A new VR experience is coming to the VR Zone in Osaka and Shinjuku in Japan, Godzilla VR. This cool VR (virtual reality) puts you right in the film Shin Godzilla as you fight the monster Osaka opens this fall with Shinjuku opening November. Check out the video and pics below.
Funimation has finally announced when Shin Godzilla gets it's US release, August 1 2017. It will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo as well as a DVD release. It appears that it will feature both Japanese and English language tracks and English subtitles, and will also have a 34 minute "special feature" (Godzilla Vs. Nerds: Interviews and Trailers). The Blu-ray retails for $34.98 but can be ordered from Funimation for $26.24, the DVD is $29.99 and can be had for $22.49.
"When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes."
When we posted about the Shin Godzilla Japanese Blu-ray release, and one of the Godzilla Store bonuses appeared to be an acrylic sheet but as it turns out it is actually a acrylic set of different versions of Godzilla and more in 1/800 scale. The set includes Godzilla '54, '84, GMK 2001, Burning Godzilla '95, Godzilla 2000 (1999), Final Wars Godzilla, and of course Shin Godzilla, it also comes with the Parliament building, back round, scale display, small name plates, and stands for all. The length of the back round is over 28 inches with a height of almost 6 inches, the monsters are in scale with each other with Shin Godzilla coming in at almost 6 inches and Godzilla '54 being about 1/2 to 1/3 the size. Check out the images courtesy of Dengeki Hobby.
We have posted a few of the exclusives being offered with the Shin Godzilla Blu-ray release, Amazon Japan's Steelbook (above), 7 Eleven Japan's Kiryu figure, and the S.H. Shin Godzilla "bronze" figures. Now more have been revealed Chara-Ani's Godzilla Foot Type Powder Bead Cushion (no image), Sofmap's limited edition baseball hat, Tsutaya's T-card and tote bag set, Rakuten Book's t-shirt, and Lawson HMV's playing cards (no image). Prices on these bundles range based on 4K Blu-ray or regular Blu-ray set versions and by each release. Release dates are still the same for all. There was images for some of the items (below) but not all. Also of note with the Godzilla Store release there is a there is an acrylic standee set which we pictured but didn't note in our previous post. We will update with the missing items once we have images.
One adaption is his ability to absorb other life forms, his tail is the first evidence of this showing what appear to be other sea life.
going forward, they can fight us on more of an individual basis, one to one, where Godzilla can't, and allow Godzilla to continue to evolve even further. It's sort how we out lived the dinosaurs, we evolved to adapt better then they did. Godzilla maybe realize bigger isn't nessacarily better or that he needs to be more able to fight us.
Godzilla could be essentially making himself into a "God" like figure to his followers the human/Godzilla hybrids, "The Children Of Godzilla", his own race so to speak, what more perfect evolution could there be. We will just have to wait for the potential sequel to find out.
Note: photos in this article are from variest Facebook pages.
Amazon Japan will have a exclusive version of Shin Godzilla featuring a Steelbook case for both the 4K and 3 Disc Blu-ray Sets. It seems from the listing there isn't any difference in the content, 3 or 4 Blu-ray discs, promo sheets, ticket holders, etc. From the image is a sample it does appear to have images on the in and outside, and shows that it can hold 4 discs so it is possible it's the same case for both. Of note it does state that it is region free which means US fans can purchase and play the movie. It will retail for 10,584 yen (approx $90 US) for the 4K, and 8,424 yen (approx $72 US) for the 3 Disc Blu-ray.
7 Eleven Japan is having a promo with the release of Shin Godzilla, the Shin Godzilla/Seven Net Limited Mechagodzilla No. 2 Machine Ver. Set. The set include the same Blu-ray/DVD's that we previously showed but instead of the ticket for the S.H. MonsterArts special figure the set includes a Godvilla Vs Evangelion MechaGodzilla figure. The figure is a repainted version of the Bandai Movie Monster series figure (6 inches we believe). Prices are about 2,000 yen (approx $17 US) over just the movie by itself (but less then the price of the S.H. MonsterArts figure plus the movie). It can be pre-odered from the Japanese 7 Eleven site with the same March 22 release.
