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'Power Rangers' Fan Film Returns After Copyright Dispute

28 February 2015 12:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The controversial short Power/Rangers is back online after Saban Brands settled their copyright dispute with the makers of the film. The movie has now returned to Youtube and Vimeo after being pulled by both streaming video sites earlier in the week. And it looks like no further legal action is being pursued. You can also see the video below.

This past week, a tsunami of copyright controversy began to swirl after producer Adi Shankar unveiled his latest entry in the so-called Bootleg Universe, this time debuting a Power/Rangers fan film from Torque and Detention director Joseph Kahn. The 15 minute short was an instant sensation, starring Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek and Will Yun Lee from a script Joseph Kahn wrote with James Van Der Beek and Dutch Southern. They called it a 'deboot' of the Power Rangers franchise, and Saban Brands, who own the Power Rangers copyright, »

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'Power Rangers' Short Film with Katee Sackhoff Is Insane!

24 February 2015 8:27 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last night, producer Adi Shankar unveiled the next film in his Bootleg Universe, a new short entitled Power/Rangers, based on the popular film and TV franchise which will be rebooted in next year's Power Rangers. This is the fourth short film in the Bootleg Universe, following The Punsher: Dirty Laundry, Venom: Truth in Journalism and last year's Judge Dredd: Superfiend.

Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek and Will Yun Lee star as characters from the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers hit TV series. Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention) directs from a script he co-wrote with James Van Der Beek and Dutch Southern. Here's a statement from Joseph Kahn from his Vimeo page, where fans can watch the unrated cut of the short film.

"Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the Fan Film. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg »

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'Power Rangers' Short Film with Katee Sackhoff Is Insane!

24 February 2015 8:27 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last night, producer Adi Shankar unveiled the next film in his Bootleg Universe, a new short entitled Power/Rangers, based on the popular film and TV franchise which will be rebooted in next year's Power Rangers. This is the fourth short film in the Bootleg Universe, following The Punsher: Dirty Laundry, Venom: Truth in Journalism and last year's Judge Dredd: Superfiend.

Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek and Will Yun Lee star as characters from the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers hit TV series. Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention) directs from a script he co-wrote with James Van Der Beek and Dutch Southern. Here's a statement from Joseph Kahn from his Vimeo page, where fans can watch the unrated cut of the short film.

"Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the Fan Film. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg »

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Watch: Joseph Kahn’s Power Rangers Short Film ‘Power/Rangers’

24 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This morning Adi Shankar released Power/Rangers, a “bootleg short film” directed by Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention), co-written by Dutch Southern (Bad Turn Worse) and starring James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica). Described as “a twist on the Power Rangers mythos”, the short film is a a well crafted brilliant fx-heavy […]

The post Watch: Joseph Kahn’s Power Rangers Short Film ‘Power/Rangers’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Beyond Fright Review: Bad Turn Worse

7 January 2015 2:03 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

A good Texas-pulp thriller can be hard to come by. That feeling and mood that filled stories written by Jim Thompson and various others just don’t seem to translate to film that often. When they do, it’s not only a rare occurrence, but something to latch onto.  Full  of twists and turns, the Simon and Zeke Hawkins-directed Bad Turn Worse not only captures that Texas-pulp feeling, but provides one of the most memorable and entertaining rides throughout the pulp genre in years.

Written by Dutch Southern, Bad Turns Worse takes that tale of friends and lovers and the backstabbing that typically fills the pulp-noir tale, and provides and excellent and fresh feeling to that approach. When the film opens with the cocky B.J. (TV’s “V“)breaking into an office and safe, and taking the large amount of money within that safe, as a viewer, you »

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