Kino Lorber steps up to deliver yet again. This time around Chandu the Magician will be getting the full restoration to Blu-ray treatment. The film remains a somewhat unknown commodity, but it’s worth a watch, especially with a full-fledged restoration!
William Cameron directs. Bela Lugosi, Edmund Lowe and Irene Ware star.
- Audio Commentary by Bela Lugosi and Biographer Gregory William Mank
- Masters of Magic: The World of Chandu Featurette
- Restoration Comparison
Synopsis: Magic, mirth and mystery highlight this tale starring horror legend Bela Lugosi (Dracula, White Zombie) as an evil lunatic set on destroying mankind with a gigantic death-dealing device. Mankind’s only hope is Frank Chandler, a.k.a. Chandu The Magician (Edmund Lowe, Dinner at Eight), who calls upon mystical abilities to fight the megalomaniacal fiend. Adapted from the popular broadcast serial, this creepy classic conjures action and excitement at every turn. Co-starring Irene Ware (The Raven) – Directed by William Cameron Menzies (The Maze, Thing to Come) and Marcel Varnel (Convict 99).