Guide to Toho Film Distributors

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Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby Tohosaurus » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:15 am

This thread is designed to show which companies have the distribution rights to each Toho film in a given market. All I can really speak to is the Region 1 market, so posters who want to add the information from R2-6 (or add/correct something from R1, obviously) are encouraged to do so. In addition, there will be listings for media releases currently available (example: Find it on Blu-ray or iTunes through Company XYZ). At least initially, this thread will cover live-action Toho-produced or co-productions wherein Toho was involved in producing; if there is sufficient demand we can certainly explore including animated titles as well. For more popular films there can be a listing for them even if they're not in print just so people know what the status is as far as we know. If you have any further questions about a specific title or the like, please post in this thread and someone should try to assist you.

Any help and corrections are appreciated!

The accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed and is provided for general reference purposes only. For serious inquiries, please contact the distribution company in your DVD or Blu-ray region for concrete information.

Drunken Angel (1948) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD from Criterion. The Criterion's box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Ikiru (1952) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD in two forms, the traditional Criterion DVD and their discount "Essential Art House" version. The DVD can also be found on the following Criterion box sets: "ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE: 50 YEARS OF JANUS FILMS", "ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE, VOLUME II". The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Godzilla (1954) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray and is included in the Classic Media DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection"; also currently available on DVD or Blu-ray from Criterion.

Seven Samurai (1954) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray from Criterion and on DVD in the following Criterion box sets: "ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE: 50 YEARS OF JANUS FILMS". The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in Criterion's box set entitled "The Samurai Trilogy", which offers the trilogy on DVD or Blu-ray.

Godzilla Raids Again (1955) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on Classic Media's DVD release or the Classic Media DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection".

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in Criterion's box set entitled "The Samurai Trilogy", which offers the trilogy on DVD or Blu-ray.

Rodan (1956) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available in the Rodan/War of the Gargantuas double-feature DVD from Classic Media.

Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in Criterion's box set entitled "The Samurai Trilogy", which offers the trilogy on DVD or Blu-ray.

The Mysterians (1957) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

The Throne of Blood (1957) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in a Criterion Blu-ray/DVD dual format release and the individual DVD in the "Essential Art House" release. The DVD version is also available in the following Criterion box sets: "ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE, VOLUME IV". The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

The Lower Depths (1957) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in a Criterion DVD double-feature with the American The Lower Depths. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Varan (1958) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock individual DVD and triple-feature are currently out of print.

H-Man (1958) - Held by Sony. Currently available in Sony's triple feature entitled "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection". Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

The Hidden Fortress (1958) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in Criterion's Blu-ray/DVD dual format release, individual DVD, and a discount DVD version from the "Essential Art house" Criterion releases. The DVD version is also available in the following Criterion box sets: "ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE: VOLUME III". The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Battle in Outer Space (1959) - Held by Sony. Currently available in Sony's triple-feature DVD entitled "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" and individual Blu-ray. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

The Bad Sleep Well (1960) - Held by Criterion. Currently available by Criterion on DVD. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Mothra (1961) - Held by Sony, also sub-licensed by Mill Creek. Currently available in Sony's triple-feature DVD entitled "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" and the Mill Creek quadruple-feature DVD release entitled "Sci-Fi Creature Classics". Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

Yojimbo (1961) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on Criterion's Blu-ray release, DVD release, or the Yojimbo/Sanjuro double-feature, which is available in Blu-ray and DVD versions. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) - Held by Universal. Currently available on DVD, King Kong vs Godzilla/King Kong Escapes/King Kong (2005) triple feature DVD, or Blu-ray by Universal.

Sanjuro (1962) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on Criterion's Blu-ray release, DVD release, or the Yojimbo/Sanjuro double-feature, which is available in Blu-ray and DVD versions. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Atragon (1963) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

Matango (1963) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock individual DVD and triple-feature are currently out of print.

