Shout! Factory Obtains Saban License- Power Rangers Seasons on DVD!

Mr. Yellow

Twitter - @MisturYellow
Think of the potential!

"It's Power Rangers live you've never seen them before!"

It worked with Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory. I don't see why releasing Zyuranger on DVD would be an issue.

Because Saban won't hear of it.
 

Storm Eagle

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Wait seasons 4-7, 1 case per season...I'm assuming there's like 2 discs in each right?

No way. Each season had episodes in the 43-50 range. Each of them will have five discs. The TimeLife listing says so.

https://www.timelife.com/webapp/wcs...-1&productId=1339001&searchTerm=Power+Rangers

All the following seasons had episodes in the 32-40 range, so some of those will probably have five discs too. It's Mystic Force through R.P.M. that all had 32 episodes, so I imagine those would only need just four discs at the least.
 
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More Than That, Actually ...

Actually, according to the info posted in the Time-Life link above, Seasons 1 & 2 will have *six* discs each, while the rest will have five discs each, for a total of thirty-seven discs of episodes. Plus, there will be three additional discs with various special features. I just wish that Saban had offered all seventeen seasons in one fell swoop ... Btw, didn't Operation Overdrive, the only complete season offered on DVD, have *five* discs?
 
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Frumix

I don't do sense
Because Saban won't hear of it.
Actually that isn't true.
The real reason why nobody tried to dub Toei toku en masse is different and that little fact that prevents that from happening is also why Saban (and Adness too) prefer to only license the suit footage.

Actor royalties are a b***h.
 

Storm Eagle

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Actually, according to the info posted in the Time-Life link above, Seasons 1 & 2 will have *six* discs each, while the rest will have five discs each, for a total of thirty-seven discs of episodes. Plus, there will be three additional discs with various special features. I just wish that Saban had offered all seventeen seasons in one fell swoop ... Btw, didn't Operation Overdrive, the only complete season offered on DVD, have *five* discs?

Seasons 1 and 2 will be the only ones released in halves so far, and each half will have three discs. That's why the TimeLife listing says that those seasons will have six discs total. The Mighty Morphin discs will all be in one box, with a DVD case consisting of two discs with bonus features. Zeo through Lost Galaxy will be in another box with a DVD case consisting of just one bonus disc. That's how there are three bonus discs in this whole set.

Now if they offered all seventeen seasons in one fell swoop, the price would be much bigger than what they're asking for on the whole set of seasons 1-7 alone. Then people here would really be complaining. Plus it's actually Shout! Factory that's offering these sets.

To answer your question on PROO, yes that whole season was released on five discs total. It most likely won't have any special features when and/or if Shout! Factory releases it though, so they can probably just do four discs that. It had 32 episodes total, and they could just have eight episodes on four discs. That is, if they want to use as little discs as possible.
 
Actually that isn't true.
The real reason why nobody tried to dub Toei toku en masse is different and that little fact that prevents that from happening is also why Saban (and Adness too) prefer to only license the suit footage.

Actor royalties are a b***h.

Yet, Funimation and 4Kids Entertainment had no problem doing this for the Ultraman Tiga adaptation. Could that have been the REAL reason Tiga was dropped - not just because of the bad humor inserted into the show? And, what was the "Meteor Blasters story" referred to in the post just below this one?
 

Mr. Yellow

Twitter - @MisturYellow
The Media Blasters story is several years ago, Media Blasters approached Toei about getting release rights to release subbed Sentai in North America. At the time, Power Rangers was actually profitable for Disney and they cared. So when the got wind of it, they swooped in and claimed they had first rights and bought it all up even though they clearly had no plans to release anything besides PR.
 

Frumix

I don't do sense
So when the got wind of it, they swooped in and claimed they had first rights and bought it all up
This is a completely ridiculous rumour. The amount of money they would have to sink into the rights that they wouldn't even put to use... Consider that. Also, no sane company would license a show or even a part of it if there were no plans for a release in the contract. You can read on AnimeNewsNetwork on how these things work: 1; 2; 3 and while the articles are about anime, I doubt any other product is that much different. I just find stuff like AND THEN THEY BOUGHT ALL THE SENTAI. ALL OF IT. very hard to believe.

Yet, Funimation and 4Kids Entertainment had no problem doing this for the Ultraman Tiga adaptation.
Maybe they thought Ultraman had a chance? Let's be fair guys, Sentai has a very small audience here in the West and nobody hopes to profit on spandexmen or bugmen especially on something like DVD-only release. It's a risk nobody wants to take.
 
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Frumix

I don't do sense
Come to RangerCrew and hash it out. That's where I heard it. It was noted by SPD's producer Greg Aronowitz.
Eh. We don't know all the details anyway, mostly because it's not in business' interests to disclose them. My intel is not really waterproof and that producer could mean many things by what he said so yeah, we still can only guess.
 

Storm Eagle

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Why wouldn't Overdrive have any special features?

I'm thinking Operation Overdrive and the other post-Lost Galaxy seasons that Shout! Factory has yet to release individually will most likely be barebones just like the pre-Lightspeed Rescue sets will be when they get released individually. I just hope the behind the scenes special would be one of the special features available if they release a PRLR-PRRPM set though. That and the "hidden episode" of Power Rangers: DinoThunder. Though I wonder if they'd put any other direct-to-video specials and TV specials from the MMPR-PRLG era on such a set, that didn't make it onto the MMPR-PRLG set.

Has there been any news regarding the individual release of Turbo-Lost Galaxy yet?

No, and I don't think there will be for a while. All we know is how many discs each set will have. What else might you have wanted to know?
 

Mr. Yellow

Twitter - @MisturYellow
I'm thinking Operation Overdrive and the other post-Lost Galaxy seasons that Shout! Factory has yet to release individually will most likely be barebones just like the pre-Lightspeed Rescue sets will be when they get released individually. I just hope the behind the scenes special would be one of the special features available if they release a PRLR-PRRPM set though. That and the "hidden episode" of Power Rangers: DinoThunder. Though I wonder if they'd put any other direct-to-video specials and TV specials from the MMPR-PRLG era on such a set, that didn't make it onto the MMPR-PRLG set.

Gotcha. Yeah, the post LG individual season releases will likely get the same treatment as the previous ones. I thought you meant that they wouldn't be able to get any bonuses period for OO.

And Brian said in his interview that if something popped up he'd definitely put it on a future set because he wants us to have everything.
 

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