Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack release of director Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, starring Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson and William Fichtner. The action-packed adaptation of the classic television series streets on December 17th.
Official Synopsis: 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. Screenplay by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), Ted Elliott (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) and Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise).
Special features include:
Riding The Rails of The Lone Ranger: 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 in this 11-minute featurette.
Armies's Western Road Trip: Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) takes viewers on a tour of the film's scenic locations in this 14-minute production featurette as we see and learn more about the amazing places he went to become The Lone Ranger.
Becoming A Cowboy: Before the cast began shooting the film, they had to learn how to shoot a gun and ride a horse. In this 8-minute 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.
Finally!! Day one for me! Don't care what anyone says, I actually loved this movie despite the movie being long. the last 30 minutes when the William tell overture during the climax made the movie in my opinion.
I loved this film, day 1 buy for sure, maybe a DMC preorder if a great deal comes up. I thought the length was perfect, I have no issue at all with a long film, I wish more films were longer. I like it when a story and characters take time to develop
This one really did become the whipping boy for this past summer. I actually had a great time with it and am sad that there won't be any sequels. Really, my only problems were the fact that they made a Lone Ranger movie all about Tonto (which everyone had to know was going to happen the moment they cast Johnny Depp in the role) and the fact that the filmmakers were a little too ambitious in their running time and in the story scope. Still a fun movie, still a great western, still Day 1
This movie was really well scripted and the set design was amazing. Yeah, it was long, but I thought it was worth it. Gore Verbinski really knows how to create a vivid landscape for his characters, and Johnny Depp is as great an actor as ever as Tonto. This was a really underrated movie.
I guess the pro-Native American subject matter didn't go well with the critics here who were raised to believe that Cowboys are the good guys and Indians are the bad guys. That, and Tonto's costume was under-analyzed to make it seem racist (when in reality, many Native Americans wore animal headpieces and Comanche Indians wore white & black face paint that symbolized something specific to each person, which in Tonto's case was an emotional prison).
I can't wait to buy this on Blu-ray, and I hope we get a Steelbook or Digibook release!
December 17th is too long of a wait. I enjoyed the movie very much though, despite what critics say. I have been eagerly awaiting to see it again, it's a shame we have to wait so long. I was expecting an early November release on this title.
I'll blind buy it also. You can't make a movie anymore without all the liberals scrutinizing the hell out of it. I'm so sick of it.
The critics suck also. They aren't any better. Poor directors can't make a good popcorn flick without getting their ass
handed to them,what has this world come to. Also...John Carter was a good movie! I've watched it myself like 3 times. People are stupid sheep.. Transformers 2 & 3 are an example of terrible movies that the sheep flock to.
What in the hell does "liberals" have to do with a film the overwhelming majority thought was complete and utter crap? Only on this site does The Lone Ranger get praised to no end. The avg age of members here is probably 15. Anything with CGI and action gets a total free pass around here.
There's a difference between the overwhelming majority of critics and the overwhelming majority of the public.
The overwhelming majority of the public who've seen the film think it's a good-to-great film. For maximum credibility, I refer you to the reviews on the ticket buying websites Moviefone.com, Movietickets.com and Fandango.com.