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Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Flippy » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:49 am

I'm interested in viewing the Zone Fighter series but I can't find it on YouTube, so I figured I'd buy the DVD. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that there IS a DVD. At least, not an official one. Does anybody know where I can find the Zone Fighter series on a DVD that doesn't totally suck and that's not a scam? I'd be much obliged, as I'm trying to complete my Godzilla collection and it doesn't seem complete without the Zone Fighter episodes with Godzilla in them. Thanks in advance for your help.


EDIT: I think I should probably make it clear that I want it with English subtitles. I can live with a dub, but I don't think there is one. But I'd like to at least understand what's going on.
So I guess you should join the Zone Fighter DVD initiative, I guess. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7065

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Tohosaurus » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:44 am

If you mean you want a region one DVD release, we haven't had the luxury of getting a Zone Fighter release. I don't think we got it on VHS back in the day either.
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby kpa » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:16 am

There series has never been released with English dubbing or subtitles. The only legit DVD option I know of is the Japanese box set from a few years back.

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Flippy » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:48 am

Will the Japanese one play on a Region 1 player? I know it's NTSC but I'm still not sure if it'll play on my player. Also (and this is a bit of a stretch), does it have English subs?
So I guess you should join the Zone Fighter DVD initiative, I guess. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7065

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Tohosaurus » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:11 am

Flippy wrote:Will the Japanese one play on a Region 1 player? I know it's NTSC but I'm still not sure if it'll play on my player. Also (and this is a bit of a stretch), does it have English subs?

Nope, since it's not a region one DVD it would not play in your DVD player. You would have to go seek out a region zero (aka region-free) or region two DVD player for it to work. There are no English subtitles either as far as I know.

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby dogora » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:32 am

Tohosaurus wrote:
Flippy wrote:Will the Japanese one play on a Region 1 player? I know it's NTSC but I'm still not sure if it'll play on my player. Also (and this is a bit of a stretch), does it have English subs?

Nope, since it's not a region one DVD it would not play in your DVD player. You would have to go seek out a region zero (aka region-free) or region two DVD player for it to work. There are no English subtitles either as far as I know.

Tough break. :dizzy:


well i dont know about amrica but english ps3 slims can do a subtitle option for nearly all dvds.

anoyingly thogh ps3 dosent do r1 bluray realeses on r2 ps3
and if a japanese r2 zone fighter dvd on my region free playr im getting for christmas wont play english subtitles.




so either waay im preety much screwed :cry:

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby kpa » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:08 pm

Inferno Rodan wrote:
kpa wrote:There series has never been released with English dubbing or subtitles. The only legit DVD option I know of is the Japanese box set from a few years back.

Out of curiosity, what are the chances of the company that released Iron King and Red Baron (their name escapes me at the moment) a few years back getting the rights to Zone Fighter?


BCI Eclipse no longer exists. Mill Creek did the recent reissues of those titles, but they've never licensed anything directly from Toho. So it's not impossible but very unlikely Mill Creek would go after ZONE FIGHTER.

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:22 pm

I don't know. Maybe MB could be persuaded...
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby o.supreme » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:49 pm

Greetings All,

There are bootleg DVDs sets if you search the internet, thy are just hard to find. Thank goodness I got mine years ago, sadly it is not subbed. But I did a simple Google Video search and found a couple episodes available, perhaps they all are??

This is a great series (better than the contemporary Showa Ultraman series like Ace & Taro IMHO). Its a shame it has never had an R1 release. Also just for the record, I do NOT advicte bootlegs, except in cases when there is no potential in sight for a licensed R1 release, but once (if ever) they do get released I always toss my bootlegs.
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby RyanClark » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:36 pm

Hellspawn28 wrote:Didn't ADV try to buy the rights to Zone Fighter before like a few years ago?


When Matt Greenfield was at G-FEST a couple years ago he said they'd looked into it, but if I recall, he said Toho was asking an insane amount per episode. I agree with the idea that Media Blasters should definitely try to get it!

