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Old 12-04-12, 05:40 PM
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
And Zilla never counts toward the canon. Ever.
If I show you a picture of my DVD shelf with Zilla in-between Destroyah and 2000, would your head explode?
Old 12-04-12, 05:46 PM
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Bad Boys II and Ghostnusters 2 are the only ones I'm still waiting for.
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Yea, that's it. I'm hoping there's renewed interest once we get closer to the new film in 2014.

And Zilla never counts toward the canon. Ever.
Since when is that movie called Zilla?
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by whotony
Since when is that movie called Zilla?
"Zilla" is what the Japanese have dubbed the "Godzilla" of that film.

With regards to the Godzilla franchise, Toho has full say on the HD releases. Why do you think the Echo Bridge release is actually solid? Toho gave them their materials and said go. Media Blasters fucked up on their releases of Destroy All Monsters and Godzilla vs. Megalon as they deviated from Toho.

Godzilla Raids Again, Mothra vs. Godzilla, Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster, Invasion of Astro-Monster, All Monsters Attack, and Terror of Mechagodzilla are all owned by Classic Media. Criterion could easily get their hands on the titles with no problem as seen with the original film.

King Kong vs. Godzilla is in the hands of Universal. Criterion or Shout! could easily get their hands on that title.

Godzilla 1985 is in the hands of Image. So, uh, we're probably fucked there.

The remainder are with Sony... which could easily go to Criterion, Image, or Mill Creek at this point. I don't know how they'd part with Godzilla, but to be fair, they're doing not a single thing with the titles as it stands. Personally, Mill Creek would do right by the titles as seen by the 90s Gamera trilogy.

... and ... uh ... Short Circuit 2 is on Blu-ray.
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k
In case you missed it in Matthew's post:



http://www.amazon.com/Short-Circuit-...hort+circuit+2
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by milo bloom
If I show you a picture of my DVD shelf with Zilla in-between Destroyah and 2000, would your head explode?
Good lord, yes!









...because I file my BD copy of it at the end after the canon films
Old 12-06-12, 03:38 PM
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel

With regards to the Godzilla franchise, Toho has full say on the HD releases. Why do you think the Echo Bridge release is actually solid? Toho gave them their materials and said go.

Godzilla 1985 is in the hands of Image. So, uh, we're probably fucked there.
I read on a forum somewhere, sorry I don't remember where, the person at Echo Bridge in charge of Biollante said that if it sells well he is lobbying for 1985 next. It was an actual interview with him re the Biollante release and not just heresay.
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
"Zilla" is what the Japanese have dubbed the "Godzilla" of that film.

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Ok so why would anyone on the states call it that? I don't see Godzilla being called Gojira
Old 12-06-12, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by hasslein
I read on a forum somewhere, sorry I don't remember where, the person at Echo Bridge in charge of Biollante said that if it sells well he is lobbying for 1985 next. It was an actual interview with him re the Biollante release and not just heresay.
Stupid Echo Bridge.

Lakeshore Entertainment owns the rights to 1985 as it was originally a New World Pictures release. Lakeshore owns the entire New World catalog.

As of now, all Lakeshore Entertainment releases are done through Image as per their 2011 deal. Image mentioned when the deal occurred that they were working for a Blu-ray/DVD release, but that was over a year ago.

EDIT: When Anchor Bay owned the New World catalog, the reasoning for the DVD never being released was due to Toho.

Originally Posted by Original Anchor Bay Chat at HTF
<JasonS> Thank you! I'd read on a message board somewhere about you guys having the rights to Godzilla 1985, any details on Anchor Bay realeasing this? A SE maybe with the Japanese version intact?

<Michael_Felsher> GODZILLA 1985 will not be happening anytime soon. We are not able to acquire the Japanese version and that is the main reason we want to release the film. Hopefully one day it will be cleared up.
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by whotony
Ok so why would anyone on the states call it that? I don't see Godzilla being called Gojira
Ease of differentiation. And I like the meta feel of calling her a "god"-less creature, opposed to the Big Guy himself.

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
Stupid Echo Bridge.

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They got out an SE of Biollante that was very nearly a shovel-ware release. I think they deserve the benefit of the doubt.
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by whotony
Ok so why would anyone on the states call it that? I don't see Godzilla being called Gojira
Because it isn't worthy of being called Godzilla
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

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Ease of differentiation. And I like the meta feel of calling her a "god"-less creature, opposed to the Big Guy himself.



They got out an SE of Biollante that was very nearly a shovel-ware release. I think they deserve the benefit of the doubt.
Originally Posted by SethDLH
Because it isn't worthy of being called Godzilla
Both good points. Can't disagree.
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
"Zilla" is what the Japanese have dubbed the "Godzilla" of that film.
I remember seeing it first called that in "Final Wars". I giggled with joy at that fight.
Old 12-07-12, 09:34 AM
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I remember seeing it first called that in "Final Wars". I giggled with joy at that fight.
I saw Final Wars at a special screening for a scifi/horror convention many years ago (like it's first US tour). The energy in the crowd at that scene was nearly orgasmic.
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As a late 90's big budget monster movie, "Godzilla '98" isn't bad....but it isn't a Godzilla movie.

I still prefer the alternate title I've dubbed the movie.

"New York vs The Giant Iguana".
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Re: Original but no sequel(s) on Blu-ray?

Bridget Jones' Diary falls into this category unless you count the non-North American releases of the sequel.

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