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Bela Lugosi plays Frank Chandler, alias Chandu the Magician, in this popular 12-part serial of mysticism and intrigue. Chandu's fiancee, the exotic Princess of Egypt, Nadji (Maria Alba), is believed to be the key to the resurrection of the ancient goddess Ossana of Ubasti, the black magic cult. Lead by evil high priest Vindhyan, Nadji is kidnapped, placed in a trance and marked for sacrifice. Chandu must go head-to-head with Vindhyan and he chases him to the South Sea island of Lemuria, where Nadji is held captive. In constant peril, Chandu must summon all his powers for a final showdown to save his Princess. The Return of Chandu is a fantastic adventure picture filled with jeweled turbans, magic rings, mummies and heroes in white suits. Bela Lugosi is a standout in a rare heroic role as the leading man! Director Ray Taylor keeps the drama level high and plot movement swift with twists and action. The gigantic island sets may look familiar - they were used a year earlier in King Kong.

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ALP9544 Return Of Chandu DVD (1934/Bela Lugosi/serial) Part 1 DVD $11.99