Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blu-Ray Review: The Lone Ranger!

Hi, Ho Silver, away! With those iconic words The Lone Ranger and his loyal sidekick Tonto ride into your home on December 17th!
From the team that brought us the awesome Pirates of The Caribbean franchise, comes a tale out of the Old West! The Lone Ranger is a summer movie filled with action, explosives, gunfights, train chases that bring this legendary hero of the Old West to life! The Lone Ranger teams with Tonto, two unlikely heroes who must work together to bring justice to the West.

Video Quality:
Once again Disney and their high definition transfers shine once again. This is a perfect transfer! Colors are fantastic all around and the details are equally impressive! Look at Butch Cavendish's face! You can see every pore, wrinkle, stubble and probably more than you care to see of this man's face!

Audio Quality:
The DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track is superb here! Every single sound is loud and explosive! This is a summer action movie after all! The front channels keep driving forward creating a sound environment that seems like it is trying to reach out towards you! The rear channels complete the sound envelope and truly immerse you in the movie! And even with the powerful sound all the dialogue is crystal clear! Truly one of the best sound experiences this year!

Bonus Features:
  • Armie's Western Roadtrip (HD, 15 minutes): Armie Hammer shares his love of the west during filming of the movie.
  • Riding the Rails of The Lone Ranger (HD, 11 minutes): Take a great look at the building of the trains, the railway and the shooting of the awesome climatic train chase!
  • Becoming a Cowboy (HD, 8 minutes): Watch the actors go through their own Cowboy Boot Camp to learn how to ride a horse, how to handle time period weapons, tie knots, lasso targets, drive a wagon and more!
  • Deleted Scene (HD, 4 minutes): This one scene makes me wonder if there were more than just this one deleted scene. This one scene is comprised of storyboards, animatics, and a brief, semi-finalized sequence involving Tonto as an old man.
  • Bloopers (HD, 4 minutes): A featurette that leaves you wanting to see more bloopers!

Overall Recommendation:
A fun and action packed summer movie that is sorely lacking an audio commentary. Look to bring The Lone Ranger home today!

*Disclaimer: The Blu-Ray was supplied in order to do the review but the review is strictly my own opinion!*

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