High and Low (1963) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on Blu-ray or DVD. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Mothra vs Godzilla (1964) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on Classic Media's DVD release or Classic Media's DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection".

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on Classic Media's DVD release or Classic Media's DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection".

Dogora (1964) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

The Woman in the Dunes (1964) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray by Criterion.

Invasion of Astro Monster (1965) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on Classic Media's DVD release or Classic Media's DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection".

Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

Red Beard (1965) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on Criterion's DVD from Criterion. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

None But the Brave (1965) - Held by Warner Bros. Currently available on DVD from Warner Bros.

Samurai Assassin (1965) - May currently still be held by ANIMEIGO. The DVD release by ANIMEIGO is currently out of print.

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966) - Held by Section23. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray from Kraken Releasing.

The War of the Gargantuas (1966) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on the The War of the Gargantuas/Rodan double-feature DVD from Classic Media.

Son of Godzilla (1967) - Held by Criterion. The Sony DVD is out of print.

King Kong Escapes (1967) - Held by Universal. Currently available on DVD, King Kong vs Godzilla/King Kong Escapes/King Kong (2005) triple feature DVD, or Blu-ray from Universal.

Samurai Rebellion (1967) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD from Criterion and in Criterion's DVD box set entitled "REBEL SAMURAI: SIXTIES SWORDPLAY CLASSICS".

Japan's Longest Day (1967) - Held by ANIMEIGO. Currently available on DVD from ANIMEIGO.

Destroy All Monsters (1968) - Held by Media Blasters, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray through Tokyo Shock, and a Destroy All Monsters/Godzilla vs Megalon double feature DVD entitled "Godzilla Stomp Box".

All Monsters Attack (1969) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on DVD and in the Classic Media DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection".

Latitude Zero (1969) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

Red Lion (1969) - Held by ANIMEIGO. Currently available on DVD from ANIMEIGO.

Portrait of Hell (1969) - Held by ANIMEIGO. The ANIMEIGO DVD release is currently out of print.

Vampire Doll - Held by Arrow Video. Currently available on "The Bloodthirsty Trilogy" (The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula) trilogy Blu-ray set from Arrow Video.

Yog, Monster from Space (1970) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

Dodes’ka-den (1970) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD from Criterion. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Lake of Dracula - Held by Arrow Video. Currently available on "The Bloodthirsty Trilogy" (The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula) trilogy Blu-ray set from Arrow Video.

Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971) - Held by Section23. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray from Kraken Releasing.

Battle of Okinawa (1971) - Held by ANIMEIGO. The DVD release from ANIMEIGO is currently out of print.

Godzilla vs Gigan (1972) - Held by Section23. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray from Kraken Releasing.

Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972) - Held by Homevision. The DVD release from Homevision may be out of print.

Godzilla vs Megalon (1973) - Held by Media Blasters, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray through Tokyo Shock, and a Destroy All Monsters/Godzilla vs Megalon double feature DVD entitled "Godzilla Stomp Box".

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974) - Held by Criterion. The Sony DVD is out of print.

Evil of Dracula (1974) - Held by Arrow Video. Currently available on "The Bloodthirsty Trilogy" (The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula) trilogy Blu-ray set from Arrow Video.

Lupin the 3rd: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974) - Held by Discotek Media. Currently available on DVD from Discotek Media.

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on DVD from Classic Media and Classic Media's DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection".

House (1977) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on Blu-ray or DVD from Criterion.

The War in Space (1977) - Held by Discotek Media. The DVD release from Discotek Media is currently out of print.

Kagemusha (1980) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on Blu-ray or DVD from Criterion. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Bye-Bye Jupiter (1984) - Held by Discotek Media. Currently available on DVD from Discotek Media.

Return of Godzilla (1984) - Held by Section23. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray from Kraken Releasing.

Godzilla vs Biollante (1989) - Held by Miramax. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray from Lionsgate.

Gunhed (1989) - Held by ADV. The DVD release from ADV is currently out of print.

