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/Filmcast Ep. 308 – Power/Rangers and Focus (Guest: Joseph Kahn)

3 March 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

David, Devindra, and Jeff review Will Smith’s latest and are joined by Joseph Kahn to discuss the making of his new short film, Power/Rangers. Be sure to catch Joseph’s last film, Detention, on Amazon or iTunes. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook! Download or […]

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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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Saban targets Joseph Kahn's 'Power Rangers' film: 'Tell them to stop harassing me'

24 February 2015 2:51 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Have you watched "Torque" and "Detention" director Joseph Kahn's HitFix-premiered "Power Rangers" fan film yet? As of this writing, you can still catch the Sfw version on YouTube. The Nsfw version, on the other hand? Apparently Vimeo's "Staff Pick of the Day" recommendation wasn't enough to keep the video-sharing site from taking it down -- presumably under pressure from "Power Rangers" copyright holder Saban Entertainment. "Saban is trying to shut Power/Rangers down," wrote Kahn on Twitter. "If you'd like to keep watching, tell them to stop harassing me." Indeed, despite satire being protected under the First Amendment -- that part of the Constitution which has allowed fan-made films to flourish online -- "Power/Rangers" seems to be under attack in part, perhaps, due to its affiliation with a known Hollywood director. "Hey @vimeo my Power/Rangers short you took down is protected under fair/use/free speech/satire, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Watch: Here's That Dark and Gritty 'Power Rangers' Movie You Never Knew You Always Wanted

24 February 2015 1:04 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

For years now there's been this hunger from fans to watch "dark and gritty" movies starring characters they grew up with. The success of Bryan Singer's X-Men movies and then Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy helped fuel Hollywood's desire to bring more of these kinds of stories to the big screen, and now they're everywhere. From The Avengers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to The Fantastic Four, we now live in the age of "The Dark and Gritty Reboot." Producer Adi Shanker (The Grey, Dredd) teamed with filmmaker Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention) on what they're calling a "bootleg fan film" that sort of deconstructs not just the dark and gritty reboot, but also the ways in which fans love to devour this type of content...

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R-Rated ‘Power/Rangers’ with Katee Sackhoff & James Van Der Beek takes ‘fan film’ to a new level

24 February 2015 10:09 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Updated: Hollywood’s habit of rebooting campy old properties into “dark” and “gritty”, Nolan-esque movies has grown tiring for a long time. No material is sacred, and no material is too ridiculous to be unironically rehashed.

One of the lesser titles on that long list of remakes are the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, a horribly silly ’90s staple that by 2016 when the official Lionsgate movie is released will be 20 years removed from when the original show went off air.

Joseph Kahn’s short film Power/Rangers isn’t that.

Starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) in Kahn’s “fan film”, one that doesn’t “reboot” the old property but extends its story threads to their natural, grim and bloody conclusion, Power/Rangers is an intense and dense fan story that takes fan filmmaking to a new level.

Kahn is a music video director »

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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 […]

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Watch Katee Sackhoff’s Brutal, Bloody Power Rangers “Deboot”

24 February 2015 2:50 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Joseph Kahn is one of the most accomplished and ambitious directors working in the music video and TV commercial industries. To date, he’s also made two feature films, with extremely different results. The first of those pictures, Torque, is almost an art object, the result of a filmmaker who isn’t interested in popcorn spectacle making the most ridiculous motorbike action movie you can imagine. It might well be to The Fast and the Furious what Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain is to a urinal.

And then there’s Detention, a film Kahn made ‘outside of the system.’ It’s a teen time travel horror movie – sort of. It’s also a head-first dive into pop culture ephemera. I’ve seen Detention at least a half dozen times in the last three or four years, and now I’m writing about it, I’m tempted to go get the Blu-ray »

- Brendon Connelly

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Cool Videos: Gritty R-rated Power Rangers short starring James Van Der Beek

24 February 2015 2:20 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Dredd and The Grey producer Adi Shankar has released another one of his "bootleg" fan films. This time it's a badass 14-minute short based on the Power Rangers franchise, directed by Joseph Kahn (Detention, Torque) and starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff. Before checking it out though, you should know Kahn isn't involved with the planned reboot, and you might want to be careful where you watch the video since it's Nsfw. It's »

- Jesse Giroux

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Who's that starring in that bloody, R-rated 'Power Rangers' reboot?!

24 February 2015 12:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

My history with Joseph Kahn is an odd one. So when we spoke on Saturday about the top-secret project he's been working on since I saw him last summer at Comic-Con, I was aware how strange it is that Kahn would trust me with this secret. It is a testament to the way a real conversation with someone can change a relationship entirely, because by all rights, he shouldn't have anything at all to say to me. After all, I was rude to him about his first film "Torque." I didn't review the film, but I did find a way to make sure to take a cheap shot at him at the end of the year. In his second feature, "Detention," Kahn sneaks in a few sideways digs at film critics, but the damnedest thing happened: I enjoyed the film when I saw it at SXSW and I gave it a good review. »

- Drew McWeeny

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