1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

Discuss DVDs and Blu-rays released by Criterion and the films on them. If it's got a spine number, it's in here. Threads may contain spoilers.
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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#76 Post by CSM126 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:17 pm

Godzamera wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:09 pm
I hope they load it with bonus material. I'm really hoping for some non-Godzilla Toho sci-fi in the box, too.


Here’s our Godzilla boxset, also featuring a bunch of non-Godzilla movies?

Can I say “da fuq” on this board?

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#77 Post by Godzamera » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:52 pm

Or maybe a separate box-set for those ones. Some of the movies are set in the same timeline though, such as Rodan.

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#78 Post by Glowingwabbit » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:13 pm

Godzamera wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:52 pm
Or maybe a separate box-set for those ones. Some of the movies are set in the same timeline though, such as Rodan.
Dont get ahead of yourself, they havent even officially announced a Godzilla set yet. Seems unlikely they would do additional sets.

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#79 Post by EddieLarkin » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:32 pm

CSM126 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Godzamera wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:09 pm
I hope they load it with bonus material. I'm really hoping for some non-Godzilla Toho sci-fi in the box, too.


Here’s our Godzilla boxset, also featuring a bunch of non-Godzilla movies?

Can I say “da fuq” on this board?
It wouldn't be so strange, as they are all in a shared universe, to various degrees. Take Rodan for instance. We know Criterion have the rights to it, and the Godzilla film Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster assumes viewers have seen Rodan and are familiar with the character.

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#80 Post by Ribs » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:57 pm

It would be very weird if Rodan wasn’t included, and the fact it could not be didn’t even cross my mind until now. It’s always been included in all the releases I’ve ever had?

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#81 Post by Godzamera » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:27 pm

Janus has War of the Gargantuas as well.


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#83 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:18 pm

Runtime is 1295 minutes. Does that match the total runtime of the Showa era films?

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#84 Post by EddieLarkin » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:32 pm

Pretty much. Adding up all of the runtimes listed on each of the 15 film's wikipedia entries comes to 1300 dead on. Which is good news regarding King Kong vs Godzilla. Regarding non-Godzilla films, I imagine if they were on the set they'd be as supplements anyway.

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#85 Post by Godzamera » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:06 pm

I hope we can get good releases of Dogora, Prophecies of Nostradamus, etc in the future.

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#86 Post by Orlac » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:38 pm

Arrow released The Bloodthirsty Trilogy so maybe they can release some of the non-Big G films.

Sadly Toho treats Half Human and Prophecies of Nostradamus the way Disney treats Song of the South.

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#87 Post by Blutarsky » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:12 pm

Forgive me if this is incoherent. I have been searching for the Toho booth since opening, still no luck. It is beyond crowded so I am relying on my friends to find the booth. Jesus there is a reason I avoided down here all my childhood.

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#88 Post by Godzamera » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:43 pm

Toho needs to grow up and show one of their greatest SPFX films (Nostradamus) to the world.

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#89 Post by Orlac » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:27 pm

The US version, LAST DAYS OF PLANET EARTH, was distributed by UPA so maybe the rights transfered to Criterion? That said, two films from THE BLOODTHIRSTY TRILOGY were UPA once, and now seem to be back at Toho, as Arrow released them on BD.

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#90 Post by Yaanu » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:47 pm

I did a UPC lookup and it shows that the release's UPC shares the first several numbers with Criterion's other releases, dating back to the LaserDisc era.

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#91 Post by Godzamera » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:58 pm

Apparently, Criterion's wanted to release a Showa box set since the 90s.

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#92 Post by Blutarsky » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:46 pm

From my friend, Toho had a lot of Godzilla stuff as well as a catalogue of all their back films (including Kurosawa and other films they have produced in the past). I made my way over there when the crowd subsided. I asked any info on the boxset that was rumored, including the target online info.
Their response: “Expect an announcement from Criterion this week.”

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#93 Post by black&huge » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:51 pm

Blutarsky wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:46 pm
From my friend, Toho had a lot of Godzilla stuff as well as a catalogue of all their back films (including Kurosawa and other films they have produced in the past). I made my way over there when the crowd subsided. I asked any info on the boxset that was rumored, including the target online info.
Their response: “Expect an announcement from Criterion this week.”
Budapest Citizen Hotel Roma confirmed.

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#94 Post by Godzamera » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:16 am

Yaanu wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:47 pm
I did a UPC lookup and it shows that the release's UPC shares the first several numbers with Criterion's other releases, dating back to the LaserDisc era.
I think those first several numbers are on all their releases.

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#95 Post by Yaanu » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:54 am

Godzamera wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:16 am
Yaanu wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:47 pm
I did a UPC lookup and it shows that the release's UPC shares the first several numbers with Criterion's other releases, dating back to the LaserDisc era.
I think those first several numbers are on all their releases.
That's what I'm getting at: The UPC number is in line with Criterion's other releases, meaning that it's 99% a Criterion release and not some random yet coincidental release by, like, Mill Creek Entertainment.

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#96 Post by Godzamera » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:10 pm

Imagine if we waited all this time and Mill Creek ended up releasing it.

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#97 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:37 pm

Godzamera wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:58 pm
Apparently, Criterion's wanted to release a Showa box set since the 90s.
Six laserdisc titles (Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, Godzilla's Revenge, Terror of Mechagodzilla, and both the original and U.S. versions of the '54 film) got far enough to have UPCs and catalog numbers assigned, though not spine numbers. David Kalat referred to it as a "set" when he was interviewed about the Gojira/King of the Monsters DVD/Blu, but the Laserdisc Database has individual entries with $39.95 price tags, so they may have been meant as standalone releases. I've never seen an explanation for their cancellation, but Paramount released English-dubbed, pan-and-scanned versions of all of them except the original Gojira, so perhaps Criterion wasn't able to obtain the necessary materials to do OAR releases with Japanese audio, or they were planning to license them from Paramount (which only happened once in the LD era, with Robinson Crusoe on Mars) and that fell through.
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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#99 Post by soundchaser » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:50 pm

Added, no doubt, by the same user who runs the Criterion thread and entered the individual releases, and based almost entirely on the Target listing.

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Re: Forthcoming: Godzilla Versus Megaset

#100 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:42 pm

This thread would be a lot less exhausting if people just accepted that this release is coming out and no one is going to pull the rug out on that

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