Nefarious Fu Manchu plots world domination with assist from the ailing Dr. Heracles who badly needs a heart transplant.
Bottom of the Fu Manchu barrel courtesy of low budget and seemingly non-existent script. The technicolor heart transplant disturbed me greatly as a child...but now you can see the blunt scalpel complete with special effects tubing courtesy of Blue Underground's gorgeous restoration - the effect is not the same.
Worse, bits of stock footage are thieved from the classic Titanic movie, A Night to Remember!
Disappointing movie. Great set of interviews with Franco, Chris Lee, Tsai Chin and Harry Alan Towers as a DVD extra.
There is so much to say about this film, none of it good. So bad it not only steals footage from better movies (not only A Night to Remember - the dam breaking footage is lifted from Campbell's Kingdom, ineptly enough that you can see Stanley Baker and Dirk Bogarde running!), but also previous Fu Manchu films. Obviously made as a tax dodge or similar, and it shows. The "Turkish" locations that are obviously Park Güell in Barcelona, the poorly done 1920s setting, all the Turks wearing fezes even though it was during a period when Attaturk banned the wearing of them. . . Ugh, it's just awful, even in a clean version and not the horrible print used when it was skewered on MST3K. This is indeed the worst movie they ever did. And that's sayin' somethin'.