The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive

WELCOME TO SERIAL SQUADRON HEADQUARTERS!
NEW & UPCOMING 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
Shipped to Subscribers

THE WOLF DOG
Restoration Complete
Shipping Now

Shipping in April to Subscribers
who signed up before Feb. 1

THE DEVIL HORSE
Transfer in Progress

Next scheduled transfer
For expected release in May

THE
WHISPERING SHADOW

Read the pinned post at the top of the Squadron Facebook Page for the latest release schedule updates.

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=Rd_tLbySwJw
Sample scene from THE WOLF DOG restoration in progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQalu12S9Cg
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY featuring Boris Karloff, Episodes 8 & 9
NEW RELEASE SUBSCRIPTION LIST (ONGOING)

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SQUADRON DVD RELEASE VIP SUBSCRIPTIONS


The Squadron is pleased to be looking forward to offering new restored editions of many Mascot and a few Independent serials over the next year or so, mastered from new transfers of excellent studio-quality original prints. Titles will be available first to subscribers only, who will also have free access to online versions of the serials.
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.

Note: This is a recurring subscription but not a monthly one and there is no charge for the service -- VIP List subscriber PayPal accounts will be charged only when a project is complete or near-complete, at the end of the month when the project will ship or is about to ship. If you put your name on the list you will simply receive new DVD releases as soon as they are ready to send to you.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE according to the date you began your subscription:

  • Before Jan. 1, THE WOLF DOG and all further releases
  • Before Mar. 1, THE DEVIL HORSE and all further releases.

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

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
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.

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

UPDATES PLANNED FOR MYSTERIES OF MYRA, BEATRICE FAIRFAX
An upgrade of the existing BEATRICE FAIRFAX DVD will include newly discovered video and photos discovered since the original releases, including the genuine (originally thought lost) ending of the episode "Billy's Romance," and additional extras pertaining to the Wharton studio and shooting locations and the unfilmed episode "The Opal Ring," and an expanded 2nd edition of THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA book will also include newly discovered 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
Before serials were shot in Hollywood, some were filmed in New York, New Jersey and Texas, The prolific Wharton brothers were involved with the filming of THE PERILS OF PAULINE and THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE and shortly afterward, in 1915, began filming serials of their own including THE ROMANCE OF ELAINE, 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 all the Wharton serials including those listed above as well as THE NEW ADVENTURES OF J. RUFUS WALLINGFORD comedy series which included Oliver Hardy in the cast, and the only known existing footage from THE ROMANCE OF ELAINE featuring Pearl White and Lionel Barrymore.

SQUADRON LOST SERIAL RE-CREATIONS THE MYSTERY MIND AND THE VOICE FROM THE SKY
have not been forgotten, individual episodes will appear on DVDs packaged with the new issues of CLIFFHANGER TREASURY or be made available as downloads to those who buy the publication.
THE MYSTERY MIND recording featuring Adrian Booth as one of a trio of villains is complete and one chapter has been finished, the others are awaiting assembly.

CLIFFHANGER TREASURY TO INCLUDE NEW COMICS FEATURES
New comics serials KAMARA AND THE SUN GODDESS, THE BLACK CIRCLE, DEFENDERS OF THE UNIVERSE and comics re-creations of THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA: THE LOST EPISODES are currently 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!

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.

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.

PLEDGE DRIVE PROJECTS
The Squadron is not actively taking pledges for any projects at the moment, but new ones are planned. 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. 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.

THE HOUSE OF HATE
featuring Pearl White and Antonio Moreno

The "Hooded Terror" kills to eliminate obstacles in his way of a munitions inheritance. Which of the sons, daughters and business associates of the munitions king has donned a mask to try and do away with his competition? After the tycoon is stabbed in the back by the masked, murderous madman (or madwoman), innocent adopted daughter Pearl is next on his list and marked for death!

Possibly to be scheduled after MASKED RIDER is complete.

READ ABOUT OTHER POTENTIAL PLEDGE PROJECTS