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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.) 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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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Fu Manchu first appears fully towering over his assistant. Creator/RogerEbert actually liked the shot.

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* ExplosiveOverclocking: An argument between Fu Manchu and one assistant over the former's machine and increasing power too much. Too bad the sound is so garbled you really can't ''hear'' them say anything intelligible, though the assistant gives a good OhCrap face.

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* BoringFailureHero: Nayland Smith really doesn't defeat Fu Manchu, so much as stumble over his plot and just be a passive observer.


* [[DroppedaBridgeonHim Dropped a Bridge on Her]]: Lisa, Rosabla Neri's character.

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* [[DroppedaBridgeonHim Dropped a Bridge on Her]]: Lisa, Rosabla Neri's character.character, who is killed trying to rescue a colleague [[SenselessSacrifice who has already been killed by Fu Manchu.]]

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* {{Bifauxnen}}: Lisa.
--> '''Tom Servo:''' Either Im weird, or that guys really hot!


* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Fu was very quick to kill off allies the moment they became extraneous.

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


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


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

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


* 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 burning on a nice table; he deducts this literally less than a minute after the doctor was kidnapped.kidnapped.
* 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.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Fu was very quick to kill off allies the moment they became extraneous.

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