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The Lone Ranger - Update About DVDs of the Masked Man, Including a Complete Series Set!

A number of titles, both official and public domain, due in time to tie in with the new motion picture

Posted by David Lambert
We brought you a story last month about Classic Media's 30-DVD release, set for June 4th, of the Lone Ranger - Collector's Edition. We're still waiting on an official announcement for this title, and the package art to go with it. But in the meantime the Amazon pre-order listing at the above link has been updated with a description which fills us in about the contents...especially that it's actually a COMPLETE SERIES set!
    28 discs contain all 5 Seasons/221 episodes of the original Lone Ranger. Discs are housed in a Coffee Table Book V 2 discs per page.Two bonus discs with two feature films, Lassie episode featuring the Lone Ranger, 1960's cartoon and an Original Radio Broadcast.Slipcase around book contains inside graphics. Book contains episode guide with synopsis for all 221 episodes. Photo reprint for the Lone Ranger Rare Lone Ranger Comic Book.Four additional memorabilia items.
That's a direct copy-and-paste, and we're grateful to reader Bill Murphy for pointing it out to us. The title is coming out in time to tie in with the new theatrical film release this summer. On the same date Classic Media is also putting out a lower-cost 4-DVD set called The Lone Ranger - 28 Thrilling Episodes, priced at just $14.99 SRP. Here's the official description of that item, copied from the Amazon listing:
    From out of the past, The Lone Ranger rides again in 28 thrilling episodes from the original TV series. Episodes included: Pete and Pedro / The Renegades / The Tenderfeet / High Heels / Six Guns Legacy / Return of the Convict / Finders Keepers / Man of the House / Barnaby Boggs, Esq / Sleep Thieves / Jim Tyler's Post / The Man With Two Faces / Buried Treasure / Troubled Waters / A Matter of Courage / Rifles and Renegades / Bullets for Ballots / The Black Hat / Devil's Pass / Spanish Gold / Damsels in Distress / Man Without a Gun / Pardon for Curley / Eye for an Eye / Outlaw of the Plains / White Man's Magic / Trouble for Tonto / Sheriff of Gunstock
There are also a trio of single-disc titles for just $7.77 SRP each, so if you want to get basic then you can go that route as well. Click on the above pre-order link for the names of each release, cover art, and info. Those three items will be available on May 21st.

And, just to confuse you further (which is easy considering that a number of the episodes from this classic show have become part of the public domain, so anybody can put them out on disc if they want to) Madacy is releasing on June 11th a 2-disc set called The Lone Ranger - 80th Anniversary Collection. It's a grand title, but doesn't have as much as the big set from Classic Media. Rather, this one "features the pivotal first 16 episodes of the show, starring Clayton Moore...[and] an episode from Season 5 of the series which shows the evolution of the program." Package art for it can be found at the Amazon link just above. Going forward, we'll stick to reporting about the official releases through Classic Media, so stay tuned for more on those.

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