Genre(s): Western, Drama, Adventure
Echo Bridge | PG13 – 90 min. – $19.99 | May 10, 2011
Directed by: Steve Miner
Writer(s): Scott Busby & Martin Copeland (written by)
Cast: James Van Der Beek, Dylan McDermott, Usher Raymond, Ashton Kutcher, Robert Patrick, Rachel Leigh Cook, Tom Skerrit, Alfred Molina
Theatrical Release Date: November 30, 2001
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
After the Civil War, Texas is at the mercy of murderous bandits. From the chaos emerges a group of young cowboys summoned to reform the Texas Rangers and restore order. Under the fearless leadership of Leander McNelly (DYLAN MCDEMOTT), the new Rangers find themselves severely outgunned and outmanned… but unmatched in courage and determination.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
Nope, not a single feature on the disc even though the DVD version had a featurette, storyboard sequences, theatrical trailer and a stills gallery.
VIDEO – 3.5/5
Although some of the other Echo Bridge releases got the open matted treatment, for whatever reason this one did not. Texas Rangers is presented in 1080p high-definition and in its original 2.35 aspect ratio.
AUDIO – 3.75/5
The 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio track is surprisingly robust especially compared with the other Echo Bridge budget releases. This one has a bit more depth with some of the audio effects coming from the front channels and dialogue and other elements from the center channel.
OVERALL – 2/5
Overall, Texas Rangers might be historically inaccurate (ok, it is) but the Blu-ray release is has a good video and a solid audio transfers but fails in the features department as it doesn’t port over anything from the DVD release.