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THE HOUSE
OF HATE
BLU-RAY UPGRADE
New restoration done from new transfer, presented at correct speed, noise-reduced, stabilized and with a new musical score

Featuring the great serial queen PEARL WHITE and the handsome and still-popular star of the 1920s the handsome ANTONIO MORENO

Now in the final stage of restoration

PREORDER NOW for shipping as soon as the finished version has been proofed & burned

One of the greatest cliffhangers ever made — the groundbreaking first serial to feature a full-out masked super-villain, with two great leads battling the berserk killer the Hooded Terror, who is after Pearl's inheritance.

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SHIPPING SOON
THE CLASSIC REPUBLIC SERIAL
ZORRO'S FIGHTING LEGION
BLU-RAY UPGRADE
IN COLOR

Featuring REED HADLEY
And a cast of Republic regulars

PREORDER NOW for shipping About April 15

The thrilling all-time favorite of cliffhanger serial fans, one of Republic's slickest and most action-packed productions, featuring well-choreographed swordplay, deadly end-of-chapter cliffhangers, perhaps the best musical score in any serial ever, and the villainous Don Del Oro, the golden "god" who is determined to control Yaqui gold.

The story was adapted from the outline of the intended third Republic Lone Ranger serial
The Lone Texas Ranger which was never made, and still includes an Indian companion for Zorro and the white horse Silver. The Texas Rangers were reworked as Zorro's loyal (and singing) "legion" which have so far appeared only in this exciting epic. And Zorro does a great job in it! Presented for the first time ever in COLOR.

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NEW TITLES AVAILABLE NOW

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DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST
The new 2 hour 37 minute
Feature Version in Color

Is viewable now at the Serial Squadron Online Library

More Information & Photos Here on Facebook
VIEW IT HERE
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TO BE CONTINUED Second Edition, 844 pages in two paperback volumes. To be listed shortly.
UPCOMING AUCTION LISTING:

KEN WEISS'S 2-VOLUME SECOND EDITION OF TO BE CONTINUED

Out of print, very rare, privately printed so not on Amazon, very good condition. Donated to the Squadron by Ken himself. Paperback edition this time.

The book contains complete and detailed summaries of all sound cliffhanger serials & rare photos of them all as well. Listed chronologically. It's not a history book, it's a reference book. A much bigger deal than his well-known but not always accurate 1972 edition, but not everyone has even heard of this one. Grab it while you can!

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LAST OF THE MOHICANS
Starring HARRY CAREY, BOB KORTMAN IN COLOR /HD

"Your Last of the Mohicans is perfect."
— Squadron member "Author Ken."


It is British versus French and Mohican versus Huron, and caught in the turmoil are Colonel Monroe, commander of the doomed Fort William Henry, and his two daughters, Alice and Cora, traveling through perilous territory to reach him. Independent scout and rifleman Hawkeye is caught up in the conflict and at first tries to make peace but then must try to take the side of right.

1920 x 1080 Blu-ray | About 4 hours | Chapter Selections / Digitally Mastered/Restored

See more about this project
CLICK HERE to Watch Online Now


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THE LONG-LOST HORROR CLASSIC FULLY RESTORED AND IN EXCELLENT QUALITY.
SEVEN FOOTPRINTS
TO SATAN

Blu-Ray UPGRADE
Featuring CREIGHTON HALE, THELMA TODD

"It's just magnificent! Thank you." — Patreon subscriber Lawrence Bulk
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James Kirkham wants a life of adventure, exploring in darkest Africa, but instead, after a shooting at an antiquities auction, finds himself and his fiancé Eve kidnapped by parties unknown and taken to a macabre mansion of horrors such as the world has never known, inhabited by demonic-looking freaks, torturers, and killers.

A major upgrade from the Squadron DVD edition, with more advanced restoration including artifact removal, flicker elimination, and stabilization. Color tinted, in a new English translation, with new score and sound effects, as had been included in the original release.

Also available now for instant streaming through the Squadron digital library.

GET THE BLU-RAY
NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
COLOR TINTED & SCORED
Quality: HD / FINE

VIEW DIGITAL VIDEO ON YOUR DEVICE
PLAYNOW60

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CAPTAIN AMERICA
IN COLOR
Featuring DICK PURCELL, ADRIAN BOOTH and LIONEL ATWILL
Contains the entire 15 episode serial in color, an introduction showing how the project evolved from MISTER SCARLET to CAPTAIN AMERICA, the re-release trailer and an interview with the proprietor of a comic shop who has probably the largest collection of Captain America memorability in existence.

