Update, December 24th, 2019: A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to my readers; I am hoping for my work situation to stabilize somewhat by February, so hopefully this blog will come out of slumber mode then. In the meantime, here are a few tidbits of serial news:
VCI will be releasing Buck Jones’ other two Universal serials, Gordon of Ghost City and The Phantom Rider, on DVD and Blu-ray in January and February, respectively. Both are long overdue for an official home video release, but the news is especially exciting where Rider is concerned, since that serial has never been available in a decent print, even on the gray market.
Film collector and restorationist Eric Grayson, aka “Dr. Film” is working on restoring the part-silent, part-sound Mascot serial King of the Kongo, which has previously been available only in silent versions missing the soundtrack for the serial’s dialogue scenes. His latest updates are at this link: