The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Jeremy Summers, 1967)
Release date: 30 May 2022
Standard Edition Blu-ray

A Shaw Brothers co-production directed by Jeremy Summers (Five Golden Dragons) and co-starring Horst Frank (The Etruscan Kills Again) and Maria Rohm (Marquis de Sade: Justine), The Vengeance of Fu Manchu is the third in a cycle of five films reviving Sax Rohmer’s Chinese crime lord, produced and written by Harry Alan Towers (Bullet to Beijing).

The Sino-super villain Fu Manchu (Christopher Lee, The Gorgon) has retreated to his mountain lair to plan the destruction of his arch-nemesis Nayland Smith (Douglas Wilmer, Octopussy). This time, his demented plan employs plastic surgery to create a new race of killer doppelgängers… and the first looks exactly like Scotland Yard’s top policeman!


  • Restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby (2020)
  • The BEHP Interview with Jeremy Summers (2001, 72 mins): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Summers in conversation with Darrol Blake
  • Vic Pratt Introduces ‘The Vengeance of Fu Manchu’ (2020, 7 mins): appreciation by the BFI curator
  • Tall, Lean and Feline (2020, 50 mins): film historian Jonathan Rigby, author of English Gothic, on the early career of Christopher Lee
  • The Cheque’s in the Post (2020, 5 mins): first assistant director Anthony Waye remembers Harry Alan Towers and Fu Manchu
  • The Ghost of Monk’s Island (1966, 93 mins): Jeremy Summers directs this exciting mystery made for the Children’s Film Foundation
  • Alternative title sequence
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing