Kraken Releasing announced on Thursday that it has licensed the 1984 film The Return of Godzilla (titled Godzilla in Japan) and plans to release it on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13.
The home video releases will have the Japanese version and an English-dubbed version.
Kraken previously released Godzilla vs.Hedorah (Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster), Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster), and Godzilla vs. Gigan (Godzilla® on Monster Island) on Blu-ray and DVD.
May 19, 2016 — You can’t keep a good giant monster down, especially when he’s being very, very bad! Kraken Releasing is proud to continue the tradition of releasing the very best in kaiju (giant monster) entertainment with the first U.S. release of the complete and uncut THE RETURN OF GODZILLA® (aka GODZILLA™ (1984))! Available on both Blu-ray and DVD, and featuring both the original Japanese version with English subtitles, as well as an English dubbed version, this special release is the Godzilla® epic that fans and collectors have been waiting for.
Unfortunately for North American audiences, this direct sequel to the original 1954 feature film has previously only been available in a highly edited version that cut over twenty minutes of original footage and effects, changed key plot points and altered the dark dramatic tone and narrative by inserting additional scenes and humor in an attempt to “Americanize” the film. But now, at long last, the acclaimed kaiju masterpiece finally hits American shores in all its uncut original glory! Get ready for the biggest Godzilla® epic that you’ve never seen as Kraken Releasing unleashes the complete and unedited THE RETURN OF GODZILLA®!
THE RETURN OF GODZILLA® will be released on September 13th.