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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby KingKaiju » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:54 pm

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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Chrispy_G » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:20 am

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


For me, its a pure "Looks cool" shelf item. I'll put it right next to my Mothra Steelbook and leave it at that.

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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby o.supreme » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:00 pm

Well I decided to reach out to FYE directly and got this response:

Hello O.Supreme,
Thanks for reaching out. This is only going to be the English version of the movie.
FYE Customer Support


Now I know some of you are thinking "That was obvious", but I've learned never to assume anything, and to find out directly form the source if possible. It didn't cost me but a minute of time to send the initial e-mail. At the very least, that steelbook is false advertising, somewhat like the Kraken BRD covers.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby heiseigodzilla425 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:46 pm

I picked up the FYE Exclusive King Kong vs. Godzilla steelbook today. To no one's surprise, the disc is EXACTLY the same as the previous 2014 release, even having the same 2014 copyright label on the disc and playing an ad for the now defunct UltraViolet service. When I swapped the 2014 release's disc for the disc from the steelbook, my Xbox picked up right where I had left off from the other disc.

Perhaps interesting is that the steelbook case has a slot for 2 discs, which still makes me wonder if the original intention was to include the Japanese cut as well, and might explain why the Japanese logo is on the steelbook cover. If the plug was pulled pretty late for the Japanese cut, then I would think it would have been way cheaper to print new J-cards than to order new steelbooks. That, or steelbook cases with slots for 2 discs are cheaper.

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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Space Hunter M » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:31 pm

heiseigodzilla425 wrote:To no one's surprise, the disc is EXACTLY the same as the previous 2014 release, even having the same 2014 copyright label on the disc and playing an ad for the now defunct UltraViolet service. When I swapped the 2014 release's disc for the disc from the steelbook, my Xbox picked up right where I had left off from the other disc.

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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Malchik » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:51 pm

At least you got a fancy box.

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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Cookson » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:34 am

MIGHT put the criterion disc in that extra disc slot in the steelbook.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby GodzillaBurgh » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:34 am

I expect this to be a tease. But, joke's on Universal, Criterion's pulling out the red carpet on the Japanese version.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby UltramanGoji » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:12 am

GodzillaBurgh wrote:I expect this to be a tease. But, joke's on Universal, Criterion's pulling out the red carpet on the Japanese version.


Yeah, joke's on...the company that Criterion had to deal with to get the film to begin with?
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Shhh! The Octopus » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:06 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Universal own the rights to that film in the English speaking market? In other words if you want to release the Japanese version in the English market you need Universal's approval? I remember reading that they had the rights to that film in every market outside of Asia per the John Beck/Toho deal.

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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Terasawa » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:37 pm

^That’s how I understand it.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Chrispy_G » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:39 am

I'm just buying it because I had the spare change and because the Steelbook will look cool on the shelf next to my Mothra Steelbook. The disc isn't really relevant since we have the Criterion set coming.

Very odd that it has 2 disc holders but only one disc? Maybe the original intent was to include the Universal DVD of the film as well? Getting a case with 1 empty slot will feel quite amateur hour.

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Got mine. It does indeed have two disc spots. I have to assume that the original plan was to include the DVD and Blu Ray both in the set, and they decided to just include the Blu Ray(or someone somewhere made a mistake)

Either way. It looks AWESOME and it is on the shelf next to my Mothra Steelbook. For the sake of consistency in the cases, I pulled my Classic Media DVD for Rodan and put it in with my King Kong vs Godzilla Blu Ray.

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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Pkmatrix » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:03 am

heiseigodzilla425 wrote:Perhaps interesting is that the steelbook case has a slot for 2 discs, which still makes me wonder if the original intention was to include the Japanese cut as well, and might explain why the Japanese logo is on the steelbook cover. If the plug was pulled pretty late for the Japanese cut, then I would think it would have been way cheaper to print new J-cards than to order new steelbooks. That, or steelbook cases with slots for 2 discs are cheaper.


I had the exact same thought when I noticed the spot for a second disc in mine too.

Maybe I was closer to the mark than I thought when I speculated the reason the Japanese cut was being listed as a Special Feature on the Criterion set was as a maneuver to cut RKO out of the picture.

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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby UltramanGoji » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:40 am

Guys, the Japanese version was never going to be included. Think about the logistics of that statement.

A retailer exclusive (a small retailer, mind you as there's only 206 locations as of this writing) packaging variant containing an entirely different cut of the film not available anywhere else in the US besides a $200 box set.

That's completely unprecedented in not just Godzilla home media history but probably all of home media history. Sure we've had retailer-exclusive special features but exclusive cuts of the film? That's maddening. Universal wouldn't waste resources on something like that if they couldn't maximize their profits by putting out a new standard edition Blu-Ray with the Japanese cut.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Cookson » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:41 am

Will say this was a odd release date. Why not release it around GvsKongs box office debut?
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:28 am

Cookson wrote:Will say this was a odd release date. Why not release it around GvsKongs box office debut?

Because it's not a full-scale reissue; it's a retailer exclusive, and being sold through a relatively niche retailer at that. If this were a brand-new disc being produced in large numbers and sold through all the usual retailers, they might have timed it more strategically. This is something that fans are likely to be more aware of in the first place, and they'll buy it no matter when it comes out.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Chrispy_G » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:02 pm

Cookson wrote:Will say this was a odd release date. Why not release it around GvsKongs box office debut?


It is basically done to move more units of the disc they've already manufactured. It is also to just try and put the film out into circulation one last time to move units before the Criterion set makes it "obsolete"....and this Steelbook will likely be in circulation still when the marketing begins to ramp up for Godzilla vs Kong.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Shhh! The Octopus » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:33 am

You know the numbers has its home video sales at $747,575. I wonder if its this Universal Blu Ray that that number is based on. Accumulative sales since the DVD first hit stores in 2005?

https://www.the-numbers.com/movie/Kingu ... ab=summary
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:22 am

Hard to say, considering they give no further details and don't say where they got that number.
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Re: King Kong vs Godzilla FYE Exclusive Steelbook

Postby Shhh! The Octopus » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:39 am

^ I contacted Thenumbers and asked them about that gross and they said this

These blu-ray numbers come from the Universal Blu-ray that was released on April 1, 2014. Thank you...


So it doesn't include the initial release back in 2005, but then again that wasn't Blu-Ray I don't think. I think only the 2014 release was Blu-Ray rather than a standard DVD.
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