The Power Rangers have undergone quite the metamorphosis since the days of Mighty Morphin, though that first installment is regarded as one of the best. This recently surfaced pitch video shows that it almost didn't happen.
Previously released on one of the DVD collections, a clip of the original pitch video Haim Saban sent to Bandai America has surfaced online (via The Barney & Friends YouTube page), and it's a little crazy. Granted, the Power Rangers, in general, are a bit crazy, as evidenced anytime Rita Repulsa rides a penny farthing style bike in the sky.
All of the Rangers fans fell in love with are not here yet, preceded by a martial artist (Red Ranger), a terrorist hunting cop (Black Ranger), a sarcastic aerobics instructor (Pink Ranger), a studly athlete (Blue Ranger), and a novelist (Yellow Ranger). They come together under the moniker of Galaxy Rangers, and while the name is different the costumes are pretty much identical, as is the action on screen.
It's a fascinating look at what could have been, and you can watch the entire thing above.
You can also find the description for the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Power Rangers below. Power Rangers currently has a 72.55 score on ComicBook.com's composite rankings.
The action-packed, coming of age feature film Saban's Power Rangers will morph onto Digital HD June 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand June 27 from Lionsgate. As part of the 24-year-old global phenomenon and based on the five Rangers from the original TV series, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,", the reimagined movie features a modern generation of Rangers including Dacre Montgomery (TV's "Stranger Things") as Jason the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Becky G. (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, as they attempt to stop the evil and unpredictable Rita Repulsa (played by Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games Franchise) from destroying their city…and ultimately the world. Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") as Zordon, and Bill Hader (Finding Dory) as Alpha 5 train the Rangers to morph and master their powers as a united team.
The Saban's Power Rangers DVD will include exclusive audio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John Gatins, and deleted/alternate/extended scenes and outtakes. Saban's Power Rangers will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.
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