Mill Creek has announced the release of the next Ultraman Blu-ray release, Ultraman Taro complete series. Like previous Showa releases it will be available in Steelbook and standard formats, there is a price jump from previous sets, check out some details below.
Look to the Sky! Look to the Stars! Look to the Cosmos!
The Third Age of Monsters has begun. Severely injured during a Kaiju attack, championship boxer Kotaro Higashi is transported to the Land of Light in Nebula M78. There, his life is merged with that of a new young Ultra Hero. Returning to Earth, Kotaro joins the Space Science Defense Force called ZAT ( Zariba of All Territory) to protect the Earth as the sixth Ultraman Brother Ultraman Taro!
Run time: 22 hours and 31 minutes
Release date: January 12, 2021
Actors: Saburo Shinoda, Susume Kurobe
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
Format: Blu-ray + Digital
Number of discs: 6
Price: Steelbook - $55.99, Standard - $45.99
Mill Creek Entertainment has announced the release of the Ultraman film Ultraman R/B The Movie The Crystal of Bond!. They are releasing the film as part of a set with the series which was announced previously as well. Check out the details below.
Ultraman R/B The Movie The Crystal of Bond!
After peace is restored in Ayaka-shi, Isami and Asahi both move forward to acheive their dreams. Pondering his future path, Katsumi meets his high school buddy who aimed to become a game creator, but quckly learns that he has quitted his job and spends most of his time playing games. While Katsumi is shocked, a mysterious being named Tregear approaches the weakness in his heart and sends him to a planet far away. On Earth, monster Snake Darkness appears! Katsumi will have to find his way back to Earth and reunite with his family...
Starring: Yuya Hirata, Ryosuke Koike, Arisa Sonohara,
Co-Starring: Ayane Kinoshita, Motoki Fukami, Kaori Manabe, Ginjyo Yamazaki
Director: Masayoshi Takesue
Writer: Takao Nakano
Ultraman R/B The Complete Series & Movie Blu-ray And Digital
Two brothers overcome their differences to defend Earth as a superhero team.
When two brothers with clashing personalities obtain incredible powers, they focus on overcoming their differences to defend Earth as a superhero team.
Families are always around us and hence they are likely to be taken for granted. This is a story of brothers, revolving around the main theme of “Bond” and “Love”. One day, the brothers encounter a monster and almost lose their lives in the mountain. Then, two transformation items appear there suddenly, and the brothers will throw themselves into the battle world as Ultraman...
Starring: Yuya Hirata, Ryosuke Koike
Co-Starring: Arisa Sonohara, Ayane Kinoshita
Director: Masayoshi Takesue, Kiyotaka Taguchi, Ryuichi Ichino, Takanor
Writer: Toshizo Nemoto, Yuji Kobayashi, Takao Nakano, Hirotoshi Koba
Format: Blu-ray + Digital
Run Time: 698 min.
Rating: Not Rated
Release Oct 13, 2020
Retail Price: $49.99
From Ultraman Galaxy
July 6th, 2020
Tsuburaya Productions and The Licensing Group have just announced that Elevated Games will be developing the first Ultraman videogame to be produced in North America in decades with Ultraman: Kaiju Kombat. Gameplay will focus on the original, beloved Classic Ultraman characters.
Today Ultraman Galaxy is sitting down with Elevated Games Co-Founder Jaron Hinds to chat about the game, the alpha version of which will see release Fall 2020. Elevated Games is a game design and production studio located in Playa Vista, California, the heart of game country. They are one of the first companies to obtain the Ultraman license under the new global campaign. We’ll talk about the history of Elevated Games, what drew them to the Ultraman universe and of course what players will experience when playing the title.
What can players expect as far as gameplay in Ultraman: Kaiju Kombat?
