Article By: Alex J. Rosolowsky
TVShowsonDVD reports that Lionsgate has announced Power Rangers Samurai Christmas Special #1 for release on October 16th. The disc’s feature is Power Rangers Samurai‘s Christmas special, Christmas Together, Friends Forever, which runs approximately 23 minutes. In addition to last year’s special, the disc will include two bonus Christmas specials from seasons past. A Season to Remember from Power Rangers Zeo will be included on this set, as well as Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers‘ I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger. It is currently unknown whether or not this DVD will feature the original “video version” of I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger, or if it will feature the same “broadcast version” that will be available on Shout! Factory’s DVDs. The original “video version” ran roughly 28 minutes, while the broadcast version ran roughly 24 minutes, making both versions desirable to certain fans.
Also, I should point out that Rangerboard’s AFPR–DragonRanger has informed me that the run times currently listed on these discs are inaccurate. Lionsgate has simply multipled 23 minutes three times; that rough approximation works for Power Rangers Samurai, but fails for the bonus material; earlier seasons had shorter run times with greater variations between episodes.
Additionally, Lionsgate has also provided additional information regarding Power Rangers Samurai‘s other holiday release. Monster Bash, the Halloween themed DVD will feature last year’s Halloween special, Party Monsters, as well as two Halloween themed episodes from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. According to DVDAF, those episodes will be Life’s A Masquerade, and Trick or Treat. Monster Bash will be released on September 11th.