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The Phantom Empire on DVD

 
Public Cowboy No. 1
Chapter 1
DVD

Gold Mine in the Sky
Chapter 2
DVD

The Singing Hill
Chapter 3
DVD

Home in Wyomin'
Chapter 4
DVD

Twilight on the Rio Grande
Chapter 5
DVD

The Last Round-Up
Chapter 6
DVD

The Strawberry Roan
Chapter 7
DVD

The Big Sombrero
Chapter 8
DVD

The Big Sombrero
Chapter 9
DVD

The Big Sombrero
Chapter 10
DVD

Last of the Pony Riders
Chapter 11
DVD

Last of the Pony Riders
Chapter 12
DVD

DVD Information

The Phantom Empire

1935
Running Time:
Approximately 250 minutes
Released 2007

Gene Autry's first starring role on film was in the Science Fiction Western 12-part serial The Phantom Empire in 1935. It was a fantastic adventure with music, comedy, and action on the land, in the air and underground in the kingdom of Murania. To celebrate the Gene Autry Centennial in 2007, Gene Autry Entertainment and Image Entertainment added the serial chapters to the feature film DVD releases as a special bonus feature. The chapters are sourced from Gene Autry's personal film archive but are unrestored.  We think they look rather swell and provide an entertaining viewing to both Science Fiction and Western film fans!


Synopsis:
Radio Ranch is a dude ranch resort owned by Tom Baxter and popular radio entertainer Gene Autry. Twenty 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 is such that he must broadcast daily from the ranch or he will lose it. Complications arise when a discredited scientist tries to steal the ranch from Gene for its radium and 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 is also known in edited form as Men With Steel Faces, Radio Ranch, and in the United Kingdom as Couldn't Possibly Happen.

Available Chapters on DVD

Public Cowboy No. 1 Chapter One: "The Singing Cowboy"
31 minutes

Available on: Public Cowboy No. 1
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Gold Mine in the Sky Chapter Two: "The Thunder Riders"
20 minutes

Available on: Gold Mine in the Sky
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The Singing Hill Chapter Three: "The Lightning Chamber"
19 minutes

Available on: The Singing Hill
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Home in Wyomin' Chapter Four: "The Phantom Broadcast"
18 minutes

Available on: Home in Wyomin'
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Twilight on the Rio Grande Chapter Five: "Beneath the Earth"
20 minutes

Available on: Twilight on the Rio Grande
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The Last Round-Up Chapter Six: "Disaster from the Skies"
18 minutes

Available on: The Last Round-Up
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The Strawberry Roan Chapter Seven: "From Death to Life"
20 minutes

Available on: The Strawberry Roan
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The Big Sombrero Chapter Eight: "Jaws of Jeopardy"
20 minutes

Available on: The Big Sombrero
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The Big Sombrero Chapter Nine: "Prisoners of the Ray"
18 minutes

Available on: Riders in the Sky
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The Big Sombrero Chapter Ten: "The Rebellion"
19 minutes

Available on: Riders in the Sky
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Last of the Pony Riders Chapter Eleven: "A Queen in Chains"
19 minutes

Available on: Last of the Pony Riders
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Last of the Pony Riders Chapter Twelve: "The End of Murania"
19 minutes

Available on: Last of the Pony Riders
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Actors/Artists: Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy, Wheeler Oakman, Charles K. French, Warner Richmond, Frank Glendon, Lester (Smiley) Burnette, William Moore, Edward Piel, Sr., Jack Carlyle, Champion

Directors: Otto Brower and Breezy Eason

Audio Format: Mono
Screen Format: Full Frame

Color: B&W
Original Languages: English

Other Languages: None
Region Code: Region 1
(U.S. and Canada only)

Running Time:
250 minutes
Not Rated


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