All Things Godzilla

Discussion in 'DVD' started by John Sparks, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Tony J Case

    Tony J Case Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    498
    Great news - I just sent off a mail requesting a replacement disc. Although in reality the odds of me watching Raids Again anytime soon are pretty small. Still, it's nice that they fixed this pretty quickly - for such a nitch market, too.
     
  2. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2000
    Messages:
    10,090
    Likes Received:
    2
    Just got an email confirmation that my replacement disc of G Raids Again shipped. Pretty quick turnaround. [​IMG]
     
  3. Tony J Case

    Tony J Case Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    498
    Mine was a bit longer in coming - but then, I got my request in a couple of days after yours it sounds like. Very cool, very quick service. Thumbs up all around.

    Now - what to do with my extra defective copy. [​IMG]

    On a side note - does anyone have an idea when the next wave of G films is coming? Aside from the forthcoming releases, I've just managed to fill out my G collection (Just ordered the R3 G84 and G vs Biolante), so I'm eager to get my hands on the few outstanding movies.

    (That and I need to get the MST3K volume 10 for the only older G movie not on disc)
     
  4. Martin S

    Martin S Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 13, 2001
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Seems a bit of a shame that, in these days of Internet buying, the Classic Media Site don't seem to be selling their Godzilla dvds internationally. So its a bit of a slap in the face to UK Godzilla fans, unless we can find them on Ebay.
     
  5. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2000
    Messages:
    10,090
    Likes Received:
    2

    I did shoot them an email last week and got a reply back to check their website for upcoming release anouncements.

    So to answer your question, I don't know. [​IMG]
     
  6. Tony J Case

    Tony J Case Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    498
    Curses! And of course checking the usual suspects - DVDdrive-in, monster zero, and so on - yeilds no information either. Ah well.
     
  7. AndrewR

    AndrewR Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 1999
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    0
    I got my replacement DVD today. Haven't had time to check it out tho.
     
  8. Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,387
    Likes Received:
    3
    Real Name:
    Joseph E Fisher
    Got my disc today, and problem corrected. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Jim Peavy

    Jim Peavy Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2002
    Messages:
    719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep, got my disc a couple/three days ago and it looks fine now. Major kudos to Classic Media for addressing the problem and fixing it quickly. Bring on Ghidrah and Monster Zero!

    Already having the R2, toho disc of Monster Zero (and with downloaded English subs from tokyomonsters.com), I'm actually more concerned that the English dubbed version (with Nick Adams saying his own dialog) is handled well on Classic Media's upcoming release. Monster Zero just ain't the same without ole' Nick's wild and wooly English dialog intact.

    "We're gonna' fight to the last man, baby!!"
     
  10. Dannie

    Dannie Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    got mines in the mail yesterday didnt check it tho
     
  11. Tony J Case

    Tony J Case Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    498
    Wow - quick response time, quick turnaround on the remastering - this was a top notch operation from the get go. Mad props to Classic Media all around on this one.
     
  12. Jeremy_Z

    Jeremy_Z Agent

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2000
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am so frustrated with this. I have emailed them now 3 times and haven't even received a response. Anybody know why this could happen?
     
  13. Tony J Case

    Tony J Case Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    498
    Hey folks -

    So, anyone heard anything on the Godzilla front lately? The most recient tidbit I heard was over on Wikipedia - and we know how trustworthy THAT information is - was that Ghidorah and Monster Zero was slated for a June, 2007 release. Of course checking my sources for upcoming releases bears no fruit, and the godzilla on dvd.com is frustratingly quiet.

    Anyone else hear anything encouraging? I'd at least like to know that it's in the works - I wouldnt mind a wait if we even had a "Yeah, its still coming."
     
  14. Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,387
    Likes Received:
    3
    Real Name:
    Joseph E Fisher
    Here you go Tony.

    How bout June 5th. Not offical yet.

    Here are the specs.

    Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster
    Special features
    - English subtitles
    - Japanese version of film
    - Audio commentary by David Kalat
    - Image Gallery
    - Poster slide show
    - Eiji Tsuburaya biography
    - Original Japanese trailer
    - Anamorphic Widescreen
    - Japanese version runtime: 92:58
    - English dubbed version runtime: 84:46

    Invasion of Astro Monster (aka Monster Zero)
    Special features
    - English subtitles
    - Japanese version of film
    - Audio commentary by Stuart Galbraith IV
    - Image Gallery
    - Poster Slide show
    - Tomoyuki Tanaka biography
    - Original Japanese trailer
    - Anamorphic Widescreen
    - Japanese version runtime: 94:13
    - English dubbed version runtime: 92:57
     
  15. Tony J Case

    Tony J Case Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    498
    June 5th - oh so far away. Still, that's sweet. Good to know that they havent been canceled or anything.

    I've been working my way through the G catalog over the last month or so, spurred on by the G '84 and G vs Biollante I just got from an R3 exporter. It's a real crime that these movies are all over the map, presentation-wise. I'd love for Classic Media to get the rights to them all and do up a proper release across the board. Hell, I'd double dip for that in a hot second.
     
  16. Richard_Gregory

    Richard_Gregory Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2005
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    0
    ...and when the heck are they gonna release the first two to general release? I can't get them as the studio only direct-sells to the USA.
     
  17. Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,387
    Likes Received:
    3
    Real Name:
    Joseph E Fisher
  18. Richard_Gregory

    Richard_Gregory Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2005
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks - about time too!

    Now if only they'd do the next volumes of Godzilla Animated (the original one), been nearly a year since that started.

    Oh, BTW, what are the r4 releases of G85 and Biollante like?

    As has been said it's a crime that the rights to these movies are all over the place. At least the r3's have Engrish, I think, whereas the alternatives (for Biollante) don't - just things like French or Swedish!
     
  19. Tony J Case

    Tony J Case Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    498
    The R3s of Biollante and G84 aren't all that bad. For the price I paid, they cant be beat, so I'm happy with those.

    On the other hand, I weep for the lost opportunity during the swansong of LD. As I remember, Criterion was ramping up to do a perfect collection not too unlike what Classic Media is doing now, but with the whole series (well, up until the end of the Heisei series). I've been watching my collection again this month, and some of the presentation on these discs is downright diabolical!
     
  20. EricKA

    EricKA Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would really like to see Classic Media or Anchor Bay release a 2 disc special edition of Godzilla 84 (85) with both the original Japanese version with english subtitles on disc one, and the US edited version with Raymond Burr on disc two. It's about time. [​IMG]
     

Share This Page