Classic Serial ‘Lost City of the Jungle’ Travels to Blu-ray Oct. 1 From MVD

The 1946 Universal serial Lost City of the Jungle is coming to Blu-ray Disc Oct. 1 from MVD Entertainment Group.

The story follows a warmonger, Sir Eric Hazarias (Lionel Atwill), who is searching for an element that is the only known antidote to the atomic bomb in order to sell it to the highest bidder. A group of peace activists are on his trail. They include Rod Stanton (Russell Hayden), United Peace Foundation investigator; Tal Shan (Keye Luke), Pendrang native; and Marjorie Elmore (Jane Adams), daughter of scientist Dr. Elmore (John Eldredge), unwilling assistant to Sir Eric.

The title is available now on DVD.

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Classic Cliffhanger ‘The Vanishing Shadow’ Available on DVD and Blu-ray From MVD and VCI

The Vanishing Shadow, a classic 1930s cliffhanger from Universal Pictures, which has never had an official video release on any format, is now available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD from MVD Entertainment Group and VCI Entertainment.

Produced from the original studio film elements, the 12-episode Universal serial follows a son who avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade — ray guns, robots and a “vanishing belt.”

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The serial features what is believed to be the first appearance of a handheld ray gun in film.