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby kpa » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:49 pm

Living Corpse wrote:do you think that would get Toho interested making DVDs for outside of Japan


Toho doesn't make DVDs for any of their titles outside Japan... they've never done that for Godzilla or Kurosawa or any of their movies. What they have always done is sell home video rights to companies in each country, so to get an English dubbed/subbed release of ZONE FIGHTER a company in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia or New Zealand would have to license the series and release it. So your best would be to write video companies like Media Blasters, Mill Creek, and AniEigo that release older Japanese n=movies and shows, bring ZONE FIGHTER to their attention, and asked them to license it from Toho.

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Flippy » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:53 pm

Shout Factory tends to be quite appreciative of fan requests. Perhaps someone could send them an email asking if they'll possibly have a release for it? That'd be pretty nice if they did.
So I guess you should join the Zone Fighter DVD initiative, I guess. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7065

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:13 pm

Ah, yes. Their Gamera DVDs were pretty damn spiffy, I'd love to see them release it.
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby kpa » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:53 pm

Flippy wrote:Shout Factory tends to be quite appreciative of fan requests. Perhaps someone could send them an email asking if they'll possibly have a release for it? That'd be pretty nice if they did.


Flippy, I think fans make a mistake hoping or expecting that someone else will make the effort. Anyone and everyone who wants a title released on DVD or Blu-ray should contact the companies and let them know...because the more customers that write, the more potential profit the companies will see, and the more likely they'll do something about it.

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Flippy » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:29 pm

kpa wrote:
Flippy wrote:Shout Factory tends to be quite appreciative of fan requests. Perhaps someone could send them an email asking if they'll possibly have a release for it? That'd be pretty nice if they did.


Flippy, I think fans make a mistake hoping or expecting that someone else will make the effort. Anyone and everyone who wants a title released on DVD or Blu-ray should contact the companies and let them know...because the more customers that write, the more potential profit the companies will see, and the more likely they'll do something about it.

I was actually just thinking that we should pull together and organize some sort of mass request from multiple fans. So that way it's not just a few letters trickling in every once and a while...
Just a thought, if anyone else is up to it.
So I guess you should join the Zone Fighter DVD initiative, I guess. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7065

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby gvamp » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:10 pm

Flippy wrote:
kpa wrote:
Flippy wrote:Shout Factory tends to be quite appreciative of fan requests. Perhaps someone could send them an email asking if they'll possibly have a release for it? That'd be pretty nice if they did.


Flippy, I think fans make a mistake hoping or expecting that someone else will make the effort. Anyone and everyone who wants a title released on DVD or Blu-ray should contact the companies and let them know...because the more customers that write, the more potential profit the companies will see, and the more likely they'll do something about it.

I was actually just thinking that we should pull together and organize some sort of mass request from multiple fans. So that way it's not just a few letters trickling in every once and a while...
Just a thought, if anyone else is up to it.


I'm sure people would do it I organized something like that for Biollante and people seemed to do it, there where a few people who got complained about it.
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:54 am

I'm in. I'll plug this in my sig ;)
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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby dogora » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:21 am

Flippy wrote:
kpa wrote:
Flippy wrote:Shout Factory tends to be quite appreciative of fan requests. Perhaps someone could send them an email asking if they'll possibly have a release for it? That'd be pretty nice if they did.


Flippy, I think fans make a mistake hoping or expecting that someone else will make the effort. Anyone and everyone who wants a title released on DVD or Blu-ray should contact the companies and let them know...because the more customers that write, the more potential profit the companies will see, and the more likely they'll do something about it.

I was actually just thinking that we should pull together and organize some sort of mass request from multiple fans. So that way it's not just a few letters trickling in every once and a while...
Just a thought, if anyone else is up to it.

id so sign it if its some sort of box set

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Re: Zone Fighter DVD?

Postby Flippy » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:32 am

I'm signing, though I guess it's pretty obvious since I was who started the thread.
So I guess you should join the Zone Fighter DVD initiative, I guess. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7065


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