Power Rangers: Dino Charge – Hero (a J!-ENT DVD Review)
October 18, 2016 by Dennis Amith
For “Power Rangers” fans who wants to take part in the Christmas spirit, “Power Rangers: Dino Charge – Hero” is a DVD that I recommend for the young fans and also the young at heart!
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DVD TITLE: Power Rangers: Dino Charge – Breakout
TV SERIES (YEAR): 2015
DURATION: 92 Minutes
DVD INFORMATION: 1:78:1 Widescreen, English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, French and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio, Subtitles: English
RATED: Not Rated
AVAILABLE ON: July 5, 2016
Directed by Charlie Haskell, Peter Salmon, Mike Smith, Jonathan Brough, Peter Burger, Karl Zwicky, Michael Duignan
Written by Judd Lynn, Haim Saban, Becca Barnes, Alwyn Dale, Mark Litton, Jeffrey Newman, Peter Wiseman, James W. Bates, Tanya M. Wheeler, Marc Handler, Ann Knapp
Produced by Sally Campbell
Executive Produced by Judd Lynn, Brian Casentini, Haim Saban
Music by Noam Kaniel
Cinematography by Kevin Riley, D.J. Stipsen
Edited by Allanah Milne
Casting by Iris Hampton
Production Design by Tracey Collins
Art Direction by Davin Voot
Costume Design by Sarah Voon
Brennan Mejia as Tyler Navarro/Red Dino Charge Ranger
Camille Hyde as Shelby Watkins/Pink Dino Charge Ranger
Yoshua Sudarso as Koda/Blue Dino Charge Ranger
Michael Taber as Riley Griffin/Green Dino Charge Ranger
James Davies as Chase Randall/Black Dino Charge Ranger
Claire Blackwelder as Kendall Morgan/Purple Dino Charge Ranger
Campbell Cooley as the Mecha Voice
Davi Santos as Ivan
Estevez Gillespie as Wrench
Paul Harrop as Fury
Eve Gordon as Keeper
Adam Gardiner as Sledge
Jackie Clarke as Poisandra
Ryan Carter as Heckyl
Join the Power Rangers on a quest for a new hero! Get set for dino-charged adventure and nonstop thrills as the Power Rangers discover their newest ally, the Purple Ranger! But when the Purple Ranger decides to leave the team, it will take all of the Power Rangers’ skills combined to battle the villainous Sledge – and find a new hero fit for the Purple Energem – in this action-packed collection that features the bonus episode, “Race to Rescue Christmas.”
With the holidays around the corner, fans of “Power Rangers: Dino Charger” will no doubt be looking forward to the release of the upcoming DVD titled “Hero” which comes with a special Christmas episode.
What is “Power Rangers: Dino Charge”?
In 2015, “Power Rangers: Dino Charge” debuted on television.
The 22nd season of the “Power Rangers” series, the series would star Brennan Mejia, Camille Hyde, Yoshua Sudarso, Michael Taber, James Davies, and Claire Blackwelder.
The storyline begins with the opening narration:
Millions of years ago, the evil Sledge tried to steal the greatest power in the universe. But an alien named Keeper entrusted them to dinosaurs. As for Sledge… He was blasted deep into space. Now the Energems have been found, and Sledge returns to battle a new team of heroes; they are…Power Rangers Dino Charge!”
As Sledge continues to look for the Energems, a team of Power Rangers form to find the the Energems first and fight various enemies.
As “Power Rangers: Dino Charge” features a total of 22 episodes, “Hero” is the fifth “Power Rangers: Dino Charge” DVD to be released and contains episodes 17-20 + the Christmas special.
Here is a spoilerless summary of “Power Rangers: Dino Charge – Hero”:
- Episode 17 – “World Famous (in New Zealand)” – The Power Rangers come in contact with a Purple Ranger.
- Episode 18 – “Deep Down Under” – Sledge is after the Plesio Zord…the Rangers must find it first!
- Episode 19 – “Wishing for a Hero” – Kendall and the Rangers must find one who can bond with the Purple Energem.
- Episode 20 – “One More Energem” – Sledge has two Energems and the Rangers and Kendall must find a way to defeat him.
- Christmas Special – “Race to Rescue Christmas” – Poisandra steals Santa’s tablet and the Rangers must get it back to save Christmas.
VIDEO & AUDIO:
“Power Rangers: Dino Charge – Hero” is presented in 1:78:1 Widescreen and English 5.1 Dolby Digital and French and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio. Picture quality is good, as one can expect on DVD and with most of the film shot outdoors, picture quality is good. Dialogue and music is clear and understandable.
Closed Captions are included.
“Power Rangers: Dino Charge – Hero” features no special features.
“Power Rangers: Dino Charge – Hero” comes with a slip cover and HD UltraViolet code.
For over 20-years, many people have grown up watching “Power Rangers”.
Sure, a lot of the stories are campy but for those who enjoyed the action, the costumes and the good old story of good vs. evil, that concept has remained consistent season after season.
“Power Rangers: Dino Charge” is rather interesting because of the dinosaur angle.
As one who has grown up watching the Japanese sentai series and also the original “Power Rangers” and now having a child and nephews that are interested in them, one thing that I am glad to see is that the series retains its action and family-oriented storylines.
Nothing too violent and nothing that would make parents wince. Granted, some may object to the fighting but personally, costumed heroes vs. monsters (people in rubber suits), it’s not exactly something that I worry about in terms of fighting action. As parents, it’s how we teach our children and to not practice Power Rangers moves on other people.
As for this DVD volume titled “Hero”, these episodes revolve around who can be the Purple Ranger. And trying to stop Sledge, who has managed to get two Energems.
With this volume being a Christmas DVD release, included is a Christmas special which features scenes from past episodes, but most importantly, the Power Rangers trying to save Christmas by retrieving Santa’s stolen tablet.
While I wished there are more episodes than just the standard four, it does help to have the extra special included. Fans of the series or parents of children who love “Power Rangers: Dino Charge”, will no doubt enjoy this DVD.
As for the DVD, picture quality is as good as one can expect on DVD and there are no special features. Fortunately, an UltraViolet digital HD code was included.
Overall, for “Power Rangers” fans who wants to take part in the Christmas spirit, “Power Rangers: Dino Charge – Hero” is a DVD that I recommend for the young fans and also the young at heart!
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