The game is going to be an auto-chess battler. You’ll start with one Ultra on a chess board facing off against another player. Let’s say you send out Ultraman and he fights Baltan and defeats him with his Spacium Beam. Ultraman moves to the next round, but now its two on two. Maybe it’s Ultraman and Father of Ultra fighting two Kaiju. Or, maybe you’ve recruited a Kaiju to aid Ultraman. What we eventually end up with is a ten on ten all-out battle, with beam and Kaiju attacks flying across the field. We really want to emphasize to the player is that these are 140-foot Ultras and Kaiju who are knocking down buildings and causing absolute chaos.
How did you come up with the game’s concept?
My co-founder and I came together in February of last year with the idea of creating a fighting game where Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin and a banker throw down in a bar. We ended up deviating from the original concept to a game where you (the player character) would put chips into your arm and turn into a mech, with new moves unlocking as you acquire new chips.
That March, I binge watched the entire Anime ULTRAMAN series on Netflix and realized, as a game designer that this was a little too close to the concept we were working on. From there we reached out to The Licensing Group and Tsuburaya with our pipe dream of using the classic Ultraman characters in the game, not really expecting to hear back. Then the stars aligned, and we met with Danny Simon and the next thing you know, we’re working on an Ultraman videogame.
What can players expect in terms of interacting with the characters and world of Ultraman?
We have access to many of the characters from the golden age of the franchise, such as Ultraman, Ultraseven, Ultraman Taro, and Ultraman Ace, as well as all of their Kaiju and alien opponents, so there will be plenty of variety. Of course players can level their characters up, which makes them more powerful, but we also want to give them the ability to customize the environment around that chessboard. We also want to give players the opportunity to become more intimate with the media surrounding Ultraman as they build their teams.
When will players be able to get their hands on Ultraman: Kaiju Kombat?
The soft launch of our alpha is slated for release in September 2020.
Now for the most important question of the day, who is your favorite Ultraman?
After pondering for about 30 seconds, it has to be the original Ultraman, or as I like to call him: the OU!
Players can currently sign up for the pre-launch and receive an Ultraman Sticker for iMessenger at https://Pre.KaijuKombat.com
MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT TO DROP THE BIRTH OF ULTRAMAN COLLECTION EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY RELEASE JULY 10, 2020!
Exclusive Release For Ultraman Day Featuring Cover Art By Alex Ross!
Minneapolis, MN (June 17, 2020) Mill Creek Entertainment is pleased to announce, “The Birth of Ultraman Collection”, a Blu-ray set containing some of the best episodes of the original ULTRAMAN series with both the original Japanese language and the classic English dub audio tracks plus THE BIRTH OF ULTRAMAN – ULTRAMAN Pre-Premiere Special, the very first appearance of the hero that would become famous across the world as Ultraman.
This exclusive Blu-ray release also features art created by Alex Ross which is also featured on THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN cover for Marvel Comics and Tsuburaya Production’s recent collaboration with the debut issue releasing September 2020.
This exciting, special-edition comes off the back of Mill Creek Entertainment’s license of the entire available Ultraman back-catalog via international distribution company Indigo Entertainment, from the revolutionary team at Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd.
Mill Creek Entertainment now brings a selection of ULTRAMAN episodes in high definition video with DTS-HD Master Audio of the original Japanese soundtrack plus the uncut United Artists English dubs. Each episode will also come with two English subtitle options; one for the Japanese audio and a second matching the English audio track. “The Birth of Ultraman Collection" will include the following episodes...
Also included is THE BIRTH OF ULTRAMAN – ULTRAMAN Pre-Premiere Special. Airing in Japan on July 10, 1966, one week before the series premiere, this stage show was filmed before a live studio audience and introduced viewers to the story, cast and characters of ULTRAMAN. This July 10 debut of ULTRAMAN on television is now celebrated annually and known throughout the world as “Ultraman Day.” Never before released in America, this special is presented in black & white (as originally broadcast) in standard definition with Japanese audio and English subtitles.
