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Old 06-19-2009, 05:51 AM   #1
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Japan Godzilla (1954), Radon (Rodan), Mothra, Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla: Final Wars

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All coming 9/18 in Japan. No English subtitles listed for any of them.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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No English subtitles??? Big tease...I'd love to get Final Wars on Blu ray
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No English subs = lame. Will wait for domestic releases....
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:51 PM   #5
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I might pick up Godzilla Final Wars and retire my DVD ... but I'll wait for a price anouncement to be sure.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:28 PM   #6
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No English subs = lame. Will wait for domestic releases....
It's going to be a long time if ever... for most Godzilla films anyway.

Will be picking up all 5.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:31 PM   #7
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Will be picking up all 5.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:38 PM   #8
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I translated the specs for each disc:

GODZILLA (Gojira, 1954)

Features:
1. Theatrical Trailer (HD quality)
2. Akira Ifukube Interview (SD quality)
3. View Storyboards with Picture-In-Picture [NEW FEATURE!]
4. New Version of Godzilla's Theme (HD quality) [NEW FEATURE!]
5. See Original Filming Locations With Snapshots (tentative) (HD quality) [NEW FEATURE!]
6. Oxygen Destroyer (HD quality) [NEW FEATURE!]
7. Audio Commentary (Akira Takarada)

Audio:
1. Mono (Linear PCM)
2. ME (BGM + (BGM + sound FX) Mono (Linear PCM)
3. Audio Commentary (Dolby Digital)

Subtitles:
1. Japanese

GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE (Gojira tai Biorante, 1989)

Features:
1. Theatrical Trailer (HD quality)
2. Teaser Trailers (SD quality)
3. The Making of Godzilla vs. Biollante (SD quality)
4. Models & Creations (SD quality)
5. Audio Commentary (director Kazuki Oomori, FX director Koichi Kawakita

Audio:
1. Dolby Surround (Dolby TrueHD)
2. 2002's 5.1 Remix (Dolby TrueHD)
3. Audio Commentary (Dolby Digital)

Subtitles:
1. Japanese

GODZILLA FINAL WARS (Gojira Fainaru Uoozu, 2004)

Features:
1. Theatrical Trailer (HD quality)
2. Teaser Trailer (HD quality)
3. TV Spots (SD quality)
4. Promotional Videos (SD quality)
5. Theatre Manners Announcement (SD quality)
6. Making Of (SD quality)
7. Director Ryuhei Kitamura Long Interview (SD quality)
8. Kyle Cooper Interview (SD quality)
9. Long Version of the TV Debate Scene (SD quality)
10. VFX Workshop: Rodan Flies Through N.Y. (SD quality)
11. Audio Commentary (director Ryuhei Kitamura, FX director Eiichi Asada)

Audio:
1. Subtitled Version 6.1ch (Dolby TrueHD)
2. Dubbed Version 6.1ch (Dolby TrueHD)
4. Audio Commentary (Dolby Digital)

Subtitles:
1. Japanese

MOTHRA (Mosura, 1961)

Features:
1. "Brand New Mothra" (1974 Champion Festival Release Edit / HD Blow-Up)
2. "Mothra Document" (tentative) (HD quality) [NEW FEATURE!]
3. Audio Commentary (Hiroshi Koizumi)

Audio:
1. Mono (Linear PCM)
2. 4ch Stereo (Linear PCM)
3. Audio Commentary (Dolby Digital)

Subtitles:
1. Japanese

RODAN (Radon, 1956)

Features:
1. Theatrical Preview (HD Blow-Up Quality)
2. "Mach-Speed Monster Rodan" 8mm (SD quality)
3. Toho Monster Picture Book 1 "Mach-Speed Monster Rodan" (still images + narration / HD quality)
4. "Location Hunting Rodan" (tentative) (HD quality) [NEW FEATURE!]
5. Audio Commentary (Sadamasa Arikawa)

Audio:
1. Mono (Linear PCM)
2. BGM (music only) Mono (Linear PCM)
3. ME (music + sound FX) Mono (Linear PCM)
4. Audio Commentary (Dolby Digital)

Subtitles:
1. Japanese
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Man i wish i had a job right now. I need to save up for them!
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:14 AM   #10
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Fantastic.
Looking forward to these!
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:59 AM   #11
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Awesome, it'll probably cost a total of $250 + Shipping for all 5. I'll be picking up the Godzilla Blus only. Hopefully, Yesasia.com will get them cheap. What sucks is that they are not releasing all the Godzilla films in order.
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What sucks is that they are not releasing all the Godzilla films in order.
Toho never did this even when they we first releasing them on DVD. They seem to just pick films at random (although sometimes they were timed with the new movies; if I recall correctly, MECHAGODZILLA and TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA were both released on DVD when the 2002 GODZILLA X MECHAGODZILLA was released in theatres, and the same happened with the original MOTHRA when GODZILLA MOTHRA MECHAGODZILLA: TOKYO SOS opened in 2003.)
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:13 PM   #13
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Yeah, I remember them not being released in order when they did the DVDs. Wish they would have done that though with the Blu's.
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Yeah, just pre-ordered them from Amazon and they're about $250 after shipping. A lot of money, but it's Japan... though the Gamera sets are much cheaper.
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Yeah, just pre-ordered them from Amazon and they're about $250 after shipping. A lot of money, but it's Japan... though the Gamera sets are much cheaper.
Is that for all 5 or just the Godzilla Blus?

