Joseph Kahn's Power Rangers Short Film

David, Devindra, and Jeff review Will Smith’s latest and are joined by Joseph Kahn to discuss the making of his new short film, Power/Rangers. Be sure to catch Joseph’s last film, Detention, on Amazon or iTunes.

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The short film Power/Rangers, directed by Joseph Kahn, has become a huge talking point over the past week. Posted for free online, the unauthorized vision of the Power Rangers TV show was quickly targeted by Saban Brands, owner of the Power Rangers license, for copyright violation. Pulled from Vimeo and YouTube before eventually being reinstated with slightly new opening credits and disclaimers, the very adult-oriented short is back online. And now you can see some Power Rangers making of footage, courtesy of the producers. Read More »

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UPDATE: The copyright debate over Power/Rangers has been settled and the film is back on YouTube and Vimeo. Click there to see both. Original story follows with the update after.

One of the biggest movie stories this week was the release of Power/Rangers, a professionally made, R-rated fan film based on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Directed by Joseph Kahn (Torque) and produced by Adi Shankar (Dredd), the Power Rangers short film put a dark, kinetic spin on the ’90s cartoon. Fans seemed to enjoy it but two groups who didn’t like the short were Saban Brands, the company who owns the Rangers, and members of the original cast.

Below, read about the copyright claim, the reactions of the original Rangers and find out how you can watch the Power Rangers short film now. Read More »

Joseph Kahn's Power Rangers Short Film

This morning Adi Shankar released Power/Rangers, a “bootleg short film” directed by Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention), co-written by Dutch Southern (Bad Turn Worse) and starring James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica). Described as “a twist on the Power Rangers mythos”, the short film is a a well crafted brilliant fx-heavy send-up of dark and gritty fan films while also somehow being a fun addition to the genre. Watch the R-rated Power Rangers short film after the jump.

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David and Adam chat with director Joseph Kahn about the state of film criticism, the racial diversity of genre movies, and building the world of Detention. Detention is out in theaters today!

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam take on the MPAA and wonder about the fate of Gary Ross’s work in the Hunger Games film series. Also, can enthusiasm only take you so far? Or is it the key to unlocking your dreams? Special guest Joseph Kahn joins us to discuss. Kahn’s newest film, Detention, opens in limited release this Friday.

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Sony Buys Joseph Kahn’s ‘Detention’

At first glance, Joseph Kahn‘s Detention looks, as  I’ve said before, like it might be just a “post-Scream meta-slasher movie.” But the trailer we saw for the film suggested that it is a lot more than that, or at least a lot more crazy than that. Reviews out of SXSW, where the film premiered, were slightly mixed, but the enthusiastic ones were very enthusiastic. In short, I’m hoping that Detention will be a movie that can satiate my hunger for a wild genre movie in the same way that Attack the Block satisfies as a teen-oriented summer sci-fi thriller.

We’ll all get to see Detention sometime in the coming months thanks to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, which has picked up all rights to distribute the film. Read More »

Torque director Joseph Kahn has made a very strange-looking teen slasher movie called Detention. The film will soon premiere at SXSW, and the trailer has arrived today. While the opening of the trailer might make you think this is a routine post-Scream meta-slasher movie, be sure to watch all the way through. Because this one goes to some unexpected places by the end. If nothing else, the trailer sells Detention‘s very high ‘WTF?’ factor, and that’s pretty great. Read More »

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