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Welcome to Serial Squadron Headquarters! The Serial Squadron's mission is to restore and preserve rare serials and related or similar features (often last on the lists of larger film archives) so they can be seen again and discovered, enjoyed and studied. The Squadron offers copies of serials we have worked on and restored ourselves, often from original film prints, which are not and sometimes never been made commercially available. Some of the serials and related features listed on this page were and are not even preserved by the studios which made them. We restore transfers of incomplete or damaged original 16mm or 35mm film prints of serials shot by shot, translating intertitles when necessary, adding musical scores, stabilizing the image, noise-reducing sound and repairing credit sequences. Donations related to these holdings and projects are used to help pay for new acquisitions to be restored and preserved. The Squadron also publishes books on cliffhanger movie serials.

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1980 x 1080 HD
Rarest of the Rare
Available only here at the Squadron
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THE LONG-LOST HORROR CLASSIC FULLY RESTORED,
COMPLETE AND IN EXCELLENT QUALITY.
SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN
Blu-Ray UPGRADE

Featuring CREIGHTON HALE, THELMA TODD
SHELDON LEWIS as the Spider
and CHARLES GEMORA as the Beast of Satan


James Kirkham wants a life of adventure, exploring in darkest Africa, but instead, after a shooting at an antiquities auction, finds himself and his fiancé Eve kidnapped by parties unknown and taken to a macabre mansion of horrors such as the world has never known, inhabited by demonic-looking freaks, torturers, and killers. He and Eve will be granted freedom only if he agrees to the "ordeal of seven steps" presided over by the mansion's owner and leader of the bizarre cult that meets within it -- apparently Satan himself! '

This was the
Rocky Horror Picture Show of silent horror films and is not to be missed!

Color tinted, in a new English translation, with new score and sound effects, as had been included in the original, on separate sounds disks which do not appear to have survived.


This new Blu-Ray version is a major upgrade from the DVD edition, with more advanced restoration including artifact removal, flicker elimination, and stabilization.

Also available now for instant streaming through the Squadron digital library.

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NEW! CLIFFHANGER CHANNEL VIDEO LIBRARY
50+ Serials all viewable instantly online, on your SmartTV, Roku or other device is up and running with 50 titles posted you can rent, purchase or subscribe to and view instantly on your Smart TV, Roku, Android tablet, Phone, and other devices. Prices are half the cost of DVDs/Blu-Rays or less. More will continue to be posted.
DIGITAL LIBRARY LINK
TEXT LINK INDEX

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15 episodes, most approximately
27 minutes long
1280 x 720 HD
6 1/2 hours total running time
All on one Blu-Ray (BD-R)
(Not a hybrid)


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PREORDERS ARE STILL ACTIVE AND WILL SHIP WITH SUBSCRIBER ORDERS

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Restoration master complete;
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THE TRAIL OF
THE OCTOPUS

UPGRADE

Featuring the successful serial team of
BEN WILSON as Criminologist Carter Holmes
and NEVA GERBER as Ruth Stanhope
with ERNEST GARCIA as Wang Foo

Contains newly recovered formerly missing footage including the mind-blowing reveal, now viewable again 102 years after the serial was released, of the identity of Monsieur X.

Seven daggers, when inserted into a safe in a cliffside cave wall on Seal Island, will reveal the ancient magic artifact called The Devil’s Trademark. As owners of the daggers are murdered one by one, Detective Carter Holmes tries to prevent the valuable artifact from falling into the hands of Asian mastermind Wang Foo and the mysterious masked Monsieur X.

The beleaguered Neva Gerber's reactive and intense acting is superb and engaging in this often-surreal concoction of images and special effects inspired by other popular occult-oriented and exotic adventure serials of the era, including The Mysteries of Myra (astral body transfers and transparent spirits, the evil cult and crystal ball) and The Crimson Stain Mystery (the weird, peering disembodied eyes). 

This new version is a major upgrade from the DVD edition, with more advanced restoration including artifact removal, flicker elimination, and stabilization and:

-- New footage in Chapter 1 of the aftermath of Stanhope's murder

-- New footage in Chapter 9 which made it possible to extend the episode to 17 minutes

-- New Key Footage in Chapter 15 which includes the previously missing (and astonishing) reveal of Monsieur X's secret identity

Also available now for instant streaming through the Squadron digital library.

