The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive

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HERE'S A SERIAL YOU HAVEN'T GOT YET, AND IT'S A MUST-SEE!

ANTONIO MORENO
SEE THE HANDSOME STAR OF
PERILS OF THUNDER MOUNTAIN, THE VEILED MYSTERY, THE IRON TEST AND THE INVISIBLE HAND

THE HOODED TERROR
SEE THE MEANEST MASKED MANIAC EVER TO APPEAR IN A CHAPTER PLAY

PEARL WHITE
SEE THE ORIGINAL QUEEN OF CLIFFHANGERS IN HER ONLY FULL-LENGTH SERIAL AVAILABLE ON DVD

AN EXCLUSIVE, HISTORIC SERIAL SQUADRON RELEASE

Click to View Episodes
1: The Hooded Terror
2: The Tiger’s Eye
3: A Woman’s Perfidy
4: The Untold Secret
5: A Living Target
6: Underworld Allies
7: Flashes in the Dark
8: Island of Terror
9: The Death Switch
10: The Hooded Terror Unmasked

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THE HOUSE OF HATE
Starring
PEARL WHITE
and ANTONIO MORENO

Filmed by Pathé in 1918
Directed by George B. Seitz


Winthrop Waldon (John H. Gilmour), factory tycoon and inventor of a metal-melting formula called liquid fire, is stabbed to death in Waldon Castle by a mysterious masked madman known only as the Hooded Terror. When the will is read, his greedy relatives Haynes (John Webb Dillon), Ezra (French actor Paul Clerget), and Naomi (Peggy Shanor) are distressed to see he he has left all his money to his illegitimate daughter Pearl (Pearl White), "the only one who didn't wish for his death." Pearl's position as the new heir marks her as the next victim of the masked maniac, who lurks in secret passages in the castle, can bend steel with his bare hands, and attempts repeatedly to destroy Pearl, violently and unabashedly. Pearl fights back, however, and is not afraid to answer his attacks with a punch, a gunshot, or a crack of a chair over his head as attempted murder becomes a prolonged fight to the death between the two enemies. Pearl is supported in her quest to unmask and defeat the berserk, unstoppable Hooded Terror and his gang of underworld cutthroats by Harry Gresham, a scientist employed at her father's factory who loves her and fights by her side until the horrific and terrifying secret of the masked man's identity is finally revealed.

The great Pearl White is a joy to behold in this serial and shows she was a true triple threat -- she performs amazing stunts and in a dual role as a terrified condemned prisoner shows herself to have been a strong character actor as well, not to mention a funny comedienne when she impersonates a "good-time girl" to infiltrate the underworld. Get this serial and see why Pearl owned the movie serials in their early days.

The House of Hate was shot in the days before Hollywood, in Fort Lee, New Jersey and the surrounding area, in December, 1917, with snow visible on the ground in most outdoor scenes. It is the only Pearl White cliffhanger serial which to be available on DVD near-complete and includes amazing cliff-hanging stunt work by Pearl herself and other cast members.

This release comes from a low-resolution but intact transfer of the only known print of this serial, a condensation from the original 20 episodes into 10 fast-moving, action-packed chapters which include all the original's highlights and most exciting scenes. Chapter beginnings and endings, recaps, and intertitles are all newly re-created and restored and in English in the Squadron DVD edition. Chapters range in length from about 18 to 30 minutes each so the total length of the DVD content is about 3.5 hours. Color-toned and with a new musical score.

