The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive

THE VIP SQUADRON DVD NEW RELEASE LIST
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SQUADRON DVD RELEASE VIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
New digital transfers. Beautiful studio-quality prints.
See the first sound serials the way they were meant to be seen.
And have DVDs delivered to your door as soon as they are published.

Help make new serial DVD releases possible and get the new Squadron DVD releases delivered to you automatically as soon as they are ready to go! 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. Subscribe now to the VIP New Release List to have these serial DVDs mailed to you as soon as they are complete.
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The Serial Squadron has been restoring rare and "lost" serials from the early 1900s to the 1940s for over 10 years now. We have access to an excellent quality private archive of film prints of early 1930s serials and more, many created from original negatives, and will be taking on the ambitious project of commissioning new digital transfers of 10-12 Mascot and Independent serials of the 1930s over the next year or so. Purchasing or paying for loans of films and new digital transfers are expensive and we'd like your assistance so we can get these serials onto DVD sooner rather than later and everyone interested in them will be able to see high quality copies of these great serials which people have not been able to enjoy in full quality for decades.

Titles slated for restoration include (listed in no particular order):
THE VOICE FROM THE SKY
THE LIGHTNING WARRIOR
THE HURRICANE EXPRESS
THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE
THE WHISPERING SHADOW
THE MYSTERY TROOPER
JUNGLE MENACE
THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL
PIRATE TREASURE
THE FLAME FIGHTER
THE LONE DEFENDER
THE GALLOPING GHOST
WHAT HAPPENED TO MARY
TARZAN THE FEARLESS
BURN 'EM UP BARNES

and
THE AMAZING EXPLOITS OF THE CLUTCHING HAND.

All DVD versions of these films will be released in black and white from new digital transfers from original prints, mostly 16mm, some 35mm, and be complete, with no missing chapter endings. Audio on all titles will be restored to bring up volume and remove hiss or white noise, and picture will be cleaned up and stabilized as necessary or possible.

By subscribing, you will receive:

- A
DVD of the serial as soon as it's complete and ready to ship
- Your DVDs shipped
before anyone not on the subscription list gets theirs
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Your name credited as a co-sponsor or producer of the DVD (for co-sponsor pledges)

And/or variations of the above according to your pledge selection. Note that this is NOT a monthly subscription and you will only be charged at the end of a month if a new serial is to be released at that time or shortly afterward. If any long delays take place involving transfers or restorations and there is to be no release any given month, your account will NOT be charged anything. Only at the end of the month when a DVD is ready or almost ready to ship will pledges be collected.

Once you sign up on the subscription list you do not ever have to fill out anything else to pledge again for the next release; your pledge choice will roll over automatically to the next release so as long as you keep a few bucks in your PayPal account, if you sign up for the VIP list, if you want to you can just sit back and enjoy receiving new Squadron DVDs as soon as they are ready without having to lift a finger!

Please sign up now to help us restore these classic cinema serials which deserve proper full-quality releases, and receive the great forthcoming restorations which any serial collector will be proud to own, without having to do anything else, as soon as the DVDs have been burned. Complete, with the scenes missing in other releases present and accounted for. And you'll even get that new digital transfer of
THE AMAZING EXPLOITS OF THE CLUTCHING HAND you always wanted too. Which you know you can't resist. :)
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