If you put in a previous order for this Blu-Ray it will be honored and shipped out along with subscriber orders which will go out first.

Thank you to those who have supported this project. It is a full-quality restoration of one of the few pre-1930 serials that has survived almost complete, a valuable part of cinema history, and well worth your investment.

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THE 2023 SERIAL SQUADRON CALENDAR IS READY TO SHIP!

Beautiful collages of images of scenes and posters from the original Flash Gordon serials featuring Buster Crabbe and Charles Middleton, FLASH GORDON, FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO MARS and FLASH GORDON CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE. 2023 Calendar with birthdays of 16 principal cast members.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER / CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE

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THE PHANTOM CREEPS
ULTIMATE EDITION
HD BLU-RAY

(1939, 12 Chapters)
Featuring
BELA LUGOSI and ROBERT KENT with DOROTHY ARNOLD

After his wife is killed in an accident for which he feels responsible, embittered scientist Dr. Alex Zorka, who has discovered a new powerful element that fell to Earth as a meteorite, becomes an insane megalomaniac. He plans to rule the world with an army of invincible robots and his invisibility device which he uses as "the Phantom." He is assisted in his mad schemes by an ex-crook named Monk he has sprung from prison and his "iron man," a ferocious robot. A military intelligence agent supported by a persistent and attractive reporter and his former partner, a benevolent scientist, stand against Zorka and his arsenal of scientific weapons, which include explosive spiders and a "Z-Ray," while at the same time a group of enemy agents led by DRACULA's Edward Van Sloan try to steal the secret of the meteorite for themselves.

The result is cliffhanger serial madness designed to thrill 10-year-old moviegoers in 1939, which has never had a decent video release and will be seen in superb original condition in the new Squadron HD Blu-Ray edition.

It was fully transferred in HD from an original "pristine" print made from the Universal Pictures negative as it existed in the 1950s/60s before the "Commonwealth" TV/Re-release titles were cut into it and decomposition damage set in to that negative and destroyed some chapters.

This edition is the
Best quality ever made available of this serial, and will very likely be the best quality that it is even possible to create. It is the first and only release ever to include the original Universal Pictures titles, which apparently exist nowhere else but in the print the Squadron has used for this transfer.
The transfer and restoration are complete and Blu-Rays are shipping now.

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NEW TRANSFER
THE MASKED MARVEL
(1943, 12 Chapters)
RESTORED HD BLU-RAY
Featuring Tom Steele, Louise Currie, Anthony Warde
and
Johnnie Arthur as Sakima

The Masked Marvel, secretly one of four insurance investigators, fights Mura Sakima, an Axis spy who kills Alice Hamilton’s father. An adventure originally conceived to have featured a masked Lone Ranger-like Western hero and use the "who is the hero" setup first featured in the 1938 Lone Ranger serial. But before production the decision was made to update the character as a modern-day spy-fighter very similar to the character appearing in Keen Detective Funnies. So no, the Masked Marvel had nothing to do with The Spirit, he was Republic pictures' version of the Green Hornet.

Status: 1920 x 1080 HD Transfer complete, digital restoration complete, picture stabilized and restored, excellent, "pristine" quality

"I was amazed with the quality of Masked Marvel. I look forward to Phantom Creeps. Will be away for October so I will have to order in a few weeks. Again, I was so amazed with your work and needed to say something" — Steven D.

View Chapter 1
The Masked Crusader:
https://youtu.be/eUetooFn8H0

ORDER
THE MASKED MARVEL
BLU-RAY

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR COPY

Began Shipping August 22, 2022

REVIEWS OF THE PHANTOM CREEPS BLU-RAY

"Glad I happened to take a vacation day today; my PHANTOM CREEPS blu ray just arrived and, my gosh, it looks glorious on my 50” tv. I think we’ve got the definitive restoration here, folks. Toss out all those crappy DVDs and order from the Squadron, post haste. Zorka commands!" —
Customer Lucas M.

"I'
m currently watching the PHANTOM CREEPS to review, which is the best version of the serial that I have ever seen. Serial Squadron is to be commended for their superlative transfers." — Scarlet, the Film Magazine

"Mine arrived around 4 pm. I just finished chapters 1-2. They are stunning!
Thanks, Eric Stedman!!!"
— Customer Carl B.

