DVD Title
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
International Title
DVD Length
Original Length
105 Minutes
105 Minutes
Year of Manufacture
English, Japanese
English, French
Aspect Ratio
- Menus (English)
Chapters (28)
- Trailers: GODZILLA, Returner (US), Alien Hunter, The Medallion, So Close

Released simultaneously with Tristar's Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack DVD, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus is what one has come to expect from Tristar's Toho offerings: superb picture quality, while "boasting" some rather lacking extras.

Despite the better qualities of the video found on this disc, which includes a rich array of colors with no noticeable signs of color fading, the print used for the transfer isn't as flawless as one would have hoped for with a film this age. For the casual viewer, they will probably be unnoticeable, but on closer inspection the print used for the transfer contains some scratches on it. For the most part one won't even notice them unless they are consciously looking for them, the exception being around the 40 minute mark when a line appears across the screen (on the far left side of the screen) for nearly 30 seconds, but with a film only four years in age, one would have hoped for a flawless print to have been used. On the lighter side of things, artifacting is almost unnoticeable on this disc, outside of the trailers that is, and the film appears very sharp.

The audio found on the DVD is probably the aspect of the disc which will attract the most attention, when compared to Tristar's previous Toho DVDs. The disc includes the, horrendous, international English dub track of the film, but also includes the original Japanese track for the film as well. Both audio tracks are presented, flawlessly, in stereo, and there are English and French subtitles to accompany them; unfortunately, the subtitles correspond with the international dubbed version, and won't be a fair representation of what was said in the Japanese audio track.

The extras found on this disc are severally lacking though, considering how recent this film is. While we are presented with a modest collection of trailers here, the same trailers appear on both of Tristar's 2004 releases, only the Returner and GODZILLA trailer should be particularly interesting for viewers. Even then, though, the Returner trailer is a lackluster US version. As a nail in the coffin, the trailers all appear with a noticeable amount of artifacting, looking rather pixilated and slightly blurry.

Bottom line, the DVD has excellent picture quality and contains both a English and Japanese audio track... that alone will probably be enough of a reason for most Godzilla fans to pick up the title.

This disc is also featured in the DVD box set: 50th Anniversary Godzilla Collection.

-Anthony Romero