The Lone Ranger 1956 NR CC

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The West becomes wild when a greedy rancher stirs up trouble with a local Native American tribe. As the threat of war grows, it's up to the Masked Man and his faithful companion, Tonto, to keep the peace.

Starring:
Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels
Runtime:
1 hour 27 minutes

The Lone Ranger

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Product Details

Genres Western, Adventure
Director Stuart Heisler
Starring Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels
Supporting actors Lyle Bettger, Bonita Granville, Perry Lopez, Robert J. Wilke, John Pickard, Beverly Washburn, Michael Ansara, Frank DeKova, Charles Meredith, Mickey Simpson, Zon Murray, Lane Chandler, Malcolm Atterbury, Emile Avery, Edward Colmans, Robert Filmer, Al Haskell, Fred Kelsey
Studio Apex Films Corp.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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It is good old fashioned Saturday afternoon movie watching.
A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com
I wish they would make movies with a good moral message, like this one, again.
Greg M
This oversized limited edition slipcase set is very hefty - it's a beast!
Scott Leslie

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136 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Herman on June 4, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My Collectors' Edition set arrived a bit ago from Amazon. I've had a chance to look at some of the discs, their running times, and the other contents of the set, and here's how it breaks down:

At first glance, the book is indeed the size of a coffee table book and won't fit on a bookshelf/media shelf. It has a nice slipcase with a glue-tabbed label on one side advertising all of the contents (it also mentions "Over 92 hours of Original Lone Ranger" and 221 episodes/30 DVDs including the 2 movies). The thing is quite heavy to boot.

The Discs Themselves: Each season's discs are color-coded with new disc artwork, and these have new menus compared to the 75th anniversary set. With that set, you had to wait for a portion of the intro to play before getting to the menu, and you couldn't skip it to go straight to the menu. Here, the menu loads immediately as the intro plays in a portion of the screen. I consider this to be a small, but pleasant, improvement.

Seasons 1 & 2: These have the same episode counts on each disc and same run times on each discs as the 75th anniversary set (varying from 24 minutes and change up to 25 minutes and change). Prints look the same. Aside from the menu change, these discs seem identical to the earlier set.

Season 3: I can't recall from syndication if these episodes still featured the Clayton Moore intro, or if they had a new intro with John Hart, but here on these discs, it's the same Clayton Moore intro as Seasons 1 and 2. Run times vary from 22:40 to 23 minutes and change, with a stray episode here and there running around 24 minutes it seems. These appear to be of similar video and audio quality to the Season 1 & 2 shows, but obviously shorter syndicated prints than on those seasons.
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144 of 150 people found the following review helpful By Richard J. Goldschmidt on May 19, 2001
Format: DVD
Without any knowledge of what this DVD 2 pack contained, I bought it based on my love of Clayton Moore and the Lone Ranger! I was completely surprised by the quality of the film print! This film looks better than many of the feature films today. It is prestine. The trailers, interviews with Dawn Moore and Michael Ansara and photo gallery were the iceing on the cake. This was Clayton Moore's favorite LONE RANGER feature film and rightfully so. This film should have been re-released to the theaters instead of making the forgetable film of the late 1970's and Moore never should have been in a legal battle over the mask he, and only he, deserved to wear. Rick Goldschmidt (Author of THE MAKING OF A RANKIN/BASS HOLIDAY CLASSIC: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER)
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VCI Entertainment and Warner Bros. present the first big screen full length in color "The Lone Ranger" (1956)(Special Edition) (digitally remastered in Dolby), long running Lone Ranger series on radio and then turned out in the early '40s in the movies...it's all new and in Warnercolor the west's greatest hero...the story line is excellent with outstanding action scenes and production with over hours worth of entertainment.... the Ranger and Tonto must overt an all out Indian War and stop the rancher Reece Kilgore from taking over Indian Lands...will the Lone Ranger come up with disguises to get in with the gang of local villians...can we count on the Masked Rider and his faithful Indian Companion to right all the wrongs across the plains...respect for the Native American and the diginity they have earned is displayed throughtout the story and film...watch the scene in which the Ranger bestows upon Red Hawk the Indian Chief, is very touching...we all know very well that Tonto and the Ranger are very good friends and saddle partners...Clayton Moore once stated he loved Jay Silverheels like a Brother...and that my friends is a real hero!

Under director Stuart Hiesler, producers Jack Wrather and Willis Goldbeck, screenplay by Herb Meadow and George W. Trendle...the cast include Clayton Moore (Lone Ranger), Jay Silverheels (Tonto), Silver (Lone Ranger's horse), Scout (Tonto's horse, Lyle Bettger (Reece Kilgore), Bonita Granville (Welcome Kilgore), Perry Lopez (Pete Ramirez), Michael Ansara (Angry Horse), Robert J. Wilke (Cassidy (Kilgore's foreman), Frank DeKova (Chief Red Hawk), John Pickard (Sheriff Sam Kimberley), Beverly Washburn (Lila Kilgore), Lane Chandler (Chip Walker), Kermit Maynard (Rev. Purdy )...the Masked Man rides to new heights of excitement...
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Scott Leslie on June 8, 2013
Format: DVD
Let me start by saying that I'm glad Classic Media decided to release the entire Lone Ranger series. It's great to see many episodes I've never seen before - particularly season three (with John Hart in the Lone Ranger role) and season five (in colour). However, I think there is a real problem with this set and that's the timing.

Classic Media is releasing this set to tie in with the new Lone Ranger movie. As a result, it's pretty clear they've rushed this set out to meet that deadline without giving it the careful thought they gave their earlier 75th Anniversary Lone Ranger set.

One of the giveaways is Classic Media has used the same artwork and designs from the 75th set. They've also reprinted the same memorabilia items and bonus materials disc and added the Lone Ranger features disc they had released recently. That would allow them to speed up the set's production rather than coming up with new material.

That "need for speed" has hurt the set in certain ways. There's little or no info on the show and characters themselves as there was in the early set. Yes, they do include a guide to the episodes. However, this is a separate booklet. The slipcase itself is full of random Lone Ranger art without any listings or markings to indicate which discs are in which sleeves. That makes it a little problematic trying to find the episode you want. The new DVD menus also don't match the disc colours (i.e. blue discs have the red DVD menu, the black discs have the yellow menu, etc.)

The prints are in very good shape (generally B+) but they haven't gone back to the masters here. Classic Media has stuck with the syndicated edits which are truncated slightly as they were in the 75th set (one of that set's only real drawbacks).
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