The Power Rangers reboot introduced a new incarnation of the titular team and offered a relatively darker take on the beloved 90s television series. While the film may have depicted an edgier version of the heroes, actor Ludi Lin recently revealed to Kiss Radio that one scene was cut from the film for being too violent.
Lin recounted one day on set where the original Power Rangers creators were stunned by the level of violence featured in the omitted sequence:
“I’ll tell you about this scene that never made it into the Power Rangers movie because it was too violent, I think too bloody. It was a scene between me and Dacre [Montgomery], who plays the Red Ranger in Power Rangers, and then we had this massive fight cause there is kind of a competition going on between us. That was a funny day. Power Rangers has been going on in Japan for more that 40 years. This is their baby. And they sent the original creator of the Power Rangers to […] visit our visit from Japan with his whole entourage, this whole crew. They were watching us fight, you know do the scene, and in you know Japan Power Rangers […] there’s not really any blood, lots of sparks. But that day we were just going full out and kept on asking for more and more fake blood. A couple of times we actually, by accident, we actually clocked each other for real. So, we were bleeding for real and there was fake blood everywhere and the Japanese guys […] they were shocked. It was like we were decapitating their baby.”
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Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discoverer they are the only ones who save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Directed by Dean Israelite, the film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks and Bill Hader.
Power Rangers is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
Source: Kiss Radio