ULTRAMAN premiered on Japanese television on July 17, 1966 and was an immediate ratings smash. While the series was still in production, the North American rights were licensed to United Artists, who in-turn commissioned voice director Peter Fernandez (Speed Racer) to supervise the English dubbing of the show. The English language version was syndicated to American television in 1967 and went on to air in various markets across the country into the early 1980s.
"The Birth of Ultraman Collection" Blu-ray will be exclusively sold on DeepDiscount as part of the launch of a dedicated Ultraman storefront that will offer up all of Mill Creek Entertainment's current Blu-ray/SteelBook® releases in addition to other Ultraman related merchandise and product. Available July 10, 2020, the set retails for $25.99. Pre-order today: https://bit.ly/DDUltraman
About Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is the home entertainment industry’s leading independent studio for Blu-ray, DVD, and digital distribution. With direct sales pipelines to all primary retail and online partners, Mill Creek Entertainment licenses, produces, markets and distributes a dynamic array of film and television content to over 30,000 retail stores and thousands of websites reaching millions of customers across North America. Mill Creek Entertainment’s expansive library includes Oscar®-winning theatrical feature films, Emmy®-winning classic and current TV series, original documentary productions and pop-culture favorites that enlighten, educate and entertain. Mill Creek Entertainment also owns and operates movieSPREE, an on-demand transactional streaming service offering movie bundles, complete TV series and premium entertainment options with apps available on Roku, AppleTV, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Android and iOS. Mill Creek Entertainment is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, please visit www.millcreekent.com or www.movieSPREE.com
This Ultra collection contains 2 complete series (ULTRAMAN GINGA and ULTRAMAN GINGA S) along with the theatrical feature ULTRAMAN GINGA S: THE MOVIE as well as the bonus miniseries ULTRAMAN VICTORY (aka ULTRA FIGHT VICTORY) in one Ultra-impressive Blu-ray collection!
ULTRAMAN GINGA: At one time, all of the Ultra warriors, along with the monsters and aliens, were turned into Spark Dolls by the mysterious Dark Spark. Time passed, and the youth Hikaru Rido got hold of the mysterious Ginga Spark, which could return the monsters and Ultra warriors to their previous giant forms. In order to protect those dear to him, Hikaru Ult-Lives the Ultras and monsters and faces off against the evil monsters.
ULTRAMAN GINGA S: This is the sequel to Ultraman Ginga. It is two years later, and the defense team that didn’t appear in the previous show, as well as another Ultraman, Ultraman Victory, make their appearances. In addition, Ultraman Ginga returns to obey the will of Hikaru Rido, who is guided by the mysterious crystalline substance known as Victorium. Now, a new battle begins.
ULTRAMAN GINGA S - THE MOVIE: SHOWDOWN! THE 10 ULTRA WARRIORS!
The Super Dimensional Demon Etelgar forces a beautiful young alien princess to use her magic to trap Ultraman all across the galaxy! In order to stop Etelgar and save their fellow Ultra Heroes, two brave young men named Hikaru and Sho must transform into Ultraman Ginga and Ultraman Victory. But will even their combined powers be enough to defeat Etelgar and his army?
ULTRA FIGHT VICTORY
After thousands of years, a diabolical space emperor named Juda Spectre is about to break free from his dimensional prison! In order to prevent this disaster from happening, and to save the Galaxy, Earth’s amazing superhero ULTRAMAN VICTORY must use a new secret weapon, a combination sword and flute called the Knight Timbre! However, can the soundwave strength of our Ultraman’s Knight Timbre stop Spectre and his army of monsters before it’s too late?!
Starring: Kiyotaka Uji, Takuya Negishi, Yukari Taki, Takahiro Kato, Mio Miyatake, Mizuki Ohno
Co-Starring: Hiroya Ishimaru, Tomokazu Sugita, Mamoru Miyano, Takeshi Tsuruno, Keiichi Nanba, Keiji Takamine, Ryu Manatsu, Chikara Osaka
Director: Yuichi Abe, Tomoo Haraguchi, Kengo Kaji, Koichi Sakamoto, Yo
Writer: Yuji Kobayashi, Keiichi Hasegawa, Takao Nakano, Junichiro As
Format: Blu-ray + Digital
Subtitles: English Subtitles
Run Time: 802 min.