NEWS & COMING ATTRACTIONS

UPCOMING PROJECTS & PREORDERS:


Projects in this section are currently being worked on or scheduled for 2K HD transfer, restoration and presentation on Blu-Ray. Project completion dates are estimates and release order for projects may be rearranged as necessary for technical reasons.
This schedule is subject to change according to availability and condition of original prints.

The previously announced restorations of
THE SPIDER RETURNS and THE IRON CLAW will be delayed due to print condition being not-as-reported. The print owner described them as they were 10-20 years ago, which was excellent quality originals. Both prints have aged, though, and now show damage which it will take months to attempt to correct. If you made a preorder for either or both of these titles and the prints are pronounced not recoverable by February 1, 2023, you will receive Blu-Rays of PIRATES OF THE HIGH SEAS and THE LOST PLANET when they are completed.

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New Transfer
February 2023
PIRATES OF
THE HIGH SEAS

HD Blu-Ray
Buster Crabbe, Tristram Coffin

A South Seas sea captain is fired upon in the harbor of Taluha and calls on his old friend skpipe Jeff Drake for assistance. Unexpected passengers include a former OSS operative seeking out a nazi war criminal.

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New Transfer
March 2023
THE LOST PLANET
CONQUEROR OF SPACE
HD Blu-Ray
Michael Fox, Judd Holdren

Crazed scientist kidnaps Professor Dorn for assistance in his plan to conquer the universe with sophisticated futuristic weaponry and hero Rex Barrow follows him to planet Ergro, where he forces his zombified slaves to mine cosmonium.

PREORDERS STILL ACTIVE

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New Transfer
April 2023
ROAR OF THE
IRON HORSE
HD Blu-Ray
Jock Mahoney


Jim Grant agrees to help the frontier railroad fight against raids and sabotage, but stumbles into a battle between the riders of the Baron, who owns the nearby ranch land, and agents of a second, unknown, leader behind many of the attacks blamed upon the powerful rancher. Churning the waters is a search for a diamond-filled meteor that crashed somewhere on the Baron's land.

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In Restoration
ADVENTURES OF TARZAN SERIAL UPGRADE
Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine

An upgraded restoration of the complete near-complete 10-chapter Elmo Lincoln serial presented in full-quality cliffhanger format with original opening credits and 6 reels of new HD content not viewable anywhere before.

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In Line for Transfer
SON OF GERONIMO
APACHE AVENGER
HD Blu-Ray
Clayton "Lone Ranger" Moore

Porico, son of Geronimo and survivor of a massacre by soldiers, wants revenge and becomes involved with crooks who want to profit from Indian raids. Ex-cavalryman Jim Scott (Moore) and his pal Tulsa try to stop the raids and make peace.

PREORDERS STILL ACTIVE

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In Line for Transfer
THE SECRET CODE
HD Blu-Ray
The Great WWII Serial featuring Paul Kelly


Police lieutenant Dan Barton fakes his dismissal from the force and reappears as the masked Black Commando in order to infiltrate an enemy sabotage ring after a secret code that will reveal the secret formula for synthetic rubber. An action-packed WWII spy serial with bonus code-breaking short subjects at the conclusion of each episode.

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In Line for Transfer
THUN'DA:
KING OF THE CONGO

HD Blu-Ray
Featuring Buster Crabbe


Police lieutenant Dan Barton fakes his dismissal from the force and reappears as the masked Black Commando in order to infiltrate an enemy sabotage ring after a secret code that will reveal the secret formula for synthetic rubber. An action-packed WWII spy serial with bonus code-breaking short subjects at the conclusion of each episode.

SQUADRON RESTORATIONS
ON BLU-RAY AND DVD

Many of the projects below were mastered from new state-of-the-art HD transfers of the best-quality available 16mm and 35mm film prints sourced from loans, purchases from collectors or archives. Transfers of incomplete or damaged films have cleaned-up, stabilized and restored picture and audio, and sometimes include reconstructed missing content. Some projects are offered in HD on Blu-Ray, and some are available as "hybrid" Blu-Rays which are restored original SD transfers burned on Blu-Ray disks with reduced compression for improved motion, audio and picture quality. Many titles created before the Blu-Ray era are on Dual-Layer ore regular DVD-Rs. All disks are region-free and and play in all players fully equipped to be able to play recordable media. They do not include onscreen logo bullets.

