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|King of the Royal Mounted|
Actors: Allan Lane, Robert Strange, Robert Kellard, Lita Conway, Herbert Rawlinson
Directors: John English, William Witney
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama, Military & War
Mile-a-minute action, with a thrill for every mile! Starring Allan Lane as your favorite cartoon hero Sergeant King who comes to life on the big-screen in a sensational new adventure. Based on the famous Zane Grey story... more »
Stunning Restoration of Terrific Serial!
Jery Tillotson | New York, NY United States | 03/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"VCI has done a phenomenal job in restoring this l940 classic Republic serial and bringing it to today's movie buffs. The razor-sharp images and the stunning camerawork are rendered anew to be savored by all movie buffs--not just those addicts--like myself--of those old-time Saturday afternoon chapter plays. William Witney and John English move this non-stop actioner at jet-set speed. Beautiful location photography and amazing action sequences will even have those not usually fans of Bijou fare cheering for more. This is a definite must for the library of all movie serial fans--and even those who want to see how a l940 movie really looked before being sliced, diced and butchered for television. Artisan is bringing out these much demanded favorites from the past. Let us all praise Artisan for their efforts and hope that more of those classic thrillers will soon be on their way--especially Republic's fabulous "G-Men Vs. the Black Dragon," "Spy Smasher" and "Daredevils of the Red Circle.""
King of The Royal Mounted
H. Headley | Annapolis, Maryland United States | 04/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This serial on DVD, is not only as sharp as a Kinzu knife, but the contrast is perfect!
The plot line is good, but let's face it-we're after the Republic fight scenes and this one is chock full of them!
This serial was produced during the period of the top Republic stunt men, who choreographed all their fights.
Allan Lane stars, who later became Red Ryder: after Bill Elliott hung up his shootin' irons!
One defect on my copy, was the BIO feature that wouldn't play.
By clicking the MENU twice, I received results! Go figure.
If you like the genre, you'll want this one!"
Superb Music Soundtrack
Don Carroll | Atlanta, GA | 02/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It always puzzles and even amazes me when reviewers comment concerning the great Republic serials. Yes, the photography, sound and special effects were all superior to any other studio. But,what about the fabulous music that all of the staff composers and arrangers were able to create during the period of the thirties and forties?? Some of the most stirring, energetic and even beautiful music ever written for the screen was turned out by Mort Glickman, William Lava, Cy Feuer,Karl Hajos and Alberto Colombo. My personal two favorites were Mort Glickman and William Lava. When I listen to the soundtrack of "King of the Royal Mounted," I get so swept away by the music, I almost am distracted from the screen action and drama...almost! This is truly one of Republic's best serials ever. It contains all the best elements of the top serials at Republic, and VCI's restoration is uncanny. Don't miss it.
King of the royal mounted
Frank A. Emery | surrey bc canada | 11/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"nice clear sharp transfer from good film source i have been collecting serials for 35 years vhs and dvd this in my opinion is one of the best serials made it has good contrast brightness i would have rated 5 stars but my copy lost audio for 5 seconds at end of red ryder trailer has any one else had this happen every else just fine hats off to vci entertainment pleasure to watch"