Directed with aplomb by Don Sharp (The Face of Fu Manchu), this fast-moving horror-adventure sees the criminal mastermind Fu Manchu (Christopher Lee, I, Monster) and his evil offspring Lin Tang (Tsai Chin, You Only Live Twice) kidnap the daughters of several world-famous scientists. His plan is to force their fathers to develop a powerful death ray with which he will bring the world to its knees. Only Scotland Yard's finest, Nayland Smith (Douglas Wilmer, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad), and his right-hand man Dr Petrie (Howard Marion-Crawford, Gideon’s Day) can save the day…
Restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
Two presentations of the film: the original UK theatrical version (94 mins) and the original US theatrical version with unique prologue (95 mins)
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby (2020)
The BEHP Interview with Don Sharp – Part Two: A Director of Substance (1993, 95 mins): 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 – Part Two: From Teddington to ‘Carry On’ (1990, 93 mins): archival audio recording of an interview with the respected cinematographer, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project
The Guardian Interview with Christopher Lee (1994, 87 mins): wide-ranging onstage interview with the legendary actor, conducted by the film critic David Robinson
Vic Pratt Introduces ‘The Brides of Fu Manchu’ (2020, 7 mins): appreciation by the BFI curator
Pages of Peril (2020, 21 mins): genre-film expert, critic and author Kim Newman discusses Sax Rohmer and the Fu Manchu novels
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
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