I look forward to the Godzilla Vs. Biollante Blu-Ray. I might pass on the Japanese Gojira Blu-Ray since Classic Media is releasing it four days later here in the US. So, Godzilla Vs. Biollante and Godzilla: Final Wars for me. I'm holding out on Mothra and Rodan. If SONY is releasing Mothra here in the US this year on DVD as originally planned, hopefully they release it on Blu-Ray too. I just bought the Classic Media Double Feature DVD of Rodan and War of the Gargantuas back when it came out in September of last year. For the $18 I spent on it, I'll hold out. Hopefully Classic Media will have more planned in the following months, hopefully around Christmas.

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No English subs = lame. Will wait for domestic releases....
Good luck on that with Godzilla Vs Megalon, Godzilla 1985, & Godzilla Vs Biollante. Here's to hoping that SONY doesn't screw up and obtains the Japanese audio for Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah, Godzilla & Mothra: Battle for Earth, Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla, & Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah and also the uncut version of Godzilla 2000: Millennium. And to hoping that they put accurate subtitles on the Blu-Ray releases because they f***ed up big time on the DVDs with the "Dubtitles".

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It was for all 5.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:42 AM   #17
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Yeah, I figured it'd be about $50 each.
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Can't believe it ? why so ? is this a director cut edition ?
They just are. The DVDs are like that too. Toho doesn't subtitle them because of them losing money off of importing. They want you to buy them in your own country. But the thing is, Godzilla doesn't get a lot attention outside of Japan, China, Australia, and the US. He's been getting a little popular in some European countries like Germany and France. France even released Godzilla: Final Wars in theaters back in August of 2005. Australia has also released most of the Godzilla films except for Godzilla Vs. Biollante. Godzilla Vs. Biollante seems to be the oddball in terms of getting the shaft on releases. I have the US VHS release by HBO and Dimension Films. The best thing about the US VHS of Godzilla Vs. Biollante is that the film is in Widescreen. I'm not sure if Harvey Weinstein took the rights with him when he left Disney. Supposedly, this is only a rumor, but Quentin Tarantino tried to have Godzilla Vs. Biollante released on DVD a couple of years ago but failed.

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I found another article about the releases, which was how I heard the good news (and almost peed my pants...not really ).

http://www.asianblurayguide.com/news...nsters_on_blu/

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I translated the specs for each disc:

GODZILLA (Gojira, 1954)

Features:
1. Theatrical Trailer (HD quality)
2. Akira Ifukube Interview (SD quality)
3. View Storyboards with Picture-In-Picture [NEW FEATURE!]
4. New Version of Godzilla's Theme (HD quality) [NEW FEATURE!]
5. See Original Filming Locations With Snapshots (tentative) (HD quality) [NEW FEATURE!]
6. Oxygen Destroyer (HD quality) [NEW FEATURE!]
7. Audio Commentary (Akira Takarada)

Audio:
1. Mono (Linear PCM)
2. ME (BGM + (BGM + sound FX) Mono (Linear PCM)
3. Audio Commentary (Dolby Digital)

Subtitles:
1. Japanese

GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE (Gojira tai Biorante, 1989)

Features:
1. Theatrical Trailer (HD quality)
2. Teaser Trailers (SD quality)
3. The Making of Godzilla vs. Biollante (SD quality)
4. Models & Creations (SD quality)
5. Audio Commentary (director Kazuki Oomori, FX director Koichi Kawakita

Audio:
1. Dolby Surround (Dolby TrueHD)
2. 2002's 5.1 Remix (Dolby TrueHD)
3. Audio Commentary (Dolby Digital)

Subtitles:
1. Japanese

GODZILLA FINAL WARS (Gojira Fainaru Uoozu, 2004)

Features:
1. Theatrical Trailer (HD quality)
2. Teaser Trailer (HD quality)
3. TV Spots (SD quality)
4. Promotional Videos (SD quality)
5. Theatre Manners Announcement (SD quality)
6. Making Of (SD quality)
7. Director Ryuhei Kitamura Long Interview (SD quality)
8. Kyle Cooper Interview (SD quality)
9. Long Version of the TV Debate Scene (SD quality)
10. VFX Workshop: Rodan Flies Through N.Y. (SD quality)
11. Audio Commentary (director Ryuhei Kitamura, FX director Eiichi Asada)

