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The Lightning Warrior
The Lightning Warrior
Actors: Kermit Maynard, Rin Tin Tin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
NR     2006     3hr 30min


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Actors: Kermit Maynard, Rin Tin Tin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
Sub-Genres: Classics, Westerns
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 08/22/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1931
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1931
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 3hr 30min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Gary S. (Tarzan) from NORTH PORT, FL
Reviewed on 10/10/2011...
Contrary to what the description of the DVD says, Kermit Maynard is not in this serial. It is, however, a worthwhile view if you are into these old serials. As with most Alpha products, the film is not remastered and is typical of an older print being used, objectionable only if compared to remastered products. The plot is sometimes hard to follow as continuity is missing at many places in the movie.

Movie Reviews

An OK serial with great Rin Tin Tin action
calvinnme | 06/01/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As serials go, this is pretty typical of what you would see in theaters back in the 1930's - a story presented as weekly serials roughly 15 minutes in length. The action all revolves around a mysterious cloaked figure that has convinced the Indians to attack the settlers in the valley if they don't vacate their settlement by the new moon. At stake are a number of rich mines that the settlers have been working. The brother of a murdered federal agent, a local orphaned boy, and Rinty are working together to discover the identity of the cloaked figure before the Indians attack. The only big name in this film besides Rin Tin Tin himself is George Brent as the brother of the murdered federal agent, giving a somewhat wooden performance compared to his later work for Warner Brothers.

The story is fairly pedestrian, but if you love watching the original Rin Tin Tin in action, this is only one of a few films I know of on DVD where you can still see the great German Shepherd star. Another is the 1925 silent film "Clash of the Wolves" that is on the DVD set "More Treasures from the American Film Archives". Supposedly, Grapevine Video has "Where the North Begins" (1923), "The Night Cry" (1926), "Tracked by the Police" (1927), and "The Lone Defender" (1930) all available on DVD-R. Unfortunately, this 1931 film has not been restored at all. The video is in bad shape in spots, and there is considerable hissing in the audio. However, I would say it is nothing worse than what you see on those public domain 50 Movie Packs. Even as a teenager Rinty still had it. The dog actually did seem to "get" the concept of acting. In a couple of scenes I really thought I saw him do a double-take! Plus there are quite a few good action scenes involving Rinty. If you are a Rin Tin Tin fan I recommend this DVD in spite of its technical flaws due to the film's age."
Lightning Warrior
J. Rexer | 01/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This serial shows Rin Tin Tin in his elder years. It is a must for Rin Tin Tin fans."