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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and more coming to DVD

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:10 pm

It's official. Shout! Factory has gotten the rights to release Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on DVD. :D

And it's not just Mighty Morphin, but EVERY Power Rangers series up to RPM is coming to DVD. :grin:

Though, this deal does NOT include Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, the 2010 reversion of MMPR season 1, or the currently-airing Power Rangers: Samurai and Power Rangers: Super Samurai.

But, it DOES also include the DVD rights to other Saban-made series like VR Troopers, Big Bad Beetleborgs, Beetleborgs Metallix, and Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. Conspicuously, Masked Rider seems to be absent from this.

Anyway, they'll be releasing the Power Rangers DVDs by volume, by season, and in a big 40-disc special collector's set containing MMPR-Lost Galaxy available exclusively from Time Life. The first season 1 Volume 1 DVD set will be released on August 21, 2012.

Here's a whole bunch of press releases with further information explaining it all better than I could.

The secret is out thanks to Home Media Magazine's story, so we can say at last that Shout! Factory has signed the deal to distribute DVDs (and Blu-rays, if they wish, although that's not initially expected) from Saban Capital Group's Saban Brands division. That includes the Haim Saban-created series Power Rangers, including all incarnations of the show from 1993 to 2009:
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
  • Power Rangers Zeo
  • Power Rangers Turbo
  • Power Rangers in Space
  • Power Rangers Lost Galaxy
  • Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
  • Power Rangers Time Force
  • Power Rangers Wild Force
  • Power Rangers Ninja Storm
  • Power Rangers Dino Thunder
  • Power Rangers S.P.D.
  • Power Rangers Mystic Force
  • Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
  • Power Rangers Jungle Fury
  • Power Rangers RPM

The deal reportedly does NOT include the current incarnation of the show, Power Rangers Samurai, nor does it include the theatrical films spun off from the program (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, whose rights have been retained all along by Fox Home Entertainment).

However, the deal DOES include other Saban programs, including Big Bad Beetleborgs (a.k.a. Beetleborgs Metallix), V.R. Troopers, and the short-lived live-action show Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. The HMM story by John Latchem reports that the "Initial rollout plans for the Saban are slated to begin in summer 2012, according to Shout! Factory, with single-season sets to start and potentially complete-series sets in the future."

Our understanding is that there's more to this than HMM is currently reporting, but then again this is just the initial announcement. Stay tuned and we'll try to bring you more, just as soon as we can!


Taken from: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mighty ... z1xFf5oVPw

For Immediate Release


SHOUT! FACTORY AND SABAN BRANDS
ENTER STRATEGIC HOME ENTERTAINMENT ALLIANCE

Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory
Exclusive Distribution Rights to Renowned
Live-Action Pop Culture Television Property



Power Rangers




Los Angeles, California (March 12, 2012) - Shout! Factory and Saban Brands announced a multi-year, multi-property alliance to bring Saban's iconic live-action pop culture series, including Power Rangers, to the home entertainment marketplace in the U.S and Canada. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory's founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands.

The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment packaged media (DVD/Blu-ray) and select digital rights to Saban Brands' extensive catalog of properties including more than 700 episodes of Power Rangers (1993- 2009), 92 episodes of VR Troopers, 26 episodes of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, and 88 episodes of Beetleborgs for home entertainment releases and digital distribution across select entertainment platforms in North America.

"We are incredibly excited about this new relationship with Saban Brands. Power Rangers continues to stand as a global pop culture phenomenon to this day. We look forward to bringing these highly entertaining series with great packaging and extras to fans and on family home entertainment shelves," state Shout! Factory's founding partners in a joint statement.

"Our partnership with Shout! Factory is important and exciting news for our fans. Shout! Factory will provide unequaled access to archived content from Saban Brands," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "Fans can enjoy past episodes they haven't seen, relive some of the exciting entertainment in these episodes, or even share them with a new generation of fans."

Shout! Factory plans an aggressive rollout of Saban Brands television properties beginning this summer 2012, including from individual programs as well as complete series. As excitement builds for these upcoming home entertainment product-lines, Shout! Factory and Saban Brands will announce additional news and activities in forthcoming months.

Following its introduction in 1993, Saban's Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children's television program in the United States. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who "morphed" into superheroes, the series was seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and was a mainstay in the most prominent international children's programming blocks.

