Power Rangers – A Comprehensive Review

This is a classic American television series that originated from the Japanese live-action Super Sentai (which was still the source of many of the visuals) emerged upon us on August 28, 1993 and helped launch the Fox Kids programming block we all knew and loved in the ‘90s.  Of course, we’re talking about the Power Rangers.

The series revolves around a team of teenagers who were recruited and trained to morph into the ever-loving Power Rangers allowing them to use special powers and pilot rather large assault machines called Zords.

Although the series initially received a lot of criticism for its action and violence that was targeted to child audiences, the Power Rangers was a massive success and involve 23 television seasons spanning 19 themed series and 2 film releases, with a third film scheduled to release in 2017.

The Series:

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (5/5):

Spanning the first three seasons of Power Rangers; the Genesis of the Power Rangers, we are exposed to the infamous “Mighty Morphin’ Era”. With the original team consisting of 5 teenagers; Billy (David Yost), Jason (Austin St. John), Zack (Walter Jones), Kimberly (Amy Jo Johnson) and Trini (Thuy Trang), and later-on with Tommy (Jason David Frank) joining the team; fighting to save the world from the dangerous motives that push the evil Rita Repulsa to try and take over the earth. Not only do we get to experience the cheesy action as we witness these super-heroes fight to stop Rita, but we also grow with the characters as they develop throughout their high school careers. As students of Angel Grove High School, we see that these kids are enamored with various things we all went through when we were in high school; whether it be peer pressure, jealousy amongst friends or bullying from our fellow classmates. I can’t speak specifically for children of today, however those of us who grew up in the ‘90s remember and love the Mighty Morphin’ era; and every time we see anything related to this series, we are overstruck with feelings of nostalgia. Despite having its various flaws, The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers portion of the series always brings a smile to my face when I watch it.

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie (5/5): Two years after the inception of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, 20th Century Fox and Saban Entertainment took our famed heroes to the big screen.  Taking place after the induction of Aisha (Karan Ashley), Adam (Johnny Young Bosch), and Rocky (Steve Cardenas) as the new Yellow, Black and Red Rangers; the gang face a new challenging foe, Ivan Ooze after he had been inevitably freed by Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd.  After we’ve gotten to know the rangers and have become immersed in their lives and efforts to save the world, we experience grief as attacks are carried out in an attempt to end the Power Rangers.  We experience other emotions like stress and a sense of achievement as the rangers go on an adventure on Planet Phaedos.  If there was ever a film to do a television series justice, this definitely is one; and as I watch it today, I feel even more nostalgic than I do with the original television series.

NOTE: This film is not included with the Legacy Collection and is sold separately from various stores including Amazon.  There is a space within this collection so it can be added.

Mighty Morphin’ Alien Rangers (4/5):

A part of the series that has been deemed as Season 3.5 of Mighty Morphin’ Power rangers, this series adapted footage from Season 18 of the Super Sentai Series, Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.  The alien rangers are recruited by Zordon to aid the rangers overcome a recent attack that’s been unleashed on earth by Master Vile.  Through this particular series, much like any of the other seasons, we experience emotions including being stressed out, fear, curiosity, and a sense of adventure while the characters all work together to overcome their enemy and reach their shared goal.  The alien rangers are a group of aquatic are in a tough position as the planet Earth is uninhabitable to their species; but as one would expect, they do their duty and come help.

This series is setup to be the transitionary series in between the Mighty Morphin’ era and the Zeo era.  The two-part premiere of the Zeo series gives us some answers to the cliffhangers we are left with at the end of the original era.  Along with that, the premier establishes a new set of enemies for the rangers, the Machine Empire.

Zeo (4/5):

The Zeo series was originally adapted from the Super Sentai series, Choriki Sentai Ohranger and was the first of the series to follow the Sentai practice of annual suit changes.  This season is also the final season to use the infamous “Go Go Power Rangers” theme song that we grew up with until its eventual revival during the 2011 series of Samurai.

Picking up where the Mighty Morphin’ era left off, the rangers are in a tough position and in a state of devastation due to an unexpected attack on their command center.  However, after a new discovery, they are led to new command center in a much more remote location.  As we move through the series, we see endless battles against the Machine Empire, led by King Mondo and Queen Machina.

Eventually, we are introduced to the mysterious Gold Ranger as he makes his grand entrance to aid the rangers through what is considered to be the toughest battle they face during this series.  Eventually as the Gold Rangers identity is revealed, a successor is chosen to carry on the power of the Gold Ranger, and this is where we see the return of the original Red Ranger, Jason.

This particular season was the one that I had personally left off with as I was growing up and had eventually grown out of the idea of watching a series like this.  It wasn’t until I had picked this set up for myself as I continued to build my library and own the television shows I watched as a child that I had the opportunity to explore it even further.  And to be honest, I am really happy that I had grabbed this set!

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (5/5):

A film serving as the connection between the Zeo and the Turbo eras of the Rangers, introduces a new set of characters and cast members.  Bringing in concepts from Gekisou Sentai Carranger, we are introduced to a complete new set of costumes and enemies that the rangers must face off against and protect earth from.

As we see the new enemy leader, a space pirate named Divatox, the rangers find themselves continuing to constantly face off against a variety of monsters as Divatox sets off on a journey to locate a specific treasure in order to enter into marriage with someone who has promised her power and riches should she be able to successfully bring him this treasure.

Will the rangers be able to successfully stop Divatox and her band of goons?  Check it out and let me know what your thoughts are!

NOTE: This film is not included with the Legacy Collection and is sold separately from various stores including Amazon.  There is a space within this collection so it can be added.

Turbo (4/5):

Continuing onward after the conclusion of the second film, the Turbo series is the first to introduce a child actor playing the Blue Ranger.  During the initial episodes of this series, we do experience the departure of the long loved Zordon and Alpha 5.  In addition to the leaders venturing onto new things, we also see the departure of four of the series’ longer running characters as they graduate high school and plan to move onto new things.  However, with the departure of these characters, we are introduced to a set of four new characters that take the place of the veteran rangers and a new leader, Dimitria of Inquiris and her faithful employee Alpha 6.

Much like the earlier seasons, we see the rangers working together to fend off the attacks of their enemy; in this series the enemy is Divatox.  The rangers who are still young enough to encounter the common headaches that teens still go through today; whether it be peer pressure or bullies amongst their peers.  As the series progresses, we are introduced to the team of shadow rangers who ultimately help the rangers through tough times and we are eventually lead into the next incarnation of the series; Power Rangers In Space.

In Space (3/5):

The Power Rangers In Space saga begins the sixth season of the franchise and is based off of the Denji Sentai Megaranger series.  Being the first of the series to have the majority of its footage be original to the American adaption due to communication issues with Japan.  The In Space series is considered to be a turning point of the series as it brings closure to the six seasons of stories and ends the practice of having regular cast members return in consecutive seasons.  In Space is sometimes compared to the Mighty Morphin or Zeo era of the franchize, however the series eventually takes a much darker or emotional turn.

In Space starts off with the team of rangers traveling to a distant planet to save one of their own however are pulled aboard the Atro Megaship, where they meet Andros.  As the team of rangers and Andros begin to get to know each other, they all realize that they need the help of each other to save their fellow man.  After the deployment of the new space ranger powers, the team is in a constant battle between trying to locate and save their fellow man and defending earth from a new enemy leader, Astronema.

Personally, I wasn’t much of a fan of this specific series mostly because it felt that the writers were rasping at straws in trying to make content.  However the fact that it does bring closure to the earlier seasons made things much better.  This specific series felt as if it had a strong Star Trek vibe to it with an added level of cheesiness.

Lost Galaxy (5/5):

Based off of the Super Sentai series Seijuu Sentai Gingaman, the Lost Galaxy series was the first of the franchise to follow the Japanese series tradition of a new cast with each new series.