ORDERING FROM THE SQUADRON

Printed publications such as the Spy Smasher and Mysteries of Myra books ship within about 3 business days.

While some Blu-Ray/DVD titles may ship quickly if they are more recently completed we have covers and disks on hand, the Squadron has restored over 100 titles now and many library titles must be made to order, sometimes need to be remastered or cover inserts reordered etc., and we don't have lots of employees or delivery trucks like Amazon.com so please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery of any library title shipment.

Before you order a Hybrid Blu-Ray title, read about player compatibility on the Hybrid Blu-Rays page.

In order to expedite shipping, please limit your order to four titles per shipment.

To find out if your order went through, check your PayPal account and see if it appears on your activity list. When your order is ready to be assembled, you will receive an email from the Squadron with tracking information. This does not mean the order has shipped yet. It means it is in the process of being assembled. To check and see when your order has shipped, look for it in the Squadron Orders Log.

Lots more information about ordering, player/disk compatibility/checking on orders etc.
on the
Squadron HELP page.

SERIAL ANTHOLOGIES
The Wharton Serials / The Lost Serial Collection / Serial Rarities
Ithaca film enthusiasts: Please also see the listings here for BEATRICE FAIRFAX, THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA, PATRIA and IF WOMEN ONLY KNEW.

1-Disk Set

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2-DL-DVD Set

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
LOST SERIALS BEATRICE FAIRFAX, THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA, PATRIA AND MORE

2-DVD Set

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
DOZENS OF CLIPS AND CHAPTERS FROM LOST OR PARTIALLY LOST SERIALS INCLUDING FULL CHAPTERS FROM THE
IRON CLAW (WITH PEARL WHITE) AND THE FLAME FIGHTER. RECENTLY UPDATED.


COMICS/PULP-STYLE
COSTUMED CHARACTER SERIALS

The Squadron offers the highest-quality available edition of the first costumed pulp-character serial, THE SPIDER'S WEB, created from a new Rank Cintel transfer of a rare 16mm print, and new editions of many other highly-regarded and historically influential serials from new 2k digital transfers, stabilized and fully restored. THE FIGHTING DEVIL DOGS features the black-caped and helmeted villain "The Lightning," the prototype of Darth Vader in STAR WARS. The CAPTAIN AMERICA serial was written originally for the Fawcett character Mister Scarlet, and MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR SATAN for Superman and both were revised with new leading characters. SPY SMASHER remains to this day perhaps the most perfect translation of a comic book hero to the movie screen.

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EXCELLENT HD QUALITY RESTORATION
WITH STABILIZED PICTURE AND RESTORED AUDIO

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GREAT QUALITY TRANSFER AND RESTORATION

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THE SQUADRON CREATED THIS RESTORATION. THIS BLU-RAY INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL WORK, NOT A COPY, AND LOTS OF EXTRAS. GET IT FROM THE SOURCE!

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EXCELLENT HD QUALITY RESTORATION
WITH STABILIZED PICTURE AND RESTORED AUDIO

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RESTORED, FROM A NEW HD TRANSFER

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NICE QUALITY WITH RESTORED OPENINGS AND MISSING TITLES REPLACED; FROM A NEW HD TRANSFER

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THE ORIGINAL RESTORATION
NOT A COPY


SCI-FI, FANTASY & COSTUME EPIC SERIALS
THE ROCKETMAN COLLECTION which includes all 3 of the original Rocketman/
Commando Cody theatrical serials will be made available on Blu-Ray shortly.

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THE ORIGINAL 3 ROCKETMAN/COMMANDO CODY SERIALS WITH DOCUMENTARIES, BOB BURNS INTERVIEW, TRAILERS, EXTRAS

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TOP QUALITY HD PRESENTATION, METICULOUSLY RESTORED FROM A NEW HD TRANSFER

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ENHANCED EDITION WITH COLOR TONES AND PERIOD MUSICAL SCORE

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NEW RESTORATION FROM NEW HD TRANSFER

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ACTION HEROINES
The Squadron edition of THE PERILS OF PAULINE is by far the most comprehensive and highest
quality edition of the serial in existence. Newly transferred and scored, it includes copious extras
detailing information about lost episodes and other films and serials inspired by the great "original."

