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This thread is designed to show which companies have the distribution rights to each Toho film in a given market. Members who want to add the information from R2-6 (or add/correct something from R1, obviously) are encouraged to do so. This does not provide information on streaming services or digital purchases. This thread will cover live-action Toho-produced or co-productions wherein Toho was involved in producing. For more popular films there can be a listing for them even if they're not in print just so people know what the status is as far as we know. If you have any further questions about a specific title or the like, please post in this thread and someone should try to assist you.

Any help and corrections are appreciated!

The accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed and is provided for general reference purposes only. For serious inquiries, please contact the distribution company in your DVD or Blu-ray region for concrete information.

Drunken Angel (1948) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD from Criterion. The Criterion's box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Ikiru (1952) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on Blu-ray and two DVD types: the traditional Criterion DVD and their discount "Essential Art House" version. The following Criterion box sets featured the movie but are out of print: "ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE: 50 YEARS OF JANUS FILMS", "ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE, VOLUME II", "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA".

Godzilla (1954) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray from Criterion and is included in the Criterion Blu-ray set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

Seven Samurai (1954) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray from Criterion. The following Criterion box sets are out of print: "ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE: 50 YEARS OF JANUS FILMS", "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in Criterion's box set entitled "The Samurai Trilogy", which offers the trilogy on DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD/Blu-ray combo.

Godzilla Raids Again (1955) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in Criterion's box set entitled "The Samurai Trilogy", which offers the trilogy on DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD/Blu-ray combo.

Rodan (1956) - Held by Criterion.

Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in Criterion's box set entitled "The Samurai Trilogy", which offers the trilogy on DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD/Blu-ray combo.

The Mysterians (1957) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

The Throne of Blood (1957) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in a Criterion Blu-ray/DVD dual format release and individual DVD, plus the "Essential Art House" DVD. The DVD version is also available in the following Criterion box sets: "ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE, VOLUME IV". The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

The Lower Depths (1957) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in a Criterion DVD double-feature with the American The Lower Depths. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Varan (1958) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock individual DVD and triple-feature are currently out of print.

H-Man (1958) - Held by Sony. Currently available in Sony's triple feature entitled "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" and H-Man/Battle in Outer Space double-feature Blu-ray.

The Hidden Fortress (1958) - Held by Criterion. Currently available in Criterion's Blu-ray/DVD dual format release, individual DVD. The DVD version is also available in the following Criterion box sets: "ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE: VOLUME III". The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Battle in Outer Space (1959) - Held by Sony. Currently available in Sony's triple feature entitled "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection", individual Blu-ray and H-Man/Battle in Outer Space double-feature Blu-ray.

The Bad Sleep Well (1960) - Held by Criterion. Currently available by Criterion on DVD. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Mothra (1961) - Held by Sony, also sub-licensed by Mill Creek. Currently available in Sony's triple-feature DVD entitled "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection", the Mill Creek quadruple-feature DVD release entitled "Sci-Fi Creature Classics", and a Mill Creek Blu-ray.

Yojimbo (1961) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD , Blu-ray, or the Yojimbo/Sanjuro double-feature Blu-ray set. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) - Held by Universal. Currently available on DVD, King Kong vs Godzilla/King Kong Escapes/King Kong (2005) triple feature DVD, or Blu-ray by Universal and is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films". The Criterion set is the only release with the original Japanese version of the movie.

Sanjuro (1962) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD, Blu-ray, or the Yojimbo/Sanjuro double-feature Blu-ray set. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Atragon (1963) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

Matango (1963) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock individual DVD and triple-feature are currently out of print.

High and Low (1963) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on Blu-ray or DVD. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Mothra vs Godzilla (1964) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD and is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD and is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

Dogora (1964) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

The Woman in the Dunes (1964) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray by Criterion. The box set entitled "Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara" is out of print.

Invasion of Astro Monster (1965) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD and is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

Red Beard (1965) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD from Criterion. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

None But the Brave (1965) - Held by Warner Bros. Currently available on DVD and Blu-ray from Warner Archives.

Samurai Assassin (1965) - May currently still be held by ANIMEIGO. The DVD release by ANIMEIGO is currently out of print.

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966) - Held by Criterion. A Blu-ray of the movie is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

War of the Gargantuas (1966) - Held by Criterion.

Son of Godzilla (1967) - Held by Criterion. A Blu-ray of the movie is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

King Kong Escapes (1967) - Held by Universal. Currently available on DVD, King Kong vs Godzilla/King Kong Escapes/King Kong (2005) triple feature DVD, or Blu-ray from Universal.

