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BUCK ROGERS-70TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Buck RogersThe 70th Anniversary of The legend Buck Rogers is now on DVD with a total restoration of the 1939 serial that is light years better than the previous VCI release of the same title. VCI has gone back to Universal to fine the best-known prints of the serial to get the best picture possible. I have seen other DVDs of this serial over the years and this is best quality yet. Along with the serial the 2 disc set come with a lot of extras including a brief video history on the character of Buck Rogers, Cast Bios, a 25 minute audio speech given by Buster Crabbe in 1972, 2 radio episodes from the 1930's, a nice 2009 Comic Con panel featuring Gil Gerard and Erin Gray! And most surprising a rare 1934 Buck Rogers live-action short shown at the 1934 World's Fair with the son of the man who owns the rights to the character as Buck. A really nice treat and great for any serial fan!

 

VIDEO

The film quality is great! Chapters are uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Tomorrow's World"-(21:01)
2. "Tragedy on Saturn"-(20:33)
3. "The Enemy's Stronghold"-(21:29)
4. "The Sky Patrol"-(19:10)
5. "The Phantom Plane"-(20:04)
6. "The Unknown Command"-(21:23)

Disc 2- 7. "Primitive Urge"-(17:59)
8. "Revolt of the Zuggs"-(19:43)
9. "Bodies Without Minds"-(17:33)
10. "Broken Barriers"-(18:48)
11. "A Prince in Bondage"-(20:41)
12. "War of the Planets"-(20:33)

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: The Story Of Buck Rogers-(8:52)
Buster Crabbe-All American Hero-recorded 1972 -(25:29)
Photo Gallery-(04:47)
Buck Rogers Radio Program-"Episode # 1"-(15:22)-1932
Buck Rogers Radio Program-"Episode # 2"-(13:54)-1932
2009 Comic Con Buck Rogers Panel with Gil Gerard and Erin Gray-(28:58)
Buck Rogers VS The Tiger Men From Mars- (1934)-(07:59)-Rare Film



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GREEN HORNET-SERIAL

Green Hornet

In 1939, Universal came out with a serial of The Green Hornet. VCI has come out with a great 2 disc set with all 13 chapters of the serial restored from the original 35mm prints from Universal! Universal is usually very stingy with there stuff and also hardly ever puts anything they have on DVD from good prints, but that's another story! The serial stars Gordon Jones as Britt Reid, owner of the Daily Sentinal a well respected newspaper who fights crime with his Korean servant Kato (which originally is Japanese but for reasons of the Second World War Kato was changed to Korean) who was played by Keye Luke of Charlie Chan fame. They had non lethal gas guns and drove around in Black Beauty, their crime fighting car. In the 1960's the Green Hornet was revived into a TV series starring Van Williams and Bruce Lee as Kato! The extras are great on this set which include 2 vintage radio shows of the Green Hornet-"The Parking Lot Racket" and "The Highway That Graft Wrote" also included is a audio piece of I am…The Green Hornet by Clifford Weimer, a Photo Gallery and a Before and After Restoration Example.

 

VIDEO

The film quality is great! Chapters are uncut.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Tunnel of Terror"-(21:01)
2. "The Thundering Terror"-(20:33)
3. "Flying Coffins"-(21:29)
4. "Pillar of Flame"-(19:10)
5. "The Time Bomb"-(20:04)
6. "Highways of Peril"-(21:23)
7. "Bridge of Disaster"-(21:04)

Disc 2- 8. "Dead or Alive"-(17:59)
9. "The Hornets Trapped"-(19:43)
10. "Bullets & Ballots"-(17:33)
11. "Disaster Rides The Rails"-(18:48)
12. "Panic In The Zoo"-(20:41)
13. "Doom of the Underworld"-(20:33)

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: Before & After Restoration-(0:23)
Biography on George W. Trendie -(Text Only)
I Am….The Green Hornet-Audio Piece-(08:16)
Photo Gallery-(02:50)
Green Hornet Radio Program-"The Parking Lot Racket"-(29:39)
Green Hornet Radio Program-"The Highway That Graft Wrote"-(27:32)


 

GREEN HORNET STRIKES AGAIN-SERIAL

Green Hornet Strikes

In 1940, Universal came out with a second serial of The Green Hornet. The serial was Green Hornet Strikes Again! VCI has come out with a great 2 disc set with all 15 chapters of the serial restored from the original 35mm prints from Universal! The serial stars this time Warren Hull as Britt Reid, owner of the Daily Sentinal. Actor Gordon Jones was on another project at the time and Keye Luke was back as Reid's Korean servant Kato. This time the duo takes on the underworld with the car Black Beauty at their disposal! The extras are great on this set which include 2 vintage radio shows of the Green Hornet-"Paroles For Sale" and "The Corpse That Wasn't There" also included is a Photo Gallery and a Key Luke Bio and a Before and After Restoration Example.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Flaming Havoc"-(20:34)
2. "The Plunge Of Peril"-(21:13)
3. "The Avenging Heavens"-(21:31)
4. "A Night Of Terror"-(19:14)
5. "Shattering Doom"-(18:51)
6. "The Fatal Flash"-(21:22)
7. "Death In The Clouds"-(17:18)
8. "Human Targets"-(20:13)

Disc 2- 9. "The Tragic Crash"-(19:27)
10. "Blazing Fury"-(18:53)
11. "Theives of the Night"-(18:15)
12. "Crashing Barriers"-(18:48)
13. "The Flaming Inferno"-(17:44)
14. "Racketeering Vultures"-(20:57)
15. "Smashing The Crime Ring"-(19:00)

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: Before & After Restoration-(0:33)
Biography on Keye Luke -(02:00)
Green Hornet Facts & Trivia-(05:16)
Photo Gallery-(02:26)
Green Hornet Radio Program-"Paroles For Sale"-(29:47)
Green Hornet Radio Program-"The Corpse That Wasn't There"-(26:39)


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