|Anyone famous in it?||The iconic British actor Christopher Lee plays Fu Manchu in all five films, going up against Nigel Green (Zulu (1964)), Richard Greene (Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)) and Douglas Wilmer (The Vampire Lovers
(1970)) as Nayland Smith. Euro-cult regulars Horst Frank, Herbert Fux,
Maria Rohm and Rosalba Neri all make appearances in the series.
|Who is it for?
||Fans of detective and classic adventure movies should enjoy these films, and Christopher Lee fans will certainly be interested.
|Visuals||All films are anamorphic and in Original Aspect Ratios.
The picture quality is good throughout, although in the later films it does decline a little.
|Audio||All films have original English mono tracks which sound fine.
|Subtitles||Optional German subtitles on all films.
|Extras||All five discs include:|
five discs come in a digi-pack enclosed in a slipcase - the set uses a
rather complex overlapping disc layout that can get rather annoying.
There are no single disc releases.
|Region||Region 2 (UK, Europe) - PAL
|Other regions?||The first three films are available in the UK, although without features, and Face has a very poor transfer. The final two films are available from Blue Underground USA and include interviews with Jess Franco, Christopher Lee and Harry Alan Towers.|
|Cuts?||All films are believed to be fully uncut. Prints are English language and German language.