October Will Be ‘Blu Manchu’ With Indicator’s The Fu-Manchu Full Cycle Box Set

Indicator fans, October is going to be ‘Blu Manchu‘ when Indicator enters the sinister world of Fu Manchu with a stunning new Limited Edition box set THE FU MANCHU CYCLE (1965–1969).  This box set  will present all five of Christopher Lee’s classic interpretations of the evil criminal genius on Blu-ray for the first time.

Marvel as Christopher Lee (I, Monster) assumes the guise of an evil mastermind in The Face of Fu Manchu, The Brides of Fu Manchu, The Vengeance of Fu Manchu, The Blood of Fu Manchu and The Castle of Fu Manchu .The five thrilling revivals of Sax Rohmer’s super-villain, brought to the screen by maverick British writer/producer Harry Alan Towers (The Bloody Judge). Working with directors Don Sharp (Psychomania), Jeremy Summers and Jesús Franco (Venus in Furs), Towers made these ever more delirious Fu Manchu tales between 1965 and 1969, each one pitting the criminal mastermind (and his diabolical daughter Lin Tang – Tsai Chin, You Only Live Twice) against his arch-nemesis, Nayland Smith – variously portrayed by Nigel Green (Play Dirty), Douglas Wilmer (Sherlock Holmes) and Richard Greene (The Adventures of Robin Hood).

With each film newly restored by Powerhouse Films from 4K scans of the original negatives, this essential collection contains expertly encoded presentations, a range of new and archival extra features, new and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and a new 120-page book with new essays, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits.

THE FACE OF FU MANCHU ACTION,CRIME

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with critics Kim Newman and Stephen Jones (2020)
  • The BEHP Interview with Don Sharp – Part One (1993): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Sharp in conversation with Teddy Darvas and Alan Lawson
  • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • More extras to be announced
  • All extras subject to change

THE BRIDES OF FU MANCHU ADVENTURE, CRIME

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons (2020)
  • Kim Newman on Sax Rohmer and the Fu Manchu novels
  • The BEHP Interview with Don Sharp – Part Two (1993): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Sharp in conversation with Teddy Darvas and Alan Lawson
  • The BEHP Interview with Ernest Steward (1990): archival audio recording of an interview with the respected cinematographer, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • More extras to be announced
  • All extras subject to change

THE VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU ACTION, CRIME

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • The BEHP Interview with Jeremy Summers (2001): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Summers in conversation with Darrol Blake
  • Archival interview with Harry Alan Towers
  • New interview with first assistant director Anthony Waye (2020)
  • The Ghost of Monk’s Island (1966): Jeremy Summers directs this exciting mystery made for the Children’s Film Foundation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • More extras to be announced
  • All extras subject to change

THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU ADVENTURE, CRIME

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with critics David Flint and Adrian Smith (2020)
  • Visions of the Yellow Peril (2020): Christopher Frayling on ethnocentrism in the Fu Manchu cycle
  • New interview with clapper loader Ray Andrew (2020)
  • New interview with Stephen Thrower on Fu Manchu and Jesús Franco’s collaborations with Harry Alan Towers (2020)
  • The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu: The Fiery Hand (1923): a chilling episode of the original silent serial, starring Harry Agar Lyons as the evil mastermind
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • More extras to be announced
  • All extras subject to change

THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU CRIME

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • New interview with star Rosalba Neri (2020)
  • The Further Mysteries of Dr. Fu-Manchu: The Coughing Horror (1924): Fu Manchu torments Nayland Smith with a terrifying creature in this silent serial sequel
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • More extras to be announced
  • All extras subject to change
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