ALL THINGS 'GODZILLA' ON DVD AND BLU-RAY!!!!!

Discussion in 'DVD' started by JeffT., Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Tony J Case

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    Also found a review of G v Hedorah on Toho Kingdom - again, pretty much the same thing as what we got on the Ebirah disc.
     
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  2. Tony J Case

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    As we get closer to the release date, more and more reviews are popping up. This one for all three Kraken discs from DVD Drive-In.
     
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  3. JeffT.

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    I received shipment of my "first" batch of Godzilla bluray releases and likely the first that I will view is GODZILLA VS GIGAN aka GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND (1972).

    On the (past) weekend a downtown video store was playing GODZILLA VS THE SEA MONSTER (1966) on a widescreen monitor and the image was quite good with fine clarity of image and sound (very) likely looking much better than it did when originally theatrically screened in (Japanese) theatres.

    So far so great!



    Jeff T.

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    I have the Japanese version of KING KONG VS. GODZILLA on laserdisc, and would love it on Blu-ray. I have no interest in replacing my DVD of the inferior American version. GODZILLA VS. THE THING is my favorite of all the films. I would love that on Blu, as well.
     
  5. JeffT.

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    As I must have said (at least once) in this discussion thread overall I consider GODZILLA VS THE THING (1964) to be a (far) better film than KING KONG VS GODZILLA (1963) as Mothra put up a better fight against the Big G without any gimmicks.

    All of the "older" Godzilla films could stand (substantial) remastering and would make great bluray releases.

    Jeff T.

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  6. Tony J Case

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    Yeah, I saw the whole run of discs on the shelf - both Sony and Kracken sets - yesterday when I was dropping off my videos at Scarecrow. I was tempted for a second, but held off since I knew that my mail order was just around the corner. They also had the two Gamera sets - but looking at the back of the box, all the extras have been stripped out! Really? What the hell, Mill Creek?
     
  7. Tony J Case

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    Meh, it's an ass trailer, but it's nice to see G getting some support from the studios:

     
  8. Vic Pardo

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    I have GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER, with the original AIP English dub (complete with "Save the Earth") on VHS. As I understand it, all DVD releases of this film go by GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH and contain only Toho's "international" English dub and no rendition of "Save the Earth." Was there ever a legit release of GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER'S AIP dub on DVD?

    Thanks.
     
  9. Randy Korstick

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    Not that I know of. The 2004 DVD's and the new ones did not include the song "Save The Earth" since they were the Japanese cut of the film.
     
  10. Mark Walker

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    Just as a heads up to everyone, the post-Honda films on Blu-ray as double features are on sale at Costco for $12.99 each. I see that Amazon has them at this price, too, but I prefer Costco's treatment of their employees more than I do Amazon's as of late.

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  11. Tony J Case

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    Damn - same price, but instant gratification! Ah well. Mine from Amazon have shipped already and should be here thursday. I'd just refuse the package, but I have my three non-sony G movies in there too.

    Also - good news. All indications is that Godzilla '14 is a good flick. Rotten Tomatoes says 88% - but more importantly, the fan reviews (over on Toho Kingdom and the like) have all been "It's a good mainstream audiance flick AND it's a hard core fan pleaser flick". Sounds like we've got a solid movie on our hands here. . . .
     
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    That is an exceptional price! Those who can certainly should take advantage of the opportunity.
    Sometimes it pays to wait and shop around.

    On the weekend I watched a Godzilla bluray doublebill of GODZILLA VS THE SEA MONSTER (1966) and GODZILLA VS GIGAN (1972) and both looked fine (at the very least the video rransfers were as good as the previous "standard" DVD releases).

    It is interesting in GODZILLA VS GIGAN (1972) that extensive stock film footage was recycled from GHIDORAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (1964) and DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1969). I'll also say this that both (former adversaries) Godzilla and Anguiris took such an awful beating in the great climatic battle so much so that it is amazing they were able to come out on top!



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  13. Tony J Case

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    So I'm watching my old G DVDs, getting psyched up for this friday, and I was just spinning my import from HK (and thus probably a bootleg) version of Godzilla Returns (AKA Godzilla 1985). Does anyone know why this has never seen a domestic release? Hell, we finally got Biolante after years of rights hell - but never G Returns. . . .
     
  14. JeffT.

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    The way that it has been explained (by "informed" sources) is that GODZILLA 1985 (1984) is currently licensed by an outfit whose (temporary) rights are (shortly) about to expire and once this happens it can be licensed once again by (the actual copyright owner) Toho Studios Company Limited to whomever has a mind (and financial capital) to market it. Tokyo Shock, Kraken, Sony or Miramax. In other words the usual suspects.

    Keeping this in mind (at least) for the present this seems likely to happen.


    Jeff T.

    :rolleyes:
     
  15. Randy Korstick

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    Concerning Godzilla 1985, I remember around 1998-1999 Image had a deal to release many New Line pictures and Godzilla 1985 being a New Line Release was planned but fans hounded them about refusing to buy this version unless the Japanese Version "Godzilla Returns" was also included but they had no rights to this version since it belonged to Toho and I believe the distribution rights prevented that version from being released in the US. So Image abandoned the release and we have not seen a release since then. Personally I would have preferred that version over nothing so be careful what you wish for. Since that was 15 years ago hopefully those rights are expiring as Jeff mentioned and both versions can be released.
     
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    I Lakeshore Entertainment has G84/85 until 2016..it will come out as soon as the rights are cleared
     
  17. Tony J Case

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    So did the Blu Ray to Godzilla vs Biolante go out of print or something? I was just over on Amazon, drooling on the few G discs I dont have yet, and while the bog standard DVD version is about 10 bucks, the Blu Ray version is just slightly north of 40.
     
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    Yes, all the Miramax titles distributed by Echo Bridge have gone OOP. Many are assuming that the Miramax catalog, which has been split between Echo Bridge and Lionsgate for distribution the last few years, is being consolidated with Lionsgate, so they may re-release some of the titles, but no one really knows for sure right now.
     
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    Since I have all these in SD, I only ordered the BD of G vs KGhidorah/Mothra to get them in the correct OAR.
     
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    I did the same thing. Anything else just seemed like a waste of money, particularly since there are no additional features. Thankfully it doesn't bother me to watch SD. I'm finding it's saving me a crap-ton of money.
     

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