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on 25 June 2013
It's funny going back to Samurai after watching Shinkenger as it seems it's true that the original is indeed better and it changes the way you watch this show knowing when the sentai footage is and making comparisons in your head over who did what better. That aside, I am here to talk about this volume of Power Rangers Samurai and as such must ignore all knowledge of Samrai Sentai Shinkenger. This volume contains episodes 12 - 17 (Jayden's Challenge, Unexpected Arrival, Room for One More, The Blue and the Gold, Team Spirit and The Tengen Gate) and introduces the Gold Ranger, Antonio, who is a heap of fun and makes the cover of this DVD look as cool as it does.
As with all of Samurai, these episodes are filled with bad puns, colourful visuals and poor acting (I did say before that this was one of my least favourite seasons of PR). It is of course a lot of fun and the two episodes that make up Antonio's introduction are my favourite of Samurai. The reason I'm giving this volume 5 stars this time (I gave the other two four, though I should've given them 5 as well) is because it seems that some actual effort went into making the set worthwhile and the spines of the 3 volumes match up so nicely, not to mention it's Power Rangers.
The release of the 4th volume in 7 weeks will complete the first half of Samurai, should they include the Halloween and Christmas specials on it, Party Monsters and Christmas Together, Friends Forever, though the latter seems unlikely seeing as how channel 5 hasn't even aired it. I'm crossing my fingers in hope they volumes will be released for the second half, Super Samurai, as it would be really nice to have the whole journey. not to mention the fact that Super Samurai is a tad better than Samurai.
on 27 June 2013
Growing up with the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, I was a little unsure how I'd react to Power Rangers Samurai when watching it with my nephew. It turns out I needn't have been worried! Power Rangers Samurai maintains the format that made the earlier series so successful, whilst adding a new line-up and storyline that makes the Samurai a great watch for audiences young and old. It was great to see the way my nephew was engaged by the story, cheering on the characters as they battled each new foe, booing and shouting when they seemed to be winning the fight, he really enjoyed it! Power Rangers Samurai is definitely one for the kids, but if you still harbour feelings for the colourful karate-kicking teen heroes, then there's plenty for you to enjoy too!
on 4 July 2013
Growing up I was possibly the world's biggest Power Rangers fan! I had a massive Power Rangers obsession. So, when I saw this DVD in store, I couldn't resist 'buying it for the kids' to see how it is. Quite simply, this is Power Rangers gold!
It's get everything a Power Rangers fan could possibly ask for and is an absolute must. I'll definitely be picking up the other releases of Power Rangers Samurai after this. A superb release that old fans and young kids will love!