To many people, the superheroes such as Batman and Superman were the start of the genre, but here is one of the true originals. I suspect that this film was originally shown in British cinemas as the "Saturday Serial". Yes it creaks, and its not politically correct, and the African Tribesmen look remarkably familiar - but this was made in 1943, as sheer escapist enjoyment, using characters familiar from newspaper comic strips and comic-books. Its far truer to the "history" than the remake of some years ago. Don't believe me? Simple - order them BOTH, then when they arrive settle down with a cup of tea, coffee or C-C - and some crisps or popcorn - and enjoy the films. Who needs the real world!