Saban’s Power Rangers movie is now out on home video – on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
And one of the film’s most memorable scenes comes when the teens are finally able to morph – standing in a circle in Zordon’s Command Center as they tap into their Power Rangers armor for the first time.
It’s a moving scene filled with powerful lighting and sound effects, and one that culminates an entire movie of adventure, discovery, and heartbreak. And in an interview with YouTube personality Dang Matt Smith, actors RJ Cyler and Becky G. (who portrayed Billy the Blue Ranger and Trini the Yellow Ranger respectively) revealed exactly what it took to bring such an iconic scene to life.
“We were all screaming, it was actually really intense. It was a really moving scene to shoot because the camera’s going in a full circle, there’s a bunch of fans blowing on us, and it’s really loud. And [our Director] Dean was yelling in a microphone ‘It’s coming out of your skin!’. And you just felt ‘Wow, I’m becoming a Power Ranger’”. – Becky G., actress who portrayed Trini the Yellow Ranger
The actors did a phenomenal job depicting what it may feel like to have extraterrestrial armor creeping out of their skin, all while experiencing the sensation of newfound power for the first time.
And while the forceful fans, sharp lights, and loud noises certainly helped put the actors in mental a state of transformation, it was ultimately the words of their Director, Dean Israelite, that brought the actors’ different expressions to life.
Sometimes Dean would yell ‘It’s hurting now! It feels really good now!’ It was kind of funny. – RJ Cyler, actor who portrayed Billy the Blue Ranger
This isn’t the first, or only time, that Director Dean Israelite went outside of the box in an attempt to evoke the emotions and intensity he sought from his young cast. The actors also piloted real-life NASA simulators to film their Zord sequences, forcing them to feel like they were truly piloting larger-than-life robotic beasts.
The extra mile paid off, as Saban’s Power Rangers movie was well-received by fans and moviegoers alike, receiving an A grade on CinemaScore among other positive fan-voted ratings.