PROJECT COMPLETE & SHIPPING NOW

ORDER NOW or view in the
SQUADRON ONLINE LIBRARY

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THE VAULT OF HORRORS
Anthology Blu-Ray

FRANKENSTEIN (1910)
PORTRAIT (1915)
THE MISSION OF MR. FOO
THE DEVIL'S BALL (1933)
THE MAD DOCTOR
SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN
in Full Color

ALL NEWLY RESTORED, noise reduced, stabilized, presented at the correct speed and looking amazing. 1920 x 1080 Blu-ray About 2.5 hours

SHIPPING NOW

CLICK HERE to Watch Online Now

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SHIPPING NOW
THE CRIMSON STAIN MYSTERY
Featuring MAURICE COSTELLO and ETHEL GRANDIN
HD Blu-Ray & Paperback Novel
Also viewable
Online and with E-Book
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Another "lost serial" made available to you by the Squadron in amazing, sharp HD quality. Dr. Burton Montrose, a famous scientist, discovers a biological element which he believes will improve the mental faculties of the human race. Instead, when tested on a few human subjects, the discovery reacts, turning them into cruel and bloodthirsty murderers. Black and white, 1920x1080 HD

ORDER THE BLU-RAY

Watch now in the Online Library
Order the Printed Book
Download E-Book (PDF) 

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NEW HD TRANSFER FROM ORIGINAL 35mm PRINT
TOM "CAPTAIN
MARVEL" TYLER in
FAST BULLETS
Also featuring REX LEASE

Texas Ranger Tom risks his life to keep a young man and a pretty dancing girl from getting involved with a crooked gang.
Excellent, sharp HD transfer from an original nitrate print on a Blu-Ray which includes black and white and color versions of this 1936 Reliable feature and some cartoons and extras.


SHIPPING NOW


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SQUADRON ONLINE LIBRARY

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THE BEST OF THE SQUADRON

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OTHER PROJECTS IN PRODUCTION

These projects will be available when completed over the next few weeks or months and is subject to change or be reordered according to availability and condition of original reels or technical issues. Panels will move up as new projects near completion. The previously announced restorations of THE SPIDER RETURNS and THE IRON CLAW are delayed due to print condition being not-as-reported. We are still awaiting the loan of the print of THE SECRET CODE. Titles listed for preorder are in development and we have all elements necessary to complete them.

IN PRODUCTION
ADVENTURES OF TARZAN
Featuring ELMO LINCOLN and LOUISE LORRAINE
Blu-Ray UPGRADE
With new 35mm content

Adapted from the concluding chapters of The Return of Tarzan. This release is the full 10-chapter 1928 serial, NOT the 90 minute "feature version" released by others which includes only content from the last half of the serial and no opening and closing titles or cliffhanger endings. This release is the whole deal and now includes the whole sequence of Jane being attacked by the witch doctor and his man-eating plant!

To be released with the accompanying novelization.

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IN PRODUCTION
BRENDA STARR, REPORTER
Blu-Ray
Featuring JOAN WOODBURY

and KANE "SPY SMASHER" RICHMOND

This spunky and entertaining serial which includes GANG BUSTERS-style action and lots of snappy dialogue did not survive complete, and was missing some reels of audio and one or two of picture as well. New techniques are being used to replace, clean up, stabilize, restore and re-create missing content so the serial will feel complete again.

IN PRODUCTION
SON OF GERONIMO
Blu-Ray
Featuring CLAYTON "LONE RANGER" MOORE

When Clayton Moore was on hiatus from playing the Lone Ranger on TV in the 1950s he was hired to appear in a number of movie serials shot by Columbia and Republic. SON OF GERONIMO was one of them.

In Arizona, homeland of the Apaches, Porico, the son of Geronimo, sole survivor of a massacre by soldiers, whose tribe is hungry and dissatisfied with white policy wages a war of vengeance on white men. Unscrupulous lawyer Rankin schemes to split the take with the Indians and start a chain of stores that sell goods left over from Indian raids. Brave ex-cavalryman Jim Scott and his old pal Tulsa do everything in their power to stop both the scavenging crooks and vengeful Indians. New HD transfer from an original print.

