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POWER/RANGERS (2015) Short Film: Katee Sackhoff is an R-rated Power Ranger

James Van Der Beek Katee Sackhoff

Power/Rangers Short Film. Joseph Kahn‘s Power/Rangers (2015) short film, produced Adi Shankar, stars James Van Der Beek, Katee Sackhoff, Russ Bain, Will Yun Lee, and Gichi Gamba. Power/Rangers‘ plot synopsis: “The war is over, a treaty has been achieved and only four Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are left alive. Someone wants them dead.”

The Power/Rangers short film poster:

Power Rangers short film poster

Power/Rangers short film poster

 

Power/Rangers also starred Yves Bright, Stevin Knight, Tony Madness, Matt Delia, Bree Olson, Amia Miley, and Carla Perez.

This short film is excellent, especially the beginning with the war footage. An R-rated Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will never happen, which is unfortunate, but Adi Shankar has once again shown what a film property could be if done R-Rated Right (reference his previous productions: The Punisher: Dirty Laundry and Venom: Truth In Journalism).

Like Shankar, I watched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers when I was younger as well as V.R. Troopers (much better in my opinion). Because of that, most of the fan service in the trailer I got.

Shankar has no interest in making a Power Rangers film because they (the producers) would force him to cut the gore, grit, and blood and turn it into something bland and family orientated.

“The irony here is that I wouldn’t even want to make “Power Rangers: The Movie’ for real. Like if I had to make a ‘Power Rangers’ movie, this is it. It’s 14 minutes long and it’s violent and this is what I have in me. If they offered me the 200 million version, the PG-13 version, I literally wouldn’t do it. It’s just not interesting to me.”

Adi Shankar goes on to explain more of his thoughts on making a bootleg of the Power Rangers in an introductory video that he has also released.

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Power/Rangers short film Introduction

Power/Rangers short film

 

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