Continuing with the trend of featuring young adults from Angel Grove, the team sets off on a quest to find a new world that is like Earth.  During their ventures, they are greeted by Maya who gives them their new weapons, the Quasar Sabers.  With these sabers, the team is able to transform into the Galaxy Power Rangers and use their abilities to battle enemies from two different parts of the galaxy.  Featuring a complete new set of Zords known as the Galactabeasts, the team continues to show strength and collaboration as they work together to fend of their new enemy, Deviot.

Lightspeed Rescue (5/5):

Changing things up a bit, Lightspeed Rescue is the first generation of rangers where the identities of the rangers are known by the public.  In the earlier seasons, their identities were kept secret and really only revealed in drastic circumstances.  Based off of the Japanese Series Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive, this series is the first of its kind where the rangers powers, zords and weapons were completely manmade and had absolutely no extraterrestrial origin whatsoever.

Lightspeed Rescue is also the first series to not include a Super Sentai counterpart.  This series featured a new ranger, the Titanium Ranger, however he was completely new to the concept as there was no sixth ranger in GoGoFive.

Time Force (4/5):

Featuring forty half-hour episodes, Power Rangers Time Force was the final full season to air on Fox Kids following the sale of Fox Family Worldwide.  After being purchased by The Walt Disney Company, the future of the Power Rangers series was a complete unknown.

While originally, this series was a planned venture, however due to a commercial failure from the second movie and the purchase of the franchise by Disney, this series ultimately went unproduced.

Taking place in the year 3000, the Time Force is a police agency that apprehends mutants who have committed various crimes against society and humanity.  Continuing to battle off against a new enemy, Ransik, the rangers continue working together to keep all together with the world and protecting its citizens from any harm that is directed toward them.

Wild Force (2/5):

Being the tenth season of the series, Wild Force is based off of the Japanese series Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger, which is the twenty-fifth season of the Japanese Saga.  As this series is the first of the saga to be under the Disney copyright, the show was moved over to ABC’s new Saturday morning block in the fall of 2002.  Wild Force was also the final incarnation of the saga to be produced in the United States as it was planned prior to the acquisition and was technically still under contract to be produced by Fox Kids.

Following the adventure of Cole Evans, who had been living in the jungle for many years, he sets out on a quest to find his destiny in a fictitious city known as Turtle Cove.  During this quest, he comes across the Animarium, a place that is believed to be mythological.  During his visit to the Animarium, he joins four others who share a common path to become the new leader of the Wild Force rangers.  Featuring a new mentor for the rangers, Princess Shayla, they take command of the Wild Zords to fend off a new enemy, Master Org.

Watching through this season, I really disliked this one the most.  After the buyout by Disney, it felt as if the series had lost its roots and that it was really geared toward a much younger audience.  To be fair, after watching through this season, my interest had started to diminish; but I figured that I had gotten this far, I should finish this one out and see where things go.

Ninja Storm (4/5):

Creating a new milestone in the saga, Ninja Storm is the first of the series to be filmed in New Zealand and the first to not be produced under MMPR Productions.  As an added level of uniqueness, this series is the first to only feature one female ranger on the team, the first to not have an African American ranger, the first where the Blue Ranger was a female and the first and only season to feature a Crimson and Navy Ranger.  Based off of the Japanese series Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger, we experience a complete new spin on the Power Rangers.

Featuring three primary characters; Shane, Tori, and Dustin as students at the Wild Ninja Academy.  Their less than acceptable performance causes them to get the occasional lecture from their Sensei.  Moving the setting from Angel Grove to Blue Bay Harbor, the academy is attacked by the new enemy, Lothor.  The three new characters are given a set of morphers allowing them to transform into the Wild Rangers.  After it is discovered that Lothor too has the ability to make his monsters grow, the rangers are given the power to unleash the Ninja Zords, which combine to form the Storm Megazord.

I was a bit hesitant going into this rendition of the series after my experience with Wild Force; however I was pleasantly surprised with what Disney Productions had done with the series.  Working under the new production label, the saga had taken a more serious turn and added the use of new technologies when it came to the special effects.

