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The Lone Ranger (Special Edition)
The Lone Ranger
Special Edition
Actors: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Lyle Bettger, Bonita Granville, Perry Lopez
Director: Stuart Heisler
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
NR     2001     1hr 26min


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Actors: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Lyle Bettger, Bonita Granville, Perry Lopez
Director: Stuart Heisler
Creators: Edwin B. DuPar, Clarence Kolster, Jack Wrather, Willis Goldbeck, George W. Trendle, Herb Meadow
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
Studio: Vci Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 05/01/2001
Original Release Date: 02/25/1956
Theatrical Release Date: 02/25/1956
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

VCI deserves a pat on the back!
Richard J. Goldschmidt | Oak Lawn, IL USA | 05/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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)"
"those thrilling days of yesteryear ~ The Lone Ranger & Tont
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 09/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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'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 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...entertainment for every man, woman and child who ever dreamed of adventure...another thrilling days of yesteryear western with a "Hi-Yo Silver" the Lone Ranger rides again with this big screen technicolor release from Warner Brothers Pictures.

(The Lone Ranger - Special Edition -Wide Screen & Full Screen)
1. Opening
2. The Governor
3. Old Prospector
4. Two Sides
5. Ridin' n' Ropin'
6. Abilene
7. Just in Time
8. Finding Clues
9. Preparations
11.The Scarf
12.Held Captive
13.The Rescue
14.Spirit Mountain
17.The Chase
18.Rest Easy

1. Interview with Michael Ansara by Michael Druxman
2. Interview with Dawn Moore by Leonard Maltin

BIOS:(Disc Two)
Birth Name: Jack Carlton Moore
Birth Date: 9/14/1914 - Chicago, Illinois
Death Date: 12/28/1999) - Los Angeles, CA
Birth Name: Harold J. Smith
Birth Date: 5/26/1918 - Ontario, Canada
Death Date: 3/05/1980 - Woodland Hills, CA
3. Lyle Bettger
4. Bonita Granville
5. Michael Ansara
6. Stuart Heisler (Director)

1. "The Lone Ranger" the films stills in color & black and white - Lobby Cards

1. "Ride in the Whirlwind" (Jack Nicholson, Mille Perkins, Cameron Mitchell and Harry Dean Stanton)
2. "The Shooting" (Jack Nicholson, Millie Perkins, Will Hutchins and Warren Oates)
3. "The Lone Ranger" (thunders to the motion picture screen) (restored trailer)
4. "The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold" (restored trailer) (Golden Book Entertaiment)

Written by Fran Striker.

Clayton Moore was a circus acrobat at the age of eight and grew up in the Midwest (Illinois)...worked in the circus and traveled to New York and then Hollywood where he became a stuntman and bit player...inducted into the "Stuntman's Hall of Fame" in 1982...also received the "Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame'" also the "Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum" both in 1990...Clayton was once quoted "Playing him [the Lone Ranger] made me a better person.", "Once I got the Lone Ranger role, I didn't want any other. I was playing the good guy."..."I will continue wearing the white hat and black mask until I ride up into the big ranch in the sky." (On his costume as the Lone Ranger, February 4, 1985)...Clayton very much enjoyed quoting and lived by "A Ranger's Creed" which included this moral lesson "That God put the firewood there, but every man must gather and light it himself."

Great job by VCI Entertainment for releasing the digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print...looking forward to more of the same from The Lone Ranger vintage era...order your copy now from Amazon or VCI Entertainment, stay tuned once again with a top notch B-Western from VCI...just the way we like 'em!

Total Time: 87 mins on 2 DVD's ~ VCI Entertainment 8252 ~ (5/01/2001)"
Lone Ranger DVD...Spectacular!
J. Lovins | 04/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD gives you the best of both viewing worlds!! View it in widescreen or standard pan and scan. The Lone Ranger and his faithful companion, Tonto, never looked better. The movie opens in an action packed sequence and continues through confrontations and gunfights without the all the graphic dismemberments. This film will take you back to the times when the whole family sat together and enjoyed true entertainment with a great message. The double dvd set includes a seperate dvd with bonus materials including an interview with Clayton Moore's daughter, Dawn as interviewed by Leonard Maltin. It also contains a recently produced interview with actor Michael Ansara. This DVD is one for the whole family."
The Lone Ranger (1956) (widescreen)
DavidR | Toronto, ON, Canada | 03/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This film is the first featurelength movie featuring the stalwart stars of the TV series, Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. It is the Lone Ranger in his best ever screen performance. The movie is thoroughly watchable entertainment especially in the widescreen format with some gorgeous panoramic cinematography from Edwin Dupar. The story is straightforward but with tight competent direction from Stuart Heisler the film has the look and feel of a big screen movie. Some of the stunts are spectacular to watch and the finale battle between the Lone Ranger (Moore) and the villain, Cassidy (Michael Ansara) is excellent. This a must for western fans who want to see the Lone Ranger at his best."