US Marine Lieutenants Tom Grayson and Frank Corby, while on assignment in Singapore, encounter a bizarre menace to world safety as destructive bolts of lightning rain terror from the sky. It is soon discovered that the masked madman known as THE LIGHTNING is behind the deadly attacks.Now THE LIGHTNING has brought his lightning bolt weapon to America where he plans to bring democracy to it’s knees. The young Lieutenants (LEE POWELL and HERMAN (Tarzan) BRIX) lead their Fighting Devil Dogs into the most perilous battle of their lives as they combat one of the best-remembered villains in cliffhanger serial history. The dramatic & effectve black-cloaked costume and stricking electrical special effects of THE LIGHTNING make him as much the “star” of this serial as any of the principles. Herman Brix, who later changed his screen name to Bruce Bennett costarred in a number of major “A” films throughout the 1940′s. Originally released in 1938, this digitally remastered serial is directed by William Witney and John English, and runs 204 minutes and comtains all 12 chapters. This is a black & white film, presented on on two non-region DVD-R discs, in NTSC format, and should be playable on any standard DVD player.
– August 16, 2011