Samurai Rebellion (1967) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD from Criterion and in Criterion's DVD box set entitled "Rebel Samurai: Sixties Swordplay Classics.

Japan's Longest Day (1967) - Held by ANIMEIGO. The DVD from ANIMEIGO is out of print.

Destroy All Monsters (1968) - Held by Criterion. A Blu-ray of the movie is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

All Monsters Attack (1969) - Held by Criterion. A Blu-ray of the movie is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

Latitude Zero (1969) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is currently out of print.

Red Lion (1969) - Held by ANIMEIGO. The DVD from ANIMEIGO is out of print.

Portrait of Hell (1969) - Held by ANIMEIGO. The ANIMEIGO DVD release is out of print.

Vampire Doll - Held by Arrow Video. Currently available on "The Bloodthirsty Trilogy" (The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula) trilogy Blu-ray set from Arrow Video.

Yog, Monster from Space (1970) - Held by Media Blasters. The Tokyo Shock DVD release is out of print.

Dodes’ka-den (1970) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on DVD from Criterion. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Lake of Dracula - Held by Arrow Video. Currently available on "The Bloodthirsty Trilogy" (The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula) trilogy Blu-ray set from Arrow Video.

Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971) - Held by Criterion. A Blu-ray of the movie is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

Battle of Okinawa (1971) - Held by ANIMEIGO. The DVD release from ANIMEIGO is out of print.

Godzilla vs Gigan (1972) - Held by Criterion. A Blu-ray of the movie is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972) - Held by Homevision. Currently available on DVD from Homevision, but may be out of print.

Godzilla vs Megalon (1973) - Held by Criterion. A Blu-ray of the movie is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974) - Held by Criterion. Included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

Evil of Dracula (1974) - Held by Arrow Video. Currently available on "The Bloodthirsty Trilogy" (The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula) trilogy Blu-ray set from Arrow Video.

Lupin the 3rd: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974) - Held by Discotek Media. The DVD from Discotek Media may be out of print.

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) - Held by Criterion. A Blu-ray of the movie is included in the Criterion set entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films".

House (1977) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on Blu-ray or DVD from Criterion.

The War in Space (1977) - Held by Discotek Media. The DVD release from Discotek Media is out of print.

Kagemusha (1980) - Held by Criterion. Currently available on Blu-ray or DVD from Criterion. The Criterion box set entitled "AK 100: 25 FILMS BY AKIRA KUROSAWA" is out of print.

Bye-Bye Jupiter (1984) - Held by Discotek Media. The DVD from Discotek Media is out of print.

Return of Godzilla (1984) - Held by Section23. Currently available on DVD or Blu-ray from Kraken Releasing.

Godzilla vs Biollante (1989) - Held by Miramax. The Lionsgate DVD and Blu-ray are out of print.

Dreams (1990) - Held by Warner Bros., also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently available on DVD from Warner Bros. or DVD or Blu-ray from Criterion.

Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991) - Held by Sony. The double-feature DVD or Blu-ray with Godzilla vs King Ghidorah and Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth may be out of print.

Mikadroid: Robokill Beneath Disco Club Layla (1991) - Held by Discotek Media. The Discotek Media DVD is out of print.

Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992) - Held by Sony. The double-feature DVD or Blu-ray with Godzilla vs King Ghidorah and Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth may be out of print.

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II (1993) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, a DVD set entitled "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2", and the Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II/Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla double feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla (1994) - Held by Sony. Currently available on a Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla/Godzilla vs Destoroyah double-feature DVD or Blu-ray, a DVD set entitled "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 1".

47 Ronin (1994) - Held by ANIMEIGO. The DVD release from ANIMEIGO is out of print.

Godzilla vs Destoroyah (1995) - Held by Sony. Currently available on a Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla/Godzilla vs Destoroyah double-feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 1", and Godzilla vs Destoroyah/Godzilla vs Megaguirus double-feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Rebirth of Mothra (1996) - Held by Sony. Currently available on a Rebirth of Mothra/Rebirth of Mothra II double-feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 1", and the Rebirth of Mothra/Rebirth of Mothra II/Rebirth of Mothra III triple feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Rebirth of Mothra II (1997) - Held by Sony. Currently available on a Rebirth of Mothra/Rebirth of Mothra II double-feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 1", and the Rebirth of Mothra/Rebirth of Mothra II/Rebirth of Mothra III triple feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997) - Held by Kino Video. The DVD release from Kino Video is out of print.

My Secret Cache (1997) - Held by Geneon. Available on DVD from Geneon.