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The Squadron is pleased to be looking forward to offering many more rare serials including new restored editions of many Mascot and a few Independent serials on DVD over the next year or so, mastered from new transfers of excellent studio-quality original prints. All Squadron commercial release titles will now be made available first to subscribers only. Read more about the subscription process or Subscribe now to the VIP New Release List to have these serial DVDs mailed to you as soon as they are complete. Click here for updates on the RELEASE SCHEDULE

NEW RELEASES & ARCHIVE ADDITIONS

Restoration Complete
Added to Archive in January

Restoration Complete
Added to Archive in March

CLANCY of
the MOUNTED
Chapters 1-6

February Release
Now Available

THE WOLF DOG
Restoration Complete
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vONYL5qA7U
Volcano sequence from THE SECRET OF TREASURE ISLAND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRVJUF7a0ak
THE DEVIL HORSE Teaser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MWDQ9a_SUw
THE HOUSE OF HATE Chapter 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQalu12S9Cg
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY featuring Boris Karloff, Episodes 8 & 9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuDkUSubLT8
CLANCY OF THE MOUNTED Chapter 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Ea6jow8lQ
THE WOLF DOG Chapter 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt4yD2pMbE8
The Origin of the Lone Ranger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFUCd-T8w_k
PATRIA Serial: Existing Episodes
THE GREAT SERIAL SQUADRON SERIAL DVD RESTORATIONS

RARE SILENT AND SOUND SERIALS RESTORED FOR PRESENTATION ON DVD
featuring the great restored Republic
LONE RANGER serials
and the Holy Grail of Lost Serials, DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST

These DVDs and the Republic serial restorations above are available for commercial sale or dealer inquiry. And they're not just copies of other people's stuff, either. Most are new digital transfers from rare existing original film prints with restored picture and sound, some with extras and viewing options and 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.

THE HOPE
DIAMOND MYSTERY

Featuring Boris Karloff
First-ever video release!
Now Available On Demand

THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN
In English -- No Subtitles
Complete on DVD

THE LONE RANGER
In English -- No Subtitles
Complete on DVD
Now Available On Demand

THE PHANTOM EMPIRE
Restored & Scored:
The Fun Version!

DRUMS OF FU MANCHU
Transferred from an Original Print

KING OF THE MOUNTIES
With Restored Audio & Subtitled Missing Dialogue

PRINTABLE CATALOG
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ORDERING/SHIPPING NOTES

CUSTOMERS: PLEASE ALLOW 30 DAYS FOR DELIVERY FOR ALL ORDERS -- Note that we are not primarily a commercial company like Amazon.com with a huge staff that ships DVDs every day but a collectors' service and library-like archive and usually ship twice a week and sometimes need to have titles reprinted. That being said, some weeks we ship every day, and most orders ship within 1-2 weeks, but at any given time there may be a number of orders which came in before yours which we are working on so please be patient till we get to yours. If you received a receipt email from PayPal there is no need for you to email us asking for a shipping date of any package -- that means we've got your order. We fill orders in the queue in which they were received and when we have everything you have requested ready to go and when your order is processed you will receive an email with tracking information which will allow you to track your package after it's been processed by the Post Office, which may sometimes be a few days after you are sent the email. 1-2 DVD orders tend to ship more quickly than large orders which may take longer to ship if items need to be reprinted.

DEALER INQUIRIES
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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.


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, the Lone Ranger Fan Club and Norman Kietzer are licensed as a secondary distributors of Squadron DVDs but 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.

THE SERIAL SQUADRON FILM ARCHIVE
THE SERIAL SQUADRON FILM ARCHIVE is the Squadron's Non-Profit Wing: Our library of 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, digital transfers, laserdisc & videotape. You can view some of our restorations right now free on THE SERIAL CHANNEL, now showing: the complete BLAKE OF SCOTLAND YARD & much more! 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 for purposes of research or study. Most of these titles are not available for commercial distribution or dealer orders.

THE DESERT SONG
John Boles and Myrna Loy

SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN
Creighton Hale/Thelma Todd

THE SPIDER'S WEB
featuring Warren Hull

THE SECRET OF
TREASURE
ISLAND

Featuring Don Terry

CLANCY OF THE MOUNTED
featuring Tom Tyler

More titles from the Archive: Graft / The Lost Special / Radio Patrol
The Rustlers of Red Dog
/ Tailspin Tommy in The Great Air Mystery
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

Note to New Members: We are essentially a library, not a commercial storefront like Amazon.com and due to the very low demand for what we make available we do not keep large quantities of titles in stock or ship DVD orders or requests every day but make requests to order and send them in batches in the order in which they were received about twice a week. So PLEASE do not email us right after you send your order with shipping questions, but instead please allow at least about 2 weeks for delivery of Squadron or Archive DVDs. They may come a little sooner or a little later but we ask that you please understand this policy because we cannot make what we do available any other way without charging twice as much for our services. Thank you!

