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THE MYSTERY TROOPER
Starring Robert Frazer
Syndicate Pictures 1931 / 10 Chapters


Jack Logan travels to the Northwest to try to locate a mine that belonged to his murdered uncle and is there besieged by crooks wanting to steal the map to the mine from him. He helps rescue pretty Helen Holt and her brother Billy from the crooks and returns them to their foster father Red Eagle, with the assistance of the phantom "Mystery Trooper," who lives in Ghost City and finds respite in playing melancholy melodies on a dusty pump organ.

A new digital transfer of this enjoyable early sound serial created at the USC Cinema Archive and restored and stabilized by Eric Stedman. First and only release of this serial with very good quality picture and audio.


This DVD is complete & ready to ship -- Order now

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Restored Edition
THE GREEN ARCHER
Featuring Victory Jory
and Iris Meredith


“James W. Horne's first two solo sound serials, The Shadow and The Green Archer, are also his best” -- Green Hornet

A stolen jewel ring run by crooked Abel Bellamy operates out of a modern-day castle is investigated by Spike Holland (Victor Jory, star of The Shadow) while a mysterious archer in medieval attire and an imitator prowl the grounds as well.

Restored with noise-reduced picture and audio.


Preorder now for release in late July/early August

View Chapter 1

Coming May 2016

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


“A real serial that has cast, story, action and excellent photography and sound. If you want a lot of fast action, this is the serial for you.” -- Mayme P. Mussleman, theater exhibitor

A murdered forest ranger's brother and a mute "wild boy," who grew up in the woods, defend themselves against crooked Canfield (Noah Beery) and his men, who will stop at nothing to capture a magnificent wild stallion -- "the devil horse" -- that is friend to the wild boy.

Begins shipping
about July 26


View Chapter 1: "Untamed"

Shipping in August / September 2016

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New Digital Transfer
ZUDORA
The Original Girl Detective
&
THE VENTURES OF MARGUERITE


The surviving episodes of the 1914 supernatural detective series/serial featuring Marguerite Snow and James Cruze, stars of THE MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY, and a bonus episode of the serial THE VENTURES OF MARGUERITE starring Marguerite Courtot.

Includes:
The Mystery of the Spotted Collar, The Mystery of the Sleeping House, The Mystery of the Dutch Cheese Maker, and The Fatal Elopement aka The Hypnotic Power of Mr. Chang and The Veiled Priestess


Shipping in August 2016
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SUBSCRIBER NOTES
AND UPDATED
SHIPPING SCHEDULE


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THE MYSTERY TROOPER
Began shipping in June


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Payment was collected for THE LONE DEFENDER

THE DEVIL HORSE
Will ship to Subscribers and Preorders beginning about July 26


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Payment will be collected
for Oct. DVD, TITLE TBA

ZUDORA
Payment previously collected
Will ship
to Subscribers and Preorders


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Payment will be collected
for Nov. DVD TITLE

THE LONE DEFENDER
Will ship to Subscribers and Preorders

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New Digital Transfer
The First Sound Serial to receive national distribution

THE LONE DEFENDER
Featuring Walter Miller
and the original Rin Tin Tin


The owner of a secret mine is murdered and Rin Tin Tin is a witness. The Cactus Kid and his gang think the dog can lead them to the mine. Rinty and a helpful stranger named Ramon try to beat the gang, protect the murdered man's daughter, and uncover the identity of the Cactus Kid.

Shipping in September 2016

View Chapter 1
"The Mystery of the Desert"

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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.

