A week and a half ago we reported
about the various upcoming Lone Ranger
DVD sets which are coming out this summer, as tie-in releases to Disney's new theatrical release with the masked man. There are several choices coming up, but the fan focus has been on Classic Media's release of The Lone Ranger - Collector's Edition
, with the first-ever compilation of all 5 seasons of the legendary program on DVD. This item, hitting on June 4th
, is described by the studio as having limited availability:
The Collector's Edition will feature all five complete seasons (221 episodes on 30 DVDs-over 92 hours) in a high-end box set that resembles a coffee table book. Bonus content will include two full length features, a complete episode guide containing a synopsis for all 221 episodes, the original radio broadcast from 1950, and a rare comic book and photo reprint, among other features. A limited quantity of this collection will be available, adding to its overall value and uniqueness.
Our contacts with Classic Media have kindly sent us our fist look at this coffee-table-book-style packaging, with 4 different looks at it. As you can see from the images below, the "book" slides into an outer slipcase, and the 30 discs slide into the "pages" of the book. Cost is $199.95 SRP, but you can pre-order it at a discount right now from the Amazon button link immediately below: