* Last Kaiju-related films you bought on VHS/DVD/Blu-ray?

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The Severin Grizzly Blu-ray and KL A*P*E* Blu-ray.
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Well, it took a while, but I just got the Blu-ray of Konga tonight!

Now, all I need is Yongary, Monster from the Deep on Blu-ray and the Midnite Movies DVD release of Reptilicus and I'm all set!

Again, I'll keep you all posted.

UPDATE: Correction. I also need the Blu-ray release of Speed Racer: The Complete Series as well, but I know I can get that one myself without having to ask for it for my birthday or Christmas.

UPDATE 2: I just remembered I also need Super Inframan, too. That one will not be so easy to get.
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JAGzilla wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:27 am The Severin Grizzly Blu-ray and KL A*P*E* Blu-ray.
Are you going to try to get the Severin Blu-ray release of Day of the Animals to go with your Severin Blu-ray release of Grizzly as well?

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mikelcho wrote: Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:57 pm
JAGzilla wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:27 am The Severin Grizzly Blu-ray and KL A*P*E* Blu-ray.
Are you going to try to get the Severin Blu-ray release of Day of the Animals to go with your Severin Blu-ray release of Grizzly as well?
At some point, yeah. I've never seen that movie before, so it's definitely on the list.
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JAGzilla wrote: Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:07 pm
mikelcho wrote: Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:57 pm
JAGzilla wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:27 am The Severin Grizzly Blu-ray and KL A*P*E* Blu-ray.
Are you going to try to get the Severin Blu-ray release of Day of the Animals to go with your Severin Blu-ray release of Grizzly as well?
At some point, yeah. I've never seen that movie before, so it's definitely on the list.
Oh, good! I've got the original DVD releases of both films from Scorpion Releasing. I've heard that the Scorpion Releasing DVD release of Day of the Animals was a big improvement over the original DVD release from Media Blasters/Shriek Show, while for some strange reason the two Blu-ray releases of Grizzly from Scorpion Releasing were absolutely terrible compared to the DVD release.
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I didn't see (or look for) a thread about the latest non-kaiju Toho films you got on DVD, so I'll just use this thread. Versátil Home Video, a niche company here, is having a sale. I picked up six volumes of their Samurai Cinema collection:

Volume 1:
13 Assassins
Bloody Spear at Mt. Fuji
Samurai Rebellion
Three Outlaw Samurai
Kill!
Assassination

Volume 3:
The Last Samurai (1974)
The Men who Tread the Tiger's Tail
Yagyu Clan Conspiracy
The Betrayal
Hitokiri
Humanity and Paper Balloons

Volume 4:
When the Last Sword is Drawn
Samurai Wolf
Bushido
Samurai Wolf 2
Shinsengumi Chronicles
Samurai Spy

Volume 5
The Twilight Samurai
Secret of the Urn
The Hidden Blade
Eleven Samurai
Love and Honor
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo

Volume 7
Taira Clan Saga
Sazen Tenge and the Pot worth a Million Ryo
Satan's Sword
Satan's Sword II
Satan's Sword III: The Final Chapter
Brutal Story at End of the Tokugawa Shogunate

Volume 8
Miyamoto Musashi
Miyamoto Musashi VI
Miyamoto Musashi II: Duel at Hannya Hill
Miyamoto Musashi III: Birth of the Nito-Ryu Style
Miyamoto Musashi IV: Duel at the Ichijyoji Temple
Miyamoto Musashi V: Duel at Ganryu Island

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H-Man wrote: Sun Aug 21, 2022 3:02 pm I didn't see (or look for) a thread about the latest non-kaiju Toho films you got on DVD, so I'll just use this thread. Versátil Home Video, a niche company here, is having a sale. I picked up six volumes of their Samurai Cinema collection:

Volume 1:
13 Assassins
Bloody Spear at Mt. Fuji
Samurai Rebellion
Three Outlaw Samurai
Kill!
Assassination

Volume 3:
The Last Samurai (1974)
The Men who Tread the Tiger's Tail
Yagyu Clan Conspiracy
The Betrayal
Hitokiri
Humanity and Paper Balloons

Volume 4:
When the Last Sword is Drawn
Samurai Wolf
Bushido
Samurai Wolf 2
Shinsengumi Chronicles
Samurai Spy

Volume 5
The Twilight Samurai
Secret of the Urn
The Hidden Blade
Eleven Samurai
Love and Honor
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo

Volume 7
Taira Clan Saga
Sazen Tenge and the Pot worth a Million Ryo
Satan's Sword
Satan's Sword II
Satan's Sword III: The Final Chapter
Brutal Story at End of the Tokugawa Shogunate

Volume 8
Miyamoto Musashi
Miyamoto Musashi VI
Miyamoto Musashi II: Duel at Hannya Hill
Miyamoto Musashi III: Birth of the Nito-Ryu Style
Miyamoto Musashi IV: Duel at the Ichijyoji Temple
Miyamoto Musashi V: Duel at Ganryu Island
The films I have (and hope to get) are listed on pg. 35 of this thread (date: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018) and pg. 13 of the thread "What Godzilla movies do you own?" (date: Fri. Nov. 17, 2018).

