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On the mystic island of Lemuria, the cult of Ubasti seek the Egyptian Princess Nadji to sacrifice so that their goddess Ossana, whose soul resides in Nadji's body, may be resurrected by Black Magic. Nadji is located in the Far East port of Suva, but shielded by the White Magical powers of Frank Chandler, an American raised by Eastern mystics who is also known as Chandu. When Chandu takes a voyage alone, however, the evil Voice of Ubasti is able to magically spirit her to Lemuria, where Black Magic reigns supreme. Chandu sets out in pursuit with his sister Dorothy, niece Betty and nephew Bob; but, shipwrecked on the magic island, Chandu finds his family also held prisoner for sacrifice while he is plunged into an endless maze of caverns beneath the evil temple, where both his mortal and magical strength seem rendered useless... Written by Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>

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A Nice Fantasy Film
9 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first film is Chandu the Magician (1932), second is The Return of Chandu (1934) and "Magic Island" is the 3rd film in the Chandu film series starring Bela Lugosi.

While this 3rd film is not quite as good as the first two films, you will want to watch it if you have gotten interested in the series - it's worth your while to watch.

This time, Chandu is on the mystical island of Lemuria. Chandu is trying to help his family escape the island but finds that is mortal and magical strengths are gone - useless on the island that is powered by black magic and run by the cult of Ubasti.

6.5/10


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