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IN PRODUCTION
THE KING OF THE KONGO
Featuring BORIS KARLOFF and WALTER MILLER


In 2004 matching up the existing audio disks with a transfer of this obscure late silent serial was discussed in the old Squadron chat room as were plans to restore it. Subsequently, somehow, those disks ended up in the hands of someone else. It's been quite a while since then and though multiple pledge drives have been run now for 20 years to take money from people to supposedly restore the serial, still no one has been able to see anything but a few clips of it. It's probably too late now for anyone even to care about this thing but we figure it's time to make as close to a complete copy as possible should be made available now while people who still want to see it are alive, whatever is being held hostage be damned!

The serial, as were most movies made c. 1930, was intended to showcase dialogue scenes, which were new at the time, and there are a lot in here and they slow down the pace a great deal. It's a historical period piece and not a lot more but it does have an early Karloff appearance as part of it and something of which serial and Karloff completists will want to have a copy. So we'll give you one.

IN ARRANGEMENT FOR PRODUCTION
THE FU MANCHU COLLECTION
Blu-Ray / In Color

All the existing episodes of the "lost" serials and TV pilot with JOHN CARRADINE and more. Restored and stable, with commentary and/or extras by author William Maynard

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SQUADRON RESTORATIONS
ON BLU-RAY AND DVD

Many of the projects below were mastered from new state-of-the-art HD transfers of the best-quality available 16mm and 35mm film prints sourced from loans, purchases from collectors or archives. Transfers of incomplete or damaged films have cleaned-up, stabilized and restored picture and audio, and sometimes include reconstructed missing content. Some projects are offered in HD on Blu-Ray, and some are available as "hybrid" Blu-Rays which are restored original SD transfers burned on Blu-Ray disks with reduced compression for improved motion, audio and picture quality. Many titles created before the Blu-Ray era are on Dual-Layer ore regular DVD-Rs. All disks are region-free and and play in all players fully equipped to be able to play recordable media. They do not include onscreen logo bullets.

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SHIPPING NOW
THE PHANTOM CREEPS
ULTIMATE EDITION
HD BLU-RAY

(1939, 12 Chapters)
Featuring
BELA LUGOSI
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After his wife is killed in an accident for which he feels responsible, embittered scientist Dr. Alex Zorka, who has discovered a new powerful element that fell to Earth as a meteorite, becomes an insane megalomaniac. He plans to rule the world with an army of invincible robots and his invisibility device which he uses as "the Phantom." This edition is the Best quality ever made available of this serial

READ MORE


ORDER THE PHANTOM CREEPS
ULTIMATE EDITION BLU-RAY
Plays in all Blu-Ray players
NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / NEAR MINT


PLAYNOW60
VIEW DIGITAL EDITION NOW

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SHIPPING NOW
The Craziest Sci-Fi Serial Ever
in Near-Perfect Condition
THE LOST PLANET
CONQUEROR OF SPACE
HD Blu-Ray / 15 Cosmic Chapters
Featuring Michael Fox
and Judd Holdren
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Crazed scientist kidnaps Professor Dorn for assistance in his plan to conquer the universe with sophisticated futuristic weaponry and hero Rex Barrow follows him to planet Ergro, where he forces his zombified slaves to mine cosmonium. Includes the greatest amount of cosmic weapons and devices ever in any serial.

READ MORE


A new transfer restored to a Superb Broadcast Quality HD BLU-RAY
Quality is "Near Mint" 1920 x 1080 HD
If you preordered this title your order is still active.

ORDER NOW $19.95
NEW HD TRANSFER & RESTORATION
Quality: HD / NEAR MINT
BLU-RAY Plays in all Blu-Ray players

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PIRATES OF
THE HIGH SEAS

HD Blu-Ray/15 Chapters
Featuring Buster Crabbe,
Tristram Coffin and Lois Hall
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A South Seas sea captain is fired upon in the harbor of Taluha by a phantom boat and calls on his old friend Jeff Drake for assistance. Unexpected passengers include a former OSS operative seeking out a nazi war criminal and a mysterious music box may hold the clue to the location of valuable diamonds.

A little-known later Buster Crabbe treasure that nobody has seen in good condition, restored to near-mint-condition quality from a new state-of-the-art remarkably sharp and stable HD transfer from an original print. You will be amazed with the quality of this Blu-ray!

READ MORE

NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
BLU-RAY Quality: HD / NEAR MINT
Plays in all Blu-Ray players
Now reduced in price to $18.95

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Shipping Now:
NEW HD TRANSFER
THE MASKED MARVEL
(1943, 12 Chapters)
RESTORED HD BLU-RAY
Featuring Tom Steele, Louise Currie, Anthony Warde
and
Johnnie Arthur as Sakima
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The Masked Marvel, secretly one of four insurance investigators, fights Mura Sakima, an Axis spy who kills Alice Hamilton’s father.
1920 x 1080 HD Transfer complete, digital restoration complete, picture stabilized and restored, excellent, "pristine" quality

READ MORE


"I was amazed with the quality of Masked Marvel. I look forward to Phantom Creeps. Will be away for October so I will have to order in a few weeks. Again, I was so amazed with your work and needed to say something" — Steven D.

