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''The Castle of Fu Manchu'' (1969), directed by Creator/JessFranco, is the fifth and final installment of the Literature/FuManchu series starring Creator/ChristopherLee in the role, known as ''Die Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Man Chu'' in German.

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''The Castle of Fu Manchu'' (1969), directed by Creator/JessFranco, is the fifth and final installment of the Literature/FuManchu series starring Creator/ChristopherLee in the role, known as ''Die Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Man Chu'' in German.
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* MarketBasedTitle: Released in Germany as ''Die Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Man Chu'' ("The Torture Chamber of Dr. Fu Manchu").


''The Castle of Fu Manchu'' (1969), directed by Creator/JessFranco, is the fifth and final installment of the Fu Manchu series starring Creator/ChristopherLee in the role, known as ''Die Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Man Chu'' in German.

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''The Castle of Fu Manchu'' (1969), directed by Creator/JessFranco, is the fifth and final installment of the Fu Manchu Literature/FuManchu series starring Creator/ChristopherLee in the role, known as ''Die Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Man Chu'' in German.


* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Fu was very quick to kill off allies the moment they became extraneous. (Hell, he even has living heart donors.)

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Fu was Manchu is very quick to kill off allies the moment they became extraneous. (Hell, he even has living heart donors.))

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The plot attempts to comes off as a James Bond movie, with a diabolical villain planning to freeze the oceans of the world with a special formula. Fu Manchu needs a scientist alive, but as the man is dying from a failing heart, he needs a heart transplant (something very new when this movie was made). Thus, Fu Manchu kidnaps a doctor and his nurse to ensure his scientist hostage stays alive. As the evil mastermind works on his plans, Interpol and his nemesis Nayland Smith aim to find where he is located and aim to stop him.

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The plot attempts to comes off as emulate a James Bond Franchise/JamesBond movie, with a its titular diabolical villain planning to freeze the oceans of the world with by using a special opium-based formula. Fu Manchu needs has imprisoned a scientist alive, to assist him, but as the man is dying from a failing heart, he needs requires a heart transplant (something which was still very new when this movie was made). Thus, made), so Fu Manchu kidnaps a doctor and his nurse to ensure his scientist hostage stays alive. As the evil mastermind works on his plans, Interpol and his nemesis arch-nemesis Nayland Smith aim to find out where he is located and aim to stop him.


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* ForTheEvulz: To prove how serious he is to the doctor and the nurse, he destroys a dam and kills all the workers. Why he has to prove this to them, how he did it, and what importance it has to anything except to prove he's evil is a total mystery.

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* ForTheEvulz: To prove how serious he is to the doctor and the nurse, doctors, he destroys a dam and kills all the workers. Why he has to prove this to them, how he did it, and what importance it has to anything except to prove he's evil is a total mystery.


* HyperAwareness: Nayland Smith immediately knows the doctor has been kidnapped, simply because the doctor left a cigar burning on a nice table; he deducts this literally less than a minute after the doctor was kidnapped.

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* HyperAwareness: Nayland Smith immediately knows the doctor has been kidnapped, simply because the doctor left a cigar cigarette burning on a nice table; he deducts this literally less than a minute after the doctor was kidnapped.


The plot comes off as a James Bond movie, with a diabolical villain planning to freeze the oceans of the world with a special formula. Fu Manchu needs a scientist alive, but as the man is dying from a failing heart, he needs a heart transplant (something very new when this movie was made). Thus, Fu Manchu kidnaps a doctor and his nurse to ensure his scientist hostage stays alive. As the evil mastermind works on his plans, Interpol and his nemesis Nayland Smith aim to find where he is located and aim to stop him.

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The plot attempts to comes off as a James Bond movie, with a diabolical villain planning to freeze the oceans of the world with a special formula. Fu Manchu needs a scientist alive, but as the man is dying from a failing heart, he needs a heart transplant (something very new when this movie was made). Thus, Fu Manchu kidnaps a doctor and his nurse to ensure his scientist hostage stays alive. As the evil mastermind works on his plans, Interpol and his nemesis Nayland Smith aim to find where he is located and aim to stop him.


* GenericDoomsdayVillain: It's never explained ''why'' Fu Manchu wants to freeze the world's oceans.

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: It's never explained ''why'' Fu Manchu wants to freeze the world's oceans.oceans, though stopping international trade might be a way to blackmail the world.

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* VisualPun: An unintentional example; the movie starting with a sinking ship is a perfect metaphor for how disastrous the film itself is.


The plot comes off as a James Bond movie, with a diabolical villain planning to freeze the oceans of the world with a special formula. Fu Manchu needs a scientist alive, but as the man is dying from a failing heart, he needs a heart transplant (something very new when this movie was made.) Thus, Fu Manchu kidnaps a doctor and his nurse to ensure his scientist hostage stays alive. As the evil mastermind works on his plans, Interpol and his nemesis Nayland Smith aim to find where he is located and aim to stop him.

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The plot comes off as a James Bond movie, with a diabolical villain planning to freeze the oceans of the world with a special formula. Fu Manchu needs a scientist alive, but as the man is dying from a failing heart, he needs a heart transplant (something very new when this movie was made.) made). Thus, Fu Manchu kidnaps a doctor and his nurse to ensure his scientist hostage stays alive. As the evil mastermind works on his plans, Interpol and his nemesis Nayland Smith aim to find where he is located and aim to stop him.

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: It's never explained ''why'' Fu Manchu wants to freeze the world's oceans.


The ''Castle of Fu Manchu'' (1969) is the fifth and final installment of the Fu Manchu series starring Creator/ChristopherLee in the role, known as ''Die Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Man Chu'' in German.

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The ''Castle ''The Castle of Fu Manchu'' (1969) (1969), directed by Creator/JessFranco, is the fifth and final installment of the Fu Manchu series starring Creator/ChristopherLee in the role, known as ''Die Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Man Chu'' in German.


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* StockFootage: The ship sinking which opens the story is footage from ''Film/ANightToRemember''. Something that's particularly jarring when you consider that this film was made in colour, and ''A Night to Remember'' was in black-and-white.


* MovieMakingMess: Several scenes are flat-out misprinted, either too dark to see or miscolored. And then there's the infamous zoom-in shot where the lighting covers up the visible part of the actor's face.

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