Power Rangers Super Sentai Zyuranger DVD
About Power Rangers Super Sentai Zyuranger DVD
Before the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, there was Super Sentai Zyuranger! See where the worldwide phenomenon began with the original Japanese series that inspired the Power Rangers franchise!
When the sinister witch Bandora is released from her prison after 170 million years, five warriors from an ancient time arise from their suspended animation to once again defend Earth from Bandora and her evil horde. Armed with enchanted weapons and giant robotic deities known as the Guardian Beasts, its up to these warriors to defeat Bandora and her monsters before she can exact revenge upon the Earth for the death of her son!
- Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Science Fiction
- Themes: Adventure, Battles, Mecha, Powers
- Age Rating: 7+
- Run Time: 960
- Year Created: 1993
- Release Date: 2/17/2015
- Dimensional Weight: 1.52
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
The Basis for Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
Zyuranger was the show used as a basis for the very first Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers series. The show is essentially an advisement to sell transformable toys, the acting wooden and hammy, the story leaves little room for any character development and the effects are kind of rubbish and cheap looking. However it’s still kind of fun. Machiko Soga who plays Bandora who steals the show. The child hating witch has some great lines and Soga hams it up brilliantly. Certainly the tone of the show is childish, but the absurdity of it and slapstick do make it a joy to watch. It does get a bit more serious half way though, but the writers always make sure the overall tone is light hearted, most of the time. But it can also veer from childish playfulness to strange creepiness and back. For example one ranger is abducted and harassed by a small creepy child in white make up and robes who is for all intents and purposes death itself.
Like the series, this is a flawed, yet highly enjoyable release.
by Kaiju no Kami
A superb series that was headlined by the late great Noboru Sugimura as he really took Super Sentai into the realm of experimentation.
The series features a group of princes from an ancient dinosaur kingdom who are awoken in the modern day to battle the evil Bandora and her minions of mythological proportions, excels at developing most of its ranger cast, introducing the first permenant sixth ranger, provides some epic battles and music, effects that were quite stunning for the time (and sometimes better than what the Sentai series today have), mechs lost their blocky appearances, and is all around just a fun show. It's flawed, but easily one of the best Sentai shows out there.
Just like the show, the DVD is a flawed release. The video quality utilizes the same discs Toei released in Japan, and the subtitle translation is adequate, though far and away from being their finest release given that this was the first Sentai release. Still solid nonetheless.