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The Reptilicus DVD just came today, but it is not the right one. It's the Cheezy Movies release, not the MGM Midnite Movies one.

However, I've seen this one listed in Critics Choice Video's catalog online and it says this release is "In Danish with English audio and subtitles." Can anyone please help me by confirming or refuting this so I can figure out whether I should keep it or not?
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Finally managed to get A*P*E on Blu-ray.
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The VCI Entertainment Gorgo Blu-ray. The weird sea green spine really pops on the shelf; the surrounding spines are all black or white, so I'm glad it wound up being a nice bright color.
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Ordered a copy of this 'Godzilla 1985' vhs from amazon yesterday that the seller says is like new and is an overdue replacement for the Star Maker version that I've had since 1998:

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Rebirth of Mothra trilogy

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Man, that G85 box takes me back. I never owned it, but I saw it on a rack at Finast quite a few times, alongside SoG, GTTHM, GvG, and probably a few others.
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Got The Meg Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital last. Still haven't watched it yet.

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Questions for anyone who still purchases Kaiju-related films on VHS:

Are you collecting them solely for their artwork, or do you play them too? Do you play them regularly?

I’ve seen documentaries where rare VHS horror movies can be worth hundreds of dollars to collectors. Are there any similar VHS treasures in the Kaiju genre?

Which VHS in your collection are you proudest of?

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I think I collect VHS releases nowadays mainly if that's the only format a movie's been released on, or if it's a rare piece, like any of the releases in my home country Finland.
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mikelcho wrote: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:44 pm I have Godzilla (1954; also contains Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)) (The Criterion Collection; first pressing), King Kong Escapes (Universal), The Bloodthirsty Trilogy (contains The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula and Evil of Dracula), Warning from Space and The Invisible Man Appears/The Invisible Man vs. the Human Fly (all Arrow Video (U.S. versions; first pressings)), The Return of Godzilla (Studio 23 Films/Kraken Releasing), Godzilla vs. Biollante (Miramax/Echo Bridge), Rebirth of Mothra I II III and Godzilla 2000: Millennium (both Sony/Tristar) Them! (Warner Brothers/Warner Archive), Tarantula (Shout! Factory/Scream Factory), Gorgo (VCI Entertainment), Konga and Yongary, Monster from the Deep (both Kino Lorber Studio Classics), Gappa the Triphibian Monster (Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock), Voyage Into Space (Scorpion Releasing/Ronin Flix; first pressing) and The Ultimate Gamera Collection Volume 1 and Volume 2, The Gamera Trilogy, The Daimajin Trilogy, Mothra (SteelBook version), Sci-Fi Double Feature: The H-Man/Battle in Outer Space, Ultra Q: The Complete Series (SteelBook version), Ultraman: The Complete Series (SteelBook version), Ultraseven: The Complete Series (SteelBook version), The Birth of Ultraman Collection and Secrets of the Rise of Ultraman (all Mill Creek Entertainment) on Blu-ray.

I also have both Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island on Target exclusive DVD/Blu-ray combos and both Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong on DVD/Blu-ray combos (all four Legendary/Warner Brothers).

Finally, I also have Shin Godzilla (FUNimation) on DVD/Blu-ray combo.

The rest of my tokusatsu and non-tokusatsu films and TV series I mostly have on DVD mainly because Blu-ray doesn't exist for most of them or, if it does, I just haven't bought them - yet. They are:

The Criterion Collection and Eclipse Films
*Equinox (also contains the original version of the film, The Equinox... A Journey into the Supernatural (1967)) (first pressing)
*When Horror Came to Shochiku (contains The X from Outer Space/Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell/The Living Skeleton/Genocide) (first pressing)

Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock
*The Mysterians
*Varan
*Matango
*Atragon
*Dogora
*Frankenstein vs. Baragon (a.k.a. Frankenstein Conquers the World)
*Space Amoeba
*Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit

Universal
*Tremors: 7-Movie Collection
*Tremors: The Complete Series
*King Kong (2005) (Deluxe Extended Edition)

Warner Brothers
*Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut (1986)
*The Iron Giant (Signature Edition)

Paramount
Dragonslayer

Classic Media/Dreamworks
*Rodan and War of the Gargantuas (first pressing)

Shout! Factory
*Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot: The Complete Series

Mill Creek Entertainment
*Godzilla: The Series - The Complete Animated Series
*Retro TV Toons - Godzilla: The Series - The H.E.A.T. Is On! (contains episodes 1-10 of the series)

Sinister Cinema (both gray market bootleg DVD-R releases)
*Rainbow Man
*The Whale God

MGM
*The Angry Red Planet (Midnite Movies)
*Reptilicus (Midnite Movies)

Something Weird Video/Image Entertainment
*Swedish Double Feature: Terror in the Midnight Sun/Invasion of the Animal People (Special Edition)

Sony/Tristar
*Godzilla (1998)

Magnolia Home Entertainment
*Pulse (Japanese version)

Dimension Home Entertainment and Dimension Home Entertainment/Dimension Extreme
*Pulse (unrated American version)
*Pulse 2 a.k.a. Pulse 2: Afterlife
*Pulse 3 a.k.a. Pulse 3: Invasion
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SpiderZilla wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:00 pm Questions for anyone who still purchases Kaiju-related films on VHS:

Are you collecting them solely for their artwork, or do you play them too? Do you play them regularly?

I only get them if they're the only format I can watch certain movies on. Though in the case of 'Godzilla 1985', I know I speak for most of the fandom when I say that it's one movie that's been most in need of a proper/official dvd or blu-ray release for years.

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mikelcho wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:53 pm
mikelcho wrote: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:44 pm I have Godzilla (1954; also contains Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)) (The Criterion Collection; first pressing), King Kong Escapes (Universal), The Bloodthirsty Trilogy (contains The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula and Evil of Dracula), Warning from Space and The Invisible Man Appears/The Invisible Man vs. the Human Fly (all Arrow Video (U.S. versions; first pressings)), The Return of Godzilla (Studio 23 Films/Kraken Releasing), Godzilla vs. Biollante (Miramax/Echo Bridge), Rebirth of Mothra I II III and Godzilla 2000: Millennium (both Sony/Tristar) Them! (Warner Brothers/Warner Archive), Tarantula (Shout! Factory/Scream Factory), Gorgo (VCI Entertainment), Konga and Yongary, Monster from the Deep (both Kino Lorber Studio Classics), Gappa the Triphibian Monster (Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock), Voyage Into Space (Scorpion Releasing/Ronin Flix; first pressing) and The Ultimate Gamera Collection Volume 1 and Volume 2, The Gamera Trilogy, The Daimajin Trilogy, Mothra (SteelBook version), Sci-Fi Double Feature: The H-Man/Battle in Outer Space, Ultra Q: The Complete Series (SteelBook version), Ultraman: The Complete Series (SteelBook version), Ultraseven: The Complete Series (SteelBook version), The Birth of Ultraman Collection and Secrets of the Rise of Ultraman (all Mill Creek Entertainment) on Blu-ray.

I also have both Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island on Target exclusive DVD/Blu-ray combos and both Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong on DVD/Blu-ray combos (all four Legendary/Warner Brothers).

Finally, I also have Shin Godzilla (FUNimation) on DVD/Blu-ray combo.

The rest of my tokusatsu and non-tokusatsu films and TV series I mostly have on DVD mainly because Blu-ray doesn't exist for most (if not all) of them or, if it does, I just haven't bought them - yet. They are:

The Criterion Collection and Eclipse Films
*Equinox (also contains the original version of the film, The Equinox... A Journey into the Supernatural (1967)) (first pressing)
*When Horror Came to Shochiku (contains The X from Outer Space/Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell/The Living Skeleton/Genocide) (first pressing)

Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock
*The Mysterians
*Varan
*Matango
*Atragon
*Dogora
*Frankenstein vs. Baragon (a.k.a. Frankenstein Conquers the World)
*Space Amoeba
*Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit

Universal
*Tremors: 7-Movie Collection
*Tremors: The Complete Series
*King Kong (2005) (Deluxe Extended Edition)

Warner Brothers
*Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut (1986)
*The Iron Giant (Signature Edition)

Paramount
Dragonslayer

Classic Media/Dreamworks
*Rodan and War of the Gargantuas (first pressing)

Shout! Factory
*Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot: The Complete Series

Sony/Tristar
*Godzilla (1998)

Mill Creek Entertainment
*Godzilla: The Series - The Complete Animated Series
*Retro TV Toons - Godzilla: The Series - The H.E.A.T. Is On! (contains episodes 1-10 of the series)

Sinister Cinema (both gray market bootleg DVD-R releases)
*Rainbow Man
*The Whale God

MGM (both Midnite Movies)
*The Angry Red Planet
*Reptilicus

Something Weird Video/Image Entertainment
*Swedish Double Feature: Terror in the Midnight Sun/Invasion of the Animal People (Special Edition)

Magnolia Home Entertainment
*Pulse (Japanese version)

Dimension Home Entertainment and Dimension Home Entertainment/Dimension Extreme
*Pulse (unrated American version)
*Pulse 2 a.k.a. Pulse 2: Afterlife
*Pulse 3 a.k.a. Pulse 3: Invasion
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I just picked up the Midnite Movies DVD of Reptilicus tonight! Sweet!

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