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Shout Factory

Shout! Factory is a television and film distribution company best known for releasing classic movies and TV series from the 1980s and 1990s and beyond that have not yet been distributed in the DVD or blu-ray format. They are the main distributor of Saban Brands tokusatsu properties, including Saban's Power Rangers, VR Troopers, Big Bad Beetleborgs and Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, and, as of 2014, have become Toei Company's overseas Super Sentai distributor, which will continue to be subbed and distributed with fan demand. The deal between Toei and Shout! does not include any films of any Sentai series at this time.[1] The distribution of Super Sentai DVDs to North America came to a halt after Hasbro's acquisition of the Power Rangers franchise from Saban Brands.

In addition to the series itself, Shout! Factory has also released Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie on Blu-ray as part of its separate deal with 20th Century Studios (now part of former franchise owner Disney). Because of Shout!'s status as the series' home video distributor, these releases are co-branded with Saban.

Due to the Power Rangers brand being sold to Hasbro, Shout! Factory has lost the rights to distribute Super Sentai series on DVD, and as of June 17, 2020, has not been given those rights back.

Online Streaming

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On March 16, 2020, Shout! Factory announced it would stream Super Sentai shows it had already licensed on a new streaming service called TokuSHOUTsu along with the original 1971 Kamen Rider seriesIcon-crosswiki and Ultraman LeoIcon-crosswiki on the following day on March 17, 2020. [2] The shows confirmed available at launch were Choujin Sentai (Birdman Squadron) Jetman, Ninja Sentai (Ninja Squadron) Kakuranger, Gosei Sentai (Five-Star Squadron) Dairanger and Mirai Sentai (Future Squadron) Timeranger.[3] Ninpuu Sentai (Enduring Wind Squadron) Hurricaneger soon joined the lineup afterward.

In addition to the TV shows, a talk-show titled Let's Talk Toku premiered on the channel, featuring YouTuber Squall Charlson as the host. The show would feature Jason Narvy as one of its guests and a "Backlot style" docu-series on the history of Power Rangers. The service also features live streams of Power Morphicon.

Physical Releases

Super Sentai

Power Rangers

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