After the release of the Power Rangers Legacy Collection, the four Mega Sets, and a handful of Power Rangers season DVDs (MMPR through PRIS), it was only a matter of time before Shout! Factory creates DVDs that focus on popular episodes and themes. I am hoping that this DVD does well so we can expect other fun volumes, such as Teamps or Sixth Ranger Episodes. The Green with Evil DVD features the five parter that introduced Jason David Frank as the Green Ranger. This DVD is priced at $11.99 with a release date at September 23rd. You can pre-order the DVD at Amazon.
The Power Rangers may have met their match after the evil witch Rita Repulsa creates her own Ranger: the Green Ranger! Can Angel Grove survive this new menace, armed with his own powers, a mystical dagger and the Dragonzord? A full-scale assault has been launched. Now, it’s up to the Power Rangers to rise to their ultimate challenge!
Includes all 5 episodes of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers arc that introduced the world to the most popular Ranger of all time!
The plastic wrap around the DVD comes with a sticker that promotes the Green Ranger as one of the most popular Rangers. As expected, the box art is beautiful with the exception of the Green Ranger suit actor, who has an obvious green paint covering the silver stripe on the helmet. The back of the box has the same photos as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 1 DVDs. The paragraph at the back of the box reflects the product’s description, but the stock photos should’ve been changed to add a hint more value to this volume. The episode sleeve looks bland with the list of five episodes and a blank canvas, which could’ve had another stock photo.
The menu is simple but fun with the initial light animation followed by the components entering the screen. The instrumental theme is played in the background. The following clip features the Green with Evil’s DVD Menu.
The five episodes are the same versions as the ones from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 1 DVDs. One of my rants with the season version was the separation of the Green with Evil episodes on two DVDs. This volume allows you to watch the five episodes without needing to switch discs. As noted in our Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Box Set Review, “Green with Evil, Part 5″ has the extra line (comparison video).
Green with Evil is an iconic story with a dark story that introduces Jason David Frank as Tommy the Green Ranger. Rita chooses Tommy to take on the powers of the Dragon Coin to destroy Zordon and the Power Rangers. In his first scene, Tommy proves to be a strong fighter in his match against Jason. The scene where Green Ranger deactivates Alpha and causes serious damage to the Command Center was the first of many beautiful scenes in this five parter. The Rad Bug, Scorpina, and the Dragonzord were also introduced in this arc. The Rangers face many challenges without Zordon (and a properly functioned Command Center). Jason is sent to the dark dimension where he fights Goldar and then the Green Ranger. The Megazord is defeated in a classic fight against Goldar, Scorpina, and the Green Ranger. The story concludes in an appropriate manner as the Rangers discover the Green Ranger’s identity and Red Ranger destroys the Sword of Darkness. I can’t tell you how many times that I’ve watched Green with Evil Part 5 for the amazing scenes after the sword is destroyed.
Here are a few clips from the broadcast airings of Green with Evil. These clips do not reflect the quality from the Shout! Factory DVDs.