"The Green Hornet" (USA) (original title)
"El avispón verde" (Spain)
"Bruce Lee - Das Geheimnis der grünen Hornisse" (West Germany)
"Bruce Lee - Der gelbe Taifun" (West Germany)
"Die grüne Hornisse" (West Germany)
"Le Frelon vert" (France)
Based on a 1930's American radio show, created by George W. Trindle, and Fred Striker, the character of Britt Reid, who was a fictitious newspaper owner who moonlighted as "The Green Hornet", and was a saviour of the people during the post-depression period. The character was revived in the 1960's for a not altogether entirely successful television programme. It gave life to a young Bruce Lee as Kato, while the lead was played by Van Williams. Billy May was hired to do the music, which he adapted from the show's original theme of Rimsky Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumble Bee".
This special re-edition by Harkit has all May's original music, plus various alternate versions—including the hit Al Hirt single. What does make this extra-special is the inclusion of a previously un-broadcast episode of "Green Hornet" as well as an exciting excerpt from the original radio show! Literally packed with rare on and off the TV-set stills, the booklet by Martin Gainsford is insightful and highly informative. A special 60 minute edition well worth owning!