Dreams (1990) - Held by Warner Bros., also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on DVD from Warner Bros. or DVD or Blu-ray from Criterion.

Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991) - Held by Sony. Currently available on a Godzilla vs King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth double-feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 1", or Blu-ray from Sony. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

Mikadroid: Robokill Beneath Disco Club Layla (1991) - Held by Discotek Media. Currently available on DVD from Discotek Media.

Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992) - Held by Sony. Currently available on a Godzilla vs King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth double-feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 1", or Blu-ray from Sony. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II (1993) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2", and the Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II/Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla double feature Blu-ray from Sony. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla (1994) - Held by Sony. Currently available on a Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla/Godzilla vs Destoroyah double-feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 1", and the Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II/Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla double feature Blu-ray from Sony. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

Yamato Takeru (1994) - Held by ADV. The DVD release from ADV is currently out of print.

47 Ronin (1994) - Held by ANIMEIGO. The DVD release from ANIMEIGO is currently out of print.

Godzilla vs Destoroyah (1995) - Held by Sony. Currently available on a Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla/Godzilla vs Destoroyah double-feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 1", and Godzilla vs Destoroyah/Godzilla vs Megaguirus double-feature Blu-ray from Sony. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

Rebirth of Mothra (1996) - Held by Sony. Currently available on a Rebirth of Mothra/Rebirth of Mothra II double-feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 1", and the Rebirth of Mothra/Rebirth of Mothra II/Rebirth of Mothra III triple feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Rebirth of Mothra II (1997) - Held by Sony. Currently available on a Rebirth of Mothra/Rebirth of Mothra II double-feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 1", and the Rebirth of Mothra/Rebirth of Mothra II/Rebirth of Mothra III triple feature Blu-ray from Sony. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997) - Held by Kino Video. The DVD release from Kino Video is currently out of print.

My Secret Cache (1997) - Held by Geneon. The DVD release from Geneon is currently out of print.

Rebirth of Mothra III (1998) - Held by Sony. Currently available in the Rebirth of Mothra/Rebirth of Mothra II/Rebirth of Mothra III triple feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Godzilla 2000 (1999) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2", and Blu-ray from Sony. The DVD has the US version of the movie, and the Blu-ray has both the US and Japanese versions of the movie. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

Hypnosis (1999) - Held by ADV. Currently available on DVD (under the title of The Hypnotist) from ADV.

Pyrokinesis (2000) - Held by Media Blasters. Currently available on DVD from Tokyo Shock.

Godzilla vs Megaguirus (2000) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2", and Godzilla vs Destoroyah/Godzilla vs Megaguirus double-feature Blu-ray from Sony. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

Ringu 0 (2000) - Held by Dreamworks. Currently available on DVD from Dreamworks.

Isola (2000) - Held by Adness. Currently available on DVD from Adness.

Onmyoji (2001) - Held by Geneon. Currently available on DVD (a regular version and a Special Edition) from Geneon and Geneon's double-feature DVD entitled "Onmyoji Collection".

Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) - Held by Sony. Currently available on individual DVD, triple feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2", and a GMK/Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla double feature Blu-ray from Sony. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

All About Our House (2001) - Held by Geneon. The DVD release from Geneon may be out of print.

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2" and a GMK/Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla double feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Returner (2002) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD from Sony.

Onmyoji II (2003) - Held by Geneon. Currently available on DVD from Geneon and Geneon's double-feature DVD entitled "Onmyoji Collection".

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2", and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars double-feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Azumi (2003) - Held by AsiaVision. The DVD release from Asia Vision may be out of print.

Dragonhead (2003) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2" and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars double-feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Kamikaze Girls (2004) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Currently available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

Premonition (2004) - Held by Lions Gate. Currently available on DVD from Lions Gate.

Infection (2004) - Held by Lions Gate. Currently available on DVD from Lions Gate.

