Zyu1.5 Footage Guide

Zyu1.5 is a term used by Power Rangers fans to refer to a group of scenes filmed in Japan exclusively for use by Saban Entertainment shortly after they received the first batch of Zyuranger episodes from Toei for adaptation. According to the agreement (off-site link), this original footage was filmed over the course of two days and features the original players of the Sorceress character and her disciples (i.e. Machiko Soga, Ami Kawai, et.al).

Unlike Zyu2, Zyu1.5 was shot based on the direction of Saban Entertainment for the express purpose of filling in gaps featuring the main villains, often allowing for extended scenes and dialogue in Rita’s Moon Palace.

Note: subsections of these scenes were used throughout Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and have been spliced back together for viewing here. Accordingly, there are often slight aspect ratio and color timing differences throughout longer clips as the nature of finalized masters often varied from episode to episode.

  • Finster, in workshop, leaning toward the balcony, cupping ear to listen. He nods, then laughs to himself, gesturing arms in wicked glee.
  • Finster, in workshop, leaning toward the balcony, cupping ear to listen. He then grabs forehead with both hands and leans out, eyes closed, talking a bit, then lowering arms.
  • Slow zoom out from Rita’s face as she angrily talks to us on her balcony.
  • Finster, Baboo & Squatt are in the workshop when Rita marches in, thrusting arms in and out as she yells, causing them to react in fright.
  • Finster, Baboo & Squatt are in the workshop when Rita marches in, thrusting arms in and out as she talks, causing them to cheer and applaud.
  • Rita turns around to leave Finster’s workshop, pauses, and turns back, warning Finster, before turning again and heading up the stairs. Finster just nods repeatedly, before resuming work on his molds.
  • Finster is fearfully responding to Rita, who grows more angry as she steps closer to him and finally screams at him, as he keeps holding out his arms cautiously. She angrily reaches over with her right hand and grabs his nose, shaking it back and forth as she screams, while he can do nothing but struggle in agony.
  • Rita stands in Finster’s workshop smiling, ceases holding hand to her stomach, as Finster nods behind workspace and spreads out left arm.
  • Rita growls, Finster nods, then she motions to her chest and speaks.
  • Rita walks up, smiles and widens arms, speaks, Finster nods, then she motions to her chest and speaks again, Finster nods again.
  • Rita motions hand while shouting, Finster begins to nod.
  • Rita screams and motions hands into the air briefly, then shouts, the whole time Finster is nodding or bowing or reacting in fright.
  • Close up of Finster nodding while standing at clay workspace, then motioning right arm as he talks and nods.
  • Rita, looking right at the viewer and talking, while readying her wand and throwing it towards us.
  • Close on Rita’s face as she screams. Camera zooms out from Rita, who storms off the balcony to the right, pushing Goldar out of the way, leaving Finster cowering, and Baboo & Squatt quivering. [shot fades to black]
  • Close on Rita’s face as she screams. Camera zooms out from Rita, who storms off the balcony to the left, passing between the nervous Baboo & Squatt. Goldar & Finster on the opposite side, have by then moved farther onto the balcony, watching her. [shot fades to black]
  • Close on Rita’s face as she screams. Camera zooms out from Rita, who storms off the balcony to the right, pushing Goldar out of her way and into the railing, Scorpina next to him. Finster is left cowering, and Baboo & Squatt quivering. [shot fades to black]
  • Baboo jerks arms, bonks Squatt on the head three times, then scolds him before turning away after Squatt responds.
  • The Lunar Palace balcony, with Rita standing at the front, smiling, as Baboo, Squatt, Finster, and Goldar, in the back, are visibly excited by what they see going on planetside.
  • The Lunar Palace balcony, with Rita standing at the front, speaking then laughing to us, as Baboo, Squatt, Finster, and Goldar, in the back, all raise hands and cheer.
  • Rita, her back to us, stands at balcony railing, facing the cut-out of Earth. She punches right hand against railing, spreads arms out. Waits, then punches forth, before shaking both arms in and out three times quick, then punching right hand against railing, then thrusts both arms twice then punches with right. She does this again, hits railing, then lifts up wand and hits balcony railing. [shot fades to black]
  • Rita, her back to us, stands at balcony railing, facing the cut-out of Earth. She leans back and extends both her arms toward the planet, slowly.
  • Rita, her back to us, stands at balcony railing, facing cut-out of Earth. She holds wand across both hands, then pulls it back in right arm, preparing to throw.
  • At edge of balcony, Rita turns and paces to our right, walking over to Finster & Goldar. She yells at Goldar, he reacts, then at Finster, he reacts. She then walks over to the other side and yells at embracing Baboo & Squatt. She then turns to us, touching balcony and talking unpleasantly as camera slowly zooms on her. She finishes with a pointing of her finger to her temple. [shot fades to black]
  • [Part 1 of 2] At edge of balcony, Rita paces to our left, then turns and paces to our right, walking over to Finster & Goldar. She yells at Goldar, he reacts.
