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Green Hornet: Original Serials Collector's Set
     

Green Hornet: Original Serials Collector's Set

Director: Ford I. Beebe,

Cast: Ford I. Beebe, Gordon Jones, Warren Hull, Wade Boteler

 
George W. Trendle's masked crime fighter The Green Hornet originated in a radio serial during the 1930s and swept up legions of fans in that venue, prior to his movie debut in 1940. Significantly, the first cinematic appearances of The Hornet didn't occur in a feature but in a couple of back-to-back movie serializations that seemed intended to transport the magic of

Overview

George W. Trendle's masked crime fighter The Green Hornet originated in a radio serial during the 1930s and swept up legions of fans in that venue, prior to his movie debut in 1940. Significantly, the first cinematic appearances of The Hornet didn't occur in a feature but in a couple of back-to-back movie serializations that seemed intended to transport the magic of the episodic radio format to the big screen. Both of those serials appear in this release: the 13-episode, four-hour Green Hornet (1940), and the 15-episode, 5-hour Green Hornet Strikes Again. The saga begins with the Hornet's alter ego, newspaper editor Britt Reid (Gordon Jones), donning his superhero guise to fight crime, and taking suave advantage of the authorities' perception of him as a lawbreaker, by working "outside of the law." He is joined, in his efforts, by the genius inventor and sidekick Kato (Keye Luke). Green Hornet Strikes Again finds Reid (now played by Warren Hull) on vacation in Hawaii, where he learns that a crime syndicate now overrules virtually every sector of the city - and then prepares do something about thwarting the central crime lord, a fellow called Grogan.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2011
UPC:
0089859859724
Rating:
NR
Source:
Vci Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
9:11:00
Sales rank:
4,197

Special Features

Two radio episodes the Green Hornet; "I Am...The Green Hornet" audio piece by Clifford Weimer; Before and after restoration example; Photo galleries; George W. Trendle & Keye Luke bios; Green Hornet facts and trivia

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Green Hornet
1. The Tunnel of Terror
4. The Thundering Terror
7. Flying Coffins
10. Pillar of Flame
13. The Time Bomb
1. Highways of Peril
4. Bridge of Disaster
Disc #2 -- The Green Hornet
1. Dead Or Alive
1. The Hornets Trapped
1. Bullets and Ballots
1. Disaster Rides the Trails
1. Panic in the Zoo
1. Doom of the Underworld
Disc #3 -- The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
1. Flaming Havoc
1. The Plunge of Peril
1. The Avenging Heavens
1. A Night of Terror
1. Shattering Doom
1. The Fatal Flash
1. Death in the Clouds
1. Human Targets
Disc #4 -- The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
1. The Tragic Crash
1. Blazing Fury
1. Thieves of the Night
1. Crashing Barriers
1. The Flaming Inferno
1. Racketeering Vultures
1. Smashing the Crime Ring

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