For the first time in the West, Criterion is releasing the entire Showa Era on one Blu-ray set. 8 discs, 15 films in an illustrated book format with new pop art style illustrations. SRP is $225, but sites like Deep Discount have the pre-order price as low as $160. There's even some new material in the bonus features. Releasing in October.
In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying everything in its path—and changing movies forever. The arresting original Godzilla soon gave rise to an entire monster-movie genre (kaiju eiga), but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in fourteen fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent (if still belligerent) Earth protector.
Collected here for the first time are all fifteen Godzilla films of Japan's Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling, and indomitable international appeal that established the most iconic giant monster the cinema has ever seen.
The collection will include HD transfers of the films with uncompressed audio, including the Godzilla, King of the Monsters U.S. release, the King Kong vs. Godzilla Japanese release, audio commentaries, English subtitles with new translations, English dub tracks for some of the films, interviews, documentaries, audio essays, and an artbook with essays, notes, and illustrations.
Not just Toho, but literally everything? That would be a licensing nightmare. I wonder if it's even known where the rights to some of that stuff reside now.
No, no, I'm just talking about Toho...Varan, Mothra, Rodan, Atragon, Frankenstein, Gargantuas, Yog, Dogora, Mysterians, King Kong Escapes...probably throw Gorath and Matango in there also. Most of those are impossible to get these days on disc. All the Gamera films are fairly easy to find, there's already a Blu-ray set with both the Showa and Heisei series.
Optimal Megatron: Yeah, for me now it's just kind of acquiring different exclusives.
Oct 16, 2019 19:39:09 GMT -5
iacon45: This mold is better than it has any right to be.
Oct 16, 2019 18:38:02 GMT -5
iacon45: I'm actually fine with Prowl not having thw cannons ironically.
Oct 16, 2019 18:36:56 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Admittedly, I put his shoulder guns on Prowl
Oct 16, 2019 18:26:35 GMT -5
iacon45: And Bluestreak also has the 2 shoulder guns and rifle.
Oct 16, 2019 18:23:07 GMT -5
iacon45: Maybe he wants to audition for the DOTM Wreckers
Oct 16, 2019 18:22:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Smokescreen's the race car, and he has more guns than any other version of this mold.
Oct 16, 2019 17:03:06 GMT -5
iacon45: But if I had to buy another Weaponizer, it would probably be Cromar. The Sixgun mold has the most potential and I love the red and black color. Has a bit of a Gobot homage too.
Oct 12, 2019 14:36:49 GMT -5
iacon45: I only bought one of each of the original three Weaponizers. I never liked to troop build. Bad enough buying 3 Reflectors.
Oct 12, 2019 14:36:09 GMT -5
iacon45: That clear plastic on Mirage scares me. Bad enough the lower legs on the regular release are clear plastic also.
Oct 12, 2019 14:33:49 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: And frankly, Cog is a fun mold to toy with, but I don't need three of him
Oct 11, 2019 21:52:52 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: But I didn't really want Clear Mirage
Oct 11, 2019 21:52:36 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Yeah, the Powerdashers don't really do anything for me. I'd have bought them if I hadn't already doubled up on the originals
Oct 11, 2019 21:52:13 GMT -5
iacon45: I need to hold off buying TFs for a bit already as it is. The fact that one Powerdasher comes in a set I dont really care about is helping me not buy the other two.
Oct 11, 2019 21:03:03 GMT -5
iacon45: To be quite honest, I'm actually having second thoughts on Studio Devs. I'm already half way there and I mostly love the constructicons we already have. My favorite is actually Hightower because he is so unique. But Long Haul's issues have me worried
Oct 11, 2019 20:40:34 GMT -5
iacon45: Weight-wise mostly.
Oct 11, 2019 20:20:38 GMT -5
iacon45: Same here. The way he's going, I bet he's going to be pretty massive even for a Titan Class figure.
Oct 11, 2019 20:20:13 GMT -5