Power Rangers (up to Season 18), Beetleborgs, and VR Troopers are all out on Netflix tomorrow. Which means Saban got the Metal Heroes shows back, and this explains the Youtube clampdown.
Where I found the news: http://www.rangerboard.com/showthread.php?t=147661
Oddly, Zeo is listed as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season 4, Turbo as Mighty Morphin season 5, etc.
I can't obtain the other links, as they only work in the US. Which means of course, this is region locked.
Yeah most likely they do it like Dr.Who and other shows were they will have it all up to the new season.
So we will have nice encodes for VR Troopers at last?
Well, I guess we can't complain about not having access to older seasons anymore.
Someone will need to save them and reupload them, because Netflix isn't available in Europe.
Originally Posted by Ryan Steele
My guess as to why Saban Brands has Beetleborgs and VR Troopers again, I believe it could be similar to PR's situation - both are TV properties co-owned by Toei, meaning Disney would be writing checks for their airings. Disney probably figured that those things could be someone else's problem now, and thus sold the rights. There was also a rumor of a lack of control of the PR property by Disney, in this 2009 Rangerboard post, the same case that would have been for Beetleborgs and VR Troopers, had Disney wanted to create new products off of the properties. Now, if this took place after the Power Rangers deal in May 2010, I can imagine Disney would at least attempt to put an ironclad clause against the two shows going to Nickelodeon or its family of networks. Plus, Disney goes some money they can use for projects on Disney XD from two series they would likely never air. There is one property that Toei has that I can really see Disney trying to buy the entire rights of: the 1978 Spider-man live-action toku show, to help bring some of the Spider-man rights under Disney/Marvel control.
I wouldn't be surprised if they also release Masked Rider at one point, considering he has the rights for it.
But why is everyone quick to mention encodes...?
Last edited by Mr. Yellow; 06-14-2011 at 07:16 AM.
A Blaze is on the horizon
Color me surprised... I wasn't expecting something this big, and I doubt anyone else was. Looks like I need to finally get Netflix.
I love my Netflix sub so much right now.