The original hero in a half-shell returns! For the first time ever worldwide, all twelve tales of the adventures of everyone’s favorite titanic terrapin are collected together in one deluxe Blu-ray boxset. This limited edition collectors’ set traces the decades-long evolution of Gamera, from the “friend of all children” in his more light-hearted earlier films, to the Guardian of the Universe in the groundbreaking 1990s reboot series, often hailed as three of the best kaiju films ever made.
COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOXSET CONTENTS
DISC ONE – GAMERA THE GIANT MONSTER
DISC TWO – GAMERA VS. BARUGON / GAMERA VS. GYAOS
DISC THREE – GAMERA VS. VIRAS / GAMERA VS. GUIRON
DISC FOUR – GAMERA VS. JIGER / GAMERA VS. ZIGRA / GAMERA SUPER MONSTER
DISC FIVE – GAMERA THE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE
DISC SIX – GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION
DISC SEVEN – GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS
DISC EIGHT – GAMERA THE BRAVE
Gamera: The Complete Collection Blu-ray Set has hit Amazon's website and it looks to be a rival to the Godzilla set we recently got. It will be a collector's box with Matt Frank art, commentary, 80 page booklet, comic book, and more check out the details below.
Gamera: The Complete Collection Blu-ray
The original hero in a half-shell returns! For the first time ever worldwide, all twelve tales of the adventures of everyones favourite titanic terrapin are collected together in one deluxe Blu-ray boxset. This limited edition collectors set traces the decades-long evolution of Gamera, from the friend of all children in his more light-hearted earlier films, to the Guardian of the Universe in the groundbreaking 1990s reboot series, often hailed as three of the best kaiju films ever made.
Limited collectors edition packaging, housed in a large-format rigid box, fully illustrated by Matt Frank
All twelve uncut original Japanese versions of the films in high definition, with lossless Japanese and English audio 4K restorations of the critically acclaimed Heisei trilogy (Gamera the Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris)
Hours of new and archive bonus features, expert commentaries (including August Ragone, David Kalat, and Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski), interviews with cast and crew, and the worldwide Blu-ray premiere of Gammera The Invincible (the American theatrical version of the first film)
Hardback 120-page comic book including a full-color reprint of the four-issue Gamera comic series originally released by Dark Horse Comics in 1996, and the first-ever English-language printing of the prequel comic The Last Hope by Matt Frank and Joshua Bugosh
Perfect-bound 80-page book including a new retrospective on the series by Patrick Macias, kaiju X-ray illustrations by Jolyon Yates, and much more!
FINAL SPECS TO BE CONFIRMED SOON
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A special release event is being held at United Cinemas Toyosu to celebrate the 4K Blu-ray release of the Gamera Heisei series. The event features suits from the films, posters and art as well as a press event featuring actress Shinobu Nakayama and director Shusuke Kaneko. The event is being held from July 2 to July 22, 2016. At the bottom is a translation of the press event (Google Translate).
Moderator: is starring in fiscal Gamera movie, something unusual thing?
Zhongshan: Yeah, there was. At the age of 21 when the "Gamera 1", was doing idle activities and drama, respectively up to it. At that time, I liked your play is the best, when I was lost to the work of my life, this "Gamera 1" appeared to have won the first prize in, this work thereafter of their signpost me become.
Moderator: It was difficult acting in the special effects tangling of the scene of the shooting?
Nakayama: The challenge was Gamera than Gyaos who has instructed the first in the position of the laundry pole. In the scene that peek face breaking the ceiling of the Fukuoka Dome, it had played in can not be one more aware of the size of Gamera (wry smile).
Kaneko: was it so? (Lol). But, that there is a monster actually exists, in serious plated of Shinobu-chan, et al., I remember that he was also able to produce realistic monster movie as a director. The cast of you, the monster was to ask and please start by believing that I'm present in this world.
Moderator: the shooting was the most difficult in the three works of Heisei Gamera?
Kaneko: come up with the package is "Gamera 3", it is the work that bridge the river in front of the road to go to the cave. In the "Gamera 1", scene of the suspension bridge of Kiso. In this shooting terribly hot day, myself I had a fever and poor physical condition, but I had healed spontaneously within are writing a pretty sweat (laughs).
Zhongshan: That place that day, that of the most hot in Japan, I had come to the coverage of news NHK. In the shooting of the suspension bridge there is a limited number, yourself in the shooting of a scene that fall while suffering embraced the boy Masao, played by holding a doll that was a boy of form. But, I'm not trying to melt become soft in the heat of the remainder? If ... (laughs).
Moderator: Looking back it was a shame is?
Nakayama: It is that which can not be cast more than anything in the "Gamera 2". Although the coach I was give your letter of long to ask the performers, "because this time it is space monster, the ornithologist turn because there is no" and. Involuntarily and "What I'm Tsu ~!" ... (Laughs).
Kaneko: The chest is hot to the letter from Shinobu-chan, appearance and I had thought that I want to, but if you can, on the work of the concept, I because you why the birds scholars appeared there was no nothing.
Moderator: Do blood of Gamera is do what in the green?
Kaneko: Hmmm, Gamera is because it is a monster that was born by ancient genetic manipulation, or than hemoglobin and I wonder if chlorophyll was good as the circulatory system ....
Moderator: Finally, a word to you, thank you.
Nakayama: Gamera is an important work that became a branch point for my life. Even 21 years "Gamera 1" before, that you'll look at a beautiful picture of 4K, I think very pleased.
Kaneko: "Gamera 1" is referred to as "a long screenplay" from the producer side, to compact the scene during the shooting and play, and finished in the excellent work of 95 minutes. Please enjoy without reserve "Gamera 1" of the condensed finish.
