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Power Rangers Samurai: The Team Unites.
The epic battle begins as a new Power Rangers Samurai team unites to take on the evil Master Xandred in a race to save the world.
Growing up in the early 90s meant only one thing for a boy – Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was the greatest show on TV. Each and every week we’d tune in to watch a group of boring teenagers fight against Japanese stock footage in the most thrilling of fashions. It was a show that sparked controversy which meant we couldn’t act it out in the playgrounds of schools and the provider of a mental childhood scar as my parents wouldn’t buy me any of the toys.
Now, nearly 20 years after it was first broadcast, »
Power Rangers Samurai: The Team Unites
Confession time: I have a soft spot for the Power Rangers. From the very first time I saw the original series debut in an early morning slot on ITV, to the shows recent marathon showings on satellite channel Kix!, I’ve kept up with the franchise even if I haven’t seen every episode. For me the show lost it’s way a little once Disney took the reigns – they obviously chose to aim the series at a younger audience than previously, often toning down the violence and over-simplifying the shows stories (it’s especially obvious if you take a look at the original Far East iteration of the show). So when news broke that Saban had bought back the rights to the series »
Director: Peter Salmon
Running Time: 160 minutes
Extras: Bonus Movie – Clash Of The Red Rangers
Power Rangers is nearly 20 years old. That’s nothing when compared to Super Sentai, the Japanese series it based on, that show is pushing 40. If anybody ever labelled Power Rangers a fad, then they were proven wrong on the most epic of scales. Part of its longevity is due to the constant reinvention of time, space, and the rangers themselves while always keeping the ingredients that work. For those of you who are unaware of the Power Rangers, they are usually a group of teenagers trained in martial arts that can morph into great warriors and fight monsters from other dimensions.
Power Rangers Samurai is the latest series and having not watched Power »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The folks at JEFusion.com shared footage from this year’s Power Morphicon of Saban Entertainment’s promo reel for next year’s Power Rangers series. Their seventeenth series, Power Rangers Megaforce, will be based on the thirty-fourth of Toei Company’s Super Sentai series, Tensou Sentai Goseiger.
Starting with the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers in 1993, based on Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, Saban has been producing series using costumes, props and action footage from the Japanese originals. The series have remained a perennial hit in the States, as the original series has done in Japan for the past thirty-six years.
It’s not the first time the name has appeared in entertainment either. One of the original sentai series had “mega” in the title; Denji Sentai Megaranger, which was used to create 1998′s Power Rangers in Space. Action film fans may remember the Hal Needham directed MegaForce, starring Barry Bostwick and Persis Khambatta. »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
When the five year old me wasn’t busy chasing the dog around the house or falling down a flight of stairs, you could usually find him sat in front of the TV, watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Or Power Rangers In Space. Or Power Rangers Time Force! Or… Ok, you get it. I loved Power Rangers. And I still do!
Yes, it was a low budget cheese-fest, put together using recycled footage from the popular Japanese Super Sentai series. But hey, it had giant robots punching monsters and blowing s**t up – what more could a kid want, besides a mountain load of Mars bars and a super intelligent talking dog?!
In 1995, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie was released. Millions of Power Ranger fans like myself rejoiced! Sadly though, I only saw it years later, when I was eight or nine. But it was totally worth the wait. »
- Matt Dennis
Continuing our coverage of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con comes the programming for Thursday. For the full run down, go to the con’s website. Thursday is the first full day of the Comic-Con and is filled with awesome panels about zombies, monsters, The Walking Dead, Dexter, The Hobbit and others. Including our very own panel at 7:30 Pm in 24Abc in Hall H. We hope to see you there.
For the events that cater more to the sensibilities of FM, check the highlights below:
10:00-11:00 The Witty Women of Steampunk— The Victorian era was one marked by constraints on behavior, morals and bosoms. When you add a bit of sci-fi to the mix, however, those corset laces begin to loosen. The steampunk genre has allowed a new wave of female creators and personalities to explore how liberating, sexy, and adventurous the age of steam can be. Robin Blackburn »
- Andy Greene
Comic-Con International has released the full schedules for Preview Night, Wednesday, July 11, and the first full day at the Con, Thursday, July 12. We have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related events right here. You can also clickHere for the entire schedule, including comic book events.
Wednesday, July 11 - Preview Night
6:00-9:45 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated TV series pilots of the 2012-13 television season: 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, The Following, Revolution and Cult.
666 Park Avenue
At 666 Park Avenue, anything you desire can be yours...for a price. Lost's Terry O'Quinn and Desperate Housewives' Vanessa Williams headline this scary, seductive drama from Alloy Entertainment as the owners of a Manhattan apartment building who recruit an idealistic young couple »
7 items from 2012
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