We recently reported about the release of Shin Godzilla on Blu-ray now we have more details on the release, there will be a 4K Ultra HD 4 Disc Blu-ray Set, a 3 Disc Special Edition Blu-ray Set, a regular 2 Disc Blu-ray, and a regular 2 Disc DVD. The 4K Set and the 3 Disc Set included mainly the same item the movie, bonus disc one featuring Promotional Video Collection, Campaign Video Collection, a second bonus disc featuring Making Of, Out Takes, Purizu Reel, Purizu Out Take, CG Making Of, and a three sheet set. The 4K Set also includes a "Special Award Disk" full of first time seen in public videos. Pre-Visualization, which is a simulation of the finished image at the preparatory stage, out-take collection collecting unused cuts, film making, such as the full length version of CG making which was partly released on the web at the time of publication. The regular Blu-ray and DVD have one bonus disc. Also all items will have a ticket to purchase a limited edition S.H. MonsterArts Shin Godzilla Special Color Version figures from the Godzilla Store (pic at bottom) as well as ticket holders (second to last pic). Prices for each version are 8,800 yen (approx $75 US) for the 4K, 6,800 yen ($58 US) for the 3 Disc set, 4,800 yen ($41 US) for the Blu-ray, and 3,800 yen ($33 US) for the DVD (figures are extra and not included in prices). All will be released March 21 2017.
Shin Godzilla will be getting a Japanese Blu-ray release in March 2017, it's a 4K release on 4 disc. No word on content but it will retail for approx $80 US. It was listed on a Japanese site but may have been removed. More info as we get it. The film probably won’t be available on Blu-ray in the US until late-2017.
“We are thrilled to bring ‘SHIN GODZILLA’ to theaters across North America this October,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “Toho established Godzilla as one of the most iconic monsters in science fiction history and we’re honored to now be a part of that history with the theatrical release of this new movie. Fans will not want to miss this limited theatrical event.“
Co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of “Evangelion”) and Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho’s 2015 “Attack on Titan” live action movies), “SHIN GODZILLA” is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho and represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this celebrated movie monster. The film stars Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara – both also from the “Attack on Titan” live action movies – as well as Yutaka Takenouchi.
“Movie audiences can look forward to a great time watching ’SHIN GODZILLA’ this October,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “A larger than life monster like Godzilla has to be experienced on the big screen. And we expect this movie to sellout in numerous theaters so we encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance.”
SHIN GODZILLA has been a big hit in Japan since its opening on July 29, 2016, which garnered a box office of ¥ 845,675,500 and total audience of 564,332 during its first three days. To date in Japan, the movie has grossed ¥ 5,302,014,700 at the box office and 3,637,748 in total attendance.
In advance of the movie’s opening, Funimation will be hosting two premieres of “SHIN GODZILLA” – on October 3 in Los Angeles and on October 5 in New York before opening day of New York Comic Con 2016. Additional details on these two events to be announced.
To purchase tickets to or find more information on “SHIN GODZILLA,” visit funimationfilms.com/shingodzilla.
Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.
It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different… something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast[Character - Actor]
Rando Yaguchi – Hiroki Hasegawa (Attack on Titan the Movies: Part 1 & 2)
Kayoko Ann Patterson – Satomi Ishihara (Attack on Titan the Movies: Part 1 & 2)
Hideki Akasaka – Yutaka Takenouchi (Reisei to jônetsu no aida)
CrewDirector – Hideaki Anno (Evangelion)
Co-Director – Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan the Movies: Part 1 & 2)
Writer – Hideaki Anno
Editor – Hideaki Anno
Visual Effects Director – Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan the Movies: Part 1 & 2)
Music Composer – Shiro Sagisu (Evangelion)
Studio – Toho Pictures, Inc.
“A rebirth for both Godzilla and Hideaki Anno: A match made in kaiju heaven”
OTAKU USA Magazine
“A reboot that is unquestionably Godzilla.”
Jay Hawkinson, BLOODY DIGUSTING