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ENTIRELY NEW PRESENTATION FROM A NEW TRANSFER, WITH NEW MUSICAL SCORE, RESTORED PICTURE, NEW INTERTITLE TRANSLATION, COPIOUS EXTRAS INCLUDING CONTENT FROM LOST EPISODES

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IN PRODUCTION
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IN PRODUCTION
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WARTIME & SPY SERIALS
SPY SMASHER is one of the top action and comic book character-films ever produced.
The Rex Bennett serial SECRET SERVICE IN DARKEST AFRICA was an Indiana Jones inspiration.
PATRIA featured Warner Oland's first appearance as an Asian character.
THE MASTER KEY includes many WWII-era extras which set the scene for the serial.

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CRIME SERIALS
GANG BUSTERS features one of the most engaging plots of any serial: crimes committed by the
"League of Murdered Men" leave clues that lead to the conclusion that they were committed by dead men!
THE LOST SPECIAL is low in resolution but still a passable copy of one of the "Lost Universals."

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AVIATION SERIALS
FLYING G-MEN was a precursor to the Blackhawks of the comics. THE GREAT AIR MYSTERY and THE MYSTERY SQUADRON are excellent quality transfers and BRUCE GENTRY an enjoyable Republic-like serial with plenty of stunt fighting.

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OCCULT, HORROR & MYSTERY SERIALS
The bizarre Ben Wilson serial THE TRAIL OF THE OCTOPUS and
Boris Karloff's earliest major appearance,
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY
are offered exclusively by the Squadron and include new musical scores.
The upgraded restoration of the superb Pearl White serial
THE HOUSE OF HATE is in production and will be released when complete.

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
15 CHAPTERS NOW COMPLETE BUT FOR A FEW MINUTES IN CHAPTER 9. SECOND EDITION INCLUDES PREVIOUSLY LOST SCENES INCLUDING THE REVEAL OF THE IDENTITY OF MONSIEUR X!

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
THE FIRST FILM OF ANY KIND TO TREAT THE OCCULT AS SCIENCE, THE FIRST DEVIL-CULT IN CINEMA

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
ONE OF THE FIRST FEMALE DETECTIVES IN CINEMA

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
BORIS KARLOFF'S FIRST MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ROLE; BEARS SIMILARITIES TO
THE MUMMY

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EXOTIC ADVENTURE SERIALS
The Squadron offers the only edition of the splendidly-produced and directed
DRUMS OF FU MANCHU, digitally mastered from an original print.
The Squadron editions of
THE TIGER WOMAN and PERILS OF NYOKA
include restored original titles. All three titles have excellent picture and sound
quality and are highly recommended.

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
TRANSFER FROM JACK MATHIS' 35mm ORIGINAL PRINT

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JUNGLE SERIALS
The Squadron's restoration of TARZAN THE FEARLESS is the only edition to include rare footage not seen in the feature version, and is presented in chapter format. A new upgraded HD restoration of ADVENTURES OF TARZAN is in production.

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
THE SERIAL PRESENTED IN CLIFFHANGER FORM; INCLUDES NEW FOOTAGE NOT IN THE FEATURE VERSION

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
FEATURE VERSION OF THE SERIAL
LOST CITY OF THE AFRICAN JUNGLES

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ON HOLD PENDING NOTICE OF WHETHER THE GUY WHO HAS HELD THE AUDIO DISKS FOR THIS SERIAL HOSTAGE FOR 20 YEARS ACTUALLY DELIVERS


PIRATE & SEA ADVENTURE SERIALS
Including fan-favorite MANHUNT OF MYSTERY ISLAND

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MOUNTIE SERIALS
Don't miss KING OF THE MOUNTIES (which was originally to have featured Spy Smasher),
one of the most action-packed and well-directed and edited serials ever. The Squadron edition includes fully
re-created sound effects and music for reels for which audio has thus far been unavailable.

