Fu Manchu for you younger cats is not just a mustache style. He's an Asian supervillan hell bent on world domination. He usually operates out of secret lair which changes from film to film. He is the icon evil supervillan having been featured in films, book, comics games, and cartoons over the years.
The most classic portrayal of Manchu has been by Christopher Lee. He played Fu Manchu in a series of films through the years. And now our freinds at Blu Underground have just released a double feature Blu ray featuring The Blood of Fu Manchu and The Castle of Fu Manchu
Blood of Fu Manchu follows Fu's plan to use his female slaves to kill the world's leaders so they cannot stop him from brainwashing the world, thus achieving world domination. Hes lair is deep in the jungle of the Amazon and he has discovered a new poison that only works on men.
He has his lady's coat their lips in it and sends them out to seduce certain individuals untill finally killing them with the "kiss of death"
In Castle of Fu Manchu, we see Fu has taken over a city in Istanbul so he can control a large opium plantation. He need the opium to power is newest invention, a giant freeze ray he plans on using to freeze to world's oceans.
His daughter is here this time to help him, as he has kidnapped the daughter of a scientist who he needs to finish the machine.
Both of these films are fun from beginning to end. Christopher Lee gives a chilling yet completely campy performance in both films. I watched both of the back to back on after noon and had a blast the while time.
Blue Underground has done a great job with the video and audio as they usually do this bringing these two classics to a new generation. Which is good, because new fans should find these fun as well.
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars