Mothra is being released on Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment for the first time, it will be available in a Steelbook format with both US and Japanese edits. It is scheduled to be released July 9th 2019, check out the details below.
The 1961 Sci-Fi Sensation Gets its High-Definition Debut With Highly Collectible Packaging on July 9, 2019.
Minneapolis, MN (April 27, 2019) Mill Creek Entertainment, the leader in value home entertainment, is excited to announce the upcoming release of the 1961 sci-fi kaiju classic Mothra as a special edition SteelBook® Blu-ray July 9, 2019. This magnificent monster movie in its all-new collectible packaging will be available for $24.98 SRP.
This special edition release makes the North American Blu-ray debut of Mothra and includes both the U.S. theatrical cut as well as the original, extended Japanese version of the film. Special features include feature-length commentary with authors and Japanese Sci-Fi historians Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski, trailers, and a photo gallery. The film is presented in a 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio for both English and Japanese tracks and English Subtitles on a dual-layered Blu-ray disc.
“We are excited to offer Mothra on Blu-ray as a gorgeous SteelBook® release,” states Barrett Evans, VP of Marketing for Mill Creek Entertainment. “The timing is ideal to present the original Mothra as new audiences will soon see the iconic character in the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie.”
Mothra was produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, directed by Ishiro Honda, with SFX directed by Eiji Tsuburaya - the same team that created the original Godzilla feature film. The beloved gigantic moth became one of the most popular Japanese characters appearing in 14 feature films and has solidified its presence in the big-screen MonsterVerse.
Following reports of human life on Infant Island, the supposedly deserted site of atomic bomb tests, an international expedition to the heavily-radiated island discovers a native tribe and tiny twin female fairies called "Shobijin" who guard a sacred egg. The overzealous expedition leader kidnaps the Shobijin to exhibit in a Tokyo stage show but soon they summon their protector, hatching the egg and releasing a giant caterpillar. When Mothra arrives in Japan and finally transforms into the ultimate beast, impervious to modern weapons, the nation and its people face their destruction.
Mothra stars Emi Ito and Yumi Ito (known as the popular singing duo “The Peanuts”), Hiroshi Koizumi (Mothra vs. Godzilla), Kyoko Kagawa (High and Low), Jerry Ito (The Manster) and Frankie Sakai (Shogun). Musical numbers by Emi and Yumi Ito highlight this film as they sing "Mosura No Uta (The Mothra Song)," "Daughters of Infant Island" and "Mosura ya Mosura."
For film buffs and gamers alike, SteelBook® is the ultimate way to own your favorite media. SteelBook® cases are crafted with unique artwork, offset printed on to steel, and skillfully polished with a variety of finishing options. Built to last, and to stand out, SteelBook® cases offer an ultra-collectible alternative to conventional media packaging.
About Mill Creek Entertainment
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Includes both the Japanese and U.S. edits of the film
Contains feature-length commentary, trailers and photo gallery
FIRST TIME AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY!
Starring: Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyoko Kagawa
Co-Starring: Yumi Ito, Emi Ito, Jerry Ito
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles: English SDH
Run Time: 1 Hour 41 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Region Code: BD Region A
Street Date: 07-09-2019
Toho Animation has announced the Japanese release of Godzilla: The Planet Eater on Blu-ray and DVD. Three versions will be available Collector's Edition Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray, and DVD. The collector's edition will feature a three way case (three sections), two discs, premiere screening video, music videos, collectible sketches, and booklet. It will feature trailers, special report, and commentary from cast and crew. Collector's edition will retail for 9,504 yen, standard Blu-ray 7,344 yen, and DVD 6,264 yen, with a release date of May 22, 2019, there is a early reserve bonus from Toho Animations site as well. It is not known if there will be a US release.
The Godzilla Store is releasing five limited edition art print based on the Godzilla Vs. Evangelion crossover. The five prints, all which have been seen previously, include art by Masahiro Maeda, Yuji Kaida, Tetsu Amamiya, Rockin' Jelly Bean, and Takashi Murakami. Each is a high quality print (10 colors) with a wood frame that retail for 48,600 yen. They can be ordered from the Godzilla Store now.
Universal Cool Japan 2019 has announced the Godzilla Vs. Evangelion The Real 4D, a unique experience for fans. The event feature a 3D theater show but adds other elements like wind and rain, yes you will get wet. Each show is approx 20 minutes long and takes place each afternoon at the Cinema 4-D Theater. The first day will be a lottery via Twitter (retweet target tweets, starting April 10th and ending May 12th for the lottery) for five sets of ten people, other shows will be part of the admission price to Universal Cool Japan. The actual shows are from May 31st to August 25th. (Two pics below are from previous 3D shows.)
"Godzilla" Mr. Yuji Ohta
(Director, Video Business Division, Image Business Division, Music Business Division and Chief Godzilla Officer (CGO), Director of Toho Co., Ltd.)
“Godzilla” celebrates its 65th anniversary and we are very happy to be able to collaborate in the year 2019. The attraction "Godzilla vs Evangelion" starts on May 31, and the movie "Godzilla King of Monsters" will be released the same day.
This time, the film “Shin Godzilla” production staff are rallying together to take on the new challenge of “Godzilla vs. Evangelion”. Please look forward to collaboration, overwhelming quality and powerful images that you will never experience elsewhere.
"Evangelion" Mr. Yoshihiro Kamimura
(Groundworks Co., Ltd .: Representative
Evangelion copyright manager)
In "Evangelion", we have been working on Universal Cool Japan three times so far, and this time, it is a collaboration with the strongest character "Godzilla" that Japan is finally proud of!
The sound of "Godzilla vs. Evangelion" is exciting. The sound of this sound is Kimo of this project, but it was the otaku joke that was "interesting" Godzilla vs. XXXX "as it was when we were students several decades ago. I really look forward to it becoming an attraction.