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Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby o.supreme » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:43 pm

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I figured we should have an official thread for the Godzilla films which have been officially released on Blu-ray. Of course we can later expand this to other Toho films, but I figured we would start with the basics and move on. Also since Japan and North America share the same Blu-Ray region (A) we will have to make a distinction. Additionally I am only going to post what has been confirmed. Not rumor, speculation, or indefinitely delayed releases etc...

Japan (Region A)
1. Godzilla (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
2. Godzilla Raids Again (Toho 7/16/14)
3. King Kong vs. Godzilla (Toho 7/16/14)
4. Mothra Vs Godzilla (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
5. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
6. Monster Zero (Toho 7/16/14)
7. Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster (Toho 7/16/14)
8. Son Of Godzilla (Toho 7/16/14)
9. Destroy All Monsters (Toho 7/16/14)
10. Godzilla's Revenge (Toho 7/16/14)
11. Godzilla vs Hedorah (Toho 7/16/14)
12. Godzilla vs. Gigan (Toho 7/16/14)
13. Godzilla vs Megalon (Toho 7/16/14)
14. Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (Toho 7/16/14)
15. Terror of Mecha Godzilla (Toho 7/16/14)
16. Return of Godzilla (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
17. Godzilla Vs Biollante (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
18. Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
19. Godzilla Vs Mothra (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
20. Godzilla Vs Mechagodzilla 2 (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
21. Godzilla Vs Spacegodzilla (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
22. Godzilla Vs Destoroyah (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
23. GODZILLA (Toho 7/16/14)
24. Godzilla 2000 (Toho 7/16/14)
25. Godzilla X Megaguirus (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
26. GMK (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
27. Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (Toho 7/16/14)
28. Godzilla Tokyo S.O.S. (Toho 7/16/14)
29. Godzilla: Final Wars (Toho 2008/2009) (Toho Re-Release 6/18/14)
30. Godzilla (Warner Legendary Pictures) 2014 (Toho 2015)


North America (Region A)
1. Gojira (Classic Media) 2009
2. Godzilla/ Godzilla-King of the Monsters (Criterion Collection) 2012
3. King Kong vs. Godzilla (Universal) 2014
4. Destroy All Monsters (Media Blasters) 2011/ (Media Blasters re-release -no extras) 2014
5. Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster (Kraken Releasing) 2014
6. Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Kraken Releasing) 2014
7. Godzilla vs. Gigan (Kraken Releasing) 2014
8. Godzilla vs Megalon (Media Blasters) 2014
9. Godzilla vs. Biollante (Echo Bridge) 2012
10. Godzilla vs King Ghidora (Sony) 2014
11. Godzilla & Mothra (Sony) 2014
12. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (Sony) 2014
13. Godzilla vs Space Godzilla (Sony) 2014
14. Godzilla vs Destoroyah (Sony) 2014
15. GODZILLA (Sony) 2009
16. Godzilla 2000 (Sony) 2014
17. Godzilla X Megaguirus (Sony) 2014
18. GMK (Sony) 2014
19. Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (Sonyy 2014)
20. Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (Sony) 2014
21. Godzilla: Final Wars (Sony) 2014
22. Godzilla (Warner Legendary Pictures) 2014


Germany (Region B)
1. Godzilla Raids Again (Splendid Entertainment) (2014)
2. Ghidora The Three Headed Monster (Ascot Elite Home Entertainment) (2013)
3. Godzilla: Final Wars (Splendid Entertainment) (2014)
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Emperor5353 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:33 pm

There are a handful of Toho/Godzilla movies not on bluray, even in Japan (Like Godzilla:Tokyo S.O.S.)
There have been HD transfers done of these movies by Toho. I wonder if a company like Echo Bridge could license these for bluray release even though they haven't been released in Japan????
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Tamura » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:55 pm

Emperor5353 wrote:There have been HD transfers done of these movies by Toho.


HD on a technicality... :P
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Emperor5353 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:58 pm

Tamura wrote:
Emperor5353 wrote:There have been HD transfers done of these movies by Toho.