Azumi 2 (2005) - Held by Urban Vision. Currently available on DVD from Urban Vision.

One Missed Call 2 (2005) - Held by Media Blasters. Currently available on DVD from Tokyo Shock and a Tokyo shock set called the "One Missed Call Trilogy".

Nana (2005) - Held by VIZ Pictures. The DVD release from VIZ Pictures is currently out of print.

The Man Behind the Scissors (2005) - Held by Media Blasters. Currently available on DVD from Tokyo Shock.

Train Man (2005) - Held by VIZ Pictures. The DVD release from VIZ Pictures is currently out of print.

The Samurai I Loved (2005) - Held by ANIMEIGO. Currently available on DVD from ANIMEIGO.

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD from Sony.

One Missed Call: Final (2006) - Held by Media Blasters. Currently available on DVD from Tokyo Shock and a Tokyo shock set called the "One Missed Call Trilogy".

Nana 2 (2006) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Currently available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

K-20: The Fiend With Twenty Faces (2008) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Currently available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

20th Century Boys: Beginning of the End (2008) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Currently available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Currently available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Currently available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

Space Battleship Yamato (2010) - Held by FUNimation Entertainment. Currently available on DVD or DVD/Blu-ray combo from FUNimation Entertainment.

Gantz (2011) - Held by New People Entertainment. Currently available on DVD or DVD/Blu-ray combo from New People Entertainment.

Gantz II: Perfect Answer (2011) - Held by New People Entertainment. Currently available on DVD or DVD/Blu-ray combo from New People Entertainment.

Parasyte: Part 1 (2014) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on a DVD/Blu-ray combo with Parasyte: Part 2 from FUNimation Entertainment.

Attack on Titan (2015) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on a DVD/Blu-ray combo with from FUNimation Entertainment.

Parasyte: Part 2 (2015) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on a DVD/Blu-ray combo with Parasyte: Part 1 from FUNimation Entertainment.

Attack on Titan: End of the World (2015) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on DVD or DVD/Blu-ray combo from FUNimation Entertainment.

I Am a Hero (2015) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on DVD or DVD/Blu-ray combo from FUNimation Entertainment.

Shin Godzilla (2016) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on DVD or a DVD/Blu-ray combo from FUNimation Entertainment.

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017) - A Netflix Original. There is no confirmation of there being home media, or what company might distribute it.

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018) - A Netflix Original. There is no confirmation of there being home media, or what company might distribute it.

Godzilla: Planet Eater (2018) - A forthcoming Netflix Original. There is no confirmation of there being home media, or what company might distribute it.
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Postby goji1986 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:34 am

Can this list include who has theatrical rights (aka prints available for rent) in case someone wants to arrange a film screening?
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Postby Tohosaurus » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:28 am

goji1986 wrote:Can this list include who has theatrical rights (aka prints available for rent) in case someone wants to arrange a film screening?

I've updated it with the titles for which Sony has the theatrical rights, because thanks to kpa we do know some (or all?) of the titles Sony has such rights to, but that covers few films on this list. Anyone else that gets additional information wins my gratitude, lol.
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Postby goji1986 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:50 am

Tohosaurus wrote:
goji1986 wrote:Can this list include who has theatrical rights (aka prints available for rent) in case someone wants to arrange a film screening?

I've updated it with the titles for which Sony has the theatrical rights, because thanks to kpa we do know some (or all?) of the titles Sony has such rights to, but that covers few films on this list. Anyone else that gets additional information wins my gratitude, lol.


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Postby o.supreme » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:46 pm

Tohosaurus wrote:Varan (1958) - Japanese version held by Media Blasters, American version held by Synergy Entertainment. The Media Blasters individual DVD and triple-feature is currently out of print. The American version is available in Synergy's Entertainment's DVD release and Amazon Instant Video.


