A great new documentary about the costumed & masked heroes of the great action serials including THE PHANTOM, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, The SPIDER, The SHADOW, ZORRO, CAPTAIN AMERICA, The MASKED MARVEL, The COPPERHEAD, The GREEN HORNET CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT, BLACKHAWK, EL LATIGO & lots more!! Written by IN THE BALCONY’s film expert, Cliff Wiemer (and narrated by Mike Acord), this featurette spans the entire history of the sound era cliffhanger serial. See video clips & stills from virtually ALL of the costumed-hero serials of the era!! In addition, there is also a sampling of the best of these characters found in SEVEN complete serial chapters featuring CAPTAIN MARVEL; The BLACK COMMANDO ( from The Secret Code ); FLASH GORDON; DICK TRACY (from Dick Tracy’s G-men ); ZORRO (from Zorro’s Fighting Legion ); CAPTAIN VIDEO & SPY SMASHER. This super serial sampler is a great overview of the colorful mystery men of the Golden Age of action serials; a wonderful wave of video nostalgia for the buffs of the era, and an excellent introduction to those unfamiliar with the genre. It’s two hours of fast action thrills with the mystery heroes of yesteryear from 1936 to 1951. This is a non-rated, live-action DVD recorded on a single DVD-R in NTSC format in black & white. The presentation (which includes an interactive menu and special “stills” section ) runs two hours, and should be playable on any standard DVD player. Released in 2006.