Shout! Factory To Distribute 'Power Rangers,' Other Saban Titles12 Mar, 2012 By: John Latchem
Shout! Factory has signed a multiyear agreement to distribute several Saban Brands properties, including episodes from the “Power Rangers” franchise.
The deal gives Shout! Factory exclusive DVD, Blu-ray and select digital rights to more than 700 episodes of the various “Power Rangers” shows that ran between 1993 and 2009, as well as 92 episodes of “VR Troopers” (1994-96), 26 episodes of “Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation” (1997-98) and 88 episodes of “Beetleborgs” (1996-98). The agreement does not extend to the 'Power Rangers' theatrical movies.
“We look forward to bringing these highly entertaining series with great packaging and extras to fans and on family home entertainment shelves,” Shout! Factory founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos said in a joint statement.
Initial rollout plans for the Saban are slated to begin in summer 2012, according to Shout! Factory, with single-season sets to start and potentially complete-series sets in the future.
“Shout! Factory will provide unequaled access to archived content from Saban Brands,” said Elie Dekel, president of Saban Brands. “Fans can enjoy past episodes they haven’t seen, relive some of the exciting entertainment in these episodes, or even share them with a new generation of fans.”
(L-R): Shout! Factory founders Garson Foos and Bob Emmer with Saban Brands President Elie Dekel and VP of Distribution Frederic Soulie.