I'm pretty sure the DVD offered on Amazon from Synergy is an unliscensed Bootleg
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Postby Tohosaurus » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:20 am

o.supreme wrote:
Tohosaurus wrote:Varan (1958) - Japanese version held by Media Blasters, American version held by Synergy Entertainment. The Media Blasters individual DVD and triple-feature is currently out of print. The American version is available in Synergy's Entertainment's DVD release and Amazon Instant Video.


I'm pretty sure the DVD offered on Amazon from Synergy is an unliscensed Bootleg

Interesting. Anyone have more concrete info on this? We don't wanna bring attention to a bootleg.
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Postby Ōei » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:41 pm

Tohosaurus wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
Tohosaurus wrote:Varan (1958) - Japanese version held by Media Blasters, American version held by Synergy Entertainment. The Media Blasters individual DVD and triple-feature is currently out of print. The American version is available in Synergy's Entertainment's DVD release and Amazon Instant Video.


I'm pretty sure the DVD offered on Amazon from Synergy is an unliscensed Bootleg

Interesting. Anyone have more concrete info on this? We don't wanna bring attention to a bootleg.


It's a bootleg -

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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby Tohosaurus » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:04 pm

gigan72 wrote:
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Godzilla Raids Again (1955) - Held by Classic Media. Available on Classic Media's DVD release or the Criterion DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection".

I think you made a mistake. :D

Yo! There is no Criterion GRA boxset.

This is why you don't put stupids in charge of such important threads.

On serious note with the new stuff on its way I will need to update some of this.
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Postby Darth Nightmaricus » Mon May 12, 2014 6:54 am

New info.

The 4-pack Sci-Fi Classics that includes Mothra is out, I picked it up from Half Price Books yesterday.

Plus, there's Blu-Ray and DVD 2-Packs from Sony for:

-Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for Earth
-Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II/Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
-Godzilla vs. Destoroyah/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
-Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars

Plus, we have Godzilla vs. Biollante coming soon.

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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby Tohosaurus » Mon May 12, 2014 3:22 pm

Darth Nightmaricus wrote:New info.

The 4-pack Sci-Fi Classics that includes Mothra is out, I picked it up from Half Price Books yesterday.

Plus, there's Blu-Ray and DVD 2-Packs from Sony for:

-Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for Earth
-Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II/Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
-Godzilla vs. Destoroyah/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
-Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars

Plus, we have Godzilla vs. Biollante coming soon.

Updated, except for Biollante. Something new is coming out? It's been on DVD/Blu for some time now in multiple forms.
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Postby Darth Nightmaricus » Tue May 13, 2014 5:03 am

Matango is in print, I just checked Amazon, while Frankenstein Conquers the World is only available new from other distributors via Amazon.

Gunhed has one left in stock, as does Atragon. Varan (1962) is in print as a single feature.

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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby Starsteam » Tue May 13, 2014 11:27 am

Tohosaurus wrote:
Darth Nightmaricus wrote:New info.

The 4-pack Sci-Fi Classics that includes Mothra is out, I picked it up from Half Price Books yesterday.

Plus, there's Blu-Ray and DVD 2-Packs from Sony for:

-Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for Earth
-Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II/Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
-Godzilla vs. Destoroyah/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
-Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars

Plus, we have Godzilla vs. Biollante coming soon.

Updated, except for Biollante. Something new is coming out? It's been on DVD/Blu for some time now in multiple forms.


GvBiollante is OOP in all forms, but I haven't heard any updates on who has the rights for it now, let alone a new release.

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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby photosurrealism » Wed May 14, 2014 10:57 am

You make it sound like the Criterion BD of Godzilla doesn't have King of the Monsters too. It does. I haven't watched it yet (this weekend probably), but it's mentioned on the box and it's on the menu.

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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby goji1986 » Wed May 14, 2014 11:40 am

photosurrealism wrote:You make it sound like the Criterion BD of Godzilla doesn't have King of the Monsters too. It does. I haven't watched it yet (this weekend probably), but it's mentioned on the box and it's on the menu.


