Saban Brands and Lionsgate Home Entertainment sponsors today’s review on the upcoming release of Power Rangers Dino Charge: The Complete Season. This DVD box set will release ironically on Tuesday, February 7th, via Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Power Rangers Dino Charge is one half of the previous installment in the Power Rangers series, with Dino Super Charge as its immediate sequel. The two are adaptations of Toei’s Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. Dino Charge aired on Nickelodeon from February 7th, 2015 to December 10th, 2015. Most noteworthy, about Power Rangers Dino Charge is it is the first of many seasons with the returning, Judd “Chip” Lynn as executive producer.
Starting with the case, the artwork is incredible and I love the holographic cover. The interior consists of the five discs from the previous volumes, featuring all 20 episodes and both specials. I did not expect the set to be like this, but I can attribute that to not owning previous seasons. There is no pamphlet promoting the contents of the set, or flyers for other products. Normally I am a huge stickler for a sheet or pamphlet that consists of the episode guide, and other interesting information. In addition, I can say that my favorite volume by disc art and title is Volume 2: Resurgence. The artwork on Resurgence is wonderful and effectively represents the disc’s episodes.
The discs consist of trailers for the previous season sets and has basic menus. Episode count varies between discs, from having four to five episodes. The trailers automatically play on activation, but can be fast-forward. The trailers are just about the same for each disc. The only change is the Super Megaforce: Legendary Battle Extended Edition trailer for Dino Charge Volume 1: Unleashed. A minor issue is that trailers play in reverse order, so it goes Super Megaforce back to Super Samurai. The home menu re-purposes the disc art and features the categories: Play All, Episodes, Languages, and Trailers. Furthermore, there is no individual episode scene selection for viewers to choose from, or special features.
Now as for the series, Judd Lynn also serves as a director and writer for several episodes. Thus, one would describe Dino Charge as a melting pot, blending elements from the previous seasons. Unfortunately, elements one associates with Tzachor like poor direction and dialog occasionally appears. Aside from those issue the show attempts to return to its roots. The cast is extensive between on-screen actors and voice actors. I enjoy how the cast is like a family, and associates with fans on social media. The Rangers are enjoyable, but can be cast aside by others due to the plot/ source material; whereas, Sledge is an original creation that transitions between being a serious threat to a comical fool.
The plot and character development heavily relies on its Sentai counterpart. However, the changes better accommodate the adaptation for American audiences. The show also references Kyoryuger either by translating dialog for scenes, or references the characters. For example, Tyler’s catchphrase “It’s about to get wild!” is Daigo’s (Kyoryu Red) catchphrase too. The story’s pacing is exceptional, unlike Megaforce and Super MegaForce. Yet, I find it hard to re-watch earlier episodes, but that is because the show’s target audience is children. Consequently, I feel its target demographic is lower than when I was a kid. The final episodes are my favorites, just like their Kyoryuger counterparts.
Anyways, I could go further in depth on the season, but then it may spoil the show for some viewers. Never the less, it is a great season! This release is simple, but it is fine especially since its price is $19.98. The people who would not want to buy this are the ones that purchased the volumes separately. Yet, I find it weird that the set comes out nearly one year after the season ends. Other television shows receive sets at least six months after their finale, so why is it year for Power Rangers? That I cannot answer, but Lionsgate should rectify and adjust this for future sets. Also in the future, can we get special features please?
This now concludes my review, and I would like to thank Saban Brands, and Lionsgate for receiving this opportunity. In addition, please check out my upcoming video review for this set on my YouTube Channel, as Wheelchair21! Readers can also leave comments on this review or the product in the section below, and over on the forums.
Power Rangers Dino Charge: The Complete Season
Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Run-Time: 460+ Minutes
Format: 16×9 Widescreen 1.78:1 Presentation
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, French and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio
Catch all the dino-charged adventures of the world-renowned heroes, Saban’s Power Rangers, when Nickelodeon’s hit TV series Power Rangers Dino Charge: The Complete Season arrives on DVD and Digital HD February 7 from Lionsgate. The Rangers must battle an evil intergalactic villain in this action-packed collection that remains one of the top-rated and longest-running children’s live-action series in TV history. Including five discs with over eight hours of action, the Power Rangers Dino Charge: The Complete Season DVD will be available for the retail price of $19.98.
Millions of years ago, intergalactic bounty hunter named Sledge tried to capture the Energems – ten mysterious colored gems with incredible powers. Keeper, the guardian of the Energems, fled to Earth, where he entrusted the Energems to the dinosaurs for protection. After the dinosaurs went extinct, the Energems were lost. Now, Sledge is back, and it’s up to the Power Rangers Dino Charge to hunt down the missing Energems and defeat the vicious Sledge — once and for all!