Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Producer Adi Shankar, the man behind the Punisher short film "Dirty Laundry" and the animated Judge Dredd mini-series, has released a new video in his "bootleg" series of fan films.  This one, directed by Joseph Kahn is a dark retelling of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers franchise featuring Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica fame.  In this piece, the Power Rangers are adults who have gone their separate ways, growing up and coping with their earlier service in various ways. But a convolution in a treaty with the Machine Empire pits the second Red Ranger against the rest of the team.

What's funny about this is that Kahn isn't even a fan of the Power Rangers, but it's absolutely riveting.  If Kahn had packaged this into a ninety-minute feature, it probably would have been a blockbuster.  He talks about the project in an interview with Hitfix.

The film is an  R-rated version of the kids' series.  The YouTube version above is SFW, but a version posted to Vimeo that was removed earlier today was an even funnier NSFW version.
"Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the FAN FILM. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg experiment not affiliated or endorsed by Saban Entertainment or Lionsgate nor is it selling any product. I claim no rights to any of the characters (don’t send me any money, not kickstarted, this film is free). This is the NSFW version.

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