HD on a technicality... :P


Tru dat, but Tohos hd transfers are better than boots
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby SG-17 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:10 pm

I've heard that the Classic Media Gojira blu-ray looks like total crap compared to even their DVD release.
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Tamura » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:16 pm

Classic Media utilized the HD transfer from which their 2006 DVD was created, so their Blu-ray is basically a higher resolution version of that DVD. Same cropping, print damage, and added digital fades across both releases.
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby MaxRebo320 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:47 pm

Godzilla roars in anger at how so little have been released. (And why so many have such shitty covers)
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby eabaker » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:53 pm

MaxRebo320 wrote:Godzilla roars in anger at how so little have been released. (And why so many have such shitty covers)


I think he's just angry about the fact that Toho insisted he wear his hideous Final Wars outfit.
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Emperor5353 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:40 pm

I remember how excited I was when I saw these waves of Toho Godzilla blu's...then all of a sudden, stopped??
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Terasawa » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:34 pm

Emperor5353 wrote:I remember how excited I was when I saw these waves of Toho Godzilla blu's...then all of a sudden, stopped??


Yes, Blu-Ray apparently doesn't sell well in Japan, so Toho prematurely ended its tokusatsu Blu-Ray series.
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby MasonWerx » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:03 am

eabaker wrote:
I think he's just angry about the fact that Toho insisted he wear his hideous Final Wars outfit.


FW suit is badass. Don't be hatin'!!
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby o.supreme » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:55 am

CTHimes wrote:Yes, Blu-Ray apparently doesn't sell well in Japan, so Toho prematurely ended its tokusatsu Blu-Ray series.


I know media has always been more expensive in Japan, but when the Japanese Blu-Rays are almost $50, I can see why they didn't sell well. I know many North American fans often clamor for Japanese product not readily available to us . I just wonder if fans in Japan had any interest in the MB DAM Blu-ray since its the one Godzilla film released on Blu-Ray oddly enough that North America has, that Japan does not as of this time.
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Emperor5353 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:27 am

I really would like to know though if those G movies NOT released in Japan on bluray, can be sold here in the USA? I would like to see some really good blu's of the Showa series!!!!
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby o.supreme » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:35 am

Destroy All Monsters is evidence North American companies CAN, since it has not been released by Toho in Japan as of yet. Megalon would have been a U.S. first also if MB had not messed everything up. Apparantly Toho does have HD masters of all the Godzilla films (although more knowledgable film critics here have points of contention with them). However it remains to be seen if the 2014 film will generate enough interest to have the older films released on Blu-Ray anywhere.
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Emperor5353 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:14 am

o.supreme wrote:Destroy All Monsters is evidence North American companies CAN, since it has not been released by Toho in Japan as of yet. Megalon would have been a U.S. first also if MB had not messed everything up. Apparantly Toho does have HD masters of all the Godzilla films (although more knowledgable film critics here have points of contention with them). However it remains to be seen if the 2014 film will generate enough interest to have the older films released on Blu-Ray anywhere.



My hope is that Biollante sells well, and other companies see that and license these hd transfers for bluray release in the USA....I totally spaced on DAM :)

If a company like MB can afford the licensing fees for one of these movies, then you would think others could do the same...where do I start a petition :)
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Tamura » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:16 am

I'm just hoping that companies with plenty of time and money will license these movies at some point and give them HD transfers that actually look natural. I'd rather wait on something along those lines than have the instant gratification of owning Japanese Blu-ray ports (which I have anyway).
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Emperor5353 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:22 am

Instant gratification is what makes the world go round :)
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Terasawa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:15 am

Emperor5353 wrote:Instant gratification is what makes the world go round :)


And it also gives us an inferior product. Like Tamura, I'd much rather see a competent remaster than watch Toho's so-called "HD" transfers flood the market.
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Emperor5353 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:24 am

I always get into this argument with Jimi Hendrix fans...they keep putting out posthumous releases of his music in varying degrees of completion....but I still buy them..why? I am a fan! If there was a release of Jimi Hendrix just tuning his guitar, I'd buy it because it's still better guitar than anything out there nowadays

Same can be said with my feelings about Godzilla movies...if I could have a passable hd release of Godzilla vs Gigan, I'd be more than thrilled..why? Because I am a fan!
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Re: Definitive Godzilla on Blu-ray List

Postby Terasawa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:47 am

I'm a fan too, obviously, and I'll buy whatever comes out for that very reason, but that doesn't keep me from wanting something better than Toho's transfers.
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