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Episode 144: Interview with Brian Ward, Director of DVD/Blu-ray Production at Shout! Factory

No Pink Spandex – Episode 144: Interview with Brian Ward, Director of DVD/Blu-ray Production at Shout! Factory (1:10:29, 49 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Tristan
Topics: We talk with Brian Ward of Shout! Factory about producing the “Power Rangers: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy” box set and the Power Rangers DVDs in general. He answers questions about bonus features, quality of episodes, domestic and international masters, and more.

Links

Pre-order “Power Rangers: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy” on TimeLife.com

UPDATE – 6/12/12

Here a follow-up question about Blu-ray:

NPS: Will we be seeing DVDs go to Blu-ray as well? Are there plans, even down the road?

Brian Ward: No plans for BD.  The masters aren’t HD compatible in their present state.  If Saban decides to go back and recut the entire series from the original film elements, maybe.  But I’m not sure I see the value in that, given the nature of 16mm film.  Even with an HD transfer, there’s going to be a lot of grain and visual pitfalls.  So, no, I don’t really see it happening anytime soon.

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Comments ( 7 )

[...] previously mentioned in our interview with Brian Ward, two discs of bonus features is with the Mighty Morphin set and one bonus features disc is with [...]

No Pink Spandex » Exclusive: “Power Rangers: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy” Box Art added these pithy words on Jun 11 12 at 5:35 pm

I’m so happy the box set will have slip cases. That would of sucked with nothing. I knew something was wrong when they posted that line on tvshowsondvd.

archer9234 added these pithy words on Jun 11 12 at 5:57 pm

I would like to make a note that the ABC family airings and many of the Jetix airings did in fact have the Today On’s they must have been lost in the move to Saban.I watched every episode on Disney (I wasn’t born during original airings of MMPR-Turbo) The bloopers were also there so In like 6 years they were lost I suppose.

Zach added these pithy words on Jun 11 12 at 7:05 pm

Great interview, Lisa!

Rito added these pithy words on Jun 11 12 at 9:35 pm

I can’t wait to get the DVD box sets. I grew up watching the show and my favorite episodes are the Ranger team-ups. Clash of the Red Rangers from PR: Super Samurai wasn’t what I expected comparing to previous team-ups, I watch the original Super Sentai version, Shinkenger VS. Go-Onger, and that’s what I expect from Power Rangers. Other than that, can’t wait until Saban release other shows in the near future like Beetleborgs, VR Troopers, TMNT: Next Mutation. Keep up the great work Nopinkspandex.

WJones added these pithy words on Jun 12 12 at 2:57 pm

It sucks that we won’t get a HD transfer. I understand why. But 16mm film isn’t that bad. It’s equal to 1080p (a bit higher in res). The grain wouldn’t be bad. But the effect shots would have to be redone. Wasting even more money to even bother doing this.

archer9234 added these pithy words on Jun 21 12 at 11:46 am

I hope all of mmpr gets released as single volumes, because i dont wanna buy season 1-7. i just want season 1-3, but dont live in the US so i cant go to comiccon or morphicon

Rodger added these pithy words on Aug 07 12 at 4:32 am