This is for anyone who hasn’t heard this yet: The Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Vol. 1: Prelude To A Storm DVD has some problems. A few retailers have broken street date already and placed the DVDs on the shelves. Bad news: They’re hacked up apparently. This is what ShadowForce has to report at the alt.fan.power-rangers newsgroup:
“The only separate episode is “Prelude To A Storm”. There’s a set of opening credits, then “There’s No ‘I’ In Team” and “Beauty And The Beach” run right after the other, minus the end credits to “There’s No ‘I’ In Team” and the opening credits for “Beauty And The Beach”. The “written by” and “directed by” credits, plus the separate title for “Beauty And The Beach” are present. I’m pretty sure that both Copybot and Magnet Dude are credited at the end, but I haven’t gotten that far yet to see for myself.”
“As if the VHS hacking of the episodes wasn’t bad enough, the DVD does it one better! “Prelude To A Storm” is by itself, followed by “There’s No “I” In Team”. However, the end credits that follow the episode are those for “Beauty And The Beach” (no joke), followed by the start of “Beauty And The Beach” (no opening credits), which ends with… you guessed it, the end credits to “There’s No “I” In Team”. Way to go, Buena Vista!”
Ugh. I’ll definitely still be getting this though. At least the actual scenes are still intact. And ShadowForce also reported that the video quality is still “excellent” on this DVD, which includes “nice, interactive menus”. I’ll most likely have an entry just to review the DVD on Tuesday or so…
If you want to know, ShadowForce found the VHS at Borders and the DVD at Best Buy, where I’ll be going to get it this Tuesday. The VHS includes a “Pirates Of The Caribbean” trailer, while the DVD doesn’t. Yet the DVD includes a “Ninja Storm on ABC Family” promo, while the VHS has the old “Wild Force on ABC Family” promo.
Anyway, I ordered the new novels, Roswell: A New Beginning and Dark Angel: After The Dark and the former already shipped today. Yay.