Come with me if you want to live.
How can I trust you?
As for the international print... Maybe Toho will send us the international version by default? Its a long shot, but since I have
to request our materials through Miramax and they decide what to do with that request, I can't be 100% sure what they asked for. I know that I explained to our Miramax contact that Toho released a BD of GVB and we should be able to get an HD element as well. I never stated that we wanted this cut or that cut, so if Toho and Miramax are lazy, they probably will just clone the same HD master that Toho used for their BD and ship that over.
Thanks to Tamura, I did go over to the film festival's website and shot them an email. I'm guessing they won't get back to it for a while since the festival is this week, but hopefully they do respond. This is an exact copy of the email I sent...
[To whom it may concern,
I work for Echo Bridge Home Entertainment in the United States and we have recently acquired the rights to distribute the film GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE on home video in North America. We have been working with Toho and Miramax to get the best print of the film available, but I have seen some resistance and we are now in the final stages of transferring an HD source to our vault after 10 months of work.
I have been researching fan interest and preference on this film and it appears that some fans think the print you have for your festival is some kind of ‘international’ cut that doesn’t have as many on screen Japanese subtitles for locations and translations of English dialogue. Can you please let me know if this is true and what distributor you got your print from so that I may see if we can request similar materials directly from Toho or whatever sub-distributor owns such a print?]
I'm pretty sure the subtitles from the old Tokyo Monsters site are better than the R3 DVD's subtitles. I don't think anyone would object to using those subtitles.
Do you have a link to this site or somewhere I can find these subs?
I thought getting the HD materials was a pretty good improvement over the SD digibeta Miramax originally delivered with audio so bad I can't even describe it...
Also, do any of you know where I can buy the HBO Laserdisc? I tried winning one on eBay last week and someone sniped by bid. I want to have it as reference material for the English dub. I have a copy of the Japanese BD arriving this week and a copy of the R3 DVD coming in soon after that. I will use them both for reference and try to get access from Toho/Miramax for the bonus materials on the GVB BD so we can hopefully translate them and include at least subtitles for those.