kpa wrote:You must be mistaken. No Godzilla DVDs at all were released until 1998, and Sony never released MOTHRA on DVD until they put out the TOHO COLLECTION in 2009.
Didn't the Simitar DVDs come out in 1998?
Yes, that's why I wrote "1998".
True they wheren't officially licensed or maybe they where
? Simitar licensed them from UPA, who had the US rights to those films at that time. Classic Media later bought the UPA library which is why they now hold the video and TV rights.
gvamp wrote:Supposedly though there's that huge Godzilla set rumored to be coming out on DVD which will include all the Heisei films Sony has, RoM1-3 and G2K they'll all include the Japanese versions uncut though we probably won't see that until LP G comes out.
You've called this a rumor before but I've already explained that it's not. Back in 2009 I attended a private screening at Sony Studios for their restoration of MOTHRA. Before the movie I spoke with a number of Sony guys about their plans for a Godzilla/Toho FX DVD set that would include all the films Sony had only released English dubbed. The idea was to reissue all those films (plus REBIRTH OF MOTHRA 3) in their correct aspect ratios, uncut, and with both English and Japanese audio.
Now Sony discussing their ideas at a reception is not the same thing as Sony definitely planning to release that DVD set. But it is something they're thinking about. And since I was told that by Sony, it's certainly not a rumor.