Why wait until Friday? Watch the original Green Hornet right NOW

Yeah, we know—Gordon Jones, the star of this 13-part 1940 serial, is no Seth Rogen. But we're sure some of you out there will think that's a GOOD thing.

This 70-year-old Universal serial—based on the Green Hornet radio series—doesn't have the explosive special effects we'll be seeing when the new movie opens Friday. But we thought you'd like to check out what it looked like the FIRST time an actor donned the mask to fight crime with his trusty sidekick Kato.

Watch part one below, if for nothing more than to see how much things have changed.

(via Internet Archive)

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