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Importing King Kong vs. Godzilla?

Postby Pkmatrix » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:40 am

I'm interesting in buying a copy of the Japanese cut of King Kong vs. Godzilla. What release should I go for? Are there any foreign releases with English subtitles, or should I just expect it to be Japanese-only no matter where I buy it?

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Re: Importing King Kong vs. Godzilla?

Postby Legion1979 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:21 am

If you want an official release you have no choice but to buy the Japanese bluray, which doesn't have subtitles.

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Postby Space Hunter M » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:43 am

Legion1979 wrote:If you want an official release you have no choice but to buy the Japanese bluray, which doesn't have subtitles.

And even if you DO go with an unofficial release, you get the VDK subs, which don't really translate the dialogue at all and just bullshit half the lines.

The Japanese BD is okay for its wealth of audio options, but it has awful brown grading and still uses the LD transfer for four minutes of the first reel.
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Re: Importing King Kong vs. Godzilla?

Postby Pkmatrix » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:25 am

Ah, okay, I figured the Toho BD would be the best official release. I was just hoping there'd also be an official Australian or Singaporean release with English subs I might be able to pick up instead, but since that seems not to be the case I'll just go get the Toho BD. Thanks! :)

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Postby ILL GREEN » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:30 am

I bought DVDR from ebay a few years back and the quality was immaculate. Also the subtitles appeared to be on point, kinda harsher dialogue than the US dub but on point.

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Re: Importing King Kong vs. Godzilla?

Postby Goji » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:26 am

No matter how "immaculate" it was, a DVD-R bootleg sourced from the R2 DVD is still not a better option than an official HD release featuring a (mostly) new scan, despite that new transfer's problems. The subtitles had to be the VDK ones (which are the only ones in circulation), which like SPM mentioned, are not exactly good.
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Postby gvamp » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:40 pm

Are the VDK subs sourced from James Ballard's Tokyo Monsters subbs? When I purchased the R2 DVD 11 years ago I reburnt it using those subs and they where good.
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Postby ILL GREEN » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:05 pm

Goji wrote:No matter how "immaculate" it was, a DVD-R bootleg sourced from the R2 DVD is still not a better option than an official HD release featuring a (mostly) new scan, despite that new transfer's problems

Supposedly you can mention these "official HD release" alternatives?

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Re: Importing King Kong vs. Godzilla?

Postby Space Hunter M » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:33 pm

ILL GREEN wrote:
Goji wrote:No matter how "immaculate" it was, a DVD-R bootleg sourced from the R2 DVD is still not a better option than an official HD release featuring a (mostly) new scan, despite that new transfer's problems

Supposedly you can mention these "official HD release" alternatives?

lol can you not spot the multiple references to the Region A Japanese BD release in previous posts?

gvamp wrote:Are the VDK subs sourced from James Ballard's Tokyo Monsters subbs? When I purchased the R2 DVD 11 years ago I reburnt it using those subs and they where good.

And I explained why they aren't. They aren't a representation of what's actually said whatsoever.

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Re: Importing King Kong vs. Godzilla?

Postby NSZ » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:45 pm

Space Hunter M wrote:
Shinichi Sekizawa wrote:Lately, it seems that the sea level has risen considerably. This is caused by the melting of ice in the Arctic. But why is the ice melting? To find the answer, let's have a look at this chart.


VDK wrote:Until recently, it was thought that we came from a combination of amino acids. This caused life to form at the beginning of time. But, why did it begin this way? Please focus on the picture over there...


... Well, that's a night and day difference. :dizzy:
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Re: Importing King Kong vs. Godzilla?

Postby Goji » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:10 am

ILL GREEN wrote: Supposedly you can mention these "official HD release" alternatives?


..What? I'm obviously talking about the Japanese Blu-ray release from last year.
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Re: Importing King Kong vs. Godzilla?

Postby Zarm » Sun May 20, 2018 3:37 am

Space Hunter M wrote:
gvamp wrote:Are the VDK subs sourced from James Ballard's Tokyo Monsters subbs? When I purchased the R2 DVD 11 years ago I reburnt it using those subs and they where good.

And I explained why they aren't. They aren't a representation of what's actually said whatsoever.

Shinichi Sekizawa wrote:Lately, it seems that the sea level has risen considerably. This is caused by the melting of ice in the Arctic. But why is the ice melting? To find the answer, let's have a look at this chart.


VDK wrote:Until recently, it was thought that we came from a combination of amino acids. This caused life to form at the beginning of time. But, why did it begin this way? Please focus on the picture over there...


So, that section was just translated afresh to make that comparison, but is the only section that has been?
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Re: Importing King Kong vs. Godzilla?

Postby MechaMinya » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:35 am

I just ordered the official Toho Blu-ray. From where can I find an accurate translation in English? I would like to follow along while watching. Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide!


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