VCI Entertainment has released a 2 DVD set celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Buck Rogers serials starring Buster Crabbe. Here are some details from the official press release:
SYNOPSIS: Preserved in a state of suspended animation
for 500 years by the Nirvano gas in the gondola of their dirigible
wrecked in the arctic ice wastes, Buck Rogers (Buster Crabbe) and Buddy
(Jackie Moran) are rescued by scientists in the year 2500 to find the
world under the despotic rule of Killer Kane (Anthony Warde) and his
Using an arsenal of fantastic weapons created in Dr. Huer's (C.
Montague Shaw) clandestine laboratory, the group attempts to seek aid
from the planet Saturn to oust the tyrannical ruler only to find that
his henchmen have already taken over control of the Prince of Saturn.
After several harrowing adventures with the Zugg men, Buck and Buddy
return to Earth only to be shot down, imprisoned and finally rescued to
participate in a spectacular air battle to wrest control of the
Universe from the sinister intergalactic despot.
Digitally restored and remastered from the original 35mm negative.
Original Theatrical Trailer
Liner Notes by author Hank Davis
“The History of Buck Rogers” by Clifford Weimer
Rare 1933 Buck Rogers short
Buster Crabbe The All-American Hero (movie clips and highlights from
Buster’s hollywood career - the only actor who played Tarzan, Flash
Gordon and Buck Rogers -- the top three comic strip heroes of the 1930s)
Buck Rogers - 80th Anniversary Panel Discussion from the 2009 San Diego Comic Con