HERE'S A SERIAL YOU HAVEN'T GOT YET, AND IT'S A MUST-SEE!
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
AN EXCLUSIVE, HISTORIC SERIAL SQUADRON RELEASE
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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