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The Castle of Fu Manchu

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Guess who? It’s Fu! Yes, Fu is back, and this time he’s got real estate.

The Castle of Fu Manchu sees the extremely British legend Christopher Lee return as the extremely NOT British Fu Manchu. This time, Fu and his daughter have developed some sort of fizzy crystals that can be dropped into water to make it freeze in specific, diabolical, and confusing ways. It breaks a dam, it sinks a ship that looks like the Titanic – a ship that looks so much like the TItanic, they used actual footage from a Titanic movie, A Night to Remember. Despite featuring in the title, the castle actually has very little to do with the plot, it’s just where he happens to live at the moment. Did he buy, rent, or sublease the Castle of Fu Manchu? You’ll have to watch to find out!

The only heroes with any hope of stopping Fu Manchu from world domination are, of course, two stuffy middle-aged British gentlemen. Yes, it’s Detective Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie, truly the Kirkland Signature versions of Holmes and Watson. Thrill as they pause a country vacation they were taking together to zip off to Istanbul (no, not Constantinople) and fight Fu once again, like the Fu fighters they are. Will they even have time for tea and cakes??

There is evil to be stopped and British harrumphing to be done. Harrumph away with Mike, Kevin and Bill down at The Castle of Fu Manchu!

Written by: Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason

Contributing writers: Jason Miller and Zach Shatzer

Rated TV-14 for violence, smoking, blood, and 1960's ethnic stereotypes.

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Poster art by Rob Israel
Poster art by Rob Israel

RiffMeter rating

Average: 9.6 (52 votes)

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Movie Decade

Release date

June 2, 2023


75 minutes
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