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This article is about a/an movie type in the Super Sentai series.

Continuity

In short, with no new footage or anything to suggest otherwise, these movies can take the place of the episodes they're derived from.

Digital Releases (and lack thereof)

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Blu-Ray screen shot from episode 6 of Gorenger.

  • All of the episode-edit movies, other than Choushinsei Flashman and Battle Fever J, can be found on the DVD release of Super Sentai: The Movie Volume 1. Choushinsei Flashman is include the Super Sentai: The Movie Volume 3 DVD while Battle Fever J is on the Toei Tokusatsu Hero THE MOVIE box set and Volume 5 of the Battle Fever J series DVD. [1] [2] [3]
  • Until the release of the Himitsu Sentai Gorenger TV series on Blu-ray, none of these episode-edit got a Blu-ray release. Viewing the film on the 1st Gorenger Blu-ray gives a plausible reason why; the episode-edit film had less contrast, was less sharp, and was cropped
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    movie]]: note the quality of the picture, as well Momorenger's head getting cropped out.

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    For comparison, the frame from the DVD.

    into a 16:9 screen ratio (rectangle) compared to the original episode's 4:3 ratio (square), at times making the picture oddly framed.
    • The reason for this is likely how film was copied at the time these films were made; in short, each copy of a film is a degradation from the original. In a likely desire to protect the original episodes, these films were made by making a copy of the episode's film negative, cutting and cropping THAT to make the film version. In addition, Toei likely did not put a lot of emphasis on preserving these films to the same standards as the movies originally made for theaters as the original episodes still existed and were higher quality.

See also