Dino Thunder (5/5):

Starting off with the twelfth season of the series, you can’t help but feel a bit of nostalgia as the concept appears to touch base with its roots.  Dino Thunder is based off of the Sentai Saga Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger and also included some adaptation from the Korean dub while sharing a similar logo to the Korean version.  This series is notable in the saga as it features the return of Jason David Frank in his starring role of Tommy.

Featuring a new enemy, Mesagog, who is dead set on eradicating all of human life and returning planet Earth back to the dinosaur age.  Tommy returns as a paleontology professor where he is assigned to watch over three students serving in detention; Conner, Ethan and Kira.  During their adventures they come across the dino gems which gives them the power to become the Dino Rangers.  Of course with the return of Tommy Oliver (or known as Dr. O), the series would be complete without his return as a ranger too!

Over the course of this adaptation, we see a new array of zords including the Cephalozord, the Dimetrozord, the Stegozord, the Parasaurzord, and the Ankylozord.  With all of their powers and zords combined, they create the Triceramax Megazord.

Watching through this season, like I said, I couldn’t help feeling some nostalgia as they go back and channel their dinosaur roots.  Seeing Tommy return to the series, not only as a professor, but as a ranger had me smiling like I was as I went through the original rendition of the Power Rangers.

S.P.D. (3/5):

Taking their story back into space, S.P.D, which stands for “Space Patrol Delta”, we are introduced to yet another new set of rangers whose story originated from Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger.

This story takes place in the year 2025, after aliens are welcomed to live amongst humans on planet earth; peace amongst all is now a thing of the past.  As the Troobian Empire directs their focus into destroying planet earth, the rangers must use teamwork, intergalactic weapons, and light-speed zords to battle evil as they become one of the ultimate forces for good.

As I watched through this season, I had a lot of hope.  Being one of the most highly praised seasons on various forums and after watching the previous season; I really wanted to see a much better performance.  S.P.D. felt as if it were lacking a lot of content and did not answer all of the audience’s burning questions as it progressed.

Mystic Force (5/5):

Premiering in 2006, Mystic Force is the first and only Disney produced series where it featured the Super Sentai counterpart as the main enemy and is the first of the series in which all of the actors playing the core rangers were of either Australian or New Zealand descent.  It is also the only season where the rangers wear capes, and is the second season where there is no team-up with the previous seasons rangers.  However, Piggy from S.P.D does play a cameo role in the episode titled Ranger Down.

Taking things into a whole new level of creativity, featuring a wizard as the enemy, the series takes place in the city of Briarwood.  Using their incredible magic and powerful martial arts skills, the Mystic Force Power Rangers must rely on teamwork to save the day.

Experiencing what felt to be a chapter from a science fiction or fantasy book, I was rather appreciative of the new spin that was taken with the series.  It added a new sense of adventure and various other aspects that I really never would have expected to happen in a show like this.  After watching through all of the seasons that were included in this set, I have to say that Mystic Force is definitely one of my favorite seasons apart from the Mighty Morphin’ era.

Operation Overdrive (4/5):

Taking yet another twist in the premise of the series, Operation Overdrive has the rangers operating and fighting in several countries around the world, rather than placing focus on their home city of San Angeles.  During this series, we see them travel to Atlantis, Saint Lucia, Istanbul, London, Portugal, Indonesia, Norway, Mexico, Egypt, Florida, Greece and Japan to battle specific attacks against humanity.

Introducing another group of enemies, Moltor and Flurious, the five brave adventurers are chosen to search for several magical jewels to prevent them from being found by the villainous brothers.  In order to protect Planet Earth, the new team of rangers are equipped with futuristic technologies that appear to be very similar to earlier adaptations of the show.  The rangers are also granted the power of genetic modification, however this power is very seldom used or referenced.  Throughout this season, several mythological legends are referenced, including Thor’s Hammer, Atlantis, Poseidon who is referenced under his Roman name of Neptune.

