Battle Kaiju Series 02: Ultraman Vs. Alien Baltan Blu-ray
BATTLE KAIJU SERIES #02 - ULTRAMAN VS ALIEN BALTAN collects 11 Alien Baltan episodes and 2 movies from across the Ultraman franchise, starting with their first appearance in the original Ultraman series and continuing through to Ultraman X.
This new Blu-ray collection devoted to some of the greatest monsters and aliens from Tsuburaya Productions’ Ultraman franchise. This edition looks at Alien Baltan, the Space Ninjas widely recognized as the greatest rivals to Ultraman and his fellow Ultra Brothers.
Includes an exclusive guide booklet!
Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing the Ultraseven 55th Anniversary Anthology Blu-ray, a set that includes over 27 hours of episodes and specials featuring Ultraseven. The set is 6 discs, features a 16 page booklet guide, a list of series featured in it is listed on the package but specific episodes/specials are not. The regular retail price is $34.99 but it can be had cheaper, release date appears to be Nov 14 2023 although some retailers have Oct 17 still listed. Amazon pre-order here.
Bay Area Film Events is presenting Ultrafest, a celebration of Ultraman, July 21 - 23, that is taking place at the 4 Star Theater at 2200 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121. Check out the details below, and artist can show off their Ultra Art at the Ultrafest Art Gallery that will happen during the event.
From Cleopatra Entertainment
Akari Hayami (Actor), Ryo Iwamatsu (Actor), Shinji Higuchi (Director)
Blu-ray & DVD release information
About Cleopatra Entertainment
Cleopatra Entertainment is the film division of long time L.A.-based indie label Cleopatra Records, most known for promoting dark and experimental music. Beginning in 2015, the company has distributed, developed, and produced several films most of which have a strong horror and/or music component. The company has focused primarily on the home video market through partnerships with NY-based film distributor The Orchard as well as AMPED Music Distribution, and MVD Entertainment Group. However, recent projects have shown that the company is capable of theatrical distribution as well.
Cleopatra Entertainment officially began in 2015 with the U.S. release of the documentary/concert film about German heavy metal band Scorpions called Forever And A Day. This was followed in August of the same year by the company’s first major production, Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, the second installment of the cult horror musical franchise from director Darren Lynn Bousman (director of several installments in the Saw) and writer Terrance Zdunich (of Repo! The Genetic Opera). In addition to financing the film, Cleopatra produced the Blu-ray and DVD releases and also released the official CD soundtrack, which included all of the musical numbers from the film featuring likes of Paul Sorvino, Barry Bostwick, David Hasselhoff, Ted Neeley, rap icon Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Adam Pascal, Butcher Babies, Nivek Ogre, and more!
In 2016, Cleopatra Entertainment released its second music documentary to the home video market, this one about UK punk band The Damned, called Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead, which premiered a year earlier at the SXSW Film Festival.
Cleopatra Entertainment also purchased the vampire thriller Blood Trap, starring Gianni Capaldi , Costas Mandylor, and Vinnie Jones, and released it to the home video market in October of that year. Also in October 2016, Cleopatra brought the twisted romantic comedy StalkHer starring Australia’s John Jarratt (of Wolf Creek) and Kaarin Fairfax, to US audiences. Finally, the company will also see a theatrical release for the heartwarming, real-life story of a man and his cat, A Street Cat Named Bob, based on the best-selling book of the same name by James Bowen.
Coming productions for the company include more thrillers such as The Devil’s Domain (starring Michael Madsen), The Black Room (starring Lin Shaye), and The 27 Club (based on the well-known “ 27 Club ” legend). 2017 will also bring dramatic offerings including, Steven, the biopic of The Smiths frontman Morrissey.
About MVD Entertainment Group
MVD Entertainment Group is a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Bluray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise including limited edition collectibles, tee shirts, and more.
“Serving Artists and Audiences” is MVD’s purpose statement; it represents a commitment to the interests of the musicians, filmmakers, record labels, producers, managers, and every link in the supply chain. The customers are the Audience, from wholesalers, sub-distributors, major retail chains, online retailers, specialists, and independent mom and pop stores, all the way to the consumer.
MVD Entertainment Group was founded in 1986 by Tom Seaman, an industry veteran with prior experience with The Record Hunter, Sam Goody, CBS Retail, and JEM Distribution. Tom, along with his family Elinor, Eve and Ed, initially focused on music videotapes.
At the turn of the century, with the advent of DVD, MVD built a large catalog of exclusively distributed audiovisual content on DVD’s, with special strength in music concert films, horror movies, documentaries, comedy, cult classics, and much more.
In 2006, at the request of many of MVD’s label partners, MVD entered the audio distribution business. Soon thereafter MVD merged with Big Daddy Music Distribution, and picked up a large catalog of CDs, vinyl and digital audio rights.
MVD stays on the cutting edge of new media with a huge catalog of audio and visual digital rights, and by nurturing its direct relationships with the major digital and VOD platforms. MVD works with a variety of up-and-coming platforms as well and actively pursues new relationships.
Today, MVD is still family owned and operated, and is 100% debt free . With its base operations in Pottstown, PA , MVD runs a 30,000 square foot warehouse and office space with around 30 full time employees.
MVD continues to look for new and exciting content and sees a bright future in the entertainment business. Serving artists and audiences, the driving principle at MVD, allows us to consider a wide spectrum of opportunities and change with this ever evolving industry.
The Japanese Blu-ray release of Shin Ultraman has been announced and as will other releases there are retailers exclusives to go along with it. The retailers include Amazon Japan, Tsuburaya Store, HMV, Rakuten, 7Net, and Tsutaya.
The main part of the release is the same no matter the retailer, there is a 4K four disc Blu-ray set, three disc Blu-ray set, two disc Blu-ray set, and two disc DVD set, the 4K and three disc set include basically the same content, movie, promotional collection (trailers, etc.), event video collection, making of, VFX breakdown, 16 page book, bonus "Shin Ultra Fight" short, and more (4K may have an extended cut?), the standard Blu-ray and DVD lack some of this content.
The bonuses are as follows, Amazon - Steelbook and B2 poster, Tsuburaya - Shin Ultraman Petit Mascot Keychain (2 types), HMV - sticker, Rakuten - steel mug and Beta Capsule key chain, 7Net - mirror set, and Tsutaya - two can badges.
Retail prices vary slightly per retailer but range from 14,800 yen (4K set) to 3,347 yen (for DVD), all are scheduled to be released April 12, 2023.
Battle Kaiju Series#1: Ultraman Vs. Red King
Every Episode Across All Of The Ultraman Series That Features The Monster Known As Red King.
Media Format: NTSC
Run time: 7 hours and 5 minutes
Release date: June 27, 2023
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
Number of discs: 2
Amazon pre-order here.
BATTLE KAIJU SERIES #1: ULTRAMAN VS. RED KING
16 episodes battling the fan-favorite kaiju
ULTRA GALAXY MEGA MONSTER BATTLE
ULTRA GALAXY MEGA MONSTER BATTLE NEO
ULTRAMAN GINGA S
BIRTH OF ULTRA
Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing two more Ultraman series Ultraman Nexus: Complete Series & Ultraman: The Next and Ultraman Max – The Complete Series. Nexus is DVD, 6 discs, will retail for $40.99, and will be released Nov 15, 2022. Max is DVD, 6 discs, will retail for $40.99, and will be released Jan 24, 2023. Both will be available on Amazon. Updated with official images.
Ultraman Nexus: Complete Series & Ultraman: The Next (TV) (2004-2005)
The TLT is a covert international anti-monster unit established secretly to combat Space Beasts, mysterious monsters that are out to attack humans in the year 2009. One of the TLT's new recruits, Kazuki Komon, is attacked by one of them prior to reporting for duty. However, he is saved by a silver giant that he names "Ultraman". What no one knows is that the silver giant is an Ultraman - to be precise, Ultraman Nexus, ready to fight the Space Beasts to save the planet Earth.
Ultraman Max – The Complete Series (TV)
A strange visitor from space notices Kaito's bravery. The alien gives Kaito the power to become the mighty superhero Ultraman Max, a towering red and silver giant 40 meters tall.
Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing two more Ultraman series Ultraman Cosmos and Ultraman Neos. Cosmos is the series plus films Ultraman Cosmos: The Blue Planet, Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle, and Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact, it is DVD, 8 discs, with a 30 hour and 40 minute runtime, will retail for $49.99, and will be released Oct 11, 2022. Neos is DVD, 2 discs, with a 5 hour runtime, will retail for $25.99, and will be released Sept 20, 2022. Both are available on Amazon here, and here. (Note: Zearth info in previous article.)
Ultraman Cosmos, a blue giant of kindness from space, arrives on Earth chasing down the Chaos Header, who infects life forms. Cosmos bonds with Musashi Haruno of EYES, who makes it his mission to protect the Earth and the life on it from Chaos Header and other malicious entities.
The solar system is passing through a strange sector of the Cosmos known as the Unbalance Zone. Strange phenomena occur and HEART, the special team from the global defense organization is sