“The Legend of the Lone Ranger” is a fairly standard attempt to revive a classic hero for the 1980s. However, it’s helmed by a man that doesn’t quite the material. But, you’ve got an early Christopher Lloyd performance as the main villain. Still, the actor playing The Lone Ranger is weak as hell. What hath Timeless/Shout brought before us?
The problem with The Lone Ranger is that it’s a one and done story that is dated for most audiences. I love a good Western, but how many times can you keep hitting the same beats with the ammo, the horse and Tonto. You either try to go Post Modern and ruin bits of it ala Verbinski. The other way is to relish the past too much and make a film that looks out of place for 1981. That is what we have right here.
The Blu-Ray comes with a theatrical trailer as the sole special features. The A/V Quality is amazing for a film of its age. The DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track is appropriate. However, I found the 1080p transfer showed off some of the weaker cinematography choices. Which is a shock due to the fact that the director was one of the most acclaimed Cinematographers of the 1960s and 70s. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
Release Date: 7/14/15