When VR Troopers premiered in 1994, it was the first children's series to take viewers into a world of virtual reality. In this exciting action-packed live-action series, three seemingly ordinary teens face the challenge of saving the world from total domination by a powerful ruthless industrialist and his evil alter-ego. With the gift of "inter-reality travel" the teens utilize the power to transform into crime-fighting superheroes and enter the high-tech sphere of Virtual Reality. They employ their strengths, explosive martial arts skills and newfound superpowers to prevent the evil Grimlord and his mutant armies from escaping the virtual plane and entering the real world.

Memorable live-action adventure series Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation debuted in 1997 on popular kids network. The series continued the fun-filled saga of Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, four genetically mutated turtles who have transformed into human sized, ninja-powered crime fighters living in the sewers of New York City. Soon the Ninja Turtles' world that they have come to know and love will change. If you thought Shredder was bad, wait until you meet the newest NT foe--Dragon Skull! It will take all the power of our four reptile heroes to combat this new villain, including the help from a new ninja turtle named Venus De Milo!

Premiered in 1996, popular weekly kids series Beetleborgs follows the exciting adventures of three ordinary kids Drew, Jo and Roland as they enter the supposedly haunted mansion after accepting a dare. Their lives changed forever when a magical spirit grants them their biggest wish - they get to find out what life is like as their favorite super heroes the Beetleborgs!


About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands. SB applies a strategic transmedia management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in licensing, marketing and finance. For more information, visit http://www.sabanbrands.com

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com


Taken from: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mighty ... z1xFgVvZhg

They've got a power and a force that you've never seen before.
They've got the ability to morph and to even up the score.
No one can ever take them down; the power lies on their side.

Go Go Power Rangers!
Go Go Power Rangers!
Go Go Power Rangers!
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

They know the fate of the world is lying in their hands.
They know to only use their weapons for defense.
No one will ever take them down; the power lies on their side...


Shout! Factory broke the news back in March that they'd signed a deal with Saban Entertainment for home video rights to 17 years of Power Rangers television history: every American TV show (sorry, no Sentai) from 1993's Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers to 2009's Power Rangers RPM is included in the deal...but only those shows, however. The '95 and '97 theatrical films are still with Fox, and the most recent TV series - as we recently reported - is coming to DVD from Lionsgate Entertainment instead. But all of the previous programs from the hugely popular franchise are in Shout!'s hands now, and they are beginning their mega-assault on stores this summer!

Overnight the studio's first plans for this show have been revealed with an Amazon pre-order entry for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Season 1, Vol.1, arriving in stores on August 21st. This 3-DVD "half-season" set with 30 episodes priced at $19.93 SRP brings you the first portion of the first of Morphin's three seasons. That includes "Day of the Dumpster," the very first episode which introduces us to Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Billy, Trini, Zordon, Alpha 5, Ernie, Bulk, Skull, Rita Repulsa, Goldar, Finster, Baboo and Squatt. We also ought to get on this collection the legendary 5-part story "Green With Evil," which first introduces Jason David Frank as "Tommy Oliver," the Green Ranger (the first of several colors Tommy would sport over the years!).

We're still waiting on Shout! Factory's press release (possibly next week) with all the details of this exciting brand launch for them. Hopefully it will have word of other releases in this long-running franchise (maybe other configurations for us more passionate fans, perhaps?). Stay tuned and we'll fill you in, as further developments occur!


UPDATE: We now have a look at the front box art for this title!

UPDATE (5/5): This release will be closed captioned, we've learned.

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Taken from: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mighty ... z1xFhgFdtp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


GET READY TO SUPER-CHARGE YOURSELF WITH THE SERIES
THAT STARTED A GLOBAL POP CULTURE PHENOMENON


POWER RANGERS

PRODUCTION NOW UNDERWAY FOR SEVERAL
MULTI-DISC BOX SET COLLECTIONS TO BE MADE
AVAILABLE DIRECTLY TO FANS THROUGH TIME LIFE




LOS ANGELES, CA, May 9, 2012 - Following its debut in 1993, Saban's iconic live-action pop culture series, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children's television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who "morphed" into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children's programming blocks. For 19 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike, and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide.

Now you can return to where the phenomenon began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes a cornucopia of home entertainment offerings, many of which have never been released on DVD, from the original series Power Rangers. Through unprecedented access to Saban Brands' vast archive of content, many of these DVD collections produced by Shout! Factory boast extensive bonus materials and collectible packaging, making them must-haves for loyal fans and collectors.

