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POWER RANGERS 25th Anniversary Set is Legitimately More Phenomenal

POWER RANGERS 25th Anniversary Set is Legitimately More Phenomenal

1993 was an enormous year for kids programming, which made it the year I, as a 9-year-old, became media aware. On top of shows like Animaniacs, Rocko’s Modern Life, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and Exosquad (and seriously like a million more, look it up) there was a show that became the obsession of everyone for a very long time: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Twenty-five years of children have enjoyed some version of Power Rangers, but the OG crew remains the most beloved and celebrated. And what better way to say “It’s Continually Morphin Time” than with an enormous commemorative DVD set?

The good folks at Shout! Factory–who’ve been the shepherd of Power Rangers media for many years now, are commemorating the 25th anniversary of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with a collectors edition steelbook complete series box set which gathers all 155 original episodes–all three seasons of MMPR plus the 10-episode miniseries Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers–as well as the 1995 feature film, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, out on Blu-ray for the very first time ever, with an all new making-of documentary featuring interviews with actors Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam) and Paul Freeman (Ivan Ooze).

If you were to pre-order your set from Shout Factory directly, you’d get the above exclusive lithograph, measuring 18×24 inches, featuring art by Paul Skipper. The set is available for pre-order now and is slated for release on August 7.

It’s rare to say a 25-year-old show for kids that heavily featured re-dubbed footage from a Japanese series with vastly different storylines has in fact become a cultural phenomenon, but Mighty Morphin Power Rangers certainly did. They didn’t make a brand new feature film of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. last year, I’ll tell ya that much.

Images: Shout Factory

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. He’s written the animation retrospectives Batman: Reanimated, X-Men: Reanimated, Cowboy Rebop, and Samurai reJacked. Follow him on Twitter!

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