MaxRebo320 wrote:Dude, we were just having the discussion about Tsuburaya gaining back the rights to the several shows (Only for them not to let out a peep about it since). But yeah, if you were somehow unaware, the sets for Ultra Q, Ultraman and Ultra Seven were licensed through Golden Media Group, which in turn is licensed through Chaiyo. So one looks pretty silly disavowing any bootlegs for Ultraman when they supported those releases.
Except that's not how it works. At the time, Chaiyo WAS the legal distributor of Ultraman and Ultra Seven for the US. Shout! Factory even talked about this as they initially contacted Tusburaya directly but Tsuburaya told them they had to go through Chaiyo to release Ultra Seven. Whether you like it or not, Chaiyo legally owned the show in the US until more recently. As such, those DVDs from BCI/Millcreek/Shout! were officially licensed products.
Ultraman is the best tho.
Not in my book. My Toku ordering goes:
I love Ultraman, but honestly, UM is the most repetitious of the Toku franchises. If you've seen a few series, you've pretty much seen them all. Though, I do love the continuity aspect they try to do with each Ultra series whereas every Sentai show is in its own universe.
So basically, you want to watch Ultraman legally, but don't want to support streaming services, so you're just not going to watch it in general? Alright. You're missing out on some great stuff though.
I know I'm missing out on great stuff, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles. Plus, I've already watched half of the shows that were streaming on Crunchyroll as I got though Leo, Nexus, X, Ginga, Orb, and Geed before it left. We really wanted to watch Max and Mebius, but oh well.
Nevertheless, all of these shows are available on Blu-Ray in Japan, so there is no reason why they should not be available on BD in the US.