NEWSLETTER – JULY 25, 2019
All Hail the King
This October, we’re celebrating the arrival of spine number 1000, and it’s a collector’s set fit for the granddaddy of all movie monsters! Our landmark edition gathers for the first time all the Godzilla films from Japan’s Showa era:
Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
Son of Godzilla (1967)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
All Monsters Attack (1969)
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
These fifteen films, all presented in high-definition digital transfers, are accompanied by a slew of supplemental material that brings the King of the Monsters to life in a giant deluxe hardcover book, with new essays and newly commissioned illustrations from sixteen artists; new and archival interviews with cast and crew members; and much, much more!
It’s a colossal set, and we’d have it no other way for our 1000th release! We can’t wait to share it with you when it roars into stores on Blu-ray on October 29.
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Make sure you have listened to the HTF Podcast at Criterion too!
The cautionary note however is that earlier DVD releases that have the AIP versions of films such as "Godzilla vs. The Thing" (Mothra vs. Godzilla), "Monster Zero" (Invasion of the Astro Monster) as well as the earlier Blu-Ray of "Destroy All Monsters" that has the AIP dub as an audio track option still have to be kept for serious enthusiasts (and some films I notice seem to have no English dubs at all!)
$225.Wow! I'm overwhelmed. What's the list going to be on this?
And those are "international" dubs done by Toho and not the classic AIP dubs (which were much better). Hold on to your earlier releases that have them.The only confirmed dubs are for Monster Zero/Astro-Monster, Son of Godzilla, DAM, Megalon, and both Mechagodzilla films (plus the U.S. cuts of KOTM and KKvG, which of course aren't straight dubs).
You can preorder it right now directly from Criterion for $179.96. Still a pretty good deal (for Criterions) at $22 a disc: