The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive

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that inspired STAR WARS and the Hollywood comic book hero blockbusters of today.

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Upcoming DVD RELEASES

Shipping in
MAY/JUNE 2016

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New Digital Transfer
ZUDORA
The Original Girl Detective
&
THE VENTURES OF MARGUERITE


The surviving episodes of the 1914 supernatural detective series/serial featuring Marguerite Snow and James Cruze, stars of THE MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY, and a bonus episode of the serial THE VENTURES OF MARGUERITE starring Marguerite Courtot.

Includes:
The Mystery of the Spotted Collar, The Mystery of the Sleeping House, The Mystery of the Dutch Cheese Maker, and The Fatal Elopement aka The Hypnotic Power of Mr. Chang and The Veiled Priestess


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in MAY 2016

Coming May 2016

New Digital Transfer
THE DEVIL HORSE
Featuring Harry Carey, Frankie Darro and Apache, the Devil Horse


“A real serial that has cast, story, action and excellent photography and sound. If you want a lot of fast action, this is the serial for you.” -- Mayme P. Mussleman, theater exhibitor

A murdered forest ranger's brother and a mute "wild boy," who grew up in the woods, defend themselves against crooked Canfield (Noah Beery) and his men, who will stop at nothing to capture a magnificent wild stallion -- "the devil horse" -- that is friend to the wild boy.

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BIG NEWS: SQUADRON TO PARTNER WITH HUGH HEFNER USC MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE FOR NEW DVD RELEASES!


The Squadron will be working with the Hugh Hefner USC Moving Image Archive for a number of new DVD releases. This means even though the Patreon subscription project still has not reached its total, most Mascot and Independent titles we have access to and new Archive titles which were included in the plan last year will still get sparkling new digital transfers, very likely in HD.

Whether this means any serials will be releasable as Blu-rays and what additional as-yet-unseen new serial titles this new partnership may allow us to offer we don't yet know.

Watch this page for more upcoming details about new releases!

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TARZAN THE FEARLESS (1933) The Serial featuring Buster Crabbe Now on DVD

THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Episode 12: "The Elixir of Youth" Now available on DVD

ZUDORA: Scenes from the 1914 Mystery Series -- Preorder Now

DRUMS OF FU MANCHU restored from an original print

DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST restored and complete on DVD

THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Complete on DVD; Karloff's first major film role

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THE GREAT SERIAL SQUADRON SERIAL DVD RESTORATIONS
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RARE RESTORED MOVIE SERIALS ON DVD
And Available On Demand on your computer, tablet, phone, XBox, Blu-Ray player or smart TV

Most of the DVDs listed below are new digital transfers from rare existing original film prints with restored picture and sound, some with extras and viewing options and sometimes even special color tone effects, commentary and new musical scores. The silent titles in particular have been painstakingly restored shot-for-shot in most cases and include restored sections or summaries of action for content that survives only in incomplete form. In almost all cases picture and audio quality are excellent and superior to that of any alternate versions.

JUNGLE & EXOTIC ADVENTURE CLIFFHANGERS

New DVD Release
Shipping Now
TARZAN THE FEARLESS
(Cliffhanger Serial Edition)
Featuring BUSTER CRABBE
and JACQUELINE WELLS

Mary Brooks leads a jungle expedition to find her lost archaeologist father and encounters Tarzan, the mysterious wild man, who helps protect her as she heads toward the lost temple of the god Zar of the Many Emeralds and his worshipers. Two other men also vie for her affection, one of whom secretly wants to collect a $10,000 bounty on Tarzan.

This restored edition of the serial is presented in cliffhanger format and includes content not seen since the serial's original release in 1933. Content which remains lost is summarized and re-created with stills and audio in real-time.

A must-see and a must-have for your cliffhanger serial DVD collection!

Began shipping week of Feb. 21
More Information / View Chapter 1

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JUNGLE ADVENTURES

ADVENTURES OF TARZAN
The Original Restored!

THE JUNGLE PRINCESS
AKA The Lost City of the Jungle

Also, in the Archive:
THE CALL OF THE SAVAGE

THE MYSTERY OF
THE RIVER BOAT

Action in Louisiana!

S O S COAST GUARD
Ralph Byrd vs. Bela Lugosi!

Also, in the Archive:
THE SECRET OF
TREASURE ISLAND

SEA & ISLAND ADVENTURES

ISLE OF SUNKEN GOLD
Chapters from Lost Serial

MALA, SECRET AGENT OF THE SOUTH SEAS
The Native American Hero!

CRIME, MYSTERY & HORROR CLIFFHANGERS

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THE HOUSE
OF HATE

Amazing full-length
long-lost serial starring
Pearl White vs.
The Hooded Terror!

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DRUMS OF
FU MANCHU

The Must-See Serial Transferred from an Original Print
Best Quality Available!

