Criterion Press Release: Godzilla (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    So, the commentaries on the Classic Media Godzilla release will not be included...? :( Guess I can't sell it, then.
     
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    I just hope Criterion can find a way through the red tape holding back a us release of the original Japanese King Kong Vs. Godzilla.
     
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    OH HELL YES! love the cover art, i wonder if this will open the posibilities with classic media / toho for some of the other films as well?
     
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    I am not a fan of the Godzilla movies, but damn, that cover art makes me want to buy this for the art alone. I presume it's new art and new is very, very good. BTW, anyone notice they gave two bullets for the same commentary?
     
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    This will be complementary to Classic's much-welcomed DVD release. Audio/video will be significantly improved. I assume Kalat has done separate commentaries for GOJIRA and the US variant. I can't see Criterion going wholesale into the GODZILLA business, not that I don't love the series and would like to see some of them reissued as Blu-rays. Getting the original KK out of Toho and grey-market copies would be great for some label to tackle.
     
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    I hope they use seamless branching and don't do two different encodes on the same disc.
     
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    They can't use seamless branching, the US cut is too far removed from the original to make it work.
     
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    Isn't the difference just the audio and about fifteen minutes of footage, that could easily be achieved by seamless branching, but putting two cuts of the film on one disc and having all the extra content on one disc seems to me to require extra effort at the compression stage when two discs would be more comfortable, yeah i'm sure Criterion can do fine with the compression and the result will be very good but i still wish they would stick the extra content on another disc.
     
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    OH HELL YES!!! Sometimes I can't stand the internet.
     
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    I guess thats aimed at me, i'm not "bitching" ok, just saying that two discs will help when it comes to compression of the content, i am not in any way saying this won't look its best even if they use one disc. In future please just use my name when referring to me.....Thanks and have a great day Jim.
     
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    I can't foresee bitrate being a problem. Criterion has put much more content a single disc before with fantastic results. For a recent example, take a look at Blow Out. It contains two feature films that are longer than the Godzilla pictures and over 90 minutes worth of video supplements. Everything on the disc looks great. They know what they're doing.
     
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    Criterion announced a bunch of Godzilla films on Laserdisc back in the 90's that were cancelled for reasons unknown to me. Nice to see they're finally getting to do the first film. :)
     
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    Well, if Criterion really wanted to go full-throttle into releasing Godzilla titles, their relationships with both Toho and Universal could make a definitive KING KONG VS. GODZILLA a distinct possibility.
     
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    Yes, that's true--but with all of the other Godzilla titles present and accounted for on DVD (with MEGALON on deck) it's hard to see what the incentive would be for Criterion to revisit them. Beyond the buffs I'm not entirely sure how much market there is for this one, with Classic having gotten there first. It may be a wait-and-see situation regarding sales.
     
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    Yeah, the only film I'd love to see Criterion do is KKvG due to the licencing hell situation between Universal and Toho. Image should probably just do a "The Heisei Years" boxset on their own.
     
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    More on Criterion's GODZILLA. It has no plans for others in the series: http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2011/11/18/godzilla-from-the-criterion-collection-2/
     

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