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Criterion to eventually release Showa era Godzilla movies on DVD and Blu ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by TheSteig, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. TheSteig

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    Thumbs held for a monstrous boxset!
     
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    I'd be happy with just RODAN, which is also part of the recent Janus/Criterion acquisition, and skip all the Godzilla sequels, which were just too goofy and over the top for my tastes. The series devolved into kid-oriented slapstick and left any social and environmental concerns behind. I can't say I've seen them all, but I've seen some of them, and even as a teenager thought they were just silly and unfulfilling. Not trying to be snobbish -- I simply enjoyed GOJIRA and the American GODZILLA, KING OF MONSTERS of 1954 for its combining of monster destruction with the unleashing of a scientific force without knowing the consequences (more relevant now than ever). RODAN I like because the first half is (still) genuinely creepy -- especially in its much longer Japanese language edition -- it scared the bejeesus out of me as a kid, yet I kept glued to reruns of it on Million Dollar Movie all week long.
     
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    I'm a pretty big fan of the Godzilla sequels because they're so silly. Yes, Gojira is a legit classic, but I really enjoy a good mindless kaijuu beat-em-up.
     
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    TheSteig

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    I also emailed Jon Mulvaney about possible adding King Kong vs Godzilla which I know is with Universal, but there is a 4K Japanese cut of it that would be A+ if Criterion could get it, and I also told him about Godzilla vs the Wolfman the fan made film. Wouldn't that make a great extra ? :)
     
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    I hope they include the AIP dubs with these!
     
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    I want them to have everything the fans want..the original Japanese cuts, the English dubs and to look the best ever
     
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    War Of The Gargantuas is a fave.

    That song the girl sings at the club is so memorable to me and appropriately of course is called...

    “The Words Get Stuck In My Throat”:P
     
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    I will be getting them all. I believe Godzilla's turn from heel to face is one of the most fascinating developments of the space race era.
     
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    War of the Gargantuas is also my favorite!
     
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    I know a lot of people (me included) have been waiting for War of the Gargantuas! Awesomeness!
     
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    You can watch all these films on the Starz app through the end of the month. The uncut RODAN, with what I think are fresh subtitles, is the most improved of the bunch that I've watched--while a certain softness seems intermittently baked into the cinematography, the murky cave action is now fully legible, and the whole presentation is uplifted as a result.
     

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