Title: Mighty Morphin Ronin Warriors: The Movie
Footage: Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (Ronin Warriors)
Audio: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Trailer Audio
Length: 1:34
Type of Video: Trailer, Parody, Action
Completion Date: 4.01.2014
File Size: 36.9 MB

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Every AMV creator worth their weight does at least one movie trailer parody at some point. Well, here's mine!

I've had this idea for a while because, well, I love Power Rangers, and I love Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warriors. When I ran across the version the trailer I used as my source, it seemed like a particularly good fit, since there were plenty of parallel scenes I could use, and I loved the idea of making a scary, serious villain like Arago/Talpa have the hammy Ivan Ooze voice. While it has its share of funny moments, I can't entirely consider this a comedic parody, since there are a lot of parts I play completely straight. (A lot of them just look funny because of the sound effects and voices in the audio. And, well...butt shot. You'll know what I mean.)

When it comes to parts of the trailer I got my source audio from and that you actually see in this video...well, there's none of that. I recreated all the text portions and "credits" (please read those, because I think they're particularly clever >_>) from scratch in Photoshop (and don't get me started on how much I had to fight with them in Studio to look decent), and the MMPR:TM title itself was actually hacked in from a separate trailer altogether, since my source was a very high-quality but very grainy raw 35 mm rip of that particular trailer (so while the source audio was stellar, the source video simply couldn't be salvaged). I even went and ripped the Sunrise logo from my DVDs (to replace the 20th Century Fox one) along with the episodes themselves just for this. For a minute-and-a-half video, I put a lot more work into this than you might think. (It took me a bit more than a week to do this--about the same amount of time it took to do Sins of the Armor.)

While there are some minor issues I have with this (namely that the video quality from any DVD rips you will ever get of this series will always be atrocious, and this annoys the hell out of me--remastered Blu-rays WHEN, Sunrise?), I think I did pretty darn well with what I had. I hope you enjoy this.

(And did you know? In the Japanese dub of the MMPR TV series, Seiji's seiyuu was the dub voice of Jason, and in the Japanese dub of the movie, Ryo's seiyuu provided Billy's dub voice. Both have also provided voices for various sentai monsters and other characters over the years too. I personally love that there's this particular YST/PR connection!)