Post Edited By Administrator - Do Not Post The Name Of Retailers Breaking Street Dates. These discs were supposed to be out on the 17th, but some retailers have already broken street date. Other Godzilla titles available in this wave are "Godzilla Vs. Mothra", "Godzilla's Revenge", and "Terror Of Mechagodzilla", but as they are pan 'n scan I won't touch them. "Godzilla, King Of The Monsters" and "Rodan", however, are not widescreen films. IL BUONO: The encoding is very good on these discs, much better than on the Simitar discs; I saw no artifacting in the parts of the discs I watched. "Rodan" also has good color, likely due to the fact that whenever that video transfer was made (it's the same old transfer we've been seeing since the early 80's), it was made from a Technicolor dye-transfer release print, which do not fade. "Rodan" was one of the only kaiju films printed in this process. "KOTM" also seemed to have decent contrast and didn't seem too murky, which can be a problem for B&W films on video. It's also a little sharper looking than "Rodan". The packaging is also much better than we're used to (as if that matters), so it's nice to know that at least someone tried to make a purse out of these sow's ears. IL BRUTTO: As stated, "Rodan" is an old transfer apparently from a release print... rather contrasty and grainy, but there's really no way around it. It's also rather soft in certain parts, and video noise from the old analog video master is apparent. It's a little annoying to think that this is probably the best we're gonna get with the US version of "Rodan", unless someone is willing to spend the money to track down one of the aforementioned dye transfer prints and make a new video transfer (I'm willing to bet that the negative for the US version of "Rodan" is long gone... dupe negative stocks of the late fifties faded even faster than the original camera negative stocks). IL CATTIVO: Had to drive way too far to find a store that had put "KOTM" on the shelves by itself... no way I'm buying the box set with the pan 'n scan Tohoscope films!