MGM's three Toho films: Why no DVD/Blu-ray release with subtitled/dubbed versions?

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MGM's three Toho films: Why no DVD/Blu-ray release with subtitled/dubbed versions?

Postby mikelcho » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:55 am

I just got G-Fan #121 and it has a new article on The Human Vapor. At the end, it states the reason why MGM has not given their three Toho films (this one, The Last War and Gorath) a proper DVD/Blu-ray release in subtitled/dubbed version combinations.

It states two reasons. One I already knew from learning about it here (the existing prints have deteriorated to the point of turning pink), but the other I learned in the article, which I quote here: "MGM is apparently not interested in working with Toho to get usable materials."

I figure that that explains why, say, MGM isn't going to release a 3-in-1 release of the films similar to what Sony did with their three films (The H-Man, Battle in Outer Space and Mothra). That and the possibility that the Sony release might not have sold well, because the last time that it saw it, it was in one of the Barnes and Noble bargain disc sections and after that, I haven't seen it in any store since.

That's what I found out. Thoughts or opinions?

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Re: MGM's three Toho films: Why no DVD/Blu-ray release with subtitled/dubbed versions?

Postby Maritonic » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:57 am

Did this warrant it's own thread?

That's basically what https://www.tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=24428&start=120 is for.
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Re: MGM's three Toho films: Why no DVD/Blu-ray release with subtitled/dubbed versions?

Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:11 pm

The Human Vapor doesn't even have a Blu-Ray release in Japan despite the critical acclaim it got, there's little demand for any of these three in the West.
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Re: MGM's three Toho films: Why no DVD/Blu-ray release with subtitled/dubbed versions?

Postby mikelcho » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Maritonic wrote:Did this warrant it's own thread?

That's basically what https://www.tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=24428&start=120 is for.
Okay, my mistake. If an admin wants to switch this over to Toho Media or merge this with Godzilla/Kaiju General Releases Thread, be my guest, please.
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Re: MGM's three Toho films: Why no DVD/Blu-ray release with subtitled/dubbed versions?

Postby mikelcho » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:54 pm

Admins, could one of you please switch this thread over to Toho Media?

Thank you.

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Postby MaxRebo320 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:35 pm

Dude, your question has been answered. Why does this thread need more traffic?
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Re: MGM's three Toho films: Why no DVD/Blu-ray release with subtitled/dubbed versions?

Postby LegendZilla » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:49 pm

Imagine if MGM actually co-produced films with Toho.
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Re: MGM's three Toho films: Why no DVD/Blu-ray release with subtitled/dubbed versions?

Postby mikelcho » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:54 pm

Could someone please move this subforum over to the Toho Media section? That would be very helpful.


UPDATE: Thanks a lot to whoever did this! Now it's in the right spot.
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