Article By: Alex J. Rosolowsky
Earlier this year we reported that Shout! Factory would be bringing the first 17 seasons of Power Rangers to DVD, and we can now update that report with the details that our readers have been searching for. Amazon.com jumped the gun a little bit and “pre–announced” Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers – Season 1, Volume 1, which consists of three ten–episode discs, and carries an SRP of $19.93. (Fans will quickly recognize that the SRP is a nod to the year that the show premiered.) This set, which will be released on August 21st, can be preordered from Amazon.com for $13.95—30% off of the SRP—using this link. (The Power Rangers Samurai Times does not financially benefit from the use of the aforementioned link, nor does its owner.)
The more significant news however comes from TVShowsonDVD. For starters, Volume Two of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Season 1 will follow in the fall. However, the more impressive announcement is that of The Power Rangers: Seasons One–Seven, which is, as it’s name implies, a seven season box set consisting of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers – Seasons 1–3, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers in Space, and Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. In addition to 328 episodes, this 40–disc collection will contain a good deal of bonus material, including “a retrospective featurette on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers phenomenon,” and “brand–new interviews with members of the cast and the creative team.” The Power Rangers: Seasons One–Seven will be available on July 30th; the set will be released by Shout! Factory in co–operation with Time Life. No SRP for this set is available at this time. As always, The Power Rangers Samurai Times will continue to follow this story as it continues to evolve.