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Product Details

  • Actors: Gordon Jones, Keye Luke, Anne Nagel, Wade Boteler, Phillip Trent
  • Directors: Ford I. Beebe, Ray Taylor, John Rawlins
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Black & White, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: VCI Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 11, 2011
  • Run Time: 551 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004BBHVIS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,458 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

The George Trendle popular 1930s radio series hit the screen first as an early-1940s serial. It was so successful, it was immediately followed up with a sequel. This collector's edition brings both those two classic serials together in one set. Includes The Green Hornet (Gordon Jones, Keye Luke. 1940/4 hrs., 18 min.) and The Green Hornet Strikes Again (Warren Hull, Keye Luke. 1941/4 hrs., 53 min.). 4 DVDs. B&w/NR/fullscreen.

Customer Reviews

It was a lot of fun to watch!
Lester D Dee
VCI has provided an excellent edition, the image and sound quality make the serial itself seem better than it did in VHS releases.
Stanley Kohl;
It's for the viewer who would like to see life as it should be, rather than the way we've made it to be.
Johnny 0

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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful By R. G. Bright on June 30, 2009
Format: DVD
This DVD release is SUPERB. I can say that because I have purchased numerous releases for the same serial, including VHS and unauthorized DVD releases. The picture quality is sharp and clear and evidently from the studio masters. The sound is excellent and the detail level is superb.

The serial is chaptered so you can select which chapter you want to watch or you can watch them all from beginning to end without interruption. Old-Time Radio shows are a bonus.

Best part about this release is the liner notes. Authored by Martin Grams, it reveals just how and where they filmed each scene for the chapters, character actors in small roles (such as an unbilled Alan Ladd) and more. I recommend you read the liner notes before watching the serial so you have plenty to look out for during viewing. Makes viewing more fun. (And according to the end of the notes, the author has an authorized book on THE GREEN HORNET coming out in early 2010!)

Overall, quality, liner notes, radio shows, bonus features, this is as good as it gets. If you question whether this is worth the price, take it from a Hornet fan. Grab this.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Bobzep on August 13, 2009
Format: DVD
Just when I thought Image Entertainment had the lock on top quality Universal serial restoration, along comes VCI with its masterful work on The Green Hornet. The company's technicians must have burned the midnight oil rejuvenating this beauty. There's simply no way this vintage cliffhanger could have looked any better on first release! The "buzz" is this independent distributor has more lovingly restored goodies in the pipeline.
I'll be waiting! For its quality, this classic entry is worth every dime.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 16, 2011
Format: DVD
To anyone shopping for old-time versions of the Hornet for the first time, note that the image of this DVD package says it includes BOTH the original 1940 13-chapter serial "The Green Hornet" and the 1941 15-chapter serial "The Green Hornet Strikes Again." The Run Time describes the two serials: 551 minutes

For some reason -- catering to compulsive DVD packaging collectors, perhaps -- Amazon's "Frequently Bought Together" list on this item suggests that people might want to also purchase separate copies of "...Strikes Again" and the "Green Hornet: Movie Edition," which is edited-down from the 1940 serial.

That would be a lot of duplication for the average viewer.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 1, 2009
Format: DVD
All year I looked forward to the Green Hornet serials coming to dvd & I wasn't disappointed! VCI has done a magnificent job of restoring these 2 films to their original glory! The picture quality just couldn't be better. The story & action for both films is great. After reading the biography for George W. Trendle on the extras menu it 's no surprise. Mr. Trendle supervised EVERYTHING about the production of these movies right down to the actors playing Green Hornet & Kato. All aspects of these serials met with his satisfaction before Universal dared to shoot 1 foot of film! I do wish however that biographies for Anne Nagel & Wade Boteler had been included. Both these actors did many serials for Universal & they deserved a mention. But that's ok. All of the other extras are great too including the photo galleries & 2 episodes of the Green Hornet radio program. Also Green Hornet facts & trivia gives a lot of background info I was not aware of before. Now I can't wait to see the new Green Hornet movie in 2010!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By trebe TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 23, 2011
Format: DVD
Created by George Trendle and Fran Striker, The Green Hornet first came to popularity as a radio serial first broadcast in 1936. The program featured Britt Reid, the youthful owner and publisher of a newspaper called The Sentinel, who dons a mask and secretly fights crime as the Green Hornet. Reid is aided by his faithful valet Kato, who also wears a mask, and besides being an expert fighter, pilots the Hornet's superfast car, the sleek Black Beauty.

The Green Hornet typically took on `racketeers' involved in organized crime, and those who betrayed the public trust, like crooked officials or politicians. Because of his close association with underworld figures, the Hornet was commonly thought to a criminal himself. And since he took the law into his own hands, he was often sought after by the police. As the radio program proceeded into the World War II years, the stories also incorporated elements promoting the war effort, and fighting espionage on the home front.

Serials were short multi-part features that were run in movie theaters, as supplements to the main feature, as enticements to return to the theater the following week. The Green Hornet (1940) was a 13 part serial that featured Gordon Jones as Britt Reid. The Green Hornet Strikes Again (1941) was a 15 part serial with Warren Hull as Reid. This four disc DVD set contains the two complete serials, restored to the best condition possible. Typically each episode runs a about 20 minutes, and begins with a summary of the story so far, and then ends with some kind of cliffhanger. Keye Luke, known for playing one of Charlie Chan's sons, and later for appearing on the 70's TV series Kung Fu, plays Reid's valet Kato in both serials.
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