ORDER THE MASKED MARVEL

NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / NEAR MINT
BLU-RAY
Plays in all Blu-Ray players

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SHIPPING NOW
THE TRAIL OF
THE OCTOPUS

UPGRADE

Featuring the successful serial team of
BEN WILSON and NEVA GERBER
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Contains newly recovered formerly missing footage including the mind-blowing reveal, now viewable again 102 years after the serial was released, of the identity of Monsieur X.

Seven daggers, when inserted into a safe in a cliffside cave wall on Seal Island, will reveal the ancient magic artifact called The Devil’s Trademark. As owners of the daggers are murdered one by one, Detective Carter Holmes tries to prevent the valuable artifact from falling into the hands of Asian mastermind Wang Foo and the mysterious masked Monsieur X.

READ MORE


Also available now for instant streaming through the Squadron digital library.

15 episodes,
1280 x 720 HD
6 1/2 NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / FINE

Plays in all Blu-Ray players


SHIPPING NOW
PLAYNOW60
Rent or buy right and watch right now, in any country on Android, Amazon, AppleTV, SmartTV, computer and other devices

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SHIPPING NOW
JOCK MAHONEY in the extremely rare and thrilling Western serial
ROAR OF THE IRON HORSE
DIRECTED BY SPENCER BENNET and THOMAS CARR
READ MORE


Jim Grant agrees to help the frontier railroad fight against raids and sabotage, but stumbles into a battle between the riders of the Baron, who owns the nearby ranch land, and agents of a second, unknown, leader behind many of the attacks blamed upon the powerful ranger.

COMICS/PULP-STYLE
COSTUMED CHARACTER SERIALS

The Squadron offers the highest-quality available edition of the first costumed pulp-character serial, THE SPIDER'S WEB, created from a new Rank Cintel transfer of a rare 16mm print, and new editions of many other highly-regarded and historically influential serials from new 2k digital transfers, stabilized and fully restored. THE FIGHTING DEVIL DOGS features the black-caped and helmeted villain "The Lightning," the prototype of Darth Vader in STAR WARS. The CAPTAIN AMERICA serial was written originally for the Fawcett character Mister Scarlet, and MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR SATAN for Superman and both were revised with new leading characters. SPY SMASHER remains to this day perhaps the most perfect translation of a comic book hero to the movie screen.

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EXCELLENT HD QUALITY RESTORATION
WITH STABILIZED PICTURE AND RESTORED AUDIO
NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / FINE


BLU-RAY
Plays in all Blu-Ray players
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / NEAR MINT


BLU-RAY
Plays in all Blu-Ray players
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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THE SQUADRON CREATED THIS RESTORATION. THIS BLU-RAY INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL WORK, NOT A COPY, AND LOTS OF EXTRAS. GET IT FROM THE SOURCE!
NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / VERY GOOD-FINE


BLU-RAY
Plays in all Blu-Ray players
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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AUDIO DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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EXCELLENT HD QUALITY RESTORATION
WITH STABILIZED PICTURE AND RESTORED AUDIO
NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / FINE-NEAR MINT

BLU-RAY
Plays in all Blu-Ray players
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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RESTORED, FROM A NEW HD TRANSFER
NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / FINE


BLU-RAY
Plays in all Blu-Ray players
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / NEAR MINT


BLU-RAY / DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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THE ORIGINAL RESTORATION, NOT A COPY
NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: FINE


HYBRID BLU-RAY
Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players


SCI-FI, FANTASY & COSTUME EPIC SERIALS
THE ROCKETMAN COLLECTION which includes all 3 of the original Rocketman/
Commando Cody theatrical serials will be made available on Blu-Ray shortly.

