If you’re going to be racist, go all the way, gleefully, into near-parody, that’s what we get in the deliciously lurid MGM pre-code MASK OF FU MANCHU, starring Boris Karloff as Fu and Myrna Loy as his kinky daughter Fah Lo Suee, who creeps over the hunky form of her latest victim like a vampire (after ordering him whipped to a pulp).
The fact remains, why haven’t more “good” films been made about this great character and his sexy sadist daughter? Why must we let political correctness and fear of controversy stop the flow of first-class Fu? TMC knows this movie rocks, so they just pop it into a 6 AM slot so casual viewers aren’t likely to find it.
You’re either still awake, crazy, or are a pre-code luridness enthusiast with an active DVR. What about releasing those early Anna May Wong and Warner Oland Fus in a big boxed set, so we don’t have to crawl around gray markets on our hands in knees?
What the PC thugs and the disapproving Chinese Government don’t understand is that in our post-colonial worldview, Fu Manchu has become the GOOD GUY!!
Incubus, the all-Esperanto movie with William Shatner: