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

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


(as Jess Franco)


(dialogue: Spanish version), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
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Rosalba Neri ...
José Manuel Martín ...
Omar Pashu (as Jose Manuel Martin)
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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

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


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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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Subtle and insidious torture
30 December 1998 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Handsome but utterly incoherent nonsense. Nice locations and sets and Lee looks really impressive in those Mandarin robes, but cripes, it's got about 30 extraneous characters, a vague and torturous plot, and a nonexistent ending. Bad in a way cheaper movies can't be; you can't help thinking it *must* have a plot because it *looks* well-made, so you end up blaming yourself for not getting it and you feel wretched and vaguely ill...agh. Took a grave toll on the Satellite of Love's morale and it will on yours.

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