The Brides of Fu Manchu (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Don Sharp, 1966)
Release date: 30 May 2022
Standard Edition Blu-ray

The second in a cycle of five films reviving Sax Rohmer’s Chinese super-villain, Fu Manchu, from maverick British producer and writer Harry Alan Towers (Venus in Furs).

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
  • TV spot
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing