Thursday, July 12, 2012

Now Available on DVD -- The Power Rangers, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (Review)

The Power Rangers Are Back In An All-New Series
Available For The First Time On DVD!


Vol.1 and Vol. 2

Street Date: 6/19/12

DVD Set SRP:  $14.98 each

The Power Rangers have returned to save the world as Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases for the first time on DVD, Power Rangers Samurai: The Team Unites (Vol. 1) and Power Rangers Samurai: A New Enemy (Vol. 2), coming this June. Join the team of Samurai Rangers as they battle Master Xandred and his evil Nighlok monsters to defend mankind.  Power Rangers, a fan favorite, combines action-filled story lines with humor and heart while promoting strong values including teamwork, friendship, honor, fitness and loyalty. The DVDs each contain four episodes of the show and are loaded with special features including auditions, behind-the-scenes training, character and weapons galleries, bloopers and more.  Featuring foil O-card packaging, the Power Rangers Samurai: The Team Unites (Vol. 1) and Power Rangers Samurai: A New Enemy (Vol. 2) DVDs will be available on June 19, 2012, for the incredible value of $14.98 each.

Power Rangers Samurai is the #1 kids action series across all television, consistently ranks #1 with boys, and is the #1 game on, where visitors voted it2011’s Game of the Year. These DVDs join an extensive licensing program with more than 100 new licensees worldwide that include toys, video games, apparel, publishing, sporting goods, food, beverages and more.

Master Xandred, the evil Nighlok leader, has reawakened. And it’s up to Red Ranger Jayden and his Mentor Ji to form a new team of Samurai Rangers! Bound to duty by ancestry, Kevin, Mike, Emily and Mia join Jayden in his quest to abolish evil from the world. Soon, the teens must work together, with the help of their inherited symbol powers, to battle and defeat the menacing Nighlok monsters. Meanwhile, Xandred moves forward with his plan to cause the waters of the Sanzu River to rise with human tears and flood Earth. The Samurais must risk everything to keep their friends, family and civilization safe. Featuring non-stop energy, incredible transformations and the power of teamwork, these four adventures are filled with serious Samurai action!
·         Auditions
·         “Train Like a Ranger” featurette
·         Character gallery
·         Power Ranger Swarm Video
·         Trailers
*Subject to change

A new threat lurks deep from the Netherworld and the future of mankind rests in the hands of the only team with the knowledge and powers to defeat them – Power Rangers Samurai! Jayden, Kevin, Mia, Mike, Emily and Antonio must battle Master Xandred’s menacing Nighlok monsters as they also learn to hone their powers and energies from Mentor Ji. Whether it’s saving civilians from physically crippling insults, mastering new Megazords and Beetle Cannons, the Rangers must do whatever it takes to bring down the Nighlok monsters. Unfortunately, a mysterious new enemy appears on the horizon, intent on battling Jayden. Who will prevail?

·         Bloopers
·         “Ask a Ranger” featurette
·         Weapons gallery
·         Trailers
*Subject to change


Year of Production: 2011
Title Copyright:  ™ and © 2012 SCG Power Rangers LLC. Power Rangers and all related logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are the exclusive property of SCG Power Rangers LLC. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.
Type: TV on DVD
Genre: Children/Family, Action/Adventure, TV Series
Rating: Not Rated
Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: N/A
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
Running Time:
Power Rangers Samurai: The Team Unites (Vol. 1) - 92 minutes
Power Rangers Samurai: A New Enemy (Vol. 2) - 92 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio


These DVDs came in so handy today, as my nephew came for an unexpected sleepover.  I have been busy packing for our upcoming weekend to NH, so the last thing I was expecting was to entertain for the day.  When my nephew saw the DVDs on the counter, he exclaimed, "Cool, I wish I had these."  I asked him if he wanted to watch them and then take them home with him tomorrow.  You should have seen his face.  It was like he thought it was Christmas in July. :-)  So, he grabbed an assortment of popcorn, which we have been sampling, and found a spot on the couch to lounge.  I didn't expect him to watch both DVDs, but he did, in a little over 3 hrs.   To him, it was like sitting through a Power Rangers marathon.  By the time the last episode, of the 4 episode disc wrapped up, he was beginning to rub his eyes.  If I let him, he would have watched these DVDs all over again.  As we walked to the guest bedroom, he thanked me again for these DVDs, and said he can't wait until this weekend, as he wants to have a sleepover and invite his buddies over to watch the 8 episodes that make up the two volumes.

Do you have a Power Rangers fan in your house?  I remember back in college, my now husband used to watch these on Saturday mornings.  He said it was for the stunts, but who knows. :-)  All I know is that this television series has been around for some time, and new generations are getting hooked on it.

Mark your calendars as another set of Power Rangers DVDs will be releasing on August 14th (Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1 & Volume 2) and September 11th (Power Rangers Monster Bash)  Stay tuned for a review of these.  My nephew is going to go crazy, as he was asking if I knew up their release and I played dumb. :-) 

Disclosure:  I was sent copies of these DVDs from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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