgeon finds himself becoming involved in the place through his attraction to one of the performers. When ... See full summary »
The nefarious Dr. Fu Manchu searches for the keys to the tomb of Genghis Khan, in order to fulfill a prophecy that will enable him to conquer the world. His nemesis, Dr. Nayland Smith, and ... See full summary »
Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, ... See full summary »
Dr. Fu Manchu, evil genius and possessor of seemingly unlimited financial resources, has pledged to bring about the downfall of western civilization to avenge unknown wrongs of the past. ... See full summary »
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
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 »
The last of the 5 Fu Manchu movies with Christopher Lee begins with almost 3 minutes of footage taken from Brides of Fu Manchu" - telling us openly that they were running out of ideas. The sinking vessel and the dam burst are taken from other movies as well, obviously. The story makes only 2 potentially interesting attempts at human conflicts: when Omar is tempted to sell Smith to Fu Manchu in exchange for his girl, and then the "heart transplant by murder" scene. To my chagrin, both chances to score were wasted for a much too quick solution! The first 60 minutes are lazy, sloppy, disappointing, but during the last 20 minutes, Franco suddenly speeds up everything. The caverns below the Castle of Fu Manchu are full of psychedelic lights (green, red, purple), smoke and water are pumped into them, while the heroes must runs for their lives - it turns out to be quite some compensation. Nevertheless, the other Fu Manchu film by Jess Franco ("The Blood of Fu Manchu" aka "Kiss of Death") is clearly the better one. Voted 7/8/5/7/4 for the five movies.
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