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King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby 2004Zilla » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:34 pm

Release Date: Sep 10, 2019


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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Chrispy_G » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:46 am

Aaaaand I've ordered it. Like with the Mothra Blu Ray Steelbook, I can't resist ordering these Steelbooks for the cool packaging and artwork alone....even though I know the Blu Ray is going to go into one of my mega-cases with all of the other discs. I keep all of the non-Legendary films in mega-cases(Blank Blu Ray cases that are about twice as thick and hold 7-10 discs)

I never expect to have all of the films get Steelbook releases...but any of them that DO get that honor, I like to pick up to display on my shelf.

Also....any hope that this is a Universal move to make one last cash-in on their EXISTING King Kong vs Godzilla Blu Ray Disc because they know they have licensed(or plan to license) King Kong vs Godzilla to Criterion for their Box Set?

Also also...I was always hoping this might be a potential side benefit of the Legendary films...the potential of getting catalog Godzilla films back on the shelves and in circulation in any kind of new incarnation, Steelbooks, new editions, etc etc
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Pkmatrix » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:24 am

At that price, how can I say no? Pre-ordered!

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Postby Mr. Yellow » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:02 am

Hoping this has the JP cut.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Godzillian » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:25 am

Fingers crossed at the very least it's a better release than the current bluray
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Postby Terasawa » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:05 am

Since it’s an F.Y.E. exclusive I’m sure the disc will be identical to the 2014 release. I can’t imagine why F.Y.E. would exclusively get the Japanese version.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby eabaker » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:49 am

Terasawa wrote:Since it’s an F.Y.E. exclusive I’m sure the disc will be identical to the 2014 release. I can’t imagine why F.Y.E. would exclusively get the Japanese version.


My assumption as well. This will probably just be the same release, but in more annoying packaging.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Terasawa » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:36 am

eabaker wrote:This will probably just be the same release, but in more annoying packaging.


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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Chrispy_G » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:15 am

I used to not be on board the whole Steelbook thing because I didn't like the idea of all of the movies on my shelf NOT being in uniform packaging. I just wanted them all as regular disc cases that matched.

A few things changed my perspective.

I started to shrink my collection and wipe out a bunch of movies I didn't love as much and would never have time to watch....and I began to appreciate how damn cool the artwork and packaging of Steelbooks are, and how much better they look and stand up when you put them on a shelf, especially when lined up with other Steelbooks.

Kong, G14, and forthcoming G:KOTM are all Steelbook for me. I put my Kong 4K disc that I had for years inside of the Blu Ray Steelbook I found for cheap.

All of the other Godzilla films plus Rodan and now Mothra, everything non-Legendary, I spread across 4 cases. Showa films split across 2 cases, 1 case for Heisei, and 1 case for G98, Millennium, and Shin.

I have G98 as a 4K Steelbook, as well as Mothra, and soon King Kong vs Godzilla. Even though I put the discs in the larger "collection cases", I still like to have the Steelbooks on display....because they are just so damn fancy and classy.

I fully expect Criterion to have a gorgeous Criterion Box Set for the Showa films, so that would then replace my two Showa Big Cases.

If we started getting Heisei and Millennium films as Steelbook releases, I would buy them in a heartbeat. Same thing if Funi ever put out a Shin Steelbook.

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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Stump Feet » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:07 am

I'm only interested if it comes with some special features.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Godzillian » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:15 am

Stump Feet wrote:I'm only interested if it comes with some special features.

it wont since it seems to be just a reissue of the universal bluray
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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:26 am

Please god let there be a KKVG release of the Japanese cut thay doesn't look like ass
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Terasawa » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:30 am

Mr_Goji_and_Watch wrote:Please god let there be a KKVG release of the Japanese cut thay doesn't look like ass


Such a thing exists but we won't be seeing it from Universal.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:44 am

Terasawa wrote:Such a thing exists but we won't be seeing it from Universal.


If you're referring to the 4K restoration, it has some bad DNR from what I've seen. Of course I haven't seen the actual broadcast on a 4k display so who knows.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:54 am

Not interested if it doesn't have the Japanese version, which it won't...
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Terasawa » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 am

Mr_Goji_and_Watch wrote:
Terasawa wrote:Such a thing exists but we won't be seeing it from Universal.


If you're referring to the 4K restoration, it has some bad DNR from what I've seen. Of course I haven't seen the actual broadcast on a 4k display so who knows.


I dunno, it looks like pretty natural amount of authentic grain to me, and I don't see any significant noise reduction. It's not a noisy image at all but it's definitely there, even in the circulating non-4K copy. (Images may be slightly compressed on Imgur's end.)

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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Tamura » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:00 pm

It'd probably be best to save judgments about potential noise reduction in a 4K restoration until we've seen anything but a highly compressed HDTV broadcast. It's like a JPEG compared to a 16-bit TIFF.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Chrispy_G » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:24 am

Well, it looks like the old "This is Universal squeezing pennies out of their release before the Criterion Set" line of thinking was true.

But still, the artwork has dropped, and it looks cool. I'm still buying it. It will look cool next to my Mothra 61 and G98 Steelbooks...which are right next to my Kong, G14, and forthcoming GKOTM steelbooks.

I would love to get Steelbooks of the Heisei Era with the Ohrai poster art as the covers. That would be pretty epic.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby goji1986 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:50 am

Hold up...the cover art includes the Japanese Kanji AS WELL AS the English title. They’ve never acknowledged that in previous releases. Could Universal be including the Japanese version after all?
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Kaiju no Kami » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:36 am

I see no reason to bother with Universal's version now that we are going to get the real version through Criterion.


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