Rating: Not Rated
Region Code: Region A
Street Date: 2020-09-15
Thanks to all that entered contest is over and winner notified.
Kaiju Battle along with Mill Creek Entertainment are giving away the Ultraman Ace Steelbook Blu-ray Set. This set includes the entire Ultraman Ace series, 52 episodes, in a collectible Steelbook case. Ultraman Ace is the fifth Ultra series from Tsuburaya Productions, airing from April 8, 1972 to March 31, 1973. Check out the rules below and thank you and good luck Kaiju Fans!
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION
1. The prize will be shipped to the contest winner so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States.
2. In the event the winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize, and a new winner will be chosen.
3. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed.
Duration of contests:
The Ultraman Ace Steelbook giveaway runs from June 9 until 11:59 PM on June 19, 2020.
How to enter:
1. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing.
2. Be sure to write “Ultraman Ace Steelbook” in the subject line of your email entry. Kaiju Battle may be running multiple giveaways, so any entries without “Ultraman Ace Steelbook” in the subject header will be discarded.
Determination of winner:
1. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing, and will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries to determine the winner for this contest.
2. Kaiju Battle is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors that will affect the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prize. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
3. The decision of Kaiju Battle is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Kaiju Battle judge, which are final and binding in all respects.
4. The winner will be notified via email.
Just email the following info
“Ultraman Ace Steelbook”
to email@example.com (please do not use the contact link on the site) and you’re in the giveaway. Good luck!
Walmart and Mill Creek Entertainment have announced the release of Ultraman X Movie/Ultraman Ginga S Movie Walmart Exclusive 2-Pack Blu-ray. The two pack includes Ultraman X The Movie: Here He Comes! Our Ultraman, and Ultraman Ginga The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra-Warriors!, while the Ultraman X movie has had a separate release the Ultraman Ginga movie is a new release. The set will release June 15th and will retail for $19.99 (note the price may drop to $12.96 to match the in store price).
It’s an ULTRA Double Feature extravaganza featuring English Audio Dubs for both films! Walmart Exclusive!
Ultraman X: The Movie: When realty TV host Carlos Kurozaki breaks into a mysterious underground pyramid for a television event, he removes a special gem. . . and unwittingly releases a diabolical monster called Zaigorg! The evil creature wants Kurozaki's gem, so it spawns an army of giant kaijus to get it! It's up to the famous superheroes Ultraman X, Ultraman Tiga, and the one and only original Ultraman to stop the worldwide monster war.
Ultraman Ginga S: The Movie- A sinister space warrior, Etelgar, forces a beautiful young alien princess to use her magical mirror to trap every Ultraman hero in the Galaxy! Two brave young men must each transform into new Ultra-heroes, Ultraman Ginga.
Mill Creek Entertainment has announced another Ultraman release, Neo Ultra Q. The series, which is technically the second season of Ultra Q (1966), was released in 2013, like the original it does not have Ultraman and has the same horror/mystery atmosphere it does have a bit of humor, and it featured twelve episodes. This was not one of Mill Creek's origin announced releases, check out the details below.
Neo Ultra Q
Ultra Q has returned!
Based on the fan-favorite classic ULTRA Q, this 12-episode series tells the story of three brave friends who risk their lives investigating bizarre monster appearances, strange ecological catastrophes and paranormal events.
Starring: Seiichi Tanabe, Rin Takanashi, Hiroyuki Onoue
Co-Starring: Masahiko Shimada, Aoi Tatsumi
Director: Yû Irie, Gakuryû Ishii, Yu Nakai, Kiyotaka Taguchi
Writer: Kiyotaka Inagaki, Ayako Katô, Akari Yamamoto
Format: Blu-ray + Digital
Subtitles: English Subtitles
Run Time: 295 min.
