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"Wow! The Power Rangers on DVD! Never before have the Power Rangers looked so good! I don't even know where to begin, but here goes! First, the contents of this dvd. Both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie and Turbo A Power Rangers Movie are here. This disc is a dual-layer disc, with one movie per side. Each movie is in widescreen format (YEAH!), and each movie is accompanied by the theatrical trailer and featurette. It's not loaded with extras, but since you're getting two awesome movies on one disc for a fair price, it's hard to complain. As for the films, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie is the first theatrical production of the Power Rangers series. The Rangers in this movie are Tommy, Kimberly, Adam, Billy, Aisha and Rocky. MMPR The Movie is good fun, with cool action sequences and neat costumes. The only draw back to this film is that it strays from its Sentai roots by giving the Rangers vinyl outfits and replacing their Mega Zord with a poorly designed computer graphic one. Besides those minor discrepancies though, this movie is great for Power Rangers fans. Next, Turbo Power Rangers, is my personal favorite of the two. The Rangers in this film are Tommy, Kat, Adam, Tanya, and Justin (who replaces Rocky). However, the highlight of this movie is the return of the ORIGINAL POWER RANGERS, Jason and Kimberly, although they don't suit up as Rangers. Thankfully, this movie does not stray far from its Sentai roots, as the Rangers faithfully maintain the costumes and Zords of their Japanese counter-parts, and all other elements you've come to expect from a Power Rangers spectacle are there. All in all, this dvd is great bang for your buck and awesome entertainment for those who enjoy light-fare, Sentai, sci-fi action. I highly recommend it for the kid in the family or the kid in you. It'll surely put a smile on your face : )"
Good films on a so-so DVD
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' came into play around 1993, it spawned a huge hit with American youngsters, and sold a huge amount of toys and had spawned two theatrical movies, 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie' and 'Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie'.While not one of the best family films around, MMPR:TM is far from the bottom of the barrel. The movie is completely different than in the show (nor fits in with the show's storyline), but quite entertaining for its 95 minute running time, with a quick pace and lots of action. The script and the acting needed some work, but otherwise it's guilty fun. Paul Freeman vamps it up as a wonderfully nasty Ivan Ooze, and the movie has a large, epic feel, which adds to the fun.
As for T:APRM, the movie is a big step down from MMPR:TM. While the script is a better one than in 'Mighty Morphin', it suffers from blandness and the movie dragged in the first and second acts, but the third act was invigorated by reappearances of earlier Rangers Jason and Kimberly, and by a hilarious performance by Hilary Shepard Turner as Divatox throughout. The movie is considerably low-budget than the first film (as it was shot in California rather than in Australia), but bombed at the box office, raking in $6 million (MMPR:TM pulled in a respectable $36 million). While the movie isn't so much as a sequel to the first film, it serves more as a branching of shows 'Power Rangers Zeo' and 'Power Rangers Turbo.' While the scripting is better than MMPR:TM, the movie is less enjoyable and less energetic than its first outing, but it's better than what others have accredited it to. Fox did a good job with this DVD release. Both films are on one dual-layered DVD (each movie is on one side), and both are presented in their original 1.85:1 theatrical format. Although I would've preferred a 2-disc set instead of a two-sided DVD (so it wouldn't get damaged easily), the quality of both films on DVD is good, except for some noticeable grain and speckling in both films. Colors are nicely saturated and black quality is well-defined and, for the most part, sharp. The Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks for both films are good, making the rock music come out especially well. Dialogue comes out well without hisses or snaps, and the background sounds come out good. Both films also include a Dolby Digital 2.0 track in English and a Dolby Digital 2.0 track in French (this is only available for the first movie), along with English subtitles. The extras on the DVD will probably not satisfy the most die-hard fans of both films or the shows, as the DVD only includes a ten minute making-of-featurette for both MMPR:TM and T:APRM, as well as a theatrical trailer for each movie. While the extras here are slim, they're a big step up above the two other Power Ranger DVDs Buena Vista has released. If you love Power Rangers (or if your kids love it), this DVD is a must buy."
A great DVD! More features would've been nice!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even though I'm 12 I still like Power Rangers. When I heard that FOX was releasing them both on one disc I was ecstatic. When I saw how little the features were I was disappointed. The thing I like about these movies was they kept true to the TV series instead of steering of the plot line of the main characters (Hint Hint: POKEMON 1 and 2). The transfer of both movies onto one disc was amazing. The picture and sound quality is awesome. The features are the same on both disc (A featurette, and theatrical trailers for both films). If you enjoy the TV series and you own the movies and have a DVD BUY THIS DVD!"
The first film is better
fiore82 | 06/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To whomever reads this the reason you are on this page is either you or a friend of yours abolutleyloved MMPR at one time and that being said, so did I. I was a huge fan of the series but as time drug on I grew out of it, but alas the first film is by far the best in the whole series, the film was actually a large scale film, it had special effects that were brand new in those days, an amazing story, and above all it was filmed in exotic locals, mainly set in Australia, but alas it was a great film, if they re-release the first film with more special features I would buy it. but as for Turbo: APRM It sucked and had a lower budget, not to mention they brought a kid in and made it ever worse with his acting. but by far the first film is the best and I still watch it on vhs. Even though this film is old, it does prove that the PR have a lasting power, and have for nearly a decade, last year (2003) marked their 10th year anniversary and with nearly 200 episodes it will still be on as long as the simpsons, wow!"
Love the movies but let down a tad by the DVD.
fiore82 | Auburn, AL United States | 03/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, yeah I would have liked to had both movies on seperate DVDs with more extras but this is better than nothing. MMPRTM--The video quality on mine was good but not as perfect as I remember the movie looking, just a tad grainy. I don't think any attempt to digitally remaster the video was made. Also, the actual print is different from the original one. The title card says only "Power Rangers: The Movie" and I think there is different music in the scene where Ivan gives out ooze, not sure on that one (there may be other changes but I didn't notice them). The overall sound, good good good. As for extras...they suck on this side of the disc. The trailer is not the real trailer, just a bunch of scenes Fox slapped together. The featurette is not the one that was before the Pagemaster video or the one that came on TV. It's spliced from both of those though. TAPRM--Everything is good here. Video, sound, etc. The extras are good. The featurette is the one that was available on Movieweb and the trailer, well, I had never seen a theatrical trailer for this movie so it looks good. Overall, I'm happy to have the films on DVD and in widescreen. Extremely happy. Maybe we'll get special editions one day."