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NEW RESTORATION FROM NEW HD TRANSFERNEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / FINE-NEAR MINT

BLU-RAY Plays in all Blu-Ray players
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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TOP QUALITY HD PRESENTATION, METICULOUSLY RESTORED FROM A NEW HD TRANSFER
NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / NEAR MINT


BLU-RAY
Plays in all Blu-Ray players
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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ENHANCED EDITION WITH COLOR TONES AND PERIOD MUSICAL SCORE

HYBRID BLU-RAY
Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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THE ORIGINAL 3 ROCKETMAN/COMMANDO CODY SERIALS WITH DOCUMENTARIES, BOB BURNS INTERVIEW, TRAILERS, EXTRAS

HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format

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VIDEO/AUDIO DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players


ACTION HEROINES
The Squadron edition of THE PERILS OF PAULINE is by far the most comprehensive and highest
quality edition of the serial in existence. Newly transferred and scored, it includes copious extras
detailing information about lost episodes and other films and serials inspired by the great "original."

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BLU-RAY Plays in all Blu-Ray players
HYBRID BLU-RAYPlays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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ENTIRELY NEW PRESENTATION FROM A NEW TRANSFER, WITH NEW MUSICAL SCORE, RESTORED PICTURE, NEW INTERTITLE TRANSLATION, COPIOUS EXTRAS INCLUDING CONTENT FROM LOST EPISODES

HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format

DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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IN PRODUCTION


WARTIME & SPY SERIALS
SPY SMASHER is one of the top action and comic book character-films ever produced.
The Rex Bennett serial SECRET SERVICE IN DARKEST AFRICA was an Indiana Jones inspiration.
PATRIA featured Warner Oland's first appearance as an Asian character.
THE MASTER KEY includes many WWII-era extras which set the scene for the serial.

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players


CRIME SERIALS
GANG BUSTERS features one of the most engaging plots of any serial: crimes committed by the
"League of Murdered Men" leave clues that lead to the conclusion that they were committed by dead men!
THE LOST SPECIAL is low in resolution but still a passable copy of one of the "Lost Universals."

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HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: HD / VERY GOOD
from somewhat worn but complete print
BLU-RAY Plays in all Blu-Ray players
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players


AVIATION SERIALS
FLYING G-MEN was a precursor to the Blackhawks of the comics. THE GREAT AIR MYSTERY and THE MYSTERY SQUADRON are excellent quality transfers and BRUCE GENTRY an enjoyable Republic-like serial with plenty of stunt fighting.

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DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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3-DL-DVD SET
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players


OCCULT, HORROR & MYSTERY SERIALS
The bizarre Ben Wilson serial THE TRAIL OF THE OCTOPUS and
Boris Karloff's earliest major appearance,
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY
are offered exclusively by the Squadron and include new musical scores.
The upgraded restoration of the superb Pearl White serial
THE HOUSE OF HATE is in production and will be released when complete.

Visit the new
VANISHING SHADOWS website for more pre-code horror and related content!

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
15 CHAPTERS NOW COMPLETE BUT FOR A FEW MINUTES IN CHAPTER 9. SECOND EDITION INCLUDES PREVIOUSLY LOST SCENES INCLUDING THE REVEAL OF THE IDENTITY OF MONSIEUR X!
NEW TRANSFER AND RESTORATION
Quality: FINE

BLU-RAY
Plays in all Blu-Ray players

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
THE FIRST FILM OF ANY KIND TO TREAT THE OCCULT AS SCIENCE, THE FIRST DEVIL-CULT IN CINEMA

DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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Hybrid Blu-Ray plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the Hybrid Bu-Ray format

HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
ONE OF THE FIRST FEMALE DETECTIVES IN CINEMA

DVD plays in all DVD Players

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
BORIS KARLOFF'S FIRST MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ROLE; BEARS SIMILARITIES TO
THE MUMMY

HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DVD plays in all DVD Players

New sister site to the Squadron announced:
VANISHING SHADOWS

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EXOTIC ADVENTURE SERIALS
The Squadron offers the only edition of the splendidly-produced and directed
DRUMS OF FU MANCHU, digitally mastered from an original print.

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HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players


JUNGLE SERIALS
The Squadron's restoration of TARZAN THE FEARLESS is the only edition to include rare footage not seen in the feature version, and is presented in chapter format. A new upgraded HD restoration of ADVENTURES OF TARZAN is in production.

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HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE: THE SERIAL PRESENTED IN CLIFFHANGER FORM; INCLUDES NEW FOOTAGE NOT IN THE FEATURE VERSION
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
FEATURE VERSION OF THE SERIAL
LOST CITY OF THE AFRICAN JUNGLES
DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players


PIRATE & SEA ADVENTURE SERIALS
Including fan-favorite MANHUNT OF MYSTERY ISLAND

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players


MOUNTIE SERIALS
Don't miss KING OF THE MOUNTIES (which was originally to have featured Spy Smasher),
one of the most action-packed and well-directed and edited serials ever. The Squadron edition includes fully
re-created sound effects and music for reels for which audio has thus far been unavailable.

