Joehrex wrote:When I went to the Japanese language forum sites that are talking about Gamera trilogy on Blu-ray, they said that the American blu-ray versions of Gamera films 1 and 2 are the extened versions, longer than the Japanese Blu-ray versions.
The advertising and packaging for Mill Creek's Gamera Blu-rays list wrong running times:http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2010 ... e-blu-ray/
So some Japanese fans may have seen that and (understandably) thought Mill Creek had longer versions of the movies. But the films on the discs have the same running times as the Japanese versions.
I have the Japanese press kits for these movies, as well as the theater programs, and whenever the running time is mentioned its consistent. I've also seen all three movies in theaters, have the Japanese DVD box set, the ADV DVDs and the Mill Creek Blu-rays. They all have the same running times and there's no extended versions with extra footage or anything like that. The biggest difference was with the ADV versions because they added English credits to the ends of the movies, but that would have changed the running times by maybe a minute or so... and Mill Creek didn't used those versions, anyway. Their recent Blu-rays have new transfers from Kadokawa.