Circus of Fear/Five Golden Dragons [Blu-ray]

This release features a pair of thrillers from the 1960s, both of which star Christopher Lee and were based on stories by British crime novelist Edgar Wallace. Circus of Fear, which was originally released in the United States under the title Psycho-Circus, stars Lee as a disfigured lion tamer who is among several suspects when dead bodies begin to pile up around a traveling circus. In Five Golden Dragons, Robert Cummings stars as a carefree American playboy who travels to Hong Kong and soon runs afoul of a global crime syndicate. Lee co-stars as one of the titular golden dragons. Bonus features include theatrical trailers for both films and an audio commentary with Circus of Fear director John Moxey.
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Overview

Synopsis

Five Golden Dragons
While traveling through Hong Kong, Bob Mitchell (Robert Cummings) accidentally stumbles into the middle of criminal negotiations between a mean gang, the Five Golden Dragons, and the local mobsters. Directed by Jeremy Summers. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

Circus of Fear
Based on an Edgar Wallace murder mystery this chiller centers on a Scotland Yard investigation of a series of puzzling deaths plaguing a traveling circus and the hunt for loot stolen from an armored car robbery. Suspects include the mask-wearing and disfigured lion tamer, a vengeful ringmaster, an insanely jealous knife-thrower, and a blackmailing dwarf called "Mr. Big." The film is also known as Circus of Fear. A German version was shot simultaneously with Psycho-Circus but used a different director. Though available in color in Great Britain, most of the American copies of the film are in black-and-white. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Rupert Davies
    Rupert Davies - Comm. Sanders
  • Dan Duryea
    Dan Duryea - Dragon
  • Klaus Kinski
    Klaus Kinski - Gert
  • Christopher Lee
    Christopher Lee - Dragon
  • Sieghardt Rupp
    Sieghardt Rupp - Peterson
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