The first multi-disc set to be released will be the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season One, Volume One 3-Dvd set, which will arrive in stores and will be available through select digital entertainment platforms on August 21, 2012. Marking the DVD debut of the original Power Rangers series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season One, Volume One features the first 30 original episodes from the first season and delivers over 10 hours of high-energy, family friendly entertainment. Poised to attract a new audience of kids as well as young adults who grew up with this popular series, this 3-DVD set is priced to own at a suggested retail price of $19.93. Pre-order is now available at Amazon.com and ShoutFactory.com.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season One, Volume Two 3-DVD set is slated to arrive on store shelves Fall 2012. Featuring the subsequent 30 original episodes, this DVD set continues more action-packed adventures of five teens, who quickly learn the full impact and awesome responsibility of their new powers and weapons. The evil villain, Rita Repulsa and her henchmen prove to be very worthy adversaries for the young super heroes, and they are challenged at every turn.

In an effort to provide avid collectors with an exclusive first-to-own experience, fans will have the first opportunity to collect upcoming box sets through a Time Life direct-response television and online campaign. Shout! Factory has teamed up with Time Life to make Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season One 6-DVD set and the 40-DVD collection of Power Rangers: Seasons One - Seven directly available to fans starting July 30, 2012 through Time Life's direct-response on-air TV campaign, as well as online.

The Power Rangers: Seasons One -Seven 40-DVD collection will include: All 145 original episodes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons One, Two and Three, plus the ten-episode series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alien Rangers. It then continues on with Power Rangers: Seasons Four - Seven, featuring all of the original 183 episodes spanning the seasons entitled Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space and Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. In-depth bonus content includes: a retrospective featurette on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers phenomenon, brand-new interviews with members of the cast and the creative team, and much more!

As excitement builds for these anticipated home entertainment releases, Shout! Factory, Saban Brands, and Time Life will announce additional news and activities for fans in the upcoming months. Meanwhile, fans will have the opportunity to learn more about upcoming collections by following us on Facebook and Twitter (@shoutfactory). Join the excitement and relive the action on DVDs!


About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands. SB applies a strategic transmedia management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance. For more information, visit http://www.sabanbrands.com

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com



NOTE from TVShowsOnDVD: Details, pricing, package art and pre-order listings for the "Season 1, Part 2" set, the "Complete 1st Season" set, and the "Seasons 1-7" forty-disc set aren't available yet, but stay tuned for updates!


Taken from: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mighty ... z1xFioztgI

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Your favorite childhood show has morphenomenal action, adventure, and meaningful lessons for both original and young fans. Now you can relive these action-packed adventures and share them with the next generation when we unleash the ORIGINAL POWER RANGERS on DVD for the very first time! Plus, you'll get exclusive in-depth bonus content, including a retrospective featurette on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers phenomenon, brand new interviews with the cast and creative teams, and much, much more!

Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, fitness, responsibility and helping others, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers follows the thrilling and humorous adventures of ordinary teens who "morph" into extraordinary superheroes over the course of three seasons. The adventures continue with Power Rangers Zeo, as the team takes on a new member, new zords, and meets new challenges and enemies. Then shift into Power Rangers Turbo, with the fastest team yet! Next, "Let's Rocket!" as we blast off for Power Rangers In Space; then we'll "Go Galactic!" as we join a new team in unexplored territory with Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. Order your own incredible POWER RANGERS box set today!


A few hours ago today, TimeLife.com began accepting pre-orders for their 40-DVD collection of Power Rangers - Seasons 1-7: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy. You'll get 338 episodes which aired from 1993 to 1999, plus tons of bonus material including 2 DVDs completely dedicated to extras.

Additionally, with this title you'll also get a rare Bandai-made action figure of Morphin Red Ranger (Jason) wearing the "Dragon Shield" (which, in case you've forgotten, is the golden shoulder pad/chestpiece assembly) usually seen on the Morphin Green Ranger (Tommy). You can see a high-res image of this action figure at the bottom, complete with accessory sword and blaster. This toy was once available for collectors, but not for a long time; it is currently available exclusively from Time Life with the purchase of this title. And don't think this combination of Red and Green Ranger uniforms is simply out-of-the-blue; it is taken directly from two Mighty Morphin: Season 1 episodes: "Birds of a Feather" and "Clean-Up Club"...both of which you can watch on these discs!

Note that there is NOT any overall "slipcase" packaging for this title: these are the same sets that Shout! Factory will be selling individually, and Time Life will take the separate disc cases and the action figure, and wrap them in bubble wrap and send them to you in a regular shipping carton. The price is $219.95 SRP, which may sound like a lot at first, but at 40 discs it breaks down to just $5.49 per DVD. Or, putting bonus stuff aside, it's just 65¢ per episode...$31.42 per season. And standard shipping is available for free. It's a great value, any way you look at it. And if you cannot afford the entire $219.95 cost at once, you can break it down into 5 easy installments of $43.99 per payment. Sounds good to us!

The current planned ship date is August 6th, just a week later than what we originally reported. Time Life, Shout! Factory and Saban are working on getting a full press release to us soon; stay tuned for that!

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Taken from: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mighty ... z1xFl117in

Yesterday we reported on the upcoming 40-DVD release of Power Rangers - Seasons 1-7: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy, for sale exclusively from Time Life's online store. At the time we had a USA pre-order link for the title, but today readers north of the border will be pleased to know that it's now up for pre-order in Canada, too! Please remember that using these affiliate links which we provide here will help to support our site, and keep us around! If you *must* order by phone, however, you can call 1-800-826-8545 in the USA or 1-800-828-8565 in Canada. Price is $219.95 in either country, and payment in easy installments is available in both as well.

We also have to clear up some confusion about one aspect of yesterday's write-up. In it, we described how "there is NOT any overall 'slipcase' packaging for this title," and went on to say that "Time Life will take the separate disc cases and the action figure, and wrap them in bubble wrap and send them to you in a regular shipping carton." This info was characterized as "misleading" at a Power Rangers message board by an insider to this project, and after looking into it we agree that we didn't really describe this the best possible way.

What we were trying to communicate to our readers is this: there will not be a single slipcase (or any other sort of packaging) which houses all 7 seasons together on your shelf. What we made it sound like is that you won't get any slipcases at all, which is where we steered you wrong. Shout! Factory is producing these DVDs, and the packages, for Time Life. What they will do is take the first 3 seasons (the entire run of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and house them in one slipcase, and then separately there will be a second slipcase housing Power Rangers: Seasons 4-7 (Zeo, Turbo, In Space and Lost Galaxy). Time Life will take those two collections, and the special bonus action figure, and those three items are what will be taken to "wrap them in bubble wrap and send them to you."

We'll have pictures of those above-mentioned slipcase packages for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Seasons 1-3 compilation and also for the Power Rangers: Seasons 4-7 set just as soon as those images are finalized, approved, and distributed. We've been informed that the individual "season set" artwork currently displayed at Time Life's online store is actually not finalized, and could be subject to change; we hope to have the finished artwork for all of that for you when it's also ready!

In the meantime, here's a new description from Shout! Factory, Time Life and Saban concerning the on-disc contents of the Power Rangers - Seasons 1-7: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy collection. It includes some slightly more in-depth info about the extras, which we're informed will cover 3 bonus DVDs, rather the the 2 which is what Time Life currently mentions in their pre-order listing. However, the overall disc count still seems to be "40"; hopefully we'll have a disc-by-disc breakdown of the contents for you sometime before the set ships (that's currently expected to happen on August 6th).

The Power Rangers: Seasons One -Seven collection will include all 145 original episodes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons One, Two and Three, plus the ten-episode series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alien Rangers. It then continues on with Power Rangers: Seasons Four - Seven, featuring all of the original 183 episodes spanning the seasons entitled Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space and Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. In-depth bonus content includes a retrospective featurette on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers phenomenon, brand-new interviews with members of the cast and the creative team and much more!

As a reminder, the Power Rangers - Seasons 1-7: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy title is only going to be available online from Time Life. Shout! Factory will put smaller (and more casually affordable) sets in stores, starting with their 3-disc release on August 21st of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Season 1, Vol.1 (also available at Shout!'s online store). Later on there will also be an offering of The Complete Season 1 of Mighty Morphin, with all the first-season episodes on a six-disc set. No date or price has been set for that yet...nor any plans revealed for when the big 3-season and 4-season slipcase sets that make up Time Life's big offering might be available elsewhere. We know that Shout! will put Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Season 1, Vol.2 into stores in the late-fall timeframe this year, but we don't have details or artwork for that yet. Stay tuned and we'll keep you updated!


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Re: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and more coming to DVD

Postby CYLON (13) » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:18 pm

I remember the Green Ranger saga. I never much cared for the show, but Tommy was aces. :oops: 8-)

I might get the shows with the original cast, I used to watch them with my nephew sometimes. I'm sure he'd get a kick out of seeing them again. Although, given the option, I'd rather get the Green Ranger saga exclusively than owning the complete series or however they're seperating the different teams.

I would also watch VR Troopers from time to time. I might get this series also...for nostalgia's sake. I'm more familiar with the 'Rangers, but y'know whateva.

As for the beetle show, I vaguely remember that one. Meh. I might have to check teh youtube.
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Postby ironrod prime » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:46 pm

ive heard about the pr seasons but vr troopers and beatleborgs are an awsome bonus its a shame about masked rider though
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Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:27 am

ironrod prime wrote:its a shame about masked rider though
Pfft, no it isn't.

That was clearly the weakest of all of Saban's Tokusatsu shows. That show needs to fade into obscurity.

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Postby ironrod prime » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:06 am

i dont remember it being that bad just cheesey
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Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:32 am

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Postby CYLON (13) » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:34 pm

:lol: That's pretty sweet White Ranger box art.
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Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:22 am

BIG update from Brian Ward of Shout! Factory, posted at Rangerboard.

BWard wrote:Okay, gang... A couple of updates.

For starters, I've been looking over the last few pages re: quality of picture (PR, not Friends). I think it's important that everyone have reasonable expectations. We are talking about 20-year-old transfers to Digibeta and, in some cases, the original broadcast D2s. This is two-decade-old analog tape encoded to MPEG-2. We've done no digital restoration or DNR, so you'll see that same 16mm grain that you've always seen. I feel like people are going to be throwing up all kinds of comparison videos to determine which of any release is the best possible release. If that's what you're expecting or going for... I believe you've missed the point. Keep your expectations reasonable. Not low. These DVDs look good. I'm quite pleased with them. But you're not getting glossy, crystal clear picture. The show never existed that way.

That said, throughout the thread, you'd been so kind to send me videos and lists of episodes where the original domestic broadcast masters differed from what was on Netflix. As that list was updated, we went to every vault imaginable to track down those original domestic masters. In some cases we found them and used them. In other cases, what we found was identical to what we already had. And then, eventually, the deadlines for masters and encoding came up and we couldn't continue to look as episodes were added to the list. Still, of the episodes we were given, we managed to replace the following:

1. Doomsday, Part I - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7r_OTt082c
2. Beauty and the Beast (actually, the video on the original D2 was quite bad, so we took the replacement audio from the D2 and edited it into the master we had) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnYfDJaMvM
3. White Light, Part I - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXkdN2idq5k
4. A Friend In Need, Part I - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0nC0u0gASc
5. Changing Of The Zords, Part II - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22p0Kbmdz_k
6. Changing Of The Zords, Part III - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ25RShqlGo

*Note: This list ONLY pertains to what's been sent to the plant so far, so only MMPR. We're not quite done with S4-7, yet.

Speaking of masters, I want to thank GrnRngr for sending us his VHS copy of "The Good, The Bad and The Stupid." As it turns out, in the literal eleventh hour, Saban was able to track down the final, mixed master. Therefore, we didn't end up using GrnRngr's copy, but rest assured, I will think of some way to repay him for his help.

Three days ago, we received print samples of the MMPR slipcase and booklet. Floored. I won't lie; I nearly tweeted a photo, but decided that no pic I put up would do it justice. It's one of those things I'd like you to first see for yourself, when you open the set. It really is that beautiful and I'm eager to get reactions via unboxing videos! There may be a surprise or two, yet!

Lots more stuff that I'm not allowed to talk about, yet, so I'm gonna cut it off here. Still lots to do. I've got 21 more discs to give at least one more look through, so I'm off to do that.

Thanks for the support, gang! The set's turning out great, thanks in very large part to you!


There's also a very informative interview with Brian Ward to listen to here, in which he discusses more of what they've mangaed to incorpoate into these DVD sets. Just press the Play button and let it go. :smile:

And one more thing. Shout! Factory is offering the first half of the seasons 1-7 DVD sets (the first half being just MMPR seasons 1-3) at this year's San Diego Comic-con. so, if one only wants to get MMPR with the bonus content and none of the other four seasons, one can pick it up at Comic-Con. :D
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Re: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and more coming to DVD

Postby ironrod prime » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:20 pm

ok this in regards to the statement of samurai not being apart of the shout factory releases well i was at walmart yesterday and i found volumes 1 & 2 of the first season of samurai and while i didnt find a shout factory logo i did find liongates logo which i found kinda odd
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Re: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and more coming to DVD

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:29 pm

ironrod prime wrote:ok this in regards to the statement of samurai not being apart of the shout factory releases well i was at walmart yesterday and i found volumes 1 & 2 of the first season of samurai and while i didnt find a shout factory logo i did find liongates logo which i found kinda odd
Lionsgate owns the DVD rights to Samurai.
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