Lee returns as the diabolical super-villain who
along with his sadistic daughter Lin Tang (Tsai
Chin of The
Brides Of Fu Manchu and The
Joy Luck Club) creates a fiendish
new chemical weapon that will turn the seas into a giant block
of ice. But when his Archenemy Nayland Smith (Richard
Greene of Tales
From The Crypt) tracks the madmans
trail of kidnapping, murder and massive global destruction,
he himself becomes trapped in Fus impenetrable lair
of cruelty. Can any of the worlds top secret agents
(including a wild performance by Director Jess
Franco) now stop the cold-blooded terror that lives
in the The Castle Of Fu Manchu?
(99 Women) and Rosalba
co-star in this notorious sequel to The Blood of Fu Manchu
directed by Jess
Bloody Judge, Vampyros Lesbos)
that marked Christopher
Lees final performance as the infamous Chinese
madman. This definitive edition of The Castle of Fu Manchu
has been newly restored from its original print and
packed with exclusive new Extras for a disc full of Fu Manchu
This is Franco's second Fu Manchu movie
Lee and can be bought separately or as part of
the "Christopher Lee Collection" from Blue Underground.
The plot is, eeh, pretty stupid really.. Fu Manchu's terrible
master plan to freeze the oceans to ice is "fascinating"
though.. I actually consider this one to be better then Franco's
other "Fu Manchu" movie "The
Blood of Fu Manchu", at least when it comes
to entertainment value. Lee's acting performance isn't the
best I've seen, but fun nonetheless. There's lots of illogical
and not very thought out scenes in this one and I just recently
found out the movie has been on MST3K. That could be fun,
because I have to admit, it deserves a bit of MST3K bashing..
I can't honestly say this is a good movie, but I enjoyed it,
and I didn't feel bored, so I'm happy.. The DVD contains an
interview with Jess
Franco and Christopher
Lee, and that's worth watching.
Only see this if you're a fan of Franco or Lee, because if
you're not, there's a good chance you'll hate it..
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "The Castle of Fu Manchu" uncut
Or you can buy the "Christopher Lee
collection" at: DVD
Pacific or Amazon.com