The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)


Directed by: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor

Stars: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley

Language: English + Commentary (2nd track) | Subtitles: English (embed)

commentary with film historian Greg Mank

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Ar: 1.370 | Brrip

Description: Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan before the sinister Fu Manchu does.


1.97GB | 68:37mins | 1480×1080 | mkv



====bluray extras====

Freddie the Freshman 1932 Merrie Melodies cartoon

226MB | 6:54mins | 1480×1080 | mkv | English


The Queen Was in the Parlor 1932 Merrie Melodies cartoon

223MB | 6:46mins | 1480×1080 | mkv | English

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6 Responses to The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

  1. dmiller says:

    Another great package, please continue.

  2. Ariel Bender says:

    Rarelust has become a sanctuary for lovers of the Offbeat, Grindhouse, Psychotronic, and neglected Golden Age cinema. What a great time it was for Hollywood horror. Karloff shines here. There is so much implied decadence in the script my brain needs a shower afterwards. It makes the skin crawl and yet it we really never see any of it. I don’t see it discussed a lot, but Karloff, during the 30s and into the 40s, really was continuing a legacy that Lon Chaney Sr. established, not as a make-up artist but as an actor. Both Chaney and Karloff created villains more interesting than their adversaries or misunderstood monsters driven to do evil because of injustices they experience. The latter is the most interesting and we can see this even in recent films such as Joaquin Phoenix interpretation of the Joker. It’s hard not to watch that film and not feel more empathy for the villain than the hero (Batman)! That’s not the case here, but Karloff’s Fu Manchu is an often overlooked monster in his incredibly strange filmography and surely influenced Christopher Lee’s portrayal when the character was revived in the 1960s.

  3. HrNn says:

    Awesome add, RL! Mega THANK YOU!

  4. NM says:

    Myrna Loy is deliciously vicious in this. One of my favourite actresses. Thanks, RL!

  5. Noah Body says:

    It’s great that they included the cartoons!

    Are these ones that were actually shown in the theater with this movie? I still like to put on a short cartoon before any movie I watch :)

    Thanks for this.

  6. Tony says:

    Merrie Melodies returns! I didn’t know even that Karloff played Fu Manchu, but I’m hardly surprised.

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