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE: GREAT SERIAL WITH FULL MUSIC, SOUND EFFECTS AND SUBTITLES IN SECTIONS WHICH WERE MISSING AUDIO
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players


MASKED RIDER SERIALS
Eric Stedman of the Serial Squadron created the restoration of the 1938 Republic LONE RANGER serial and the Squadron exclusively offers it and its sequel in unique, unsubtitled, complete editions in English.
THE MASKED RIDER, also offered only by the Squadron, was an amazingly influential (and violent) serial from 1919, the first to be named after a prominent masked/mystery Western character, and predated and inspired Zorro's black costume

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THE UNIQUE NEW RESTORATION
NO SUBTITLES - CONTENT CLEAR AND COMPLETE
DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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THE UNIQUE NEW RESTORATION
NO SUBTITLES - CONTENT CLEAR AND COMPLETE
HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE: LONG-LOST SERIAL SHOT IN SAN ANTONIO / FROM 35mm

DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players


WESTERN SERIALS
The Squadron's unique flagship Western title is the long-unseen
DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST, mastered from an original Republic print.

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SQUADRON EXCLUSIVE:
LONG-LOST REPUBLIC SERIAL FOUND
MISSING AUDIO RESTORED

IN COLOR
PROJECT COMPLETE


Click on the cover image for the Black and White HYBRID BLU-RAY Plays in Sony BDP-s3100 and other players which recognize the H-BR format
DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD
Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

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DL-DVD Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

SERIAL ANTHOLOGIES
The Wharton Serials / The Lost Serial Collection / Serial Rarities
Ithaca film enthusiasts: Please also see the listings here for BEATRICE FAIRFAX, THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA, PATRIA and IF WOMEN ONLY KNEW.

2-Disk Set

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DL-DVD / Plays in all Blu-Ray & DVD players

2-DL-DVD Set

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Lost serials: THE ROMANCE OF ELAINE, BEATRICE FAIRFAX, THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA, PATRIA and more. A Serial Squadron exclusive 2-DL-DVD set; plays in all Blu-ray and DVD Players

2-DVD Set

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Another Squadron exclusive: Clips and chapters from lost or partially lost serials including full chapters from THE IRON CLAW with Pearl White and THE FLAME FIGHTER. DL-DVD, plays in all Blu-Ray and DVD Players.

Recommended Commercial Releases

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Click the picture above to search for a copy of the official Hearst FLASH GORDON serial set on eBay

The Squadron does not work on titles which have been released commercially by studios or those which have legitimate distribution by secondary agencies.

We recommend the following currently available high quality, legitimately licensed and recommended commercial serial releases sourced from transfers of original masters.

The Flash Gordon Trilogy (Hearst)
Adventures of Captain Marvel (Kino)
Daredevils of the Red Circle (Kino)
Superman/Atom Man Vs. Superman (Warner)

The Shadow (Mill Creek)
Blackhawk (Mill Creek)
Commando Cody (Olive)
Batman/Batman and Robin (Mill Creek)
Panther Girl of the Kongo (Olive)
The Invisible Monster (Olive)
Flying Disc Man from Mars (Olive)
The Green Hornet serials (VCI)
The Mysterious Airman (Sprocket Vault)

 

RARE "LOST" FEATURES Also restored by the Squadron

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Welcome to Serial Squadron Headquarters! The Serial Squadron's mission is to restore and preserve rare serials and related or similar features (often last on the lists of larger film archives) so they can be seen again and discovered, enjoyed and studied. The Squadron offers copies of serials we have worked on and restored ourselves, often from original film prints, which are not and sometimes never been made commercially available. Some of the serials and related features listed on this page were and are not even preserved by the studios which made them. We restore transfers of incomplete or damaged original 16mm or 35mm film prints of serials shot by shot, translating intertitles when necessary, adding musical scores, stabilizing the image, noise-reducing sound and repairing credit sequences. Donations related to these holdings and projects are used to help pay for new acquisitions to be restored and preserved. The Squadron also publishes books on cliffhanger movie serials.
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ORDERING FROM THE SQUADRON

Printed publications such as the Spy Smasher and Mysteries of Myra books ship within about 3 business days.

While some Blu-Ray/DVD titles may ship quickly if they are more recently completed we have covers and disks on hand, the Squadron has restored over 100 titles now and many library titles must be made to order, sometimes need to be remastered or cover inserts reordered etc., and we don't have lots of employees or delivery trucks like Amazon.com so please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery of any library title shipment.