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THE MYSTERIES
OF MYRA

DVD / Book
Psychic Heroine & Supernatural Detective vs. the Black Order!
View Episode 12

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THE HOPE
DIAMOND MYSTERY

Boris Karloff's first
major film role!
Now Available On Demand


BEATRICE FAIRFAX
The Great 1916
Girl Reporter Series!

BLAKE OF
SCOTLAND YARD

The Scorpion Strikes!

GANG BUSTERS
Vs. Dr. Mortis and The
League of Murdered Men!

HOLT OF THE
SECRET SERVICE

Tough-guy Pulp Cliffhanger!

THE WOLF DOG
Good Story & New Transfer!


Also, in the Archive:
THE LOST SPECIAL
RADIO PATROL
THE SPIDER'S WEB
THE VANISHING SHADOW
SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN

WESTERN CLIFFHANGERS

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THE MASKED RIDER
Restored from the only known 35mm nitrate print
View Action Scenes from
"The Fight on the Dam"

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THE LONE RANGER
and THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN In English
No Subtitles
Complete on DVD
View On Demand

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DAREDEVILS
OF THE WEST

The Long-Lost Republic Serial Complete on DVD
View On Demand

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THE PHANTOM EMPIRE
Restored & Scored:
The Fun Version!

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MYSTERY MOUNTAIN
Who is "The Rattler?"
View Chapter 1

THE BLACK WHIP
Linda Stirling, the Avenger!

THE EAGLE in THE VIGILANTES ARE COMING
The Vigilante of California!

THE PAINTED STALLION
The Mystery Rider
with the Golden Arrow!

THE SIGN
OF THE WOLF

Restored and High Quality

THE VANISHING LEGION
Early Serial, Excellent Quality

ZORRO RIDES AGAIN
And Sings Too!

ZORRO'S
FIGHTING LEGION

Vs. Don Del Oro,
Golden God of the Yaquis!


Also, in the Archive:
HEROES OF THE WEST
THE RED RIDER
THE GREAT ADVENTURES
OF WILD BILL HICKOK

AVIATION, WAR & SPY CLIFFHANGERS

WAR, SPIES & MOUNTIES

THE FIGHTING MARINES
Vs. the Tiger Shark!

PATRIA vs. Warner Oland
& the Japanese Invasion
of New York!

Also, in the Archive:
CLANCY OF
THE MOUNTED

AVIATION ADVENTURES

THE MYSTERY SQUADRON
Who is the Black Ace?

STEVE CANYON
TV Series

Complete & Restored
(External Link)

Also, in the Archive:
Tailspin Tommy in
THE GREAT AIR MYSTERY

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KING OF THE MOUNTIES
With Restored Audio & Subtitled Missing Dialogue

CLIFFHANGER ANTHOLOGY

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THE LOST SERIAL COLLECTION
Anthology of Rare Footage from Silent Serials

SQUADRON AUDIO DVD COLLECTIONS

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THE SERIAL SQUADRON FILM ARCHIVE
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THE SERIAL SQUADRON FILM ARCHIVE
is the Squadron's Non-Profit Wing: Our library of 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, digital transfers, laserdisc & videotape. Copies of some restored/preserved titles which are at least 75 years old and never received commercial release (listed below) may be legally requested by researchers, writers or film historians for purposes of research or study. Most of these titles have been painstakingly restored and the highest quality and most complete existing editions of these serials in existence and include stabilized picture and noise-reduced, enhanced audio and are not available for commercial distribution or dealer orders.

Adventures of
Frank Merriwell
(Restored from 16mm,
transfer in progress)


The Call of the Savage

(Restored from 16mm)
Starring Noah Beery Jr.
as Jan of the Jungle


Clancy of the Mounted
Chapters 1-6
(Restored from 16mm)
Featuring Tom Tyler


The Desert Song
(Restored, with 2-tone color)
Long-lost musical story of the "Red Shadow"


Graft (feature)
(From 16mm, unrestored
but sharp & clear)
Rare Boris Karloff film

Heroes of the West
(Restored from 16mm)
Early cowboys & Indians cliffhanger


The Red Rider
(Restored from 16mm)
Buck Jones tracks down the killer who smokes marijuana cigarettes

The Spider's Web
(Restored from 16mm)
The first pulp action hero film

Tailspin Tommy in
The Great Air Mystery

(Restored from 16mm)

The Vagabond King
(Restoration in progress)

The Vanishing Shadow

(Restored from 16mm)
1934 sci-fi serial featuring invisibility device and murderous robot; highest quality existing transfer


Jungle Menace
(Restored from 16mm,
transfer in progress)


The Lost Special
(Restored from video transfer)
Who stole that train?


Pirate Treasure
(Transfer in progress)

Radio Patrol
(Restored from 16mm)
Police cars equipped with radios!