  • [Part 2 of 2] Rita finishes yelling at Finster. With Finster cowering, she then walks over to the other side and yells at embracing Baboo & Squatt. She then turns to us, touching balcony and talking unpleasantly as camera zooms in on her. [shot fades out to next shot]
  • At edge of balcony, Rita paces to our left, then turns and paces to our right, walking over to Finster, yells at him, he reacts. She then walks over to the other side and yells at embracing Baboo & Squatt. She then turns to us, touching balcony and talking unpleasantly as camera slowly zooms on her. She finishes with a pointing of her finger to her temple. [shot fades to black]
  • Finster and Goldar argue. Goldar stamps down his sword then pokes Finster in the forehead, he flails his arms in anger, leading to Goldar smacking him in the head.
  • Rita facing Earth, camera showing her alone on the balcony from behind as she gestures arms out repeatedly, pendulum swinging behind her.
  • Close up of Rita alone near railing, speaking before turning to our left and walking off to the workshop. [shot fades to black]
  • Camera tracks around half edge of balcony and zooms in on Rita as she looks out from Repulsascope and angrily says something.
  • Camera briefly tracks around half edge of balcony and zooms in on Rita as she angrily says something. [shot fades to black]
  • Side view of Rita looking into Repulsascope.
  • Side view of Rita looking into Repulsascope, quickly turning around and shouting before she returns to looking in scope, clutching the tube.
  • Side view of Rita looking into Repulsascope, quickly turning around and emphatically shouting before she returns to looking in scope, clutching the tube.
  • Side view of Rita looking into Repulsascope, quickly turning around and shouting, camera panning back to follow her slightly, before she returns to looking in scope, clutching the tube.
  • Rita walks into Finster’s workshop with her back to us, talking to Finster, who works on Pudgy Pig mold. She stops and gestures as if talking a bit. He keeps working, nodding to what she says, then when she finishes, he talks profusely with a few hand and arm motions and nods.
  • Rita has her back to us, as Finster places a monster mold on his table of prior molds, then points, gestures and talks profusely.
  • Close up of Rita as she looks at us, scowling with a gesturing of her hand, then holds her right hand like a claw and pokes it at us three times. [shot fades to black]
  • Close on Rita, right eye closed and looking in Repulsascope with her left, ceases touching Repulsascope with right hand, as she grimaces and speaks.
  • Close on Rita, right eye closed and looking in Repulsascope with her left, smiles, ceases touching Repulsascope with right hand, gesturing it while speaking. She laughs, jerking her wand just a little offscreen, mouth open wide, tongue visible.
  • Close on Rita, right eye closed and looking in Repulsascope with her left, ceases touching Repulsascope with right hand, looks at us, and painfully goes, “ooooh”.
  • Close on Rita, right eye closed and looking in Repulsascope with her left, touching Repulsascope with right hand, furrowing her brow and frowning as she opens mouth for a moment.
  • With her back to us on balcony, Rita yells at Baboo, who jitters hands in front of fearful face, then turns to Squatt and yells at him, causing him to shut down like a robot.
  • Finster, standing at workbench, reading red book, nodding twice before he closes it and sticks it on his desk, then turns back to rotating pedestal with Pudgy Pig mold on it, readying sculpting knife on it.
  • Finster, standing at rotating pedestal with Pudgy Pig mold on it, using sculpting knife on it, jolts a little and turns around, rushing back to the Monstermatic and turns the wheel.
  • Finster, standing at workbench, closes red book and sticks it on his desk, then turns back to rotating pedestal with Pudgy Pig mold on it, widely readying sculpting knife on it.
  • Rita gestures arms and shouts at us, then laughs maniacally, then slow zoom on her as she leans over to Repulsascope and peers inside, her mouth open wide the whole time.
  • Responding to Rita off-screen, Squatt and Baboo turn and look at each other, then face forward again, shrugging shoulders in confusion.
  • Responding to Rita off-screen, Squatt briefly clutches ears, as Baboo cowers with elongated fingers pressed to face, skittering aback.
  • Rita, back to us, scolds Baboo, who shakes his head rapidly and holds his hands in front of his face shaking them in fear, responding to her. Squatt, digging in his right ear, is then jabbed by Rita’s wand when she turns her attention to him, poking him in the stomach, before doing the same to Baboo, leading to them embracing in fear. Rita does a few more arm gestures as the pair remain hugging and shivering together.
  • Rita paces to our right, then back to the left, by balcony rail, as Squatt bites his nails and quivers by Baboo, and Finster appears cautious.
  • Close up of Finster gesturing hands in a calming down motion, then covering his ears for a moment, then fidgets his arms, then nods and talks while looking downward, frightened.