Ringu (1998) - Held by Arrow Video. Available on Blu-ray and is included in the Blu-ray set "The Ringu Collection" from Arrow Video.

Spiral (1998) - Held by Arrow Video. Included in the Blu-ray set "The Ringu Collection" from Arrow Video.

Rebirth of Mothra III (1998) - Held by Sony. Currently available in the Rebirth of Mothra/Rebirth of Mothra II/Rebirth of Mothra III triple feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Godzilla 2000 (1999) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2", and Blu-ray from Sony. The DVD has the US version of the movie, and the Blu-ray has both the Japanese and US versions of the movie.

Hypnosis (1999) - Held by ADV. Currently available on DVD (under the title of The Hypnotist) from ADV.

Ringu 2 - (1999) - Held by Arrow Video. Included in the Blu-ray set "The Ringu Collection" from Arrow Video.

Pyrokinesis (2000) - Held by Media Blasters. Currently available on DVD from Tokyo Shock.

Godzilla vs Megaguirus (2000) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2", and Godzilla vs Destoroyah/Godzilla vs Megaguirus double-feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Ringu 0 (2000) - Held by Arrow Video. Included in the Blu-ray set entitled "The Ringu Collection" from Arrow Video.

Isola (2000) - Held by Adness. Currently available on DVD from Adness.

Onmyoji (2001) - Held by Geneon. Currently available on DVD and double-feature DVD entitled "Onmyoji Collection" from Geneon.

Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) - Held by Sony. Currently available on individual DVD, triple feature DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2", and a GMK/Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla double feature Blu-ray from Sony. Sony holds the theatrical and television rights.

All About Our House (2001) - Held by Geneon. Available on DVD from Geneon.

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2" and a GMK/Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla double feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Returner (2002) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD from Sony.

One Missed Call (2003) - Held by Arrow Video. Included on the Tokyo Shock DVD set entitled "One Missed Call Trilogy" and the Blu-ray set entitled "One Missed Call Trilogy". The individual DVD from Tokyo Shock may be out of print.

Onmyoji II (2003) - Held by Geneon. Currently available on DVD from Geneon and Geneon's double-feature DVD entitled "Onmyoji Collection".

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2", and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars double-feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Azumi (2003) - Held by AsiaVision. The DVD release from Asia Vision may be out of print.

Dragonhead (2003) - Held by Media Blasters. Available on DVD from Tokyo Shock.

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) - Held by Sony. Currently available on DVD, "The Toho Godzilla Collection Vol 2" and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars double-feature Blu-ray from Sony.

Kamikaze Girls (2004) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

Premonition (2004) - Held by Lionsgate. Available on DVD from Lionsgate.

Infection (2004) - Held by Lionsgate. Available on DVD from Lionsgate.

Azumi 2 (2005) - Held by Urban Vision. Available on DVD from Urban Vision.

One Missed Call 2 (2005) - Held by Arrow Video. Currently available on DVD from Tokyo Shock and a Tokyo Shock DVD set called the "One Missed Call Trilogy", as well as the Arrow Video Blu-ray set entitled "One Missed Call Trilogy".

Nana (2005) - Held by VIZ Pictures. The DVD release from VIZ Pictures is out of print.

The Man Behind the Scissors (2005) - Held by Media Blasters. Available on DVD from Tokyo Shock.

Train Man (2005) - Held by VIZ Pictures. The VIZ Pictures DVD is out of print.

The Samurai I Loved (2005) - Held by ANIMEIGO. Available on DVD from ANIMEIGO.

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006) - Held by Sony. Available on DVD from Sony.

One Missed Call: Final (2006) - Held by Arrow Video. Available on a Tokyo Shock DVD set called the "One Missed Call Trilogy", as well as the Arrow Video Blu-ray set entitled "One Missed Call Trilogy".

Nana 2 (2006) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

K-20: The Fiend With Twenty Faces (2008) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

20th Century Boys: Beginning of the End (2008) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009) - Held by VIZ Pictures. Available on DVD from VIZ Pictures.

Space Battleship Yamato (2010) - Held by FUNimation Entertainment. Currently available on DVD or DVD/Blu-ray combo from FUNimation Entertainment.

Gantz (2011) - Held by New People Entertainment. Currently available on DVD or DVD/Blu-ray combo from New People Entertainment.

Gantz II: Perfect Answer (2011) - Held by New People Entertainment. Currently available on DVD or DVD/Blu-ray combo from New People Entertainment.

Parasyte: Part 1 (2014) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on a DVD/Blu-ray combo with Parasyte: Part 2 from FUNimation Entertainment.

