The Serial Squadron

is creating MOVIE SERIAL VIDEOS AND RELATED PUBLICATIONS

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Squadron Air Cadet (Online/Video)
$10
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PER MONTH (Not Project)

Access to Members’ Network: chat, library, forums etc., Online Serial Library & Lost Serial Chapters

(Cap your pledge at $10 to limit charge to that amount per month)


Flying Ace (DVD Subscriber) - USA
$25
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Membership Kit

Members’ Network: chat, library, forums etc.

Online Serial Library & Lost Serial Chapters

Pre-paid DVD/Blu-Ray Releases

New DVD/Blu-Ray Releases

Legacy Members: Special Project/Lost Serial Blu-Rays
New Members: Discount on Special Project Blu-Rays

If your account is capped at $25/month you will receive DVDs and Blu-Rays only. If you allow your account to accept multiple pledges per month, you will automatically receive Books, Comics, Art or Photo Prints, or other merchandise as well.


Flying Ace (DVD Subscriber) - Canada
$35
per creation

Canada:  

Membership Kit

Members’ Network: chat, library, forums etc.

Online Serial Library & Lost Serial Chapters

Pre-paid DVD/Blu-Ray Releases

New DVD/Blu-Ray Releases

Legacy Members: Special Project/Lost Serial Blu-Rays
New Members: Discount on Special Project Blu-Rays

If your account is capped at $35/month you will receive DVDs and Blu-Rays only. If you allow your account to accept multiple pledges per month, you will automatically receive Books, Comics, Art or Photo Prints, or other merchandise as well.  

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About

The Serial Squadron has been restoring rare and "lost" serials from the early 1900s to the 1940s for over 17 years now. We have access to archives of film prints of silent and sound serials, and now that we are partnering with the Library of Congress and other film archives will be able to bring you chapters and serials which are extremely rare -- some you will have never seen before.

We will be taking on the ambitious project of commissioning new digital transfers of sound, silent, Mascot and independent movie serials which have not yet been seen in high picture and sound quality, or not seen at all by anyone still living. Our goal is to make "lost" and rare serials viewable online and on DVD and Blu-Ray as possible, as quickly as we can do so. We are now also offering access to online video of serials, sometimes works in progress, through an online members' area sub-site which is accessible to all those who subscribe through Patreon.

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 and available for online viewing sooner rather than later and everyone interested in them will be able to see high quality copies which have been unavailable for decades.

A sample chapter of one of our restorations, DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST, is above. This Republic serial was thought lost and unseen for 60 years, and all prints of it that exist were missing several reels of sound. The audio in the chapter above was missing from the first reel and so had to be re-created. Can you tell the difference between the re-created audio in the first few minutes and the original sound (which begins when the cavalry rides in)? We found a way to get the serial to you, and replaced every gunshot, every wagon sound, and had actors re-create the dialogue from the existing script so the serial could feel complete once again. That's how dedicated we are to bringing these serials, which were beloved in their time and have influenced the current superhero, Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies so heavily, back to life.

Titles slated for restoration in the future include some popular Republic serials which have never received high quality transfers, rare never-before-seen serials from the 1910s-20s and sound serials which exist now only in inferior "budget DVD" editions, sometimes incomplete and always unrestored. Refer to the Serial Squadron website "In Production" link to see what is coming next.

Serials which exist only in partial form will include restored and reconstructed sections. 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. Appropriate color toning and new scores will be included for the silent serials.

If you sign up as a Flying Ace (Video & DVD Subscriber) by making your pledge here, you will receive:

-- Access to members-only online serial videos
-- Access to the Serial Squadron Members' Network including a chat room, private forum, and other features
-- DVDs and Blu-Rays of serials
-- Serial-related books, comics and other publications
-- Art prints and posters
-- CDs of restored audio serials
-- Book and DVD/Blu-Ray sets
-- Bonus DVDs shipped free to subscribers and multi-disk set serials which may include extra titles


And/or variations of the above according to your pledge selection.

You can now also sign up for a basic Serial Squadron (Air Cadet) membership at $10/month which will help support new online videos of serials to be posted (and we'll be posting a lot beginning very soon)

Take a look at www.serialsquadron.com for more information about this and other serials as they become ready to release.

Depending on how projects are progressing any given month, your account may or may not be charged anything, and no more than two charges will be made in any given month. For some titles, supplemental funds from online Indiegogo pledge drives will also be raised which will be necessary for project completion. If you decide to cap your account at $25 or 35 you will receive only the DVD/Blu-Ray projects and not books, comics, or other merchandise.

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 Subscriber list, if you want to you can just sit back and enjoy receiving new Squadron DVDs as soon as they are ready to go without having to lift a finger!

This system eliminates your having to send money too long before a title is released, and allows us to pay for transfers in advance as well as keep multiple projects in production at once.

Watch the Squadron website main page at www.serialsquadron.com for further information about the the release schedule and the order in which new titles are being scheduled for restoration and release.

Information about release dates of new titles will also be posted on the Squadron Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/serialsquadron/

Upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray projects will include THE GALLOPING GHOST, THE HOUSE OF HATE (upgrade), THE FIGHTING DEVIL DOGS, BRUCE GENTRY, BRENDA STARR REPORTER (upgraded), the ZORRO SERIAL COLLECTION with GHOST OF ZORRO on Blu-Ray, THE ASKED MARVEL, THE KING OF THE KONGO, SON OF GERONIMO, LAST OF THE MOHICAN, ADVENTURES OF TARZAN from 35mm and the restoration of the first sound serial ever made, THE VOICE FROM THE SKY, including original reels long thought lost.

Books to be made available to subscribers will include ROCKETMAN IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES, THE MASKED MARVEL ARCHIVE, THE COMPLETE ANNOTATED PERILS OF PAULINE, THE FRANK MERRIWELL ARCHIVE, THE MASKED RIDER COMPANION BOOK and THE REPUBLIC SERIALS

Please sign up now to help us restore these classic cinema serials which deserve proper full-quality releases, and help us make them available online, and receive great forthcoming restorations of the classic movie serials on this list 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.
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If we reach $3000/month in subscriptions, the need for supplemental pledge drives at the Squadron website will be eliminated and production time on DVD creation reduced so the release of a new serial every month will be possible. 
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