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.