At this point in battling through this massive box set, I’m starting to grow wary of whether or not I’m really wasting my time, as I’m getting to be exhausted with the constant ups and downs of each season’s quality.  While the inclusion of mythological legends and the battles taking place all across the world were of interest, it feels at this point as if the producers were really starting to run out of ideas on where to go with the series.

Jungle Fury (2.5/5):

Taking from, what felt like, the same concept of the Wild Force saga, Jungle Fury premiered as the sixteenth season to the series on February 18, 2008.  Using footage from the Japanese saga of Juken Sentai Gekiranger, this series was the final series to air on Toon Disney.

Featuring a new leader, RJ, who is the head chef and owner of Jungle Karma Pizza, the team is selected and granted the powers and abilities of the Jungle Power Rangers.  This makes them the only hope in fighting against the new enemy, Dai Shi and his army of undead warriors who attempt to take over the world allowing animals to rule over humans.  Initially RJ is there to be their leader, however he later joins the forces of the rangers as the Wolf Ranger.

Jungle Fury certainly is what I would consider to be the least favorite of the saga, stealing what felt to be ideas from earlier seasons, and the added goofiness of trying to use animals to overcome the human race.  Yeah, every season so far has been goofy in its right. However, the concept of using monsters or alien beings to try and take over the world made more sense than the use of animals.

RPM (3/5):

Season seventeen of the saga, this series was only aired during the ABC Kids block in the United States.  Featuring footage from Engine Sentai Go-onger, this season was the final season to be distributed by Disney and Renaissance-Atlantic Entertainment as the franchise has been re-acquired by Haim Saban and his company (thank god!).

When an artificial intelligence computer virus, named Venjix, takes over all of the computer systems on earth, it creates an army of Grider droids to destroy and enslave all of humanity with only the city of Corinth remaining.  With the city of Corinth being protected by an almost impenetrable force field, Venjix vows to destroy Corinth; but not before trying to stop the RPM Power Rangers.

Seriously Disney?  The majority of your work helps maintain your reputation in the production industry, but this was a mess. Thankfully Saban has re-acquired this franchise to stop it from being destroyed and allowing children to continue to have these rangers to look up to and teach them a thing or two when it comes to morality.

Samurai (5/5):

The first series to be produced under Saban after re-acquisition from Disney, Samurai premiered on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons in 2011.  Since the acquisition, Saban vowed that the series will feature a brighter tone with the infusion of fun and comedy that wasn’t made available while it was under Disney’s name.  Also, being the first season to be shot and broadcast in High-Definition, the show averaged 2-million viewers on Nickelodeon.  The episode that aired on May 15, 2011, named The Blue And The Gold, is considered to be the highest rated episode of the saga after having a reported 3.7 million viewers.

Touching base with their Mighty Morphin’ roots, we now have the Red Ranger (Jayden), Blue Ranger (Kevin), Pink Ranger (Mia), Green Ranger (Mike), the Yellow Ranger (Emily) and eventually the Gold Ranger (Antonio), the team faces off against the evil Master Xandred and his army of Nighloks who wish to flood Earth with the waters of the Sanzu River and bring an end to human civilization.

Thank God Saban picked this franchise back up.  Watching through the Disney produced seasons of this set was absolutely the worst part of this entire adventure.  Bringing back the fun and entertaining aspect of the series, I was relieved to watch this season.  While it touched lightly with the Mighty Morphin’ era, it had a new twist to the adventures and battles that I really appreciated and eventually grew to love.

Super Samurai (5/5):

While it is considered to be the second half of the previous season, Super Samurai is still a complete and separate season but with greater power.

Continuing their battle against Xandred and his army of Nighlok’s, we find that the rangers continuing through their battles, struggles and trying to maintain a “normal” existence among their peers.

Just like the Samurai saga, I absolutely loved this series.  I don’t know that it deserved the accreditation of being called a completely separate season, but it is situations like that cause me to just voice my opinion amongst my colleagues.  Continuing with the quirky and fun ranger attitude that the previous series picked back up on, Super Samurai is definitely worth checking out.