NEWS, NOTES & UPCOMING RELEASES

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! The re-created serial THE MYSTERY MIND, in which she plays the villainess Vera,"the Snake," will be released later this year!

MYSTERIES OF MYRA SECOND EDITION TO INCLUDE DVD
An expanded 2nd edition of THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA book will include newly discovered photographic and historical material and be packaged with a DVD of the restored as-yet-unseen film footage from the serial.

WHARTON SERIALS BOOK/DVD by TERRY HARBIN IN PRODUCTION
The prolific Wharton brothers filmed the ELAINE serials, BEATRICE FAIRFAX, THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA, PATRIA and THE EAGLE'S EYE. $1,000,000 REWARD, an early serial with Charles "Ming the Merciless" Middleton in the cast, and THE CROOKED DAGGER were also filmed in Ithaca and at their studio. This book by Terry Harbin and the restoration team at the Serial Squadron will detail the history of the filming of these serials in Ithaca and be packaged with a DVD of ultra-rare footage and photos from Wharton serials including episodes from THE NEW ADVENTURES OF J. RUFUS WALLINGFORD comedy series which featured Oliver Hardy and the only known existing footage from THE ROMANCE OF ELAINE featuring Pearl White and Lionel Barrymore.

BLAKE OF SCOTLAND YARD AND THE LIGHTNING WARRIOR MISSING FOOTAGE RECOVERED
Scenes missing from all existing video versions of Chapter 1 of
BLAKE OF SCOTLAND YARD have been located and offered to the Squadron so we may do an upgrade of that title. The missing footage from THE LIGHTNING WARRIOR Chapter 1 will also be incorporated into the upcoming Squadron release of that serial.

CLIFFHANGER TREASURY TO INCLUDE NEW COMICS FEATURES
New comics serials KAMARA AND THE SUN GODDESS and THE BLACK CIRCLE are being planned and prepared for presentation in the Squadron's cliffhanger comic publication.

SQUADRON SERIALS NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

THE LONE RANGER, DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST, THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY, THE TRAIL OF THE OCTOPUS, and PATRIA are now viewable on demand on your computer, and/or compatible tablet, phone, XBox, Blu-Ray player or smart TV!

UPDATE PLANNED FOR BEATRICE FAIRFAX
An upgrade of the existing BEATRICE FAIRFAX DVD will include new video and photos discovered since the original releases, including the originally thought lost ending of the episode "Billy's Romance," additional extras pertaining to the Wharton studio and shooting locations and the unfilmed episode "The Opal Ring."




PLEDGE DRIVE PROJECTS
The Squadron is not actively taking pledges for any projects at the moment. We await completion of THE MASKED RIDER and potential sponsorship to possibly be able to afford a replicated DVD release with copy-protection to prevent the complete set from being offered by bootleggers the minute it comes out. When the DVD and accompanying book are ready to ship notice will be posted here. When the DVD is complete, subscribers will receive it at half the price of the complete set. If you would like to help sponsor the MASKED RIDER book and DVD release, please contact Eric Stedman.

THE MASKED RIDER
featuring Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer and Edna Holland

The long-awaited complete collector's edition of THE MASKED RIDER is still in production. DVD Volume 3 and the Masked Rider Companion book including ultra-rare script and photo material will be available at the same time.

In progress. If you pledged, your Vol. 3 DVD will still be mailed out to you after we confirm your current address. Please don't send us updated contact information just yet -- we will send out emails first when the DVDs and book are nearing completion.

Read about other pledge projects

"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