  • Close up of Finster, appearing frightened, raising arms and covering ears with hands, eyes opened.
  • Close up of Finster as he fidgets his arms, then raises both of them over his head.
  • Rita’s face lights up with a smile, lifting her right hand from balcony rail, speaking, before turning and exiting balcony to our left as camera zooms out.
  • Back view of Rita and company on balcony facing Earth. Rita raises both arms, wand included, up in the air briefly, causing Goldar, Squatt and Baboo to applaud her.
  • Back view of Rita and company on balcony facing Earth. Rita points and gestures at Squatt, who seems to be in a spotlight, as he tries to sneak off. He turns around and does a lot of meek squatting as she continues to gesture, Baboo looking especially frightened, and Goldar also a bit on edge.
  • [shot transitions in from previous shot] Back view of Rita and company on balcony facing Earth. Rita gestures arm while talking, causing Goldar & Scorpina to cower and flinch, while Squatt & Baboo just watch from the side. Rita thrusts her arms in and out, causing Goldar & Scorpina to cower together some more. She then turns to Squatt & Baboo, pointing at them. [shot transitions out to next shot]
  • Rita in close shot by balcony rail, screams while thrusting right arm down.
  • Rita in close shot by balcony rail, laughing happily, speaking, as she holds up and shakes her right hand.
  • Rita in close shot by balcony rail, pounding fist on railing, shouting.
  • Close up of Squatt in front of pendulum, gesturing arms, talking, nodding, then jolting back in fear, then raising right hand for a moment, then shuffling forward, talking, tilting head to our left, and nodding before holding arms out.
  • Close up of Squatt in front of pendulum, shaking head back and forth, talking, jerking both arms up, then shrugging shoulders with arms out.
  • Close up of Squatt in front of pendulum, holding arms out with palms up, shaking head widely, then holding arms up higher.
  • Close up of Squatt in front of pendulum, he blinks, shaking head back and forth, talking, jerking both arms up, gives one quick headshake, then raises arms.
  • Close up of Squatt in front of pendulum, as he ceases covering ears with both hands, them kinda gestures at each side of his gut, before pounding on each side of his head twice with both hands.
  • Close up of Baboo, shaking head profusely holding hands in front of face, turning palms out in protest, then holding them palms up at sides.
  • Close up of Baboo, frowning, shaking head profusely, holding hands in front of face, then spreading hands out widely, nodding, then holding them in front of his mouth again just to spread them out once more, shaking head profusely.
  • Close up of Baboo, holding both palms forth and nodding, then holding hands out palms up, shaking head profusely, then slowly putting hands back up, frowning all the while.
  • Standing atop a rocky hill, against a blue sky, Rita speaks, then laughs and aims point of Magic Wand forward a bit. [pink electricity from wand added]
  • Close up of Rita against blue sky, speaking to us. Zoom out as she laughs as she aims Magic Wand forth. [pink energy burst added]
  • Rita, against blue sky, proclaiming with right fist.
  • Rita, against blue sky, emotes as she gestures arms and speaks.
  • Rita stands in front of blue sky, happily gesturing right arm to chest and proclaiming. [shot fades to black]
  • As camera tracks completely around balcony edge, Rita turns her back to us with a wicked smile, raising right arm as she talks, her team rushing up the steps to face her - Baboo, Goldar, Finster, with Squatt lagging behind. [shot fades to next shot]
  • As camera tracks completely around balcony edge, Rita turns her back to us with a wicked smile.
  • With Rita’s back to us, jerking her arm and shaking wand, Goldar, Finster, Baboo, and Squatt come up the stairs and face her fearfully. Rita yells at them all, raising her fist and spreading out arms, causing them to cower and quiver in fear. [shot fades to black]
  • Looking in Repulsascope, Rita turns it to look to our right, then to left, then looks out and laments.
  • Looking in Repulsascope, Rita turns it to look from our right to straight onto us.
  • Close on Goldar, grabbing his mouth with left hand and jerking to the left three times, as if upset his breath was insulted.
  • Finster is on the far side of his workshop, inspecting his table of older molds, when he hears Rita and begins to hurry back to his station.
  • Slow zoom out from Rita, looking out from Repulsascope, to us, casually speaking. She turns and exits the balcony to the right, walks down stairway to workshop, passing swinging pendulum.
  • Goldar whips up sword, holds up left fist, then pumps sword upward three times as he talks.
  • [Part 1 of 2] Rita stands facing our left, motioning right hand to chest, speaking. In the background, Finster stands at clay workspace, ceasing his work on a mold to look at her.
  • [Part 2 of 2] Finster talks, nods, motions, and turns his clay workspace around in back, as Rita stands facing our left, putting her hand on her side and a smile creeping on her face, eventually responding to him. [shot fades to next shot]
  • Baboo, Squatt, Rita, and Finster stand atop a rocky hill in front of blue sky, all facing us. Rita speaks while pointing right hand twice. Baboo nods and jerks hands. Squatt looks from her, to ahead, then back, nodding and clapping all the while. Finster looks from her, to ahead, blinking.
