Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
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However, my beef with this product is not concerning the quality of the film--it is with the quality of this DVD release...which is VERY POOR.
The original VHS release was a thing of beauty. By all VHS standards, it was top notch, especially the box art.
This time, the box art is questionable: a stock image of a corona underlying the familiar film title...and, inexplicably, the villain from "TURBO: A Power Rangers Movie" is lurking in the background on the left side of the cover. WTH?
...But it gets worse: the film-to-video transfer of this release is appallingly low quality. The movie seriously looks like a bad pirated version that was shot with an old camcorder (minus the shaky hand). As such it is impossible to make out pretty much any details on ANYTHING throughout the entire movie, which, in this day and age of high-def, is VERY disappointing.
The video bit rate indicates about half (3.5 megabits per second) of the Hollywood standard (about 7-8 megabits per second); granted this would suggest that this release is a single-layered DVD...but somehow I think that whatever compression method was used made the picture quality even worse than a 3.5 mbps bitrate, because I've SEEN single-layered DVDs many a time before and I've NEVER seen a Hollywood-released single-layered DVD look THIS BAD before.
Twentieth Century Fox: FOR SHAME.
Now PLEASE fix the problem with a Blu-ray release, and this time don't SKIMP.
In a nutshell, the world is in danger and it's up to the Power Rangers to save it. I better not give away the ending.
Yes, it is cheesy. Yes, it is for kids.
But for fans of the show, the special effects are unbelievable. To go from a man in a bulky Zord suit to a CGI model for the NinjaMegaZord is unbelievable. The individual Zord fights are fun, although my favorite part of the movie is the armor. No spandex in this flick. The Rangers are all wearing shiny, pretty armor with cool helmets and new weapons. I found the fight scenes fun and exciting, and the soundtrack to this movie is decent. It contains Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Halen, and some other random crap that isn't as good. But some of the songs are pretty good.
Dulcea is a nice touch. She's much more fun (imo) than Ninjor (from the show), and she looks far better in a bikini.
In short, if you are a fan, you've probably already seen this movie. If you aren't a fan, you probably won't be interested. On the other hand, if you like special effects and martial arts-style fighting, you might get a kick out of it. Just don't expect this to be a 5-star movie for you like it was for me if you aren't already a fan of the Power Rangers.
-Zordon, Alpha-5, and the command center look very different. The Command Center is much larger and more detailed.
-Unlike in the television series, the rangers have a large power coin of their power on the chest of their tights.
-Tommy's power is "White Tiger" instead of "Tigerzord."
-The helmets are bigger and bulkier. The tights look like they are made of leather rather than cloth.
-Mordant, the pig warrior who appeared with Goldar as Lord Zedd's henchmen, was never featured in the TV series.
-The story of how the Rangers lost their powers and received their Ninja powers is told differently from the way it is told in the television series. Also, in the series, the Ninja Rangers have masks that cover their entire face, unlike here.
-A couple of gadgets that were never used in the series are used here: Rocky's helmet has a scope built into it and Aisha's helmet has headlights built into the eyes.
-Weapons previously unused on the tv series are here, and Power Weapons/Blade Blasters are ignored. Billy has a new sword, the Stega Stinger, and Kimberly has a Thunder Whip.Read more ›
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This is now an epic nostalgia trip for former fans, because it had such a high production value that it wasn't quite as difficult to rewatch as the show. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Syrsly
I don't actually watch this my 4 yr old son does and LOVES it! We just got the fire stick so I can just put it on the tv now instead of the iPad it's great!Published 5 days ago by J. Douglas
Just the thing to watch when you want to feel like a kid again.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
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Possibly try the Amazon Spain site? Either that or the UK Region 2 DVD may have Spanish audio and/or subtitles - have a look and see. http://www.amazon.es/Power-Rang
Apr 8, 2014 by Nicholas Richard Pearson | See all 2 posts
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