Alpha Video

Saturday Morning Kids Classics from the 1950s (Captain Video and His Video Rangers / Super Circus) (2-DVD)

A 2-DVD bundle pack containing rare episodes from the early days of children's television.
List Price: $15.96
SALE PRICE: $8.50
You Save: $7.46 (47% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  ALP 9659D
Amazon sells this DVD for $12.98, buying at OLDIES.com saves you 35%
This is the price to buy directly from Amazon.com or its featured FBA seller. Prices change often, this price was last checked on August 31, 2014. Amazon is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.

Related products:

DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &

Description by OLDIES.com:

Captain Video and His Video Rangers: Direct from the year 2254, Captain Video roared onto America's TV screens fighting evil with amazing futuristic weaponry and technology. Aided by the Video Ranger, his teenage sidekick, and an army of Video Rangers around the globe, Captain Video rocketed around the galaxy protecting the weak and defenseless from bizarre cosmic villains, usually led by his nemesis, Dr. Pauli.

Since "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" was shot live, five days a week, breaks were needed for scenery changes and set-ups. To fill the time, the action would shift suddenly to a small TV screen, where" the delayed circuit remote carrier" would pick up the Captain's "agents on earth," who often bore a striking resemblance to western heroes Bob Steele and Johnny Mack Brown! Lacking sponsors in the early years, other breaks would be filled with Video Rangers hawking various tie-in merchandise, such as the famous "Ranger Ring" - proof positive "should anyone question you of your identity as a Video Ranger." In other spots the Rangers would deliver patriotic messages, imploring young Rangers at home to practice racial tolerance and good citizenship.

These four extremely rare episodes feature both Al Hodge and Richard Coogan starring as Captain Video. Some of the originally broadcast commercials included here provide unforgettable, politically incorrect moments, such as when the announcer assures kids that their favorite breakfast cereal is "coated with candy!"

Super Circus, Volume 1: With her all-American sexiness, Mary Hartline became one of the first stars of television and made Super Circus a runaway hit. Appearing in her spunky majorette suits that featured her perfect legs, Mary would lead the Super Circus Brass Band with baton twirling and her long blonde hair flowing. Joined by real-life circus barker turned announcer, Claude Kirchner, and clowns Cliffy, Nicky and Scampy, the Super Circus regulars would be joined by the world's greatest animal and acrobatic acts, on loan from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Baileys Circus. Complete with the original commercials, these six episodes will entertain kids of all ages.Widely known as a spokesman for Marx Toys, Claude Kirchner was a fixture on New York television in the 50s and 60s with his long stint hosting shows such as Terrytoon Circus and Super Adventure Theater.

Plot Keywords:

Family (General) | Television / TV Series

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Labels:
Product Groupings:

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 26,700
  • UPC: 089218965998
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

Top ranking DVD:

Film Collectors & Archivists: Alpha Video is actively looking for rare and unusual pre-1943 motion pictures, in good condition, from Monogram, PRC, Tiffany, Chesterfield, and other independent studios for release on DVD. We are also interested in TV shows from the early 1950s. Share your passion for films with a large audience. Let us know what you have.