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Godzilla/Kaiju General Releases Thread (Ask questions here!)

Postby gigan72 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:28 pm

Alright, so i've been sitting around here, and I know there's quite a few releases that people may have questions upon from outside the US or ones people do not know even exist. I've decided to create a thread for those miscellaneous releases that are coming out or are out that wouldn't garner much discussion as a general thread. Feel free to ask questions about what releases are the best to get, which you shouldn't get, and other general things.
So, i'll start off with an upcoming German Blu-ray set that's coming out:
http://www.amazon.de/Godzilla-Blu-ray-C ... aycom04-21
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Postby GodzFire » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:50 pm

Hey guys when is Godzilla 1985 coming out on DVD?
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Postby gigan72 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:54 pm

GodzFire wrote:Hey guys when is Godzilla 1985 coming out on DVD?

It's already out dude. For now it's a limited time eBay exclusive, but soon it'll be available everywhere! :P
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Postby Lain Of The Wired » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:21 am

This'll be a neat thread, posting so i'll be subscribed.

Idk if this is the thread for it but out of the blurays that have been released, which ones have the best HD picture?
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:35 pm

Lain Of The Wired wrote:Idk if this is the thread for it but out of the blurays that have been released, which ones have the best HD picture?

The Kraken releases look pretty damned good. The Sony ones are uneven and the MB ones/Biollante are just the underwhelming Toho transfers, but they're probably worth picking up anyway. Criterion's release of the original is an absolute must. Universal's KKvsG looks decent but it's only the US version.

gigan72 wrote:So, i'll start off with an upcoming German Blu-ray set that's coming out:
http://www.amazon.de/Godzilla-Blu-ray-C ... aycom04-21

That's a pretty odd selection of movies, isn't it? It's got the original, Raids Again, and then the rest is late Heisei and Millennium.
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Postby Great Hierophant » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:18 pm

Fortunately, Godzilla Raids Again is available separately on German Blu-ray, as is Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster.

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Postby gigan72 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:33 pm

New pics of that German boxset from Splendid. Limited to 3,000 copies.

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Postby Great Hierophant » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:27 pm

This is what you will have if you buy this 11 Disc boxset :

1954: Godzilla
1955: Godzilla kehrt zurück
1993: Godzilla gegen MechaGodzilla II
1994: Godzilla gegen SpaceGodzilla
1995: Godzilla gegen Destoroyah
1999: Godzilla 2000: Millennium
2000: Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
2001: Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah
2002: Godzilla against MechaGodzilla
2003: Godzilla: Tokyo SOS
2004: Godzilla: Final Wars

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Postby Sinncrow » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:34 pm

Anyone know which site has the best digital version of Gojira, or all they all about the same? I know iTunes and Vudu have one, but the Vudu one is SD and Idk on the iTunes.

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Postby Mechagigan » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:18 pm

What's on the Gamera Legacy set? As in, are there subs?

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Postby gigan72 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:00 am

Mechagigan wrote:What's on the Gamera Legacy set? As in, are there subs?

Yup, each film is in Japanese with English subs. There's a total of four discs, with each disc containing three films (except for one which has 2).
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:11 am

I've heard the quality is garbage on account of compression, though; if you can afford to spend more, there's a bundle available with all the same films on Blu-ray.
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Postby gigan72 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:26 am

omgitsgodzilla wrote:I've heard the quality is garbage on account of compression, though; if you can afford to spend more, there's a bundle available with all the same films on Blu-ray.

it is fairly poor, all it has going for it is the fact it's cheap and has a bunch of films. The Blu-ray collection goes for about $25, and while they're not the best they could look either, they are a noticeable bump up in quality. Obviously you need a Blu-ray player to watch them.
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No, and if I didn't value my eyesight so much, I'd bleach my eyes so I never had to see that poop again.

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Postby Goji » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:16 am

It's worth mentioning again that all of Kadokawa's HD transfers for the Gamera films are only in 1080i, so when you add additional compression on top of that, they're not going to look much better than watching the Shout DVD's upscaled.

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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:27 pm

There's definitely some additional detail to be found on the Blu-rays, but between the interlacing and the lackluster colors, contrast, etc. they certainly leave something to be desired.
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Postby LegendZilla » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:35 pm

I am considering purchasing the Blu-Ray of Destroy All Monsters! But I have concern of that particular release. Is it true that said release was stripped of all special features, including trailers and commentary?
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:03 am

Yep, all that's there is the movie, with Japanese and International English audio.
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Postby eabaker » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:11 am

omgitsgodzilla wrote:Yep, all that's there is the movie, with Japanese and International English audio.


The later release doesn't even have the AIP dub???

That's a bummer...
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:15 am

It doesn't, and it is a bummer, but don't worry. The AIP version is out there. Just take a look in my signature ;)
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Postby eabaker » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:32 am

omgitsgodzilla wrote:It doesn't, and it is a bummer, but don't worry. The AIP version is out there. Just take a look in my signature ;)


Well, lucky me, I got the original pressing anyway. :D
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