The Phantom Serial VHS & DVD – USA

The 1943 Phantom Serial VHS and DVD were produced by VCI Home Video in USA in 2000 and released for sale in 2001.

About the Phantom Serial, originally released in USA in 1943:

Professor Davidson played by Frank Shannon and his niece Diana Palmer played by Jeanne Bates begin their search in Africa for the Lost City of Zoloz; rumored to have a large hidden treasure. The location of the city is contained on seven pieces of ivory, three of which Davidson already possesses. Three remaining ivory pieces are owned by local gangster Singapore Smith, played by Joe Devlin who initially steals Davidson’s pieces. Meanwhile Dr. Max Bremmer, played by Kenneth MacDonald a foreign power secret agent wants to establish an airbase at the treasure location. Bremmer creates unrest with the local natives and kills the Phantom played by Sam Flint. The Phantom’s son Geoffrey Prescott played by Tom Tyler then takes over the role as The Phantom.


Lee Falk, Tom Tyler, Jeanne Bates, Iron Eyes Cody, Robert Barron, Rudolph C. Flothow, George Chesebro, Wade Crosby, Angelo Cruz, Sherman L. Lowe, Ernie Adams, Ray Moore, Victor McLeod, Early Cantrell, John Bagni, B. Reeves Eason, Edmund Cobb, Leslie Swabacker, Morgan Cox, Anthony Caruso.

The first official USA release of the 1943 Phantom Serial on VHS and DVD was in 2001.


  • Clamshell box with 2 NTC videos
  • UPC: 0089859826825
  • Published on Dec 19, 2000
  • Released on Feb 27, 2001
  • 15 Chapters – B&W
  • 4hrs – 14mins


  • Clamshell Case with 2 NTC DVD’s + (Gloss paper inconvenience slip explaining technical DVD menu errors)
  • ASIN: B000051SH3
  • Published on Dec 19, 2000
  • Released on Feb 27, 2001
  • 15 Chapters – B&W
  • 4hrs – 14mins

Various articles appeared in relation to the above VHS and DVD release.

  • Action-Packed ‘The Phantom’ Comes To Disc
    • March 8, 2001 – Fresno Bee, CA, USA.
  • No Zane’s Allowed As ‘Phantom’ Serial Comes To DVD
    • March 9, 2001 – The Kansas City Star, USA.
  • Phantom Images
    • March 9, 2001 – The State Press, South Carolina, USA.
  • ‘The Phantom’ Rides Again On DVD
    • March 9, 2001 – The Honalulu Advertiser, Hawaii, USA.
  • Critic’s Choice: ‘The Phantom’
    • July 9, 2012 – Indiana Courier, USA.

Thank you Christopher Smith for assisting with images and information.