Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; bonus serial chapters.(Green Hornet History)
A series of seemingly unconnected fraud and robbery rackets has the city abuzz, and newspaper publisher Britt Reid (Gordon Jones) tackles it-accompanied by Asian aide Kato (Keye Luke)-as the Green Hornet, in this feature-length adventure condensed from the classic serial. The masked crimefighter's screen debut co-stars Anne Nagel, Phillip Trent. Includes the original black-and-white version and an enhanced cut with colorized scenes. 84 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; bonus serial chapters.
The Green Hornet is an American radio and comic book masked vigilante created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, with input by radio director James Jewell, in 1936. Since his radio debut in the 1930s, the Green Hornet has appeared in numerous serialized dramas in a wide variety of media. The character appeared in film serials in the 1940s, a network television program in the 1960s, multiple comic book series from the 1940s on, and a feature film in January 2011.
Though various incarnations sometimes change details, in most versions the Green Hornet is the alter ego of Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher by day who goes out in his masked "Green Hornet" identity at night to fight crime as a vigilante. He is accompanied by his similarly masked partner and confidant, Kato, who drives their technologically advanced car, the "Black Beauty."
I have been a Green Hornet fan since the TV series first appeared in 1966.
I just watched the Green Hornet marathon of all episodes. It was great. I thought it would be as campy and cheesy as Batman (although I grew up on that and still like it), but it wasn't. Yeah, some of the effects were low grade, and the scenes of the Black Beauty driving around town were always the exact same clips, but I still liked it a lot.