MegaForce (5/5):

Premiering this iconic and notable season of the Power Rangers saga in February of 2013, and celebrating the 20th anniversary, it was reported that this adaptation of the Japanese saga Tensou Sentai Goseiger would feature the return of many of the historic rangers that we saw from the beginning.  As part of the promotion and celebration, the Megaforce Power Rangers made an appearance during the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade alongside the past Red Rangers from the Mighty Morphin’era through the Super Samurai era.

After the evil Warstar aliens engage in an attack on Planet Earth, the supernatural guardian Gosei and his robotic assistant Tensou recruit five teenagers to combat the evil forces.  Equipped with powers that give them mastered martial arts and various other forms of combat, the teenagers transform into the latest champions of good.

After watching through the Megaforce era of this saga, I couldn’t help but shed a tear of joy as I had the opportunity to see the return of various historical rangers that I had grown to love as I explored this box set.  In fact, one episode that really resulted in my happiness was the episode that featured a team of iconic rangers as they worked together to fight against evil.  While I haven’t had the opportunity to explore the next season, Super MegaForce.  I’m hoping it was able to live up to the good name that this season left with me.

Picture Quality (5/5):

The overall picture quality of this set is exactly what you would expect to come from a series that started in the early ’90s.  However, given the primitive technology being used, Shout! Factory did an absolutely amazing job with the release of this set.  Of course when I had first heard of this set being released, I had gone all fan-girl and made special arrangements to make sure I had this in my collection. I am genuinely impressed with it and will explain more with the packaging below.

Even with the original series at play here, everything was presented really nicely.  I was able to see everything as it unfolded in front of me on the screen.  Yeah, we will hear arguments about this package being a DVD set; face it, a Blu-ray of this series isn’t going to happen.  Even with the ’90s era grain that most television shows from that time had, everything looked great and even inundated me with a great sense of nostalgia.  If you too grew up during the ’90s and watched this series as a kid, you would definitely be missing out if you didn’t have this set in your personal collection.

Audio Quality (5/5):

Much like the video quality of the television series at hand, you have to keep in mind that we’re working with a series that started in the early ’90s.  While I couldn’t completely identify the technology used for the audio track of the series it all sounded phenomenal when coming through my home theater.  I was able to audibly make out everything as it was happening on screen and I couldn’t ask more from a set like this.  The actions as they were presented were extremely crisp, clear and had no crackling to the audio whatsoever.  In fact, I had read various articles in the past about Bryan Cranston’s involvement with the series and his role as various monsters in different episodes.  It’s actually how Billy, the original Blue Ranger, got his last name for the show.  When I had previously watched these seasons from various sources, including Amazon Prime Streaming or Netflix, I couldn’t really hear his voice. However, when watching this DVD Set, I was able to successfully spot a couple of the monsters that Cranston had voiced.

The Packaging (5/5):

This set is absolutely beautiful in terms of packaging.  First and foremost, this set comes packaged in a replica of the red ranger helmet from the Mighty Morphin’ era of the show.  Celebrating 20 years of the show, this set is limited to 2,000 copies and comes with loads of extras.

The discs themselves are housed in ten tin cases modeled after the various power coins that are featured in the series.  Overall, the original set includes 98-DVDs, however has spaces to include the two feature films to make it a true complete set.

In addition to the disc cases and the helmet to house them, Shout! Factory also included a 100-page booklet that includes various artwork covering each of the phases of the rangers as well as some interesting text of the series that is a great addition to this set.

Lastly, for those of us who pre-ordered this limited set, Shout! Factory also included a set of 4 lithographs that can be framed, hung up and displayed as they should be.  Unfortunately, mine were damaged in transit on delivery of the set, so the images you see below were provided from tvshowsondvd.com.

Special Features:

Power Rangers: The Legacy Collection (5/5):

Included with the already amazing set of 98-DVDs, this set comes with an outstanding series of 6 Bonus Discs to hold all of the extra content.