Before you order a Hybrid Blu-Ray title, read about player compatibility on the Hybrid Blu-Rays page.

In order to expedite shipping, please limit your order to four titles per shipment. If you ignore this request, prepare to wait longer for your order to arrive.

You may not order DVDs or Blu-Rays if you are a convention dealer, YouTube, TV, Roku, Amazon or other online channel owner. You MUST contact Azura if you want to discuss broadcasting any content from the Squadron. Infringement will be reported and you may lose your channel if you try to do so.

Substantial restorations and reconstructions of public domain content such as the Squadron does are NOT public domain but in copyright to the Squadron as "new versions of public domain works." You may not use, copy or broadcast ANY video or printed content from any Squadron DVD, Blu-ray or other publication for any other purpose besides research or home use. Do NOT swipe cover art and post it anywhere for any reason. Copyright infringement complaints as appropriate will follow when you are reported.


To find out if your order went through, check your PayPal account and see if it appears on your activity list. When your order is ready to be assembled, you will receive an email from the Squadron with tracking information. This does not mean the order has shipped yet. It means it is in the process of being assembled. To check and see when your order has shipped, look for it in the Squadron Orders Log.

Lots more information about ordering, player/disk compatibility/checking on orders etc.
on the
Squadron HELP page.

 

CLIFFHANGER SERIAL BOOKS Available Now
Books in this section ship in 3-5 business days in strong cardboard mailers.

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A pictorial catalogue of all the Republic serials with production and cast lists, story descriptions and notes

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The French novel translated, with descriptions of WWI scenes added to the serial added to extend it.

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The comprehensive history of American cliffhanger serials 1912-1956 with images for every title, and sections about actors, characters and related books, memorabilia, sheet music and lists of serials by studio and year and actor filmographies. 

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The history of Captain Marvel in Fawcett and DC comics and the Republic serial. Includes the complete restored book Captain Marvel vs. the Scorpion, the sequel to the serial.

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The Mysteries of Myra
The original serial reconstructed from the newspaper novel and over 200 photos & extras

Paperback Book
6" x 9" 400-page bookstore-quality trade paperback
With color cover and black and white interior, spine about 1"

Deluxe Hardbound Library Edition with color wraparound dust jacket featuring additional color images of the two existing MYRA posters and other memorabilia printed on the interior flaps
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The Serial Squadron Movie Serial Video Guide
Print Book: Pocket Book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm) Standard Black & White, 60# White, Paperback, Glossy Cover, 178 Pages

Includes a complete list of US movie serials 1912-1929, a short history of early movie serials, list of US movie serials available on video, a list of sound movie serial feature versions, costumed heroes & villains, Squadron secret codes & more

Click here to order the Squadron Movie Serial Video Guide (Ships in 3 business days)
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THE ADVENTURES OF SPY SMASHER
IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES


A Serial Squadron "Cliffhanger Companion" Book
Print Book: Pocket Book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm) Standard Black & White, 60# White, Paperback, Glossy Cover; 250 Pages
Includes: History of Spy Smasher Spy Smasher in the Comics, his Greatest Foes, 3 Spy Smasher Comic Book Stories, The Story of the Serial, Chapter Summaries/Lobby Cards, Cast Biographies, Still Photos Gallery, Costumes/Props, Pressbook Ad Cuts and The complete 113 page illustrated dime action novel restored: Spy Smasher and the Red Death Click this link to get your copy!

LOST SERIAL PHOTONOVELS
Lost serials re-created in print, photos and illustrations

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BOOKS IN PRODUCTION

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Coming May 2016
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SUBSCRIPTIONS

You can SUBSCRIBE and receive the latest Serial Squadron DVDs as soon as they are published. Visit the PATREON SERIAL SQUADRON VIP SUBSCRIBER PAGE for more details!

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Visit the new sister group to the Serial Squadron
THE DAUGHTERS OF DARING
(Facebook Group)

BLU-RAYS (BD-R)
Standard 1440x1080 HD Blu-Ray format; will play in all players that can play BD-R media.

