Following its debut in 1993, Saban's iconic live-action pop culture series Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children's television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who "morphed" into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children's programming blocks.
Now you can return to where the phenomenon began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes a cornucopia of home entertainment offerings, many of which have never been released on DVD, starting with the original series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Through unprecedented access to Saban Brands' vast archive of content, many of these DVD collections produced by Shout! Factory boast extensive bonus materials and collectible packaging, making them must-haves for loyal fans and collectors.
Shout! Factory has issued a press release about their upcoming plans for the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, and what attendees will be able to find at their booth. Most of the TV-DVD related material mentioned concerns titles which have previously been announced, including upcoming releases of MST3K, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
(though there's a tiara give-away at the booth connected with this show), Transformers Prime, JEM, The Sarah Silverman Program
, and more. Among that "more" is, of course, the Power Rangers
...but now Shout! has taken this opportunity to offer something that they haven't previously announced! Here's a quote:
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series DVD Box Set
Get this 19-DVD box set Comic-Con Exclusive version only at the Shout! Factory booth! Featuring all 145 original episodes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons One, Two and Three, plus the ten-episode series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alien Rangers. In-depth bonus content includes retrospective featurettes, brand-new interviews with members of the cast and the creativeteam and much more!
So yes, in addition to the Shout!/Time Life online-only 40-DVD effort for Seasons 1-7: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy
and Shout!'s 3-DVD in-store release of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Season 1, Vol.1
, they will be providing, exclusively at Comic Con (for now), a 19-DVD release of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Complete Series
. Cost was not mentioned. This year SDCC is held from July 12-15
(with a preview night on Wednesday the 11th). Will this title then later be available in stores, or at least through either Time Life's online store or else the Shout! Select online program? No word yet on that, but stay tuned!