TARZAN THE FEARLESS (1933) The Serial featuring Buster Crabbe Now on DVD

ZUDORA: Scenes from the 1914 Mystery Series -- Preorder Now

DRUMS OF FU MANCHU restored from an original print

THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Complete on DVD; Karloff's first major film role

THE LONE DEFENDER Chapter 1: The Mystery of the Desert

Jungle & Exotic Adventure Cliffhangers

New DVD Release
Shipping Now
TARZAN THE FEARLESS
(Cliffhanger Serial Edition)
Featuring BUSTER CRABBE
and JACQUELINE WELLS

Mary Brooks leads a jungle expedition to find her lost archaeologist father and encounters Tarzan, the mysterious wild man, who helps protect her as she heads toward the lost temple of the god Zar of the Many Emeralds and his worshipers. Two other men also vie for her affection, one of whom secretly wants to collect a $10,000 bounty on Tarzan.

This restored edition of the serial is presented in cliffhanger format and includes content not seen since the serial's original release in 1933. Content which remains lost is summarized and re-created with stills and audio in real-time.

A must-see and a must-have for your cliffhanger serial DVD collection!

Began shipping week of Feb. 21
More Information / View Chapter 1

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JUNGLE ADVENTURES

ADVENTURES OF TARZAN
The Original Restored!

THE JUNGLE PRINCESS
AKA The Lost City of the Jungle

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!

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!

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DRUMS OF
FU MANCHU

The Must-See Serial Transferred from an Original Print
Best Quality Available!

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THE MYSTERIES
OF MYRA

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

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THE HOPE
DIAMOND MYSTERY

Boris Karloff's first
major film role!
Now Available On Demand


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!


Also, in the Archive:
THE LOST SPECIAL
RADIO PATROL
THE SPIDER'S WEB
THE VANISHING SHADOW
SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN

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
and THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN In English
No Subtitles
Complete on DVD
View On Demand

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DAREDEVILS
OF THE WEST

The Long-Lost Republic Serial Complete on DVD
View On Demand

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THE PHANTOM EMPIRE
Restored & Scored:
The Fun Version!

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MYSTERY MOUNTAIN
Who is "The Rattler?"
View Chapter 1

THE BLACK WHIP
Linda Stirling, the Avenger!

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

THE PAINTED STALLION
The Mystery Rider
with the Golden Arrow!

THE SIGN
OF THE WOLF

Restored and High Quality

THE VANISHING LEGION
Early Serial, Excellent Quality

ZORRO RIDES AGAIN
And Sings Too!

ZORRO'S
FIGHTING LEGION

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


Also, in the Archive:
HEROES OF THE WEST
THE RED RIDER
THE GREAT ADVENTURES
OF WILD BILL HICKOK

Aviation, War & Spy Cliffhangers

WAR, SPIES & MOUNTIES

THE FIGHTING MARINES
Vs. the Tiger Shark!

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

Also, in the Archive:
CLANCY OF
THE MOUNTED

AVIATION ADVENTURES

THE MYSTERY SQUADRON
Who is the Black Ace?

STEVE CANYON
TV Series

Complete & Restored
(External Link)

Also, in the Archive:
Tailspin Tommy in
THE GREAT AIR MYSTERY

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KING OF THE MOUNTIES
With Restored Audio & Subtitled Missing Dialogue

Cliffannger Anthology

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THE LOST SERIAL COLLECTION
Anthology of Rare Footage from Silent Serials

Audio Cliffhangers

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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.

Adventures of
Frank Merriwell
(Restored from 16mm,
transfer in progress)


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 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


Jungle Menace
(Restored from 16mm,
transfer in progress)


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


Pirate Treasure
(Transfer in progress)

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


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 Pocket Guide to Movie Serials

ORDERING / SHIPPING NOTES

ORDERING/SHIPPING NOTES
NEW CUSTOMERS PLEASE READ!

Please allow 30 days for delivery of all orders. We ship a few times a week in a queue which usually runs a week or two behind. Orders for new titles and single DVD orders tend to ship more quickly than large orders because elements often need to be reprinted and most orders are made-to-order. Sorry but we do not get enough orders to support extensive warehousing or daily shipping, this is how we make things work & we appreciate your patience.

There is no need for you to email us asking for a shipping date of any package -- if you received a receipt email from PayPal that means we've got your order and it will ship when it comes up in line.

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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
Click Here 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

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