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The Phantom Empire

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The Phantom Empire

Released:
June 7, 2011
By Timeless Media Group

1935
Running Time:
Approximately 241 minutes

Gene Autry's first starring role on film was in the Science Fiction Western 12-part serial The Phantom Empire in 1935. A serial is a continuing story with a cliffhanger ending that is resolved the next week and typically played at a Saturday Matinee along with a Western feature, a newsreel, a 10- or 20-minute musical or a comedy short, and a cartoon. The Phantom Empire is a fantastic adventure with music, comedy and action on the land, in the air and underground in the super-scientific kingdom of Murania. This Timeless Media Group collection is sourced from Gene Autry's personal film archive.

The Phantom Empire   The Phantom Empire


Synopsis:
Radio Ranch is a dude ranch resort owned by Tom Baxter and popular radio entertainer Gene Autry. Twenty-five thousand feet beneath the ranch lies the super-scientific, highly advanced kingdom of Murania which is rich in radium deposits and ruled by the beautiful Queen Tika. Gene's radio contract states that he must broadcast daily from the ranch or he will lose it to a discredited scientist trying to steal the ranch for its radium. The Queen tries to protect her kingdom from the outside world by getting rid of Gene Autry and the Junior Thunder Riders.

The Phantom Empire
DVD Disc One

Chapter One: "The Singing Cowboy" (31 minutes)
Chapter Two: "The Thunder Riders" (20 minutes)
Chapter Three: "The Lightning Chamber" (19 minutes)
Chapter Four: "The Phantom Broadcast" (18 minutes)

DVD Disc Two

Chapter Five: "Beneath the Earth" (20 minutes)
Chapter Six: "Disaster from the Skies" (18 minutes)
Chapter Seven: "From Death to Life" (20 minutes)
Chapter Eight: "Jaws of Jeopardy" (20 minutes)

DVD Disc Three

Chapter Nine: "Prisoners of the Ray" (18 minutes)
Chapter Ten: "The Rebellion" (19 minutes)
Chapter Eleven: "A Queen in Chains" (19 minutes)
Chapter Twelve: "The End of Murania" (19 minutes)
Bonus: Photo Gallery

Three Slimline DVD Box Set

Actors/Artists: Gene Autry, Radio's Singing Cowboy; Frankie Darro; Betsy King Ross; World's Champion Trick Rider; Smiley Burnette; Dorothy Christy; and Champion.

Directors: Otto Brower and Breezy Eason

Audio Format: Mono Screen Format: Full Frame
Color: B&W

Original Languages: English
Other Languages: None
(U.S. and Canada only)

Region Code: Region 1
Running Time:
241 minutes
Not Rated
 


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