How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

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How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

Postby david77 » Sat May 04, 2019 8:57 am

Hello everyone,

I want to rewatch the old Godzilla/Mithra/Rodan/Ghidorah films after being incredibly excited by the new trailer, but can't find a legal way to do so? Previously I would just torrent, but these days I prefer to own the stuff I watch. I'm UK based. Ideally there's a region 2 dvd boxset I just can't find.

Anyone know?

In particular I want to rewatch Godzilla, Ghidorah the three headed monster, and all the crossover ones. The new film just had me on a total kick for all these films I loved to watch years ago.

Thanks.

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Re: How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

Postby MikeSTZillak » Sat May 04, 2019 9:13 am

There's some Austrailian DVD sets, but if you own a region free player, then you should probably import Blu-Rays from the U.S.

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Re: How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Sat May 04, 2019 9:58 am

david77 wrote:Hello everyone,

I want to rewatch the old Godzilla/Mithra/Rodan/Ghidorah films after being incredibly excited by the new trailer, but can't find a legal way to do so? Previously I would just torrent, but these days I prefer to own the stuff I watch. I'm UK based. Ideally there's a region 2 dvd boxset I just can't find.

Anyone know?

In particular I want to rewatch Godzilla, Ghidorah the three headed monster, and all the crossover ones. The new film just had me on a total kick for all these films I loved to watch years ago.

Thanks.


Mike already provided some suggestions for DVD and Blu-Ray. But one other option you might check out is just viewing them on Amazon. You can rent or buy many of the movies in the series that way. Just be aware that, in most cases, you're going to be watching the dubbed versions.

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Re: How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Sat May 04, 2019 12:58 pm

I think the Criterion Channel offers some of the older Showa films you're looking for. It's subscription based, like Netflix, and they offer a 14 day free trial.

https://www.criterionchannel.com/

They currently offer:
- Godzilla (1954)
- Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
- Rodan (1956)
- Mothra vs Godzilla (1964)
- Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster (1964)
- Monster Zero/Invasion of the Astro Monster (1965)
- Son of Godzilla (1967)
- Godzilla's Revenge/All Monster's Attack (1969)
- Godzilla vs Megalon (1973)
- Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974)
- Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

From what you mentioned you're looking for, the only one that I think is missing is the original Mothra (1961).
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Re: How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

Postby UltramanGoji » Sat May 04, 2019 1:03 pm

I'm not sure Criterion Channel is available in the UK yet.
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Re: How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Sat May 04, 2019 7:39 pm

Think you're a bit screwed, best solution is just torrenting the films or renting them from iTunes, assuming the latter is an option over there.
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Re: How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

Postby xolta » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:31 pm

You could use amazon that has digital version of the movies.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/ ... _cbs_318_4

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Re: How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

Postby gojira96 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:00 pm

As a UK fan, I eventually got a region-free player. A lot of the DVDs are still prohibitively expensive, but it is now easier for me to watch the films.

Alternatively, you could get the Japanese region 2 DVDs.

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Re: How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

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Re: How can I watch the old Toho monster films?

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:50 am

Can of Conspiracy wrote:
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(His post is a copy/paste of this reddit thread from last december.)

Not surprised, but I don’t think this invalidates the thread. It’s s good discussion of modern ways to access to Toho films and might be useful to the new members/fans of the franchise.
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