Rating: Not Rated
Region Code: Region A
Street Date: 2020-08-11
Retail price $25.99
Tsuburaya has announced the release of the Ultraman Anime series in a box set, two versions will be offered, Special Edition, and Limited Edition. The Limited Edition will be available from Bandai and include extra features a new comic, and commentary book. This appears to be the Japanese version of the series it is possible there may be a US version coming as well (most likely direct from Netflix). The information below is translated from the Tsuburaya website.
Special Edition Part number: BCXA-1548 / Price: 30,000 yen (excluding tax)
・ Recording minutes: Scheduled (main disc + bonus disc about 150 minutes)
・ Spec [main disc]: Color / DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1ch) ・ ﾘ ﾆ ｱ PCM (scan) / AVC / BD50G × 3 discs /
16: 9 <1080p High Definition> with Japanese subtitles (ON / OFF possible)
Privilege Disc: DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1ch), some PCM (scan) / AVC / BD50G x 2 discs, 16: 9 <1080p High Definition>, some 16: 9 <1080i High Definition>
・ Contents: 13 episodes + video bonus
・ Video benefits: ■ “ULTRAMAN” Season 1 omnibus,
■ "ULTRAMAN" making documentary "This is our Ultraman",
■ Non-credit opening (terrestrial broadcasting version), ■ Non-credit ending (terrestrial broadcasting version),
■ Promotion video archives
・ Included benefits: ■ Work description book "ORIGINAL BOOKLET A TYPE" (84P), Blu-ray BOX limited comic (44P)
・ Other specifications: walnut BOX using illustrations drawn by Eiichi Shimizu x Tomohiro Shimoguchi, special jacket specifications
Limited Edition Part number: BCXM-1549 / Price: 32,000 yen (excluding tax)
・ Limited Edition limited privilege: ■ 3DCG making commentary book "ORIGINAL BOOKLET B TYPE" (84P)
* Other product specifications and benefits are the same as the special limited edition.
Released date: June 24, 2020
Original: Tsuburaya Productions, Eiichi Shimizu x Tomohiro Shimoguchi (serialized in "Monthly Heroes") / Director: Kenji Kamiyama x Shinji Aramaki / Music: Nobuko Toda x Kazuma Jinnai / Production: Production IG × SOLA DIGITAL ARTS
Shinjiro Hayata: Ryohei Kimura / Moroboshi Bullet: Takuya Eguchi / Seiji Hokuto: Megumi Ban / Susumu Hayada: Hideyuki Tanaka / Lena Sayama: Sumire Moroboshi / Mitsuhiro Ide: Fish Construction / Ed: Ushiyama Shigeru / Jack: Ryota Takeuchi / Yousuke Endo: Eiji Hanawa / Kurata: Hirokazu Sekido / Shiraishi: Minoru Shiraishi / Adado: Kenjiro Tsuda / Ace Error: Hiroaki Hirata / Bemura: Soyoumitsukasa
Mill Creek Entertainments
Ultraman Release Schedule
Ultra Q - Oct. 15, 2019
Ultraman - Oct. 15, 2019
Ultra Seven - Dec. 10 2019
Return Of Ultraman - Feb. 25, 2020
Ultraman Ace - May 26, 2020
Ultraman Taro - Jan 21, 2021
Ultraman Leo - 2021
Ultraman X + Movie - April 21, 2020
Ultraman Zero + Movie - 2021
Ultraman Orb + Movie - Nov. 19, 2019
Ultraman Orb Origin Saga + - Feb. 11, 2020
Ultraman Geed + Movie - Nov. 19, 2019
Ultraman R/B + Movie - Oct 13, 2020
Ultraman Geed Movie - Mar 17, 2020
Ultraman X: The Movie - April 21, 2020
Neo Ultra Q - Aug. 11, 2020
Ultraman X/Ginga Movies - June 15, 2020
Ultraman Ginga Series/Movie + - Sept 15, 2020
Birth Of Ultraman - July 10, 2020