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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby gvamp » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:25 pm

Living Corpse wrote:
gvamp wrote:It's not Japan's doing Tsuburaya won the case then last year Chaiyo filed for an appeals.


Didn't they get in a lawsuit with Toho over Jet Jaguar looking like Ultraman?


I'm not 100% sure on that. I don't think so as far as I know Tsuburaya had a good relationship with Toho.

kpa or August would be the ones to ask about that.
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Tamura » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:29 pm

There are a million henshin that look like Ultraman...
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Malchik » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:55 pm

Considering Toho sues for every green dinosaur made by a rich corporation, I have a hard time feeling any empathy for them.

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby kpa » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:22 am

Living Corpse wrote:
gvamp wrote:I'd love to see more Ultra series released over here too but sadly I don't think we will for awhile for one thing Tsuburaya went back to court against Chaiyo and for another they wheren't to thrilled with BCI licensing Ultraman from Chaiyo.


God damn, is it me or are Japan's business man even more sue happy then business men in the U.S.?


A Thai businessman presented a contract, supposedly written 20 years before by a now-dead CEO of Tsuburaya Productions, granting him all international rights to the first five Ultra shows (including ULTRAMAN and ULTRA SEVEN). The "contract" got the name of Tsuburaya Productions wrong, got the names of several shows wrong, and even misspelled the name and signature of the CEO... but it bore a official seal which made it legal in Japan. You really think Tsuburaya shouldn't have sued over that?


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gvamp wrote:It's not Japan's doing Tsuburaya won the case then last year Chaiyo filed for an appeals.


Didn't they get in a lawsuit with Toho over Jet Jaguar looking like Ultraman?


I'm not 100% sure on that. I don't think so as far as I know Tsuburaya had a good relationship with Toho.

kpa or August would be the ones to ask about that.


I haven't heard about a lawsuit over Jet Jaguar. That doesn't mean it didn't happen, but I'm not aware of it. With the number of giant heroes that existed before MEGALON came out, it seems like the case wouldn't have gotten far regardless.

Toho and TPC have an odd relationship. Toho invested in the company early on, and they handled theatrical distribution for the first ULTRAMAN movie. While Eiji Tsuburaya was alive he used his clout to access Toho props and costumes for his shows. After Eiji's death, the two companies worked together for a few more years; they collaborated on DAIGORO VS GOLIATH and Toho regularly included TPC shows in their Toho Champion Festivals through 1974 (well past the release of MEGALON). The two companies went their separate ways in the mid-1970s; Toho was the theatrical distributor for ULTRAMAN USA in 1989 but that's the only exception that comes to mind.

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Rody » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:51 am

gvamp wrote:It's not Japan's doing Tsuburaya won the case then last year Chaiyo filed for an appeals.

*Groan* I thought they finally resolved that! :mad:

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby g2kmaster » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:14 pm

gvamp wrote:It's not Japan's doing Tsuburaya won the case then last year Chaiyo filed for an appeals.


I'd like to see them duke this out over Judge Judy.

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby The Dark Uniter » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:20 pm

On Facebook, I've asked Mill Creek if they can get Zone Fighter and they actually responded which I didn't expected: http://www.facebook.com/MillCreekEnt/po ... ed_comment

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Flippy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:39 pm

The Dark Uniter wrote:On Facebook, I've asked Mill Creek if they can get Zone Fighter and they actually responded which I didn't expected: http://www.facebook.com/MillCreekEnt/po ... ed_comment

Considering they said "stay tuned" I'd assume they're actually considering it....Which would be pretty great.
So I guess you should join the Zone Fighter DVD initiative, I guess. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7065

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Postby therealmccoy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:35 pm

I've still got to send mine in. At least we know somebody got a response. That's encouraging.
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby gvamp » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:32 pm

I personally think that Media Blasters has a better chance of releasing it since they do have a great relationship with Toho. You could probably ask Mill Creek about any obscure Japanese show and get the same response ;)
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Brian4205 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:08 pm

Toho need's to chill out...... they can make more money if they release these things.

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby The Dark Uniter » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:14 pm

Later on today, I'll probably ask Media Blasters and Shout Factory the same question. Hopefully, they'll respond as well. One thing is clear: at least we got a response from Mill Creek, for now.

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:06 am

An interesting development. I'll add them to my list (I still haven't sent my letters -_- ).

I can't seem to find a mailing address. Anyone else find one?
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Tohosaurus » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:32 am

I have been delayed in my sending out of the letters. Address please? It's great that someone received a response on the Zone Fighter release, although I encourage everyone to stay balanced. I doubt they're doing anything beyond simply entertaining the idea at this point, and that's a best case scenario.

Let's cross our fingers.
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby The Dark Uniter » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:31 pm

Mill Creek's address is:

Mill Creek Entertainment
2445 Nevada Ave N
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:59 pm

Thanks TDU, much obliged. Now to actually send the letters... XP
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby therealmccoy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:23 pm

We should do like a special "Thanks" post for people who have sent in letters, that we keep adding names to as the list grows. Not so much for recognition, but for some to actually see how many people have actually participated. Just an idea.
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Tamura » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:07 pm

I hope Media Blasters puts this out. Mill Creek releases always have compression artifacts all over the place.
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby dogora » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:38 am

i have sent a letter but it proballly wont get there.i live halfway across the world from america sadly. :( but at least i tried

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby gvamp » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:06 am

Legion1979 wrote:
dogora wrote:i have sent a letter but it proballly wont get there.i live halfway across the world from america sadly. :( but at least i tried


Wait wait wait...

Why would a letter NOT get to it's destination just because you live far away?


It could get held up in customs, lost in the mail. etc. etc.
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