The Rustlers of Red Dog
(Restored from 16mm)
John Mack Brown vs. outlaws


The Secret of Treasure Island
(Restored from 16mm)
Well-scripted pulp-style thriller

Seven Footprints to Satan (Restored from video transfer)
New English translation, toned, & scored, with sound effects


CLIFFHANGER BOOKS AND COMICS
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Squadron LOST SERIAL PHOTONOVELS

Ever wish you could see a lost serial that doesn't exist any more? Check out the Squadron Lost Serial Photonovels of The Black Box, Hidden Dangers, The Mysteries of Myra, The Strange Case of Mary Page, The Trey O'Hearts and Under the Crescent for a rare reading experience!

The first two issues of Cliffhanger Treasury, both full of classic cliffhanger comics, are also still available.


Upcoming releases: The Masked Rider Book, The Pocket Guide to Movie Serials

NEWS & NOTES

Welcome to the home page for the original screen super-heroes and villains -- the first female action heroes such as Pearl White and Nyoka the Jungle Girl -- the first superhero film ever made: ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL, the original screen incarnations of Batman, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, The Shadow, Superman, and Captain America, and even Flash Gordon and The Phantom Empire -- the inspirations for the Star Wars films -- THE GREAT CLASSIC CINEMA CLIFFHANGERS!

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ADRIAN BOOTH FAN PAGE POSTED
A Facebook fan page for Adrian "Vultura" Booth, star of CAPTAIN AMERICA and PERILS OF NYOKA has been posted by the Squadron. She will be able to view photos you post and respond occasionally to messages!
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AN AMAZING DISCOVERY:
THE VOICE FROM THE SKY IS FOUND!!
At least one chapter and possibly two more reels of the key lost serial THE VOICE FROM THE SKY have been discovered (really! We kid you not!), and we'll work on restoring them as soon as we can. THE VOICE FROM THE SKY was the first complete talking serial and featured Hal Taliaferro and Neva Gerber, billed as Wally Wales and Jean Delores.

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CLIFFHANGER TREASURY
TO INCLUDE NEW COMICS FEATURE
"THE BLACK CIRCLE"

The new original comics serial THE BLACK CIRCLE, featuring a cast of new pulp/serial/golden age comics-style characters as well as some familiar classic serial character faces vs. an organization of vengeful assassins determined to not only destroy them but erase them from history in their plan for domination and control of the entire civilized world (did you expect anything less?), is currently being developed for presentation in the Squadron's cliffhanger comic publication.
FUTURE TITLES SCHEDULED FOR TRANSFER, RESTORATION, SUBSCRIPTION SHIPMENT AND ADDITION TO THE ARCHIVE
To Subscribers and the general public:
THE DEVIL HORSE is still scheduled to ship to subscribers; the new transfer is being created now.
To follow:
THE VOICE FROM THE SKY, PIRATE TREASURE, THE FLAME FIGHTER, THE GALLOPING GHOST, THE HURRICANE EXPRESS, THE LIGHTNING WARRIOR (complete), THE LONE DEFENDER, THE MYSTERY TROOPER, THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE, THE WHISPERING SHADOW and more
The SUBSCRIPTION LINK is here if you would like to get yourself on the list:
http://www.patreon.com/serialsquadron

Scheduled for addition to the Archive: PIRATE TREASURE, ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL, JUNGLE MENACE, THE VAGABOND KING The Archive DVD Request Page is here: http://www.serialsquadron.com/archive/archivedvds/.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS SCHEDULED FOR FUTURE RELEASE
SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE #5 including THE MYSTERY MIND Audio Drama/Book featuring Adrian Booth
CLIFFHANGER TREASURY #3 featuring the first chapter of the new original serial THE BLACK CIRCLE
BEST OF SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE DVD
POCKET GUIDE TO MOVIE SERIALS (Expanded from the 2015 Squadron Membership Book)

TARZAN THE FEARLESS SERIAL DVD RELEASED
TARZAN THE FEARLESS (Serial version) featuring Buster Crabbe and Jacqueline Wells, the next subscriber DVD & commercial release is now complete and began shipping out Feb. 26. The TARZAN THE FEARLESS DVD PayPal order link is here:
http://www.serialsquadron.com/dvds/tarzanthefearless/ The TARZAN THE FEARLESS DVD includes some original content from every chapter including film footage you have not seen before, meticulously restored shot by shot, as well as the ORIGINAL opening and closing titles and (awesome) theme music (which has not been heard since the 1930s) and is presented in the original cliffhanger format. All the crucial action of the serial is either now present or summarized, if still missing, from information in the original script draft so you will be able to see at long last what the original release looked like, as opposed to the somewhat jumbled and gap-filled feature version which includes scenes out of order and is missing a lot. The TARZAN THE FEARLESS SERIAL DVD includes a total of 2 hours 26 minutes of content including a 5 minute memorabilia slideshow (that's 1 hour longer than the feature version). Don't miss this great DVD, serial fans, this is a good one -- lots of fun, interesting historically and in terms of its once-"lost" but now restored content, which finally allows the story to make sense, and is a must-have for your collection. TARZAN THE FEARLESS, THE SERIAL is a commercial release and DVD Dealers are encouraged to contact the Squadron at serialhq(a)aol.com for discount wholesale rates.

