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Adventures of Fu Manchu, Volumes 1 & 2 (2-DVD)

A 2-DVD bundle pack containing eight rare episodes of the classic TV series.
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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DESCRIPTION: It is said that the devil plays for men's souls, So does Dr. Fu Manchu. Glen Gordon is Dr. Fu Manchu, the villainous Oriental torturer in four episodes of the fiendish '50s TV series. This collection features memorable appearances by familiar character actors and supporting players including Keye Luke, Steven Geray, Rick Vallin, Morris Ankrum and Victor Sen Yung and is directed by Republic serial veterans Franklin Adreon and William Whitney.

The Golden God of Dr. Fu Manchu: The ruthless pursuit of gold leads the evil doctor to commit a brutal murder. In a gruesome twist, Fu Manchu sends a henchman to kill the sole witness, who turns out to be the man's wife.

The Master Plan: Fu Manchu kidnaps a plastic surgeon to alter the face of Adolf Hitler (alive and in hiding), who will join with Fu Manchu in a plot to conquer the world.

The Death Ships: Fu Manchu smuggles deadly germ cultures, stolen from a lab in San Francisco, through Hong Kong.

The Prisoner of Dr. Fu Manchu: Professor Hu Yan, set to appear at the Conference of Nations, is given a deadly serum and replaced by a look-alike impostor who will disrupt the plans for world peace.

The Assassins Of Dr. Fu Manchu: Fu Manchu sabotages America's supersonic jet fighter program by assassinating the scientists and executives spearheading the secret project.

Dr. Fu Manchu's Raid: Reports of massive bombing raids on major American cities throws Wall Street into a selling panic.

The Satellites Of Dr. Fu Manchu: Four American planes have vanished into thin air. Sir Dennis' investigation leads to the nefarious Dr. Fu Manchu.

The Vengeance Of Dr. Fu Manchu: Fu Manchu tricks the president of a chemical company into producing poison gas for the enemies of America.

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Adventure | Television / TV Series

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Rating 3.5 Adventures of Fu Manchu Movie Lover: from PLANO, TX US -- May, 15, 2012

In each episode of this ’50s made-for-syndication television series, diabolic Dr. Fu Manchu seeks wealth and/or power. Assisting him are Karamanch, his luscious and obedient slave (and male fantasy!); his midget henchman Kolb; and such evildoers as the Chinese Communists (before they started buying Buicks and American T-bonds); and Adolf Hitler who swears that this time he will strike from the Pacific. Opposing Fu Manchu is his nemeses Sir Dennis Nayland Smith, “late of Scotland Yard but now concerned with security,” who is ably assisted by American physician Dr. John Petrie and Petrie’s pretty nurse Betty Leonard.
Okay, Adventures is not very sophisticated; however, the stories are imaginative and fun. The metaphorical game-of-chess sequence between Fu and Smith that begins and ends each episode is inspired.
According to Internet sources, only 13 episodes were made. Apparently, the program resulted in extended litigation between Republic Studios and Fu Manchu creator Sax Rohmer.


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