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The home on the web of the original (male and female) cinema action heroes,
and jungle, mystery, western and sci-fi cliffhangers that inspired STAR WARS
and the Hollywood superhero blockbusters of today.
All our serials on DVD are restored for picture/and or sound quality, mostly from original film prints, and some are also newly scored, stabilized, reconstructed, and include extras.
Squadron DVDs now ship in about 1-3 days internationally with full color inserts and printed disk labels.
NOW PLAYING: Commando Cody in
RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON
Chapter 1: Moon Rocket Restored by the Serial Squadron
Featuring GEORGE WALLACE, ROY BARCROFT and CLAYTON MOORE
COMING SOON ON DVD AND IN PRINT
These serials are currently being restored and proofed and will be released as single and multi-serial sets in upcoming months. Subscribers will receive the multi-disk sets including extra items such as the BLACK WHIP upgrade at no extra charge.
The Interplanetary Adventures of
Tristram Coffin, George Wallace, Judd Holdren, Leonard Nimoy, Dr. Vulcan, Marex the Martian and Roy Barcroft as Retik the Moon Menace
in 3 Complete Serials on 3 Dual-layer DVDs
KING OF THE ROCKET MEN
RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON
ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE
All remastered and restored --
RADAR MEN with special color enhancement
Extras include all 3 theatrical trailers, a mini-documentary "The Origin of Rocketman" and an interview with mega-collector Bob Burns, owner of the Rocketman costume
3-DVD Set available now; US direct-from-the-Squadron
Discount price $26.95
($3 off full price of $29.95)
US Customers only at the moment, please --
outside-US order link will be posted soon)
THE SQUADRON GUIDE TO
THE MOVIE SERIALS
A 400 page book which includes concise descriptions of every cliffhanger serial and film series from 1912-1956, listed in order of release date, stills from hundreds of rare titles, feature versions and re-releases, TV cliffhangers, serial merchandise, serials on videotape and DVD, serial novelizations, big little books, comics, even sheet music. Created to be a useful, handy reference no cliffhanger serial fan will want to be without!
In final proof stage -- Release Date TBA
THE ORIGINAL, REMASTERED
AND WITH A NEW MUSICAL SCORE
THE PERILS OF PAULINE
PAUL PANZER & CRANE WILBUR
Pauline's adoptive father dies and leaves his sizable fortune in the hands of Owen, a con man who will control it until such time as she is married. Pauline denies a proposal from handsome Harry Marvin because she wants to spend a year adventuring instead, and write a book about her exploits. Owen is blackmailed by a friend who knows he is a fugitive from the penitentiary, and they decide together that if Pauline were made to disappear they'd make out like bandits. So guess what starts happening to Pauline? Answer: anything and everything Owen can arrange to try to do her in.
Re-translated with titles that make sense and use correct character names from the original US release, stabilized, and newly scored for a whole fresh and new experience with this groundbreaking series.
Coming in May 2018
UPCOMING ARCHIVE EDITIONS
(Possibly) June 2018
DVDS AND ARCHIVE TITLES AVAILABLE NOW
EXCLUSIVE RELEASES & SPECIAL RESTORATIONS
PERILS OF NYOKA
New Restoration with Original Titles
Featuring Kay Aldridge as Nyoka Clayton Moore as Larry Adrian Booth as Vultura and Charles Middleton as Cassib Directed by William Witney & John English
Transfer Quality: Superb, stabilized, presented in warm black and white with restored audio & newly synched sound
DVD Contents: Complete 15 episode serial
Special Features: Reconstructed original "Perils of Nyoka" titles, re-release trailer
THE TIGER WOMAN
Featuring Linda Stirling
as The Tiger Woman
Allan Lane, Duncan Renaldo,
George J. Lewis
and LeRoy Mason
Includes original opening titles
2-DVD Set includes 12 chapters
& theatrical trailer
Quality: Excellent; pure restored B/W, restored audio
The original Squadron Restoration With Extras
Featuring Dick Purcell as Captain America Lionel Atwill as the Scarab Adrian Booth as Gail Richards
This is the the one others have tried to copy -- the best existing transfer of this title. Get the original, available nowhere else.
Watch Chapter 1
Featuring Roy Barcroft as Captain Mephisto, Kenne Duncan
and Linda Stirling
2-DVD Set includes all 15 chapters & theatrical trailer
Image: Excellent; pure restored B/W, restored audio
View Color-toned Ch. 1 (not on DVD)
View Chapter 2: Satan's Web (BW)
LIST OF ALL BOOKS, DVDs AND AUDIO DVDs
Including titles in production
Occult & Horror
The Mysteries of Myra
The Hope Diamond Mystery
Seven Footprints to Satan
The Trail of the Octopus
The Mystery Mind
Masters of Horror / Monsters
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Masked Rider
Zorro's Black Whip
Zorro's Fighting Legion
Zorro Rides Again
Son of Zorro
Ghost of Zorro
Daredevils of the West
The Devil Horse
Great Adventures of
Wild Bill Hickok
Heroes of the West
The Lone Defender
The Painted Stallion
The Red Rider
The Rustlers of Red Dog
The Sign of the Wolf
The Vanishing Legion
Roy Rogers Show
Tales of the Texas Rangers
James Brothers of Missouri
Jesse James Rides Again
Last of the Mohicans
The Lightning Warrior
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!
ABOUT THE SERIAL SQUADRON
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.
Note: EVERYTHING here is an "upgrade." We will offer NO DVD copy of a serial that we believe exists in better condition anywhere else. If a studio releases a serial from original material we will usually remove it from our list.
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.
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 rightsholder (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.”
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.
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.
"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