Adventures of Frank Merriwell
Adventures of Sir Galahad
Captain America
Captain America (Color)

The Crimson Ghost
The Crimson Stain Mystery
Daredevils of the West (Color)
Fast Bullets (Color/BW)

Fighting Devil Dogs
Galloping Ghost
Last of the Mohicans (Color)
The Lost Planet
The Masked Marvel

Mysterious Doctor Satan
The Phantom Creeps
Pirates of the High Seas
Roar of the Iron Horse
Seven Footprints to Satan
Son of the Guardsman
Spy Smasher
The Trail of the Octopus
The Vault of Horror


HYBRID BLU-RAYS (BD-R)
Will play in Sony BDP-s3100, BDP-s390, BDP-1200, BDP-s5390, Samsung BD-DS300, BD-DS2500, BD-F5100, ONN portable 100009768 and some Playstation players. Please read the Hybrid Blu-Rays page before ordering

Beatrice Fairfax
Blake of Scotland Yard
Daredevils of the West
Drums of Fu Manchu
The Desert Hawk
The Hope Diamond Mystery
The Lone Ranger Serial
Perils of Nyoka
The Perils of Pauline
The Phantom Empire
Rocketman Collection
The Spider's Web
Tiger Woman / Black Whip

ABOUT THE SERIAL SQUADRON
More information and Squadron history

The Serial Squadron is a multimedia archive -- a soon-to-be non-profit library supported by enthusiasts of the form, historians, and in cooperation with film archives and private collectors, which restores, repairs, and re-creates movie and audio serials not now available or have never been been commercially released by studios or legitimately licensed rightsholders in video, audio, and printed form. The Squadron published the first-ever movie serial on DVD, Zorro's Fighting Legion, in 2002 and has continued working on restorations of rare and long-unavailable movie serials ever since. Our goal is to preserve, restore and make available for viewing or study the original cliffhangers that inspired Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Hollywood superhero blockbusters of today. Your orders keep the archive going and fund new transfers and other projects.

It is our mission at the Squadron to
preserve and restore the rarest of all historical theatrical cliffhanger movie serials of 1912-1956 and related series films and create restored editions of serials as yet unseen by the general public, or which are only viewable in poor or incomplete condition, and to keep all these titles available for purposes of historical research, study, remembrance value or to be seen by new audiences unfamiliar with the content. Most titles here come from new transfers done from original films and include restored picture and sound. Silent titles include new scores and missing content in any serial is re-created or summarized. Subscribers help us continue to restore new titles and when special projects surface we sometimes use pledge drives to help fund restorations.
The Squadron also publishes
novelizations of lost serials and serial-related comics.
And some lost serials have been re-created as audio dramas and more will be presented in that form as time goes on.

Note: EVERYTHING here is an "upgrade." We will offer NO DVD copy of a serial that we believe exists in better condition anywhere else. We also do not copy studio releases of serials here, period; we do our own work and restorations. And if a studio makes a serial available commercially we will remove it from our list.

In accordance with current copyright law, no serials will be listed here unless they are public domain and/or more than 75 years old or in their last 20 years of a copyright term and/or not currently available as a commercial video product by a studio or legitimately licensed rights holder (if any). Copies of orphaned serials in which we have invested time and funds to preserve and restore are (legally) available to the public from this archive in accordance with Section 108 of the US Copyright law which states that “for preservation, scholarship or research, libraries or archives may reproduce, distribute, display or perform published works in their last 20 years of copyright if the work is not subject to commercial exploitation and cannot be obtained at a fair price.”

"Section 108 of the Copyright Act permits libraries and archives to make certain uses of copyrighted materials in order to serve the public and ensure the availability of works over time. Among other things, Section 108 provides limited exceptions for libraries and archives to make copies in specified instances for preservation, replacement and patron access. Section 108 was enacted as part of the Copyright Act of 1976, then amended in 1998 by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Copyright Term Extension Act, and in 2005 by the Preservation of Orphan Works Act."


SQUADRON RESTORATIONS CONTAINING ORIGINAL CONTENT ARE NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN. BUY FROM THIS SITE OR LICENSED VENDORS ONLY

We have regrettably recently received reports of unlicensed vendors selling copies of copyrighted Squadron DVDs at conventions, in email lists, and on websites, including THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY and even advertising illegal copies for sale in periodicals. Only Peter C. Walther of Rome NY, Norman Kietzer and the Lone Ranger Fan Club 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 may 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.
By ordering a copy of one of the restored public domain titles you agree to respect its copyright as a new version of a public domain work by the Squadron and not to copy or resell the DVD. In regards to orphaned (abandoned) titles, you agree that you are a writer, reviewer, historian, or library and research, review, or study is your purpose in requesting a copy of any of these films which we have taken pains to restore to as close to their original condition as possible.


"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!"
-- Pioneer serial producer/director George B. Seitz

More About the Squadron / Contact Info

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