Posted: Friday, May 4th, 2012
* Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – Go Go Power Rangers (tvshowsondvd.com/…)

They’ve got a power and a force that you’ve never seen before.
They’ve got the ability to morph and to even up the score.
No one can ever take them down; the power lies on their side.

Go Go Power Rangers!
Go Go Power Rangers!
Go Go Power Rangers!
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

They know the fate of the world is lying in their hands.
They know to only use their weapons for defense.
No one will ever take them down; the power lies on their side…

Shout! Factory broke the news back in March that they’d signed a deal with Saban Entertainment for home video rights to 17 years of Power Rangers television history: every American TV show (sorry, no Sentai) from 1993′s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers to 2009′s Power Rangers RPM is included in the deal…but only those shows, however. The ’95 and ’97 theatrical films are still with Fox, and the most recent TV series – as we recently reported – is coming to DVD from Lionsgate Entertainment instead. But all of the previous programs from the hugely popular franchise are in Shout!’s hands now, and they are beginning their mega-assault on stores this summer!

Overnight the studio’s first plans for this show have been revealed with an Amazon pre-order entry for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – Season 1, Vol.1, arriving in stores on August 21st. This 3-DVD set priced at $19.93 SRP brings you the first portion of the first of Morphin’s three seasons. That includes “Day of the Dumpster,” the very first episode which introduces us to Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Billy, Trini, Zordon, Alpha 5, Ernie, Bulk, Skull, Rita Repulsa, Goldar, Finster, Baboo and Squatt. We also ought to get on this collection the legendary 5-part story “Green With Evil,” which first introduces Jason David Frank as “Tommy Oliver,” the Green Ranger (the first of several colors Tommy would sport over the years!).

We’re still waiting on Shout! Factory’s press release (possibly next week) with all the details of this exciting brand launch for them. Hopefully it will have word of other releases in this long-running franchise (maybe other configurations for us more passionate fans, perhaps?). Stay tuned and we’ll fill you in, as further developments occur!