The Brides Of Fu Manchu details
|Starring:||Roger Hanin, Rupert Davies, Douglas Wilmer, Christopher Lee|
The Brides Of Fu Manchu
|Run time:||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Oct 2003|
Most helpful review
Back from the dead - again!By Gary P from Peterborough, England , 07 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Entertaining sequel to 'The Face Of Fu Manchu' suffers from the abscence of Nigel Green as arch nemesis Nayland-Smith and hysterical plot. This time the master criminal tries (again) to take over the world by forcing scientists to develop a ray gun! Still an interesting addition to the developing franchise.
fu manchu does londonBy juradino (815 reviews) from London , 29 Jul 2012Fu Manchu creates death ray having kidnapped daughters of prominent scientist whom he converts into his servants by psychic powers. If they disobey he throws them into tomb full of deadly snakes. Plodding action follows with not much excitement justifying its universal rating.
Not as good as I rememberBy a customer , 12 Oct 2010This movie wasnt as good as I remembered it and I can now see the weaknesses in the plot. Christopher Lee is an exceptional Fu Manchu but if he was half the master criminal hes made out to be he wouldnt start trying to dominate the world half-cocked. That said, it was good old-fashioned entertainment.
Fu Manchu Pulls His PunchesBy a customer from dagenham , 10 Feb 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis is a bit of fun, but not more than that. The original Sax Rohmer novels are full of mystery and sinister atmosphere, lacking here. This is a rather half hearted affair with Christopher Lee miscast as the famous Chinese master criminal and a feeble script. There have been other films about this character, but this isn't one of the best.
F.U, man!By Dangale (6 reviews) from Bridgwater , 21 Jul 2009Brides of Fu Manchu is as exciting and potty as it's prequel, Face of Fu Manchu (1965) with the director, producer and most of the cast returning. Only Nigel Greene didn't reprise the role of Nayland Smith: here (and the follow up, Vengeance of Fu Manchu) has Douglas Wilmer in the role, a part better suited to the latter than the former.
This one has as much lively 20s car chases and shots of Big Ben as both Face of Fu Manchu and the same director's 1978 thriller The Thirty Nine Steps, a film which shares the Fu film's sense of good ol' British 60s adventure. This one was a U certificate on release (the DVD still is) but I've read an alternate version for foriegn release had some topless scenes for the Brides. Myth? Who knows. But even without the extra boobqge, this one is great fun. Christopher Lee is always watchable and Tsai Chin is gorgeous.
The Sinister Fu Manch strikes again!By a customer from Birmingham, UK , 29 Sep 2007Highly enjoyable sequel, with Christopher Lee's portrayal of Fu Manchu being as effective as it was in the first film.