And it is. The wording in the OP is a bit long-winded but it's very clear.
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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby Darth Nightmaricus » Wed May 14, 2014 12:29 pm

Tri-Star has Son of Godzilla in print on DVD since 2004, as does Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla. They're both available, I have 'em on DVD!

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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby photosurrealism » Wed May 14, 2014 12:46 pm

goji1986 wrote:
photosurrealism wrote:You make it sound like the Criterion BD of Godzilla doesn't have King of the Monsters too. It does. I haven't watched it yet (this weekend probably), but it's mentioned on the box and it's on the menu.


And it is. The wording in the OP is a bit long-winded but it's very clear.


"Very clear" is an overstatement, though after reading it a few more times, I see what you mean. Sorry about that, just trying to help make things better. Still wrong though.

Godzilla (1954) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently believed to be in print with Godzilla/Godzilla, King of the Monsters from Criterion on DVD, the Godzilla version alone on Blu-ray, or both versions on DVD in the Criterion DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection"; Godzilla/Godzilla, King of the Monsters from Criterion DVD or Blu-ray). Godzilla, King of the Monsters version of the film from Classic Media is available on Netflix Instant.


Should be "Classic Media" not "Criterion" on "The Godzilla Collection" and (to clarify what had confused me and may trip of others), I'd say "the Godzilla version alone on Classic Media's Gojira Blu-ray" to separate it both by manufacturer and title used on the cover from the Criterion version.

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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby Darth Nightmaricus » Wed May 14, 2014 12:47 pm

Yamato Takeru (1994)'s American rights are owned by Section 23, who released it on DVD in 2005...it's in Amazon.

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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby Tohosaurus » Mon May 19, 2014 4:10 pm

We're updated.

Darth Nightmaricus wrote:Yamato Takeru (1994)'s American rights are owned by Section 23, who released it on DVD in 2005...it's in Amazon.

The DVD was an ADV release; it's also listed as such on the main site. I also recall a discussion with kpa on YT and Gunhed, and I believe that was also in regards to ADV's holding of both films.
Starsteam wrote:GvBiollante is OOP in all forms, but I haven't heard any updates on who has the rights for it now, let alone a new release.

On that subject, these statements from from kpa's posts in the Biollante home media thread:

kpa wrote:Miramax owns the North American rights to BIOLLANTE because they licensed the film from Toho. Miramax made home video distribution deals with Lionsgate and Echo Bridge to release Miramax's movies on DVD and Blu-ray. If the Echo Bridge agreement has expired that just means Echo Bridge will no longer be manufacturing and distributing the Miramax titles they've been handling for the past few years. That would have zero impact on Miramax's rights to BIOLLANTE; the licensing deal with Toho is a separate matter.


So Miramax themselves still have the rights to Biollante. Until when I am not sure.
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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby ILL GREEN » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:58 pm

gigan72 wrote:
Darth Nightmaricus wrote:Tri-Star has Son of Godzilla in print on DVD since 2004, as does Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla. They're both available, I have 'em on DVD!

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Listen, just because you have it doesn't mean they are in print. They are out of print. Look online at he inflated prices. And you cant find these releases in stores. They are available from scalpers and people who are selling their own DVDs.

I own the GvsMG dvd myself. But I took it for granted everytime I went to Specs and saw about two or three copies this year. I said, "Eh, I got that one already." I live in Puerto Rico so the G fandom is very small here, hell, the G2014 flick lasted only in the theaters 3 weeks here. Anyway, my point is that new copies exist of the Sony DVDs. Unfortunately, Specs closed out so I have to look another part of the island for those DVDs. Somewhere in a town or city that don't give a skreeonk about Godzilla has unwrapped new copies of those Sony DVDs.

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Re: Guide to Toho Film Distributors

Postby GodzFire » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:06 pm

Not sure if you'd like to integrate my information from the Godzilla Home Media Release sister thread at MZ: http://www.scifijapan.com/forum/viewtop ... 72#p249782
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