Saban’s Power Rangers movie is now out on home video – on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
And one of the film’s most popular scenes comes as the Power Rangers’ Zords run into Angel Grove to stop Goldar.
The scene is iconic as it marks the debut of the Zords in action, but primarily because of the original “Go Go Power Rangers” theme song playing in the background that takes fans back to the show’s original roots from the 1990’s.
When the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers exploded on the scene from 1993-1995, its catchy theme song was undoubtedly one of the main factors for the show’s immediate success in America. And in the home video’s Audio Commentary for Saban’s Power Rangers movie, Director Dean Israelite and John Gatkins explained their decision to bring the iconic tune back.
“Oh, the theme was a big debate. Should we keep it, shouldn’t we keep it? But at the preview screenings, we watched it play, and it felt so good in the moment. And I like what [Gatkins] said – that it honors the show for 25 years in the moment that we’ve now culminated in them morphing. So they morph, and it’s not about culminating these 2 hours, but it’s about culminating these 24 years and paying respect to all that.” – Director Dean Israelite
While many fans feel the original “Go Go Power Rangers” theme song perhaps wasn’t prevalent enough, or used enough throughout the movie, they should be alarmed to know that it nearly didn’t make the cut.
But thankfully, due to the reaction of test audiences, the song stuck around – eventually leading to one of the movie’s most memorable scenes.