Monday, December 9, 2013

Disney's The Lone Ranger on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, and On-Demand 12/17 -- Pre-Order Your Copy Now!! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy by the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Time is Ticking, the Tension is High,
and the Ultimate Showdown Between Good and Evil is About to Explode

On Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, and On-Demand December 17, 2013


Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in The Lone Ranger, from Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Director Gore Verbinski. It’s a wild ride of high velocity action, explosions and gunfights that brings the famed masked legend to life through brand-new eyes. The Lone Ranger (Hammer), the last of his kind, teams with Tonto (Depp), a dark and mysterious vigilante, to seek vengeance after justice has failed them. It’s a runaway train of epic surprises, as these two unlikely heroes must learn to work together before the ultimate showdown between good and evil explodes.


Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Alice in Wonderland) as Tonto, Armie Hammer (The Social Network, Mirror Mirror) as John Reid/Lone Ranger, Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club, The Kings Speech) as Red Harrington, Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins, Michael Clayton) as Latham Cole, Ruth Wilson (Anna KareninaCapturing Mary) as Rebecca Reid, William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight) as Butch Cavendish

Director:                  Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)
Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, Snitch), Ted Elliott (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) & Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)

Producer:                Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)

Bonus Features:                   
(BD, DVD, Select Digital retailers)

Blooper Reel (RT 4:12) – BD, DVD & Select Digital Retailers Only

Deleted Scene - BD & Select Digital Retailers Only

Riding The Rails Of The Lone Ranger (RT: 10:36) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only
For the production of the movie, director Gore Verbinski had a five mile oval track built along with multiple engines and cars. See the incredible effort that went into crafting such a detailed and important part of The Lone Ranger.

Armies’s Western Road Trip (RT: 14:28) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only
Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) takes viewers on a tour of the scenic locations the production shot in as we see and learn more about the amazing places he went to become The Lone Ranger.

Becoming A Cowboy (RT: 8:02) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only
Before the cast began shooting the film, they had to learn how to shoot a gun…and ride a horse. In this piece we follow the cowboy (and cowgirl) cast to boot camp, where they got a chance to experience what their characters would really be living like in the Wild West.

Ratings:                 PG-13 For Sequences Of Intense Action and Violence, and Some Suggestive Material
Feature Run Time:            2 hrs. 29 min.
Aspect Ratio:                        1.85:1
Audio:                                       Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Languages:                             English, French & Spanish
Subtitles:                                English, French & Spanish

My Thoughts:

This was yet again another movie I missed when t was in theaters.  While it is a Disney movie and great for families to watch together, I was hoping to go with a group of girlfriends out to dinner and then to see this movie, as we all love Johnny Depp.  But, every time we scheduled our dinner and movie night, one of the kids would get sick, or something would come, so we would have to postpone.  Then, when we were all finally ready to see the movie, it wasn't in theaters anymore.  Go figure!

So, we have been patiently waiting for this movie to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray so that we could get together and watch, and then share with our families.  You can only imagine how excited I was when I received an advanced screener copy last week.  It took all my will power not watch the movie before my girlfriends and their kids came over this Sunday to watch it.  :-)  

Even though we didn't have dinner and a movie, it was great to get all the moms and kids together to watch a wonderful family-friendly Disney movie.  I grew up watching the Lone Ranger on television, as my father was a huge fan.  And, I oftentimes wondered as an adult why there wasn't a present movie about the Lone Ranger.  I guess Jerry Bruckheimer heard my request and knew that Johnny Depp was the guy to play Tonto, the dark and mysterious vigilante.

Filled with action and adventure from the time the movie begins to the rolling credits.  Families will enjoy this movie that introduces viewers to the Lone Ranger and Tonto, who work together to fight against greed and corruption.  This movie is considered a western, an action comedy and had comedic scenes interspersed throughout. While I wouldn't recommend watching with young children, as it has blood and violent fight scenes, older children will sit and enjoy this new spin on the age old Tonto and the Lone Ranger relationship and their need to work together to keep the peace and tackle good and evil.

I was so happy I was finally able to watch this movie, and have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.  And, the blooper scenes, which make up part of the bonus feature had everyone cracking up. This is definitely one new release worth picking up and adding to your family's stocking this holiday season.  

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy by the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. Haven't seen this yet but looking forward to it - not sure if I'm going to buy it or rent it.