Audio:
1. Subtitled Version 6.1ch (Dolby TrueHD)
2. Dubbed Version 6.1ch (Dolby TrueHD)
4. Audio Commentary (Dolby Digital)

Subtitles:
1. Japanese

MOTHRA (Mosura, 1961)

Features:
1. "Brand New Mothra" (1974 Champion Festival Release Edit / HD Blow-Up)
2. "Mothra Document" (tentative) (HD quality) [NEW FEATURE!]
3. Audio Commentary (Hiroshi Koizumi)

Audio:
1. Mono (Linear PCM)
2. 4ch Stereo (Linear PCM)
3. Audio Commentary (Dolby Digital)

Subtitles:
1. Japanese

RODAN (Radon, 1956)

Features:
1. Theatrical Preview (HD Blow-Up Quality)
2. "Mach-Speed Monster Rodan" 8mm (SD quality)
3. Toho Monster Picture Book 1 "Mach-Speed Monster Rodan" (still images + narration / HD quality)
4. "Location Hunting Rodan" (tentative) (HD quality) [NEW FEATURE!]
5. Audio Commentary (Sadamasa Arikawa)

Audio:
1. Mono (Linear PCM)
2. BGM (music only) Mono (Linear PCM)
3. ME (music + sound FX) Mono (Linear PCM)
4. Audio Commentary (Dolby Digital)

Subtitles:
1. Japanese
Lossless for all. Nice. I can live without 5.1 or higher (mostly because I don't have a 5.1 system at my house), but lossless is always nice. I can always use the Watchmen Blu if I want 5.1 goodness (rocked in theaters). Classic Media had better bonus features for Gojira 1954, but this release looks good. Explains why the US was getting a release soon: Japan is too.

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Toho never did this even when they we first releasing them on DVD. They seem to just pick films at random (although sometimes they were timed with the new movies; if I recall correctly, MECHAGODZILLA and TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA were both released on DVD when the 2002 GODZILLA X MECHAGODZILLA was released in theatres, and the same happened with the original MOTHRA when GODZILLA MOTHRA MECHAGODZILLA: TOKYO SOS opened in 2003.)
Makes sense. People would be remembering the stars of those films, so it would be smart to release older films starring them at that time.

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Good luck on that with Godzilla Vs Megalon, Godzilla 1985, & Godzilla Vs Biollante. Here's to hoping that SONY doesn't screw up and obtains the Japanese audio for Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah, Godzilla & Mothra: Battle for Earth, Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla, & Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah and also the uncut version of Godzilla 2000: Millennium. And to hoping that they put accurate subtitles on the Blu-Ray releases because they f***ed up big time on the DVDs with the "Dubtitles".
That is why I'm cool with buying Japanese releases. I might just get G vs. Biollante, since I never saw it.

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They just are. The DVDs are like that too. Toho doesn't subtitle them because of them losing money off of importing. They want you to buy them in your own country. But the thing is, Godzilla doesn't get a lot attention outside of Japan, China, Australia, and the US. He's been getting a little popular in some European countries like Germany and France. France even released Godzilla: Final Wars in theaters back in August of 2005. Australia has also released most of the Godzilla films except for Godzilla Vs. Biollante. Godzilla Vs. Biollante seems to be the oddball in terms of getting the shaft on releases. I have the US VHS release by HBO and Dimension Films. The best thing about the US VHS of Godzilla Vs. Biollante is that the film is in Widescreen. I'm not sure if Harvey Weinstein took the rights with him when he left Disney. Supposedly, this is only a rumor, but Quentin Tarantino tried to have Godzilla Vs. Biollante released on DVD a couple of years ago but failed.
That is why I might get G. vs. Biollante when it comes. I'm tired of waiting for a US release on DVD (along with G 1985). I defintely don't want to get a bootleg, for both moral and quaility reasons. I mean, bootlegs are only on DVD and HD-DVD (). I might hold off on the other films and wait for a box set (which might be crazy expensive, but they'll at least be together), but I will almost definitely get G vs. Biollante and G 1985 when it comes.
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That is why I might get G. vs. Biollante when it comes. I'm tired of waiting for a US release on DVD (along with G 1985). I defintely don't want to get a bootleg, for both moral and quaility reasons. I mean, bootlegs are only on DVD and HD-DVD (). I might hold off on the other films and wait for a box set (which might be crazy expensive, but they'll at least be together), but I will almost definitely get G vs. Biollante and G 1985 when it comes.
Yeah, well, given how early it is in the Blu-Ray life span, I wouldn't worry about piracy on this format for another two years tops.

I'm grateful to how much home entertainment has improved since DVD came in. With Godzilla, we were stuck with horrible Pan and Scan copies that there in horrible shape and sometimes really dark. Plus stuck with the English dubbing. I do miss the AIP/Titra dubs that are not present on the SONY DVDs.

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