Attack on Titan (2015) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on DVD or a DVD/Blu-ray combo with Attack on Titan: End of the World from FUNimation Entertainment.

Parasyte: Part 2 (2015) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on a DVD/Blu-ray combo with Parasyte: Part 1 from FUNimation Entertainment.

Attack on Titan: End of the World (2015) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on DVD or DVD/Blu-ray combo with Attack on Titan from FUNimation Entertainment.

I Am a Hero (2015) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on DVD or DVD/Blu-ray combo from FUNimation Entertainment.

Shin Godzilla (2016) - Held by FUNimation. Currently available on DVD or a DVD/Blu-ray combo from FUNimation Entertainment.

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017) - A Netflix Original. There is no confirmation of home media plans, or what company might distribute it.

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018) - A Netflix Original. There is no confirmation of home media plans, or what company might distribute it.

Godzilla: Planet Eater (2018) - A Netflix Original. There is no confirmation of home media plans, or what company might distribute it.

Shin Ultraman - There is no confirmation of what company may distribute this movie or potential home media plans.
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Can this list include who has theatrical rights (aka prints available for rent) in case someone wants to arrange a film screening?
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goji1986 wrote:Can this list include who has theatrical rights (aka prints available for rent) in case someone wants to arrange a film screening?
I've updated it with the titles for which Sony has the theatrical rights, because thanks to kpa we do know some (or all?) of the titles Sony has such rights to, but that covers few films on this list. Anyone else that gets additional information wins my gratitude, lol.
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Tohosaurus wrote:
goji1986 wrote:Can this list include who has theatrical rights (aka prints available for rent) in case someone wants to arrange a film screening?
I've updated it with the titles for which Sony has the theatrical rights, because thanks to kpa we do know some (or all?) of the titles Sony has such rights to, but that covers few films on this list. Anyone else that gets additional information wins my gratitude, lol.
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Tohosaurus wrote:Varan (1958) - Japanese version held by Media Blasters, American version held by Synergy Entertainment. The Media Blasters individual DVD and triple-feature is currently out of print. The American version is available in Synergy's Entertainment's DVD release and Amazon Instant Video.
I'm pretty sure the DVD offered on Amazon from Synergy is an unliscensed Bootleg
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o.supreme wrote:
Tohosaurus wrote:Varan (1958) - Japanese version held by Media Blasters, American version held by Synergy Entertainment. The Media Blasters individual DVD and triple-feature is currently out of print. The American version is available in Synergy's Entertainment's DVD release and Amazon Instant Video.
I'm pretty sure the DVD offered on Amazon from Synergy is an unliscensed Bootleg
Interesting. Anyone have more concrete info on this? We don't wanna bring attention to a bootleg.
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Tohosaurus wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
Tohosaurus wrote:Varan (1958) - Japanese version held by Media Blasters, American version held by Synergy Entertainment. The Media Blasters individual DVD and triple-feature is currently out of print. The American version is available in Synergy's Entertainment's DVD release and Amazon Instant Video.
I'm pretty sure the DVD offered on Amazon from Synergy is an unliscensed Bootleg
Interesting. Anyone have more concrete info on this? We don't wanna bring attention to a bootleg.
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Godzilla Raids Again (1955) - Held by Classic Media. Available on Classic Media's DVD release or the Criterion DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection".
I think you made a mistake. :D
Yo! There is no Criterion GRA boxset.
This is why you don't put stupids in charge of such important threads.

On serious note with the new stuff on its way I will need to update some of this.
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New info.

The 4-pack Sci-Fi Classics that includes Mothra is out, I picked it up from Half Price Books yesterday.

Plus, there's Blu-Ray and DVD 2-Packs from Sony for:

-Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for Earth
-Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II/Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
-Godzilla vs. Destoroyah/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
-Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars

Plus, we have Godzilla vs. Biollante coming soon.

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Darth Nightmaricus wrote:New info.

The 4-pack Sci-Fi Classics that includes Mothra is out, I picked it up from Half Price Books yesterday.

Plus, there's Blu-Ray and DVD 2-Packs from Sony for:

-Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for Earth
-Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II/Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
-Godzilla vs. Destoroyah/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
-Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars

Plus, we have Godzilla vs. Biollante coming soon.
Updated, except for Biollante. Something new is coming out? It's been on DVD/Blu for some time now in multiple forms.
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Matango is in print, I just checked Amazon, while Frankenstein Conquers the World is only available new from other distributors via Amazon.

Gunhed has one left in stock, as does Atragon. Varan (1962) is in print as a single feature.

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Tohosaurus wrote:
Darth Nightmaricus wrote:New info.