Kadokawa is releasing a deluxe Bluray boxed set featuring a ton of goodies and 4K digital restorations of Shusuke Kaneko's 1995 - 1999 Gamera trilogy. In addition to the restored versions of Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, and Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris, the set also contains a Bluray of Ryuta Tasaki's 2006 film, Gamera the Brave. A special effects photobook featuring 750 previously unpublished images, a 32 page booklet, and two bonus discs loaded with extra features are also included. The "Heisei Gamera 4K Digital Restored Version" Bluray Box will be released in Japan on 22, 2016. It retails for 41,040 yen (approx $378 US).
From The Tokusatsu Network
To celebrate the kaiju’s 50th anniversary, writer/director Katsuhito Ishii joined producers Shinichiro Inoue and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi in New York to show off the proof-of-concept trailer they put together for the flying turtle’s return to the big screen.
They announced that the film’s effects would be CGI, and they are looking forward to a 2016 release date at the earliest. The producers cited the success of recent kaiju films like Pacific Rim and the 2014 Godzilla as inspiration for Gamera’s return. Ishii is known for being the animation director for the anime segment of Kill Bill vol.1, and the writer of the anime film Redline.
All 11 Gamera Films In 1 Explosive Blu-ray Collection!
Mean, green and back on screen! Your favorite giant flying turtle returns to Earth leaving no fire-spitting scene behind. Experience eleven-times the turtle terror in this 4 Blu-ray collection from the legendary sci-fi monster classic – GAMERA!
Coming November 11, 2014.
Includes 4 discs, featuring:
Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965)
An atomic explosion releases more than massive radiation, it awakens an ancient and long-forgotten legend of Gamera!
Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)
Once the fear of Tokyo, Gamera returns to earth to save it from the malevolent monster Barugon who is able to freeze anything its path.
Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967)
The third entry of this classic monster series continues when a volcanic eruption awakens Gyaos, a gigantic vampire-like bat who has a ravenous hunger for blood.
Gamera vs. Viras (1968)
The reign of terror continues when evil aliens cast a spell on the Flying Turtle, Gamera stopping him battling their monster, Viras.
Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Gamera, the giant flying turtle, spurs into action when an evil alien with a taste for human blood, abducts two young boys.
Gamera vs. Jiger (1970)
The fire-breathing action lives on as Gamera prepares to battle one of his greatest foes, Jiger, a remiscent of the extinct Triceratops sent to Japan to seal an ancient statue.
Gamera vs. Zigra (1971)
When aliens invade Earth with the intention to enslave the human race they bring a deadly pointed nosed underwater monster, Zigra, to assist their evil plan.
Gamera: Super Monster (1980)
The final entry of the Showa Gamera series revives all of the previous evil monsters. Plotting to destroy and enslave human kind Earth’s Superwomen enlist the help of Gamera.
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)
Gamera is ready for the new century and new combats when he takes on the misguided military and their hideous race of man-eating flying reptiles.
Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996)
A freak meteor shower brings electrical problems; over-grown plant life and a whole slew of rather irritable critters drop in to threaten the human race. It’s up to Gamera to destroy the bugged-out invaders.
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
The Gyaos have returned bringing a flying blood-sucking squid monster called, Iris. Dr. Nagamine and Inspector Osaka are reunited to help Gamera in his relentless quest to protect and save the human race.
Written By Ken Hulsey
Sources: Anime News Network, Avery Battles, Yuki Morita
While Legendary Pictures is finishing up on their production of a 60th anniversary Godzilla film here in the states back in Japan Kadokawa studios is in the early stages of production on a 50th anniversary Gamera movie. The plans for this new film were revealed recently when the Japanese retailer Amiami listed an advertisement for the upcoming Summer issue of Newtype magazine that has the exclusive scoop on the details. The issue will reportedly contain storyboard images and other pre-production art. Until now a 50th anniversary Gamera film had been speculated but not confirmed.
In recent years Kadokawa has shown a great interest in resurrecting the fantasy film franchises' of Daiei starting with 2010's 'Daimajin Kanon, a television drama based on the studio's Daimajin trilogy produced in the late 1960s.
Many fans of the Japanese giant monster genre (kaiju-eiga) consider Kadokawa's three Heisei era (1995 - 1999) to be the best ever produced. That being said the last Gamera movie, the 2006 release 'Gamera: The Brave' failed to recapture that glory. It will be interesting to see just what Kadokawa will have up it's sleeve to try and keep pace with Legendary's 'Godzilla' and the new bread of Kaiju films being produced in Japan as of late.
Like all classic monster movies, it is the folly of man that unleashes a ginormous beast upon the world. This time it is literal fallout from the Cold War — a Soviet bomber is shot down over U.S. airspace in the Arctic Ocean, with the massive radiation from the resultant atomic explosion awakening the ancient, gargantuan Gamera. A long-forgotten legend of the lost continent of Atlantis, the 200-foot-long, fire-eating turtle isn't in a good mood, and proving impervious to all manmade weapons, the colossal chelonian smashes a cataclysmic swath across the globe. But when he arrives in Tokyo, a small boy forms an odd connection with him, allowing authorities to unleash “Plan Z.”
The classic Gamera was directed Noriaki Yuasa, who helmed all seven of the original Gamera entries in the Showa era series between 1965 and 1971, and stars Eiji Funakoshi (Fires On The Plain), Harumi Kiritachi, Junichiro Yamashiko and Jutaro Hojo (Wrath of Daimajin). The subsequent franchise was more kid-friendly (yet ironically bloodier) than Godzilla, who became less menacing and more cuddly himself during the Sixties. The Gamera series was creative in the monstrous nemeses that it pitted against the towering turtle, the most famous being the flying, pointy-headed Gyaos, who was resurrected for the successful trio of movies in the Heisei-era.