There are countless iterations of the Power Rangers that kids have been obsessed with over the years, but for all the kids who grew up in the early 1990s, there’s only one definitive version of the teenage defenders of Earth: the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
For Power Rangers fans who have always wanted to own every single episode from the first iteration of the series imported from Japan, Shout Factory has an incredible new collectible box set that has you covered. In addition, it comes with a slew of bonus content and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie with a brand new retrospective featurette with some of the original cast and crew. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers star Jason David Frank return as an evil version of the Green Ranger in the comic book event trailer, Power Rangers: Shattered Grid. Plus, watch the stars of Workaholics improvise a PowerPoint presentation that they’re not prepared for, and learn somethings you might not have know about the alien puppet sitcom ALF. Read More »
Next year marks the 25th anniversary of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, the action adventure television series that was imported from Japan, adapted for American audiences, and has since expanded into 19 different iterations of the super powered action heroes. How would you like to celebrate the long legacy of Power Rangers with a live show?
Power Rangers Live is a new interactive, mixed media stage production intended for the whole family, bringing all the action-packed stunts and epic martial arts from one of the longest running programs in TV history to a stage in front of your eyes. Find out when and where you can see Power Rangers Live below. Read More »
This weekend, New York Comic-Con will descend upon The Big Apple, bringing all sorts of hardcore nerdity to the city. We’ll be bringing you all of the important updates about upcoming movies and TV shows, but in the meantime, we’ve got a line on some of the outstanding collectible artwork you’ll be able to get your hands on from the showfloor (and some you can get online too).
Bottleneck Gallery has sent us some exclusive debuts of prints that will be on sale this weekend at New York Comic-Con. They include an outstanding new print for The Empire Strikes Back by Karl Fitzgerald, who also delivered a mesmerizing piece in honor of Blade Runner 2049. Plus, Martin Ansin has an astounding print for Wonder Woman, and there are prints for The Thing, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Watchmen, Jaws, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.
Check out the Bottleneck Gallery NYCC prints down below. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
’90s kids had a lot of expectations going into Power Rangers, the big-budget movie reboot of the weird and kitschy American sentai show. We wanted to live their ass-kicking superhero lives (I predictably was a Pink Ranger wannabe), and the anticipation was high for it the movie to measure up to the beloved childhood series.
But for the actors who actually lived the Ranger Life, expectations were even higher. And they weren’t exactly met.
Read More »
Power Rangers debuted in theaters this past weekend, and while it wasn’t able to topple the box office giant that is Beauty and the Beast, it still ended up with a solid estimated debut of $40.5 million in second place. There’s a good chance that this will put the movie in a prime position to warrant a sequel, which is good news for Lionsgate because Power Rangers producer Haim Saban says there’s a six-movie arc planned as long as the audience is interested.
The first of those sequels was teased in a Power Rangers credits scene that teases what’s next for the franchise, and it’s something that fans of the original TV series will be very excited to see on the big screen. But if you haven’t seen Power Rangers yet, stop reading now, because we’re going to dive into spoiler territory in our discussion of the Power Rangers credits scene. Read More »
This weekend brings a new big screen version of the Power Rangers to theaters, and the early reviews seem to be mixed. You’ll have to find out yourself if Lionsgate can take the multi-colored teenage superheroes and make them even more popular. But in the meantime, we can take a look at the first theatrical outing for the imported Japanese television show that turned into an American phenomenon.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Honest Trailer gives some good kicks to the Bulk and Skull by making fun of the lame, formulaic, cheap and downright awful film adaptation of the FOX television series that features kicks to the junk, attempted parental mass suicide, a purple version of Freddy Krueger who wants you to touch his ooze, and a story that ended up being ignored by the TV series. Gross. Read More »
All the hype this week will belong to Beauty and the Beast, which is on track to be a box office giant. But after that, it will be time for the Power Rangers to show what they’re made of for their first big screen adventure in 20 years.
Leading up to the release of Power Rangers, there will be a massive 10-day marathon of every single episode of every iteration of Power Rangers ever released. That’s 831 episodes spanning 23 seasons, a lot of cheesy monster costumes, explosions and colorful suits. Find out when and where you can catch the Power Rangers marathon after the jump. Read More »
There’s a new big screen take on Power Rangers coming to shelves next month that looks like it’s in the same vein of the Transformers film franchise. The movie shouldn’t have any problem luring in kids to check out the latest iteration of the superheroes who originated on television back in the 1990s, but it remains to be seen how many adults will be lured in by their nostalgia.
For those children of the ’90s who find themselves disinterested in the new Power Rangers, there might be hope for something drastically different on the way. You might remember that almost exactly two years ago, producer Adi Shankar (executive producer of Dredd and Lone Survivor) released an R-rated Power Rangers short film directed by Joseph Kahn that offered a dark, gritty take on the TV characters. Now Shankar wants to dig deeper with an animated Power Rangers series that has the same mature style.
Find out about the R-rated Power Rangers animated series after the jump. Read More »
Last week, we finally got a proper look at the new Power Rangers movie coming to theaters in a couple months in the form of a full trailer. New footage included all of the teenagers with attitude in action, in their power suits, and in their Zords. It certainly has a new tone and style for the property that became popular back in the 1990s, feeling right in line with something like the Transformers franchise.
It remains to be seen whether adults who were once fans of the show will seek out this movie for the sake of nostalgia, or if they’ll only be going because their kids are dragging them to it. In the meantime, those who grew up loving the first iteration of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will be pleased to see a nicely done mash-up that takes footage from both of the Power Rangers trailers, and brings it together in the style of the opening credits of the original show.
Watch the Power Rangers opening credits mash-up after the jump. Read More »