Canadian Order Link
Yesterday we reported on the upcoming 40-DVD release of Power Rangers - Seasons 1-7: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy, for sale exclusively from Time Life's online store. At the time we had a USA pre-order link for the title, but today readers north of the border will be pleased to know that it's now up for pre-order in Canada, too! Please remember that using these affiliate links which we provide here will help to support our site, and keep us around! If you *must* order by phone, however, you can call 1-800-826-8545 in the USA or 1-800-828-8565 in Canada. Price is $219.95 in either country, and payment in easy installments is available in both as well.
We also have to clear up some confusion about one aspect of yesterday's write-up. In it, we described how "there is NOT any overall 'slipcase' packaging for this title," and went on to say that "Time Life will take the separate disc cases and the action figure, and wrap them in bubble wrap and send them to you in a regular shipping carton." This info was characterized as "misleading" at a Power Rangers message board by an insider to this project, and after looking into it we agree that we didn't really describe this the best possible way.
What we were trying to communicate to our readers is this: there will not be a single slipcase (or any other sort of packaging) which houses all 7 seasons together on your shelf. What we made it sound like is that you won't get any slipcases at all, which is where we steered you wrong. Shout! Factory is producing these DVDs, and the packages, for Time Life. What they will do is take the first 3 seasons (the entire run of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and house them in one slipcase, and then separately there will be a second slipcase housing Power Rangers: Seasons 4-7 (Zeo, Turbo, In Space and Lost Galaxy). Time Life will take those two collections, and the special bonus action figure, and those three items are what will be taken to "wrap them in bubble wrap and send them to you."
We'll have pictures of those above-mentioned slipcase packages for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Seasons 1-3 compilation and also for the Power Rangers: Seasons 4-7 set just as soon as those images are finalized, approved, and distributed. We've been informed that the individual "season set" artwork currently displayed at Time Life's online store is actually not finalized, and could be subject to change; we hope to have the finished artwork for all of that for you when it's also ready!
In the meantime, here's a new description from Shout! Factory, Time Life and Saban concerning the on-disc contents of the Power Rangers - Seasons 1-7: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy collection. It includes some slightly more in-depth info about the extras, which we're informed will cover 3 bonus DVDs, rather the the 2 which is what Time Life currently mentions in their pre-order listing. However, the overall disc count still seems to be "40"; hopefully we'll have a disc-by-disc breakdown of the contents for you sometime before the set ships (that's currently expected to happen on August 6th).
The Power Rangers: Seasons One -Seven collection will include all 145 original episodes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons One, Two and Three, plus the ten-episode series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alien Rangers. It then continues on with Power Rangers: Seasons Four - Seven, featuring all of the original 183 episodes spanning the seasons entitled Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space and Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. In-depth bonus content includes a retrospective featurette on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers phenomenon, brand-new interviews with members of the cast and the creative team and much more!
As a reminder, the Power Rangers - Seasons 1-7: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy
title is only going to be available online from Time Life. Shout! Factory will put smaller (and more casually affordable) sets in stores, starting with their 3-disc release on August 21st of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Season 1, Vol.1
(also available at Shout!'s online store
). Later on there will also be an offering of The Complete Season 1
of Mighty Morphin
, with all the first-season episodes on a six-disc set. No date or price has been set for that yet...nor any plans revealed for when the big 3-season and 4-season slipcase sets that make up Time Life's big offering might be available elsewhere. We know that Shout! will put Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Season 1, Vol.2
into stores in the late-fall timeframe this year, but we don't have details or artwork for that yet. Stay tuned and we'll keep you updated!