Power Rangers (DVD) : Review

Film

The children’s show, that became a fun film. The Power Rangers: A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world. Power Rangers it’s now available on disc, to add to your home collection, and it will make a great addition to any film aficionado.

The film is family friendly, and fun. Taking older viewers back to a part of growing up, and introducing a new generation to that team of teenage super-heroes.

As far as rewatch value in the film goes, the plot is simple enough that there are no reveals that would be lost in subsequent viewings. But why not catch some of the action scenes again, and spot the cameos by the original series cast. And let’s not forget the rather upbeat soundtrack.

Power Rangers is still fun, action packed, and contains a lot more humour that one would ever have thought. Certainly one to see again, for the fun of it.

See the reveal of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa.

Read the full SAMDB review of Power Rangers.

Disc

Overall, the disc is of a good technical quality, with a fun main title. There are no bonus features.

Power Rangers is available now, to purchase on disc, in South Africa.

Video

Video is encoded at a high average bitrate, with no visible artefacts on screen. Colours are vibrant, with no visible bleed, and decent contrast. Details are maintained in darker scenes.

Viewers with the relevant hardware or software can scale up to a larger or higher resolution screen, should they wish.

Audio

Audio is encoded in a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, with a Dolby Stereo downmix available via the setup sub-menu. Dialogue is clear via the centre speaker, with a large portion of audio handled via the front channels. However, the surround channels are used to a great extent, with very discernable panning between each of the five main channels, making for an all-encompassing auditory experience. This certainly serves to expand the on-screen world, and further draw the viewer into the film’s world.

Navigation

Navigation is simple, and easy to use, with a main menu comprising of three text items to play the movie, select a scene, or setup audio. The main menu has a half motion, half still background, with accompanying music.

The scene selection sub-menus each contain ten black and white, still thumbnails. While these are numbered, they are not labelled, nor of a size that would make identifying a particular scene very easy, so there would be an amount of guesswork involved when trying to navigation to a particular part of the main film.

The audio sub-menu has text links to select either Dolby Digital or Dolby Stereo.

Bonus Features

There are no bonus features on the disc, nor the often seen trailers for other discs that often autoplay at the beginning of many discs.

Published by Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za And IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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