MASKED RIDER V. 3 and COMPLETE EDITION RELEASED
THE MASKED RIDER Vol. 3 ($19.95 or 7.95 for original pledgers) and THE COMPLETE MASKED RIDER DVD SET ($29.95) are now complete and being shipped out.
Extras on the Masked Rider DVD set include the Squadron trailer, 35 minutes of commentary on Episode 6 and Shamrock Pictures by Tom McGeeney, a 17 minute slideshow/documentary "The People Who Made THE MASKED RIDER," which includes many unique and extremely rare on-set and autographed photos, the real US Army Border Patrol scenes from the lost Episode 11, publicity cuts from the Pressbook and other advertising, and 20+ minutes of raw footage with audio and outtakes from the re-creation. Vol. 3 includes all the extras on the 2-disk complete edition.

ORIGINAL MASKED RIDER PLEDGERS, HERE IS HOW TO GET VOL. 3
Those who pledged in the original drive for THE MASKED RIDER and those who have already purchased Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 should visit the Masked Rider DVD page and request the Vol. 3 DVD there. http://www.serialsquadron.com/dvds/maskedrider/ A nominal fee is requested for Vol. 3 from previous pledgers because this project cost much more than expected and involved an expense of $7000-$10,000.00 and 10 years work which the Squadron will undoubtedly never recover but every little bit helps.

MYSTERIES OF MYRA DVD RELEASED
The existing footage from THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA episodes "The Fumes of Fear," "Elixir of Youth," and "The Thought Monster" is now available on DVD. http://www.serialsquadron.com/dvds/mysteriesofmyra/ The acclaimed accompanying MYSTERIES OF MYRA book is also still available and should be ordered with the DVD as they complement each other. http://www.lulu.com/…/the-mysteries-of-myra-noveli…/12037320

WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR ORIGINAL FILM PRINTS OF SERIALS
Also we are looking to borrow prints of the serials DEADWOOD DICK, OVERLAND WITH KIT CARSON, and FLYING G-MEN, among others, or other serials over 75 years old so transfers can be made to add to the archive. Compensation for loans is negotiable. If you have any leads, please contact me on here or at serialhq (a) aol.com.

IN OTHER NEWS
SUPERMAN still stands for truth and justice, wears red trunks, and is not dead.
And FLASH GORDON is still better than STAR WARS.
ORDERING / SHIPPING NOTES

ORDERING/SHIPPING NOTES
NEW CUSTOMERS PLEASE READ!

Please allow 30 days for delivery of all orders. We ship a few times a week in a queue which usually runs a week or two behind. Orders for new titles and single DVD orders tend to ship more quickly than large orders because elements often need to be reprinted and most orders are made-to-order. Sorry but we do not get enough orders to support extensive warehousing or daily shipping, this is how we make things work & we appreciate your patience.

There is no need for you to email us asking for a shipping date of any package -- if you received a receipt email from PayPal that means we've got your order and it will ship when it comes up in line.

When your order is processed you will receive an email with tracking information which will allow you to track your package once it's been processed by the Post Office, which may sometimes be a few days after you are sent the email.

We do not do rush or overnight orders. At all. Or ship single copies of new DVDs to obvious DVD copy shops. If you want to sell copies of Squadron DVDs please click the link below about becoming a dealer.

To order DVDs by mail and pay by check or money order, use the
Mail Order Form.

DEALER INQUIRIES
Are you a DVD dealer or Video Store, Theater Owner or Broadcaster?
Click Here for information about ordering Squadron DVDs to sell, show or broadcast.

REPLACEMENT DISKS

If you need a replacement disk for any title, please keep your case, do not send it back to us -- use the Disk Replacement Form or Mail Order Form and the replacement disk will be mailed to you.

PRINTABLE DVD CATALOG
Click Here to download a Printable PDF List of all DVDs we have available
or a 1-page Summary/Price List

SQUADRON RESTORATIONS ARE NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN
BUY FROM LICENSED VENDORS ONLY

We have regrettably recently received reports of unlicensed vendors selling copies of Squadron DVDs at conventions, in email lists, and on websites, including THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY and even advertising illegal copies for sale in periodicals. Movies Unlimited, Peter C. Walther of Rome NY, the Lone Ranger Fan Club and Norman Kietzer 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 will 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.


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"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!" -- George B. Seitz