The 4-pack Sci-Fi Classics that includes Mothra is out, I picked it up from Half Price Books yesterday.

Plus, there's Blu-Ray and DVD 2-Packs from Sony for:

-Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for Earth
-Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II/Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
-Godzilla vs. Destoroyah/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
-Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S./Godzilla: Final Wars

Plus, we have Godzilla vs. Biollante coming soon.
Updated, except for Biollante. Something new is coming out? It's been on DVD/Blu for some time now in multiple forms.
GvBiollante is OOP in all forms, but I haven't heard any updates on who has the rights for it now, let alone a new release.

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You make it sound like the Criterion BD of Godzilla doesn't have King of the Monsters too. It does. I haven't watched it yet (this weekend probably), but it's mentioned on the box and it's on the menu.

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photosurrealism wrote:You make it sound like the Criterion BD of Godzilla doesn't have King of the Monsters too. It does. I haven't watched it yet (this weekend probably), but it's mentioned on the box and it's on the menu.
And it is. The wording in the OP is a bit long-winded but it's very clear.
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Tri-Star has Son of Godzilla in print on DVD since 2004, as does Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla. They're both available, I have 'em on DVD!

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goji1986 wrote:
photosurrealism wrote:You make it sound like the Criterion BD of Godzilla doesn't have King of the Monsters too. It does. I haven't watched it yet (this weekend probably), but it's mentioned on the box and it's on the menu.
And it is. The wording in the OP is a bit long-winded but it's very clear.
"Very clear" is an overstatement, though after reading it a few more times, I see what you mean. Sorry about that, just trying to help make things better. Still wrong though.
Godzilla (1954) - Held by Classic Media, also sub-licensed by Criterion. Currently believed to be in print with Godzilla/Godzilla, King of the Monsters from Criterion on DVD, the Godzilla version alone on Blu-ray, or both versions on DVD in the Criterion DVD box set entitled "The Godzilla Collection"; Godzilla/Godzilla, King of the Monsters from Criterion DVD or Blu-ray). Godzilla, King of the Monsters version of the film from Classic Media is available on Netflix Instant.
Should be "Classic Media" not "Criterion" on "The Godzilla Collection" and (to clarify what had confused me and may trip of others), I'd say "the Godzilla version alone on Classic Media's Gojira Blu-ray" to separate it both by manufacturer and title used on the cover from the Criterion version.

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Yamato Takeru (1994)'s American rights are owned by Section 23, who released it on DVD in 2005...it's in Amazon.

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We're updated.
Darth Nightmaricus wrote:Yamato Takeru (1994)'s American rights are owned by Section 23, who released it on DVD in 2005...it's in Amazon.
The DVD was an ADV release; it's also listed as such on the main site. I also recall a discussion with kpa on YT and Gunhed, and I believe that was also in regards to ADV's holding of both films.
Starsteam wrote: GvBiollante is OOP in all forms, but I haven't heard any updates on who has the rights for it now, let alone a new release.
On that subject, these statements from from kpa's posts in the Biollante home media thread:
kpa wrote: Miramax owns the North American rights to BIOLLANTE because they licensed the film from Toho. Miramax made home video distribution deals with Lionsgate and Echo Bridge to release Miramax's movies on DVD and Blu-ray. If the Echo Bridge agreement has expired that just means Echo Bridge will no longer be manufacturing and distributing the Miramax titles they've been handling for the past few years. That would have zero impact on Miramax's rights to BIOLLANTE; the licensing deal with Toho is a separate matter.
So Miramax themselves still have the rights to Biollante. Until when I am not sure.
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gigan72 wrote:
Darth Nightmaricus wrote:Tri-Star has Son of Godzilla in print on DVD since 2004, as does Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla. They're both available, I have 'em on DVD!
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Listen, just because you have it doesn't mean they are in print. They are out of print. Look online at he inflated prices. And you cant find these releases in stores. They are available from scalpers and people who are selling their own DVDs.
I own the GvsMG dvd myself. But I took it for granted everytime I went to Specs and saw about two or three copies this year. I said, "Eh, I got that one already." I live in Puerto Rico so the G fandom is very small here, hell, the G2014 flick lasted only in the theaters 3 weeks here. Anyway, my point is that new copies exist of the Sony DVDs. Unfortunately, Specs closed out so I have to look another part of the island for those DVDs. Somewhere in a town or city that don't give a skreeonk about Godzilla has unwrapped new copies of those Sony DVDs.

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Not sure if you'd like to integrate my information from the Godzilla Home Media Release sister thread at MZ: http://www.scifijapan.com/forum/viewtop ... 72#p249782
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