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
GREAT SERIAL WITH FULL MUSIC, SOUND EFFECTS AND SUBTITLES IN SECTIONS WHICH WERE MISSING AUDIO

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MASKED RIDER SERIALS
Eric Stedman of the Serial Squadron created the restoration of the 1938 Republic LONE RANGER serial and the Squadron exclusively offers it and its sequel in unique, unsubtitled, complete editions in English.
THE MASKED RIDER, also offered only by the Squadron, was an amazingly influential (and violent) serial from 1919, the first to be named after a prominent masked/mystery Western character, and predated and inspired Zorro's black costume

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THE UNIQUE NEW RESTORATION
NO SUBTITLES - CONTENT CLEAR AND COMPLETE

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THE UNIQUE NEW RESTORATION
NO SUBTITLES - CONTENT CLEAR AND COMPLETE

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
LONG-LOST SERIAL SHOT IN SAN ANTONIO / FROM 35mm

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WESTERN SERIALS
The Squadron's unique flagship Western title is the long-unseen
DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST, mastered from an original Republic print.

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
LONG-LOST REPUBLIC SERIAL FOUND
MISSING AUDIO RESTORED

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Recommended Commercial Releases

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Click the picture above to search for a copy of the official Hearst FLASH GORDON serial set on eBay

The Squadron does not work on titles which have been released commercially by studios or those which have legitimate distribution by secondary agencies.

We recommend the following currently available high quality, legitimately licensed and recommended commercial serial releases sourced from transfers of original masters.

The Flash Gordon Trilogy (Hearst)
Adventures of Captain Marvel (Kino)
Daredevils of the Red Circle (Kino)
Superman/Atom Man Vs. Superman (Warner)

The Shadow (Mill Creek)
Blackhawk (Mill Creek)
Commando Cody (Olive)
Batman/Batman and Robin (Mill Creek)
Panther Girl of the Kongo (Olive)
The Invisible Monster (Olive)
Flying Disc Man from Mars (Olive)
The Green Hornet serials (VCI)
The Mysterious Airman (Sprocket Vault)

RARE "LOST" FEATURES Also restored by the Squadron

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CLIFFHANGER SERIAL BOOKS Available Now
Books in this section ship in 3-5 business days in strong cardboard mailers.

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The Mysteries of Myra
The original serial reconstructed from the newspaper novel and over 200 photos & extras

Paperback Book
6" x 9" 400-page bookstore-quality trade paperback
With color cover and black and white interior, spine about 1"

Deluxe Hardbound Library Edition with color wraparound dust jacket featuring additional color images of the two existing MYRA posters and other memorabilia printed on the interior flaps
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The Serial Squadron Movie Serial Video Guide
Print Book: Pocket Book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm) Standard Black & White, 60# White, Paperback, Glossy Cover, 178 Pages

Includes a complete list of US movie serials 1912-1929, a short history of early movie serials, list of US movie serials available on video, a list of sound movie serial feature versions, costumed heroes & villains, Squadron secret codes & more

Click here to order the Squadron Movie Serial Video Guide (Ships in 3 business days)
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THE ADVENTURES OF SPY SMASHER IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES


A Serial Squadron "Cliffhanger Companion" Book
Print Book: Pocket Book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm) Standard Black & White, 60# White, Paperback, Glossy Cover; 250 Pages
Includes: History of Spy Smasher Spy Smasher in the Comics, his Greatest Foes, 3 Spy Smasher Comic Book Stories, The Story of the Serial, Chapter Summaries/Lobby Cards, Cast Biographies, Still Photos Gallery, Costumes/Props, Pressbook Ad Cuts and The complete 113 page illustrated dime action novel restored: Spy Smasher and the Red Death Click this link to get your copy!

LOST SERIAL PHOTONOVELS
Lost serials re-created in print, photos and illustrations

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BOOKS IN PRODUCTION

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Coming May 2016
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SUBSCRIPTIONS

You can SUBSCRIBE and receive the latest Serial Squadron DVDs as soon as they are published. Visit the PATREON SERIAL SQUADRON VIP SUBSCRIBER PAGE for more details!