  • Scorpina stands atop a rocky hill in front of blue sky, holding out left arm and posing.
  • Zoom out as Rita looks out from Repulsascope, and screeches at us before thrusting right hand forward than both arms to the sides.
  • Zoom out as Rita looks out from Repulsascope, and screeches with wicked glee at us.
  • Close on Scorpina, in front of blue sky, holding boomerang, closing eyes and tossing head back in laughter before opening them as she ceases.
  • Close on Scorpina in front of blue sky, releasing boomerang tip from left hand and laughing tauntingly.
  • Close on Scorpina in front of blue sky, holding up boomerang, then forth as she speaks.
  • On balcony railing, Baboo and Squatt hold up arms and cheer, then turn to each other and shake hands, before facing Earth again gleefully.
  • On balcony railing, Baboo & Squatt step forth, stunned by what they see on Earth. Squatt turns to Baboo, who covers mouth in shock. Squatt turns to Baboo, covering mouth in shock. Baboo turns to him, and they both slump down in defeat simultaneously. They then slowly turn back towards Earth, Squatt peering through eye-covering fingers and Baboo still pressing hands to mouth sadly.
  • On balcony railing, Baboo stands there nodding profusely, pointing briefly, as Squatt jumps up, claps a lot, turns to Baboo, points Earthward, then jumps up twice gleefully.
  • Goldar, standing at balcony alone, facing our slight right, slashes sword downward to his right, then slaps railing with left hand twice. He huffs and remains there with hand on railing.
  • Goldar, standing at balcony alone, facing our slight right, holds sword downward in left hand, raises arms in glee, then claps hands twice, visibly laughs, briefly lifts up left hand.
  • Upward shot of Rita at balcony railing, right hand held out, happily speaking.
  • Upward shot, of Rita holding arms outspread and up at balcony railing, shouting at us, as she flings her Magic Wand down past us.
  • Upward shot of Rita at balcony railing, holding out arms and happily snarling.
  • Upward shot of Rita at balcony railing, holding out arms and happily crooning.
  • Side shot of Rita ceasing touching Repulsascope, turns to our right and speaks, touching chest briefly then turning around and exiting.
  • Zoom out from Rita as she leans away from Repulsascope, alone on balcony, clutching forehead and groaning. [shot fades to black]
  • Close on Rita, looking out from Repulsascope, glowering at us while grumpily speaking.
  • Pan right across close up of non-animated monster molds on table in workshop.
  • Pan left across close up of non-animated monster molds on table in workshop.
  • Close on Rita in front of blue sky, happily speaking to us.
  • Rita, behind Repulsascope, looks out and at us, happily gesturing arms while proclaiming.
  • Rita, behind Repulsascope, gestures arms while shouting, freezing when finishing. [shot fades to black]
  • Slow zoom out from an unhappy Rita, as talks disappointedly, walking to our right past Repulsascope, clutching forehead with right hand, turning and pacing back across the way, and bends over, still upset. [shot fades to black]
  • Rita faces Squatt & Baboo, gesturing her right hand to her forehead briefly, and telling them something as they back away from her.
  • Baboo & Squatt have their backs to us as Rita talks to them with her hand on her hips.
  • Close on Rita behind Repulsascope, screaming to us with a pumping of her right fist. [shot fades to black]
  • Against blue sky, zoom in on Rita, looking at us angrily, gesturing arm and shouting. [shot fades to black]
  • Rita stands at balcony railing, bemoaning, before turning magic wand on its side then jutting it forth with both hands, while shouting.
  • Rita stands at balcony with magic wand held outward over balcony. [pink electricity added.]
  • Squatt & Goldar stand at balcony railing, the former leaning against the rail, then clapping, as Goldar raises a fist then pounds it to his chest. Squatt turns to him, taps his elbow and points Earthward, then faces forth and hops up against the rail, then back, jumping up and down, clapping, then pointing to Earth and nodding to Goldar, who just stands there, breathing menacingly.
  • Close on Rita as she looks at us, almost pouting, before widening eyes and staring agape, then looking into Repulsascope, taking a moment before closing right eye.
  • Finster & Goldar argue on balcony, pointing at each other, while Scorpina stands between, looking at each.
  • Far left edge of balcony, Rita leans against railing on her right elbow, clutching forehead, slumping, and groaning to herself.
  • Close on Rita, looking into Repulsascope. After a moment or so, zoom out as she looks out and screams in shock.
  • Rita looks out from Repulsascope, shouts to us, then sticks out her tongue.
  • Slight zoom in, as Scorpina looks at Goldar, gestures arm, and speaks.
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