Mill Creek releasing ULTRA SERIES on Bluray!!

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StreamOfKaijuness wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:15 pm
Terasawa wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:07 am Has it been confirmed or only speculated that the mural ends with Leo?
It was confirmed at the 30:18 mark in the Our Hero Ultraman! Kaiju Con-Line panel:
Keith Aiken wrote:They’re finishing the classic seven, which will be, you know, finishing up with Leo, so that will be Ultra Q through Ultraman Leo which will have the matched spines on the box sets and the steelbooks.

Return of Ultraman is meant to be the centerpiece of the mural, with three series to its left and three to its right, as Ultraman Jack is the only character facing forward.
That's what I was looking for, thanks. (And likewise to others who answered.)

I asked because I know there was at least some minor debate among fans whether Ultraman 80 would be grouped with the first seven series or not. I think there are decent arguments for and against including it as part of the spine mural, but I haven't kept up with the Mill Creek information, hence my curiosity.

It's also not quite the same scenario, but there's a ridiculous home video precedent should Mill Creek reverse course and force U80 into the mural (although it's clear now they won't). When Paramount re-released the Star Trek movies on VHS for the franchise's 25th anniversary in 1991, the sleeves were designed so the then-five films together formed a beautiful picture of the movie version of the Enterprise.

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When the sixth and concluding film of the series (1992) was released on video, Paramount Home Video opted to give it a similar sleeve. The problem, of course, was that the mural was clearly already complete; the first five movies weren't reissued, however, meaning all six movies together formed an unbalanced image. I always hated how this looked. (Ignore the right-most film. I couldn't find a decent picture of just the first six movies.)

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^ That does look pretty hilarious. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Movie.

Angilasman wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:19 pm I understand ending the mural there, as The Ultraman comes before 80, so extending the mural to it would mean having to shelve your sets out of chronological order (horrors!) !
If Mill Creek wanted the mural to include every series that shares continuity, or retroactive continuity, it would have been a shelving nightmare but they could have included 80, Mebius and I believe most or all of the most recent shows. (I still haven't watched any post-Max series other than Neo Ultra Q, although I've collected every Ultraman set that Mill Creek has released.)
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I don't know - I've been getting the steelbooks just because fancy. Hoping to only buy them once, so a little splurge to feel self indulgent is ok I think.
Course sometimes the disks are hard to get out...
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I think extending the Mural for the animated series, and 80 would be great, but not a deal braker. Here's a good example.

BCI Eclipse MOTU sets originally 9 (4 for he-man & MOTU, 2 for NA, and 3 for She-Ra)

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10th image added to retroactively fit in the 2002 MOTU series

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That 2002 MOTU was so good
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StreamOfKaijuness wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:06 pm If Mill Creek wanted the mural to include every series that shares continuity, or retroactive continuity, it would have been a shelving nightmare but they could have included 80, Mebius and I believe most or all of the most recent shows. (I still haven't watched any post-Max series other than Neo Ultra Q, although I've collected every Ultraman set that Mill Creek has released.)
You'd probably need to arrange the set in five or six dimensions to make every connection work. :)
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eabaker wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:23 am
StreamOfKaijuness wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:06 pm If Mill Creek wanted the mural to include every series that shares continuity, or retroactive continuity, it would have been a shelving nightmare but they could have included 80, Mebius and I believe most or all of the most recent shows. (I still haven't watched any post-Max series other than Neo Ultra Q, although I've collected every Ultraman set that Mill Creek has released.)
You'd probably need to arrange the set in five or six dimensions to make every connection work. :)
IKEA might sell some five-dimensional shelves; not sure about six and beyond.
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Saturndusk wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:39 am That 2002 MOTU was so good
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For anyone who doesn't own these yet, Amazon is currently offering several of Mill Creek's Ultra releases at discounts from their usual prices.

Ultra Q - Standard Edition - $13.99
Ultra Q - Steelbook Edition - $17.26

UltraSeven - Standard Edition - $13.99

Return of Ultraman - Standard Edition - $13.99

Ultraman Ace - Standard Edition - $13.99

Ultraman Ginga - 2 Series & Movie & Ultra Fight Victory - $16.99

Ultraman X - Series & Movie - $13.99

Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga - Miniseries & Ultra Fight Orb - $6.99

Ultraman Geed - Series & Movie - $13.99
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StreamOfKaijuness wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:03 am For anyone who doesn't own these yet, Amazon is currently offering several of Mill Creek's Ultra releases at discounts from their usual prices.
Thanks for the heads up!
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Wonder if they'll be continuing the SteelBooks after Leo.
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^I know the spine mural/matching packaging ends with Leo... but I don't know about steelbooks? Honestly, I wouldn't count out them bringing out a steelbook for a special occasion if the release seems to warrant it, but I imagine they won't be so prevalent after being standard in this classic wave.

I've been thinking about how there's a special edition release of Ultraman '66 in the works and the Deep Discount exclusive disc was something of a preview for it. Made me start speculating about just what such a release would entail besides having the English dub and the Birth of Ultraman pre-series special. I just got Mill Creek's Hammer set and it has some new extras commissioned by them: several commentary tracks and three short featurettes produced by Ballyhoo (the company that did all those great extras on the MST3K sets). I imagine their Ultraman special edition would have similar new stuff - but I would love if they managed to license some Japanese extras, like the many interviews with the original cast and crew or making-of specials that have been done over the years.

Some of the compilation films would awesome, too. Especially the two from '79 (New Baltan fight!).

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eabaker wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:50 am
StreamOfKaijuness wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:03 am For anyone who doesn't own these yet, Amazon is currently offering several of Mill Creek's Ultra releases at discounts from their usual prices.
Thanks for the heads up!
No problem. UltraSeven is now on sale for $13.99 too.

Angilasman wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:45 pm I've been thinking about how there's a special edition release of Ultraman '66 in the works and the Deep Discount exclusive disc was something of a preview for it. Made me start speculating about just what such a release would entail besides having the English dub and the Birth of Ultraman pre-series special.
To clarify, a re-release of Ultraman isn't currently in the works, although Mill Creek would eventually do one if TPC can locate the English audio masters for the rest of the episodes.

From the SciFi Japan page on Facebook last June, prior to Kaiju Con-LIne and Mill Creek's The Birth of Ultraman release:

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^ Then a few months later one of the main guys at Mill Creek did an interview on Cereal at Midnight's YouTube where he all but came out and said it was in the works and the Birth of Ultraman exclusive was a preview of things to come.

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Wow, nice sale going on with those sets. If anyone's not gotten 'em yet I encourage it!

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I wonder what we'll get after Leo in April? I hope they start doing the Heisei stuff like Tiga but chances are we'll probably get Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy.
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^ I think the following few releases will be Ultraman Zero and Zero-adjacent material.

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Yes UGMMB & UGMMBNEO (Plus the Ultra Galaxy Movie) are all supposed to be in one set. Then the Zero Movie and Saga will be seperate releases (but each film will have connecting OVA's with it), those are the most immediate releases, not sure in what specific order however. It would be nice though to get something in the next 3 months before Leo's release to fill the void.
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Ultraman Orb has been added to the sale:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XR ... 0DER&psc=1
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gvamp wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:44 pm I wonder what we'll get after Leo in April? I hope they start doing the Heisei stuff like Tiga but chances are we'll probably get Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy.
Considering the Ultra Galaxy shows aren't on Blu-Ray in Japan as of yet, Tiga, Dyna and Gaia (which are) seem a lot more likely.
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