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Visit the new sister group to the Serial Squadron
THE DAUGHTERS OF DARING
(Facebook Group)

ABOUT THE SERIAL SQUADRON
More information and Squadron history

The Serial Squadron is a multimedia archive -- a soon-to-be non-profit library supported by enthusiasts of the form, historians, and in cooperation with film archives and private collectors, which restores, repairs, and re-creates movie and audio serials not now available or have never been been commercially released by studios or legitimately licensed rightsholders in video, audio, and printed form. The Squadron published the first-ever movie serial on DVD, Zorro's Fighting Legion, in 2002 and has continued working on restorations of rare and long-unavailable movie serials ever since. Our goal is to preserve, restore and make available for viewing or study the original cliffhangers that inspired Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Hollywood superhero blockbusters of today. Your orders keep the archive going and fund new transfers and other projects.

It is our mission at the Squadron to
preserve and restore the rarest of all historical theatrical cliffhanger movie serials of 1912-1956 and related series films and create restored editions of serials as yet unseen by the general public, or which are only viewable in poor or incomplete condition, and to keep all these titles available for purposes of historical research, study, remembrance value or to be seen by new audiences unfamiliar with the content. Most titles here come from new transfers done from original films and include restored picture and sound. Silent titles include new scores and missing content in any serial is re-created or summarized. Subscribers help us continue to restore new titles and when special projects surface we sometimes use pledge drives to help fund restorations.
The Squadron also publishes
novelizations of lost serials and serial-related comics.
And some lost serials have been re-created as audio dramas and more will be presented in that form as time goes on.

Note: EVERYTHING here is an "upgrade." We will offer NO DVD copy of a serial that we believe exists in better condition anywhere else. We also do not copy studio releases of serials here, period; we do our own work and restorations. And if a studio makes a serial available commercially we will remove it from our list.

In accordance with current copyright law, no serials will be listed here unless they are public domain and/or more than 75 years old or in their last 20 years of a copyright term and not currently available as a commercial video product by a studio or legitimately licensed rights holder (if any). Copies of orphaned serials in which we have invested time and funds to preserve and restore are (legally) available to the public from this archive in accordance with Section 108 of the US Copyright law which states that “for preservation, scholarship or research, libraries or archives may reproduce, distribute, display or perform published works in their last 20 years of copyright if the work is not subject to commercial exploitation and cannot be obtained at a fair price.”

"Section 108 of the Copyright Act permits libraries and archives to make certain uses of copyrighted materials in order to serve the public and ensure the availability of works over time. Among other things, Section 108 provides limited exceptions for libraries and archives to make copies in specified instances for preservation, replacement and patron access. Section 108 was enacted as part of the Copyright Act of 1976, then amended in 1998 by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Copyright Term Extension Act, and in 2005 by the Preservation of Orphan Works Act."


SQUADRON RESTORATIONS CONTAINING ORIGINAL CONTENT ARE NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN. BUY FROM THIS SITE OR LICENSED VENDORS ONLY

We have regrettably recently received reports of unlicensed vendors selling copies of copyrighted Squadron DVDs at conventions, in email lists, and on websites, including THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY and even advertising illegal copies for sale in periodicals. Only Peter C. Walther of Rome NY, Norman Kietzer and the Lone Ranger Fan Club are licensed as a secondary distributors of Squadron DVDs so please do not order or purchase copies of Squadron publications from ANY other vendors; if you do you may be purchasing stolen property. Squadron restorations of public domain works are actively and legitimately copyrighted as "new versions" or derivative works, they are not public domain, even if their source material may be. Read about copyrights on derivative works at the Library of Congress. We reserve the right to register a copyright infringement complaint with the FBI, take legal action for damages, or file a charge of theft against any vendor selling copyrighted Squadron works without permission.
By ordering a copy of one of the restored public domain titles you agree to respect its copyright as a new version of a public domain work by the Squadron and not to copy or resell the DVD. In regards to orphaned (abandoned) titles, you agree that you are a writer, reviewer, historian, or library and research, review, or study is your purpose in requesting a copy of any of these films which we have taken pains to restore to as close to their original condition as possible.


"I AM THE SERIAL. I am the black sheep of the picture family and the reviled of critics.
I am the soulless one with no moral, no character, no uplift. All I do is try to amuse.
I am ashamed. Because I have so many friends I wonder if there is not some good in me.
I have ambitions. I will get better.
Until then, I suppose it is my fate to flaunt myself along, to put forth what petty virtues I have as best I can -- and pay for the birth of my high-brow brothers.
Ah, me, if only I could be respectable!"
-- Pioneer serial producer/director George B. Seitz

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