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Godzilla: The Showa Era 15 disc blu-ray set

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https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Godzilla-The-Showa-Era-Blu-ray/248527/

 

Awhile back Criterion acquired the rights to more of the Godzilla movies. This box set has been rumored to be in the works. 

 

Looks like (hopefully) we’ll finally be getting the Japanese version of King Kong vs Godzilla.

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Apparently there’s massive uproar amongst the Godzilla community. It appears Criterion is not going to be able to include the US versions, with exception of King Kong vs Godzilla and Godzilla KOTM (1956). Only 6 of the films will have the international dubs that Toho themselves made and the transfers are taken from the 2008 Toho Blu-rays, which are apparently not very good, transfer wise. 

 

Criterion has said they did some tweaking to the sources given to them. I personally have not seen any of the 2008 Blu-ray Discs. The only two Showa blu-rays I have are criterion’s release of Gojira (1954) and classic media’s Destroy All Monsters. The latter almost looks like a soap opera at times. The rest of my collection are the standard dvds that both Sony and Classic Media released. 

 

 

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I really don’t care about dubs. They’re terrible and I don’t watch them anymore. The only drawback is we’re not getting the extra footage shot of the US attack on Godzilla from Mothra vs Godzilla and I’m not sure if Monster Zero’s international dub has Nick Adams voice.

 

i get a headache trying to go through all the conversations regarding all the dubbed versions that exist. I believe Toho just wants to keep the international ones they commissioned.  

 

 

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