The Green Hornet (also referred to as simply Green Hornet) is a masked fictional crime fighter. Originally created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker for an American radio program in the 1930s, the character has appeared in two Universal serials. In the 13 episode serial, the city is faced with rising crime and increased racketeering activity, intrepid newspaper editor Britt Reid (Gordon Jones) becomes the crime fighter the Green Hornet. As far as the police are concerned, the Hornet is himself a criminal; this misunderstanding enables Reid to operate "outside the law" to battle criminals and racketeers. Working along side the Hornet is the brilliant inventor/sidekick Kato (Keye Luke), the only living person who knows the true identity of the Hornet. Our heroes fight an infamous racket's that's menacing their city.
n ancient Bagdad, the young prince Ahmad (John Justin) is betrayed, deposed, and imprisoned by his vizier Jaffar (Conrad Veidt), an evil and calculating man who is also a master of the Black Arts. But Ahmad is saved from prison, and certain execution, by Abu (Sabu), a young thief who has made his way in life by stealing whatever he needs. Together they escape from Bagdad and make their way to the port city of Basra, where they hope to sign to sail with the renowned sailor Sinbad. But Ahmad chances to catch a glimpse of the daughter (June Duprez) of the Sultan (Miles Malleson, who also co-wrote the screenplay), and falls hopelessly in love with her. Sneaking into the garden where she spends most of her days, she meets him and the two are bound together forever in that moment, he the first man she has ever seen, and she the most beautiful woman he has ever beheld. But no sooner have they declared their love for each other then Jaffar arrives in Basra, seeking the princess' hand in marriage -- and to secure the blessing of her father, a fanatical collector of toys, he offers the aging Sultan a fantastic mechanical flying horse that bears him into the clouds at will. The sultan agrees to the marriage, but the princess flees the city. Abu and Ahmad are captured and before either can tell the sultan of their plight, Jaffar works his magic, leaving Ahmad blind and transforming Abu into a dog -- conditions that will remain until he holds the princess in his arms.
Tarantula, Mole People, Incredible Shrinking Man, Monolith Monsters, Monster on the Campus, Dr. Cyclops, Cult of the Cobra, Land Unknown, Deadly Mantis, Leech Woman
Street Date 13/05/2008
Publisher: Universal |
Ten fascinating films featuring amazing and groundbreaking special effects. These captivating and shocking classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood set the standard for all Sci-Fi terror to come. Featuring Tarantula, The Mole People, The Incredible Shrinking Man, the Monolith Monsters, Monster on the Campus, Dr. Cyclops, Cult of the Cobra, The Land Unknown, The Deadly Mantis and The Leech Woman.
This classic movie serial stars Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon. In the first volume, our hero discovers that the Emperor Ming of the planet Mongo is dusting the Earth with a poisonous mist called 'The Purple Death.' Flash must go to Mongo, discover an antidote and destroy Ming. Included here are episodes one through four: 'The Purple Death,' 'Freezing Torture,' 'Walking Bombs,' and 'The Destroying Ray.'
To save many, he'll sacrifice a few. Missing for ten years, Dr. Leon Kravaal (Boris Karloff) has been found! Frozen solid in a block of ice, Kravaal was conducting forbidden experiments in human cryogenics when he became trapped within his own freezer. Thawed out by Tim Morgan (Roger Pryor) and Judy Blair (Jo Ann Sayers), Kravaal vows to continue his research, using his enemies as guinea pigs. But with the death of his last human "volunteer," Kravaal decides it's time for Time and Judy to sacrifice their lives for science, in this chilling tale of cold-blooded murder.
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