We have the deets on Shout! Factory’s release of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie!
Shout! Factory is proud to bring back Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) as a standalone release on June 4, 2019, Bonus features include new interviews, original featurette, and the theatrical trailer. Before, it was packaged with Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie as a double-feature and it was part of the 25th anniversary DVD steel book box set of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series. With both out of print, to see this team re-emerge was just a matter of time.
Power up with six incredible teens who out-manoeuvre and defeat evil everywhere as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! But this time, the Power Rangers may have met their match when they face off with the most sinister monster the galaxy has ever seen – Ivan Ooze.
Everyone has their favourite Power Ranger and that can be anyone, like Amy Jo Johnson, Johnny Yong Bosch or Austin St. John. But at Wizard World New Orleans, former president and spokesman of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, let everyone know who his favourite Power Ranger is. During a Q&A panel for Jason David Frank at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Eisner Award Hall of Famer appeared and greeted the former Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cast member. Said Stan Lee, “…and I’m not about to let any time go by without saying hello to my favourite Power Ranger.”
The Power Rangers originated from the Japanese TV Super Sentai series Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger (1992). The role of the Green Ranger (or Dragon Ranger in the Japanese series) was portrayed by Izumi Shirō (和泉 史郎). Jason is an American Karate Kung Fu Federation Hall of Famer and an accomplished MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter.
I know it sounds too good to be true but Shout Factory is set to release the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Years on DVD. Now what does this mean for the collector? Mostly bragging rights to all your friends and if your friends don’t like MMPR, it definitely means you can annoy them to no end. And that to me is money well spent.
So let’s look at what we’re dealing with here. Reportedly, every episode from the original series to Power Rangers Megaforce will be included. That’s 98 disks including six discs of bonus footage and archive material. And it comes in the Power Rangers team leader’s helmet, the Red Ranger.
I have no idea of what is in the bonus material at this time but I’m hoping it’ll include commentary (or involvement) in part by at least some of the cast members from the various series. Right now Shout! Factory is at the San Diego Comic Con 2013 and accompanying them for in-booth signings is Selwyn Ward (Red Turbo Ranger, Power Rangers Turbo). Could Selwyn be involved in the DVD extras?
The collection will be released on December 3, 2013 and is available only through mail order via Shout Factory’s online store..
It’s a good thing DVD players are outfitted with a pause button or else I would experience a total lapse of self-preservation ala Everquest.
A first look at the collection can be found through Black Nerd Comedy’s Youtube video.