  1. Morphin’ Time! A Look Back At The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers
  2. A Morphenomenal Cast: A Look At Becoming A Power Ranger
  3. Lord Zedd’s Monster Heads
  4. Alpha’s Magical Christmas
  5. The Good, The Bad And The Stupid! – The Misadventures Of Bulk And Skull
  6. The Fans Power Up! A Peek Inside The Power Rangers Fandom
  7. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Fan Club Video
  8. The White Ranger Kata
  9. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Live: The World Tour
  10. Tales Of The Giant Banana: A Look Back At Bulk & Skull
  11. Behind The Mask: Celebrating The Stunt Team
  12. A Convention With Attitude: Power Morphicon
  13. Power Playback: Power Rangers Funniest Moments
  14. Power Rangers: The Lost Episode
  15. “It’s Comin'” Zeo Serial
  16. “Gold Lining” Zeo Promo
  17. “Stick Together” Music Video
  18. The Voice Of A Ranger
  19. Ranger Tales
  20. Pure Titanium
  21. A Web Of Fans
  22. Return Of The Ranger
  23. Before It Began (“The Hidden Episode”)
  24. Ninja Storm Katas
  25. Original Promos
  26. Mad Props!
  27. Rangers On Set!
  28. Ranger Tales
  29. Collect ‘Em All!
  30. The S.P.D. Rangers Want You
  31. Special Messages From The Mystic Force Rangers
  32. Ranger Secrets
  33. Mystic Force: Forces Of Nature!
  34. Operation Overdrive Files
  35. More [sic] Original Promos
  36. Good To Be Bad
  37. Ranger Tones
  38. On Paper: Writing The Power Rangers
  39. The Monster Wrangler
  40. More [sic] Ranger Tales
  41. The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers 20th Anniversary Panel At San Diego Comic-Con International 2012
  42. MMPR Karate Club: The Green Ranger Kata
  43. Original MMPR PSAs

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie (2/5):

  1. Featurette
  2. Theatrical Trailer

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (2/5):

  1. Featurette
  2. Theatrical Trailer

Technical Specs:

Power Rangers: The Legacy Collection

Video

Codec: MPEG-2

Encoding Format: 4:3

Resolution: 480i (NTSC)

Audio

English

Subtitles

None

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie

Video

Codec: MPEG-2

Encoding Format: 16:9

Resolution: 480i (NTSC)

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Original Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

French: Dolby Digital 2.0

English: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles

English

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Video

Codec: MPEG-2

Encoding Format: 16:9

Resolution: 480i (NTSC)

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

English: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles

English

Final Thoughts:

Holy shit, was this set a force to be reckoned with.  Never did I expect to have opportunity to sit down and explore not only the first twenty seasons of the Power Rangers saga, but both movies that had been released over the past couple of decades.  Prior to sitting down with this box set, if an episode was airing on TV, I would normally just let it play or I would watch it on Netflix/Amazon Prime as I worked on other things throughout my house.  But, to sit down and analyze every aspect of a show during its first twenty years is an asinine task.

However, as I try to conjure up my final thoughts from this, I am exceptionally glad that I had taken the time to work through this set!  Sure, I did find myself at times questioning myself as to why I would do this.  But, to sit down with something that I had grown up with as a child, as an adult and explore my train of thought that I had back then was really fun.  Sure it had its quirks, sure it was cheesy as hell, but damn it was a blast.

Learning more into the history of the saga was my favorite part of this adventure.  Not originally knowing about Disney owning the franchise at one point and understandably risking the ultimate destruction of a franchise those of us who had grown up in the ’90s had loved, I learned a lot.  Those little tidbits of information were a great lesson.

If you too had grown up during the ’90s and loved the Power Rangers, this set is definitely one to grab.  While it was limited to only 2,000 copies from Shout Factory! There are other options out there to owning your favorite rendition of the rangers from other vendors, including Amazon.  However, if you do manage to get your hands on this set and try to work through the first twenty years and both films like this, “May the power protect you.”

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Doug

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