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Power Rangers RPM, Vol. 1: Start Your Engines
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Because Power Rangers RPM is broadcast only on ABC Kids, many people are unable to view it for a variety of reasons--it's noon time-slot on Saturdays doesn't help things either, which again, makes this a must-own for many fans.
From a technical standpoint, this disc is almost perfect. The episodes have the opening credits, "dips to black" where the commercials would be, and for most episodes, full ending credits. The reason that I say this disc is almost perfect is because the fifth and final episode on the disc, "Handshake," does not have full ending credits. Instead, the credits to "Handshake" are shown "ABC Kids style," that is, they're rolled over the end of the episode itself. Aside from this obnoxious flaw, in the fifth episode, the Disc is perfect, with excellent picture and sound quality.
All in all, this DVD is highly recommended to Power Rangers fans both young and old.
I won't waste time going into story details laid out in the synopsis except to say this is a real break in style from even pre-Kalish PR. This show does not deserve to be shown at 6:30 AM or left off the schedule like it is in some markets. So you owe it to yourself to buy this DVD. Support what may be the curtain call for Power Rangers.
The catches? No special features at all. Nothing. And as a previous reviewer mentioned, we got the ABC Kids version of the credits for Handshake. But hey, that's life.
Whether it was for the fans, whether it was just a new style of making the show - the RPM year is the first since 'Dino Thunder' that I have felt eager to watch. Taking influences from everywhere - from sci-fi, like Terminator, the world created is one post-judgment day where only a shielded city survives.
It seems the showmakers are big 'Lost' fans - RPM is dressed up a lot like it in style [not counting the god awful theme tune] with character origin flashbacks planted throughout the opening run of episodes, throwaway lines throughout every ep building up the mythology subtly and in a way only older fans will notice. Each episode even ends on a teasing cliffhanger before the text title card 'Power Rangers RPM' flashes across the screen like it does in Lost.
Repeated viewing of the series throws up all the (potentially purposeful) references to previous versions of the show; the zords are very much the spirit of the 'Zeo' zords dressed up like the 'Turbo' ones. Fans of the 'In Space' year will find a similar storyline to Astronoma/Karone in Tenaya 7. Storylines involving the city of Corinth is not unlike the ones based in the 'Lost Galaxy.'
But everything is just done so much better than before - the acting, stunts and writing are top notch. Being 'self-aware' like the beginnings of 'Ninja Storm' runs throughout the series. The start of one episode sees the Rangers asking such questions as whether they really need to call out a Morphing call and what's the deal with the big explosions behind them everytime they morph?
In sum, RPM is a great finish to the show's epic run, and one fans should feel proud of.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
yeah I love it, but there only two dvds. where rest of the series. I glad I got this for my collection.Published on July 17, 2013 by cajetan wilson
Bought for my grandson, he loves power rangers and this is the place to buy them for the right price. Will look for more later.Published on April 1, 2013 by mirrakidz
Missed the original broadcast, worth the wait. Acting top notch. Actors/actresses have potential for furthering their careers. Mature plot, great direction.Published on December 10, 2012 by Kelly Urbanski
The episodes in this video are great, but something is missing. It doesn't show how they became PRs and how they first got their morphers. Read morePublished on November 27, 2009 by Joy Martinez
DVD received very quickly and works well here in the UK, even though Region 1 DVD. My son is Downes Syndrome and loves Power Rangers so is delighted to be able to now keep right up... Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by Mr. K. S. Standen