The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive

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The home on the web of the original cinema superhero, Western and sci-fi cliffhangers
that inspired STAR WARS and the Hollywood comic book hero blockbusters of today.

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2017 SQUADRON MEMBERSHIP KITS ARE READY TO GO!
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The long-awaited new edition of the
Official Serial Squadron Membership Kit is ready to ship!

This year it includes an entirely new Pocket Pal book which contains descriptions of all silent and sound serials viewable on video, a repro of an autographed photo of Tom Steele, a new version of a classic Spy Smasher button, an 11x17 poster of an enhanced poster from
Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars and lots more!

DVD sales have been declining steadily and sharply over the past few years, so this year the Squadron will begin focusing on posting online video versions of many more serials for everyone to enjoy, almost everything in our library, and we'd like all serious serial fans to become official Squadron members now to help support that effort.

Click on the photo above to go to the Membership Kit page, sign up as a video and/or DVD-supporting Squadron Member now and get your kit! (Shipping the first week in April 2017)


New DVD Releases Shipping Now / New Archive Editions

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DEADWOOD DICK
Featuring Don Douglas and Lorna Gray

View Chapter 1: A Wild West Empire

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JUNGLE MENACE
Featuring Frank Buck and Duncan Renaldo

View Chapter 1: River Pirates

Upcoming DVD Releases/Archive Editions in Production

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ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL
Featuring Don Briggs and Jean Rogers

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PIRATE TREASURE
Featuring Richard Talmadge

Coming May 2016

THE SQUADRON
GUIDE TO
THE MOVIE SERIALS

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THE FLAME
FIGHTER
Featuring Herbert Rawlinson

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A WOMAN IN GREY
Featuring Arline Pretty

Coming May 2016

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
Featuring Harry Carey and Walter Miller

MORE TO COME

SFDVD5-300

SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE #5
Featuring chapters from THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE

BEST OF SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE

Featuring Nick Carter Detective, The Liberty Boys, Mr. Foo,
the Leather Pushers & More (not a subscription title)

CLIFFHANGER TREASURY #3 featuring the new serials
SILVER BULLET and THE BLACK CIRCLE


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Visit the
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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.

Almost all sound serials are now $14.95 or less -- that's $5.00 of many titles!

Jungle & Exotic Adventure Cliffhangers

JUNGLE ADVENTURES

Cliffhanger Serial Edition
TARZAN THE FEARLESS
Featuring
BUSTER CRABBE
and JACQUELINE WELLS

ADVENTURES OF TARZAN
The Original Restored!

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!

THE JUNGLE PRINCESS
AKA The Lost City of the Jungle

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!
Sale: $5 Off

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DRUMS OF
FU MANCHU

The Must-See Serial Transferred from an Original Print
Best Quality Available!
Sale: $5 Off

THE MYSTERIES
OF MYRA

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

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!

THE GREEN ARCHER
Featuring Victory Jory
and Iris Meredith--
the prototype of The Green Arrow!


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
In English, no subtitles, and THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN
Complete on DVD
View On Demand
Sale: $10 Off

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DAREDEVILS
OF THE WEST

The Long-Lost Republic Serial featuring Allan Lane and Kay Aldridge Complete on DVD
View On Demand
Sale: $5 Off

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THE PHANTOM EMPIRE
Restored & Scored:
The Fun Version!

THE PAINTED STALLION
The Mystery Rider
with the Golden Arrow!

THE BLACK WHIP
Linda Stirling, the Avenger!


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


The First Sound Serial to receive national distribution
THE LONE DEFENDER
Featuring Walter Miller and
the original
Rin Tin Tin


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

THE SIGN
OF THE WOLF

Restored and High Quality

ZORRO RIDES AGAIN
And Sings Too!

ZORRO'S
FIGHTING LEGION

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


Aviation, War & Spy Cliffhangers

WAR, SPIES & MOUNTIES

THE FIGHTING MARINES
Vs. the Tiger Shark!

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

THE MASTER KEY
Featuring Dennis Moore and Milburn Stone
Shipping Now

AVIATION ADVENTURES

THE MYSTERY SQUADRON
Who is the Black Ace?

STEVE CANYON
TV Series

Complete & Restored
(External Link)

Also, in the Archive:
CLANCY OF
THE MOUNTED

Tailspin Tommy in
THE GREAT AIR MYSTERY

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KING OF THE MOUNTIES
With Restored Audio & Subtitled Missing Dialogue
Sale: $5 Off

THE LOST SERIAL COLLECTION
Anthology of Rare Footage from Silent Serials

Audio Cliffhangers

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SQUADRON AUDIO DVD COLLECTIONS
Many now available as 2-DVD sets with "flip-over" cover inserts

Masters of Horror/Monsters | Pirates/Adventures at Sea | Sherlock Holmes/Fu Manchu
Exotic Adventure/WWII | All-Star Western/Roy Rogers | Tarzan Audio Collection
The Blue Beetle | Swords of Adventure


Upcoming Release:
The Mystery Mind featuring Adrian Booth

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.

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

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

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


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UPCOMING ARCHIVE ADDITIONS
(Transfers and restorations in progress)

Deadwood Dick

Featuring Don Douglas
and Lorna Gray

Pirate Treasure
Featuring Richard Talmadge

Adventures of
Frank Merriwell
Featuring Don Briggs and Jean Rogers

Jungle Menace
Featuring Frank Buck

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 Squadron Guide to Movie Serials

ORDERING / SHIPPING NOTES

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.

PRINTABLE DVD CATALOG
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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