|The Return Of Chandu (Chapter 12)|
|(Singing) "Mañana, mañana te quiero mañana!" - Kevin|
|Riffed by||One Man Band & OneWallCinema|
|Riffers||Seth & Kevin|
|Series||Return Of Chandu|
|Date Released||Jun. 27, 2013|
The Return of Chandu (Chapter 12) is the final episode of the American fantasy film serial based on the radio series Chandu the Magician. It was directed by Ray Taylor and starred Béla Lugosi as Frank Chandler (aka Chandu the Magician). In 1935, the serial was edited down from 208 minutes to two 65 minute features, and was released as The Return of Chandu and Chandu on the Magic Island.
One Man Band and OneWallCinema co-released their Video On Demand (VOD) riff of this episode in June 2013 as part of a group project done for the iRiff section of Rifftrax.com. This is the first co-riff release from the two groups.
Synopsis and PreviewEdit
The Black Magic cult of Ubasti, based on the isle of Lemuria, believes that Nadji, a princess of Egypt, is a reincarnation of their long-dead goddess, Ossana, and intend to sacrifice Nadji so that Ossana may be resurrected. Nadji has taken refuge at the California home of Frank Chandler, an American raised in the east and possessed of White Magical powers, who calls himself "Chandu". Vindhyan, high priest of the cult's California outpost, learns of this and ultimately succeeds in placing her in a trance which Chandu cannot easily break, propelling him to move her to safety, choosing the port of Suva in the South Seas. There, aided by his sister Dorothy, nephew Bob and niece Betty, Chandu is able to revive her and deal with Vindhyan, only to have the evil Voice of Ubasti, highest of the high priests, spirit her to Lemuria through the magic Circle of Ola. Chandu, Dorothy, Bob and Betty set out in pursuit but end up shipwrecked on Lemuria itself, with his family also now held for sacrifice while Chandu is plunged into the endless maze of caverns beneath the evil Temple of Ubasti, shrouded from his own powers by the full forces of Black Magic...
Cast and CrewEdit
- Bela Lugosi as Frank Chandler, Chandu
- Maria Alba as Nadji - Princess of Egypt
- Clara Kimball Young as Dorothy Regent
- Lucien Prival as Vindhyan, High Priest
- Dean Benton as Bob Regent
- Phyllis Ludwig as Betty Regent
- Murdock MacQuarrie as The Supreme Voice of Ubasti
- Wilfred Lucas as Capt. Wilson
- Josef Swickard as Tyba, The White Magician
- The Chandu Group iRiff Project was made up of the following groups, FireRiffs, Toast and Rice, Team Swizzlebeef, Ralph and Rick, Drawback Productions, Rabbit Ears, Ghosts On The Big Brown Couch, The One Man Riffing Crew, BEMaven, The Turkey Shoot with Scott Zee, Sinsurround Theater, and One Man Band and OneWallCinema (in a dual riff). All of the chapters are still currently available (as of June of 2014), and can be found on RiffTrax.com