Red Ryder saves the day

Long before Ralphie wanted a Red Ryder bee-bee gun, The Red Ryder rode the west. Two volumes of Red Ryder are coming to DVD from VCI Entertainment.

Volume 7: Originally produced by Republic Pictures, the Red Ryder movies were based on the character created by Fred Harman for his newspaper comic strip, which ran from 1938 to 1964. Legend has it that Red Ryder and his faithful sidekick Little Beaver would go wherever needed, to defend the innocent, bring crooks to justice
and restore the peace. In the first feature, Great Stagecoach Robbery, Red Ryder hopes his attempts at being a good role model will keep a young man, who idolizes his outlaw father, from following in the wrong footsteps. The second feature, Phantom of the Plains, Red Ryder and Little Beaver must prevent the Duchess from falling victim to the crooked scam of a con man impersonating a British Aristocrat. Red’s aunt is going to sell her stagecoach line and marry this Englishman who is in the habit of marrying rich women and then killing them for their fortune.

Volume 8: Rustlers of Devil’s Canyon (1947) has Red Ryder returning
from the Spanish-American war to find his home town community overrun with rustlers.
Outright war erupts between the homesteaders and ranchers and Red Ryder must
determine who is behind the havoc and put a stop to it. The second feature, Santa
Fe Uprising (1946), has our heroes Red Ryder and Little Beaver rescuing Red’s
aunt “The Duchess” from a morally depraved civic leader who has put her in grave

Both sets will feature photo galleries, comic art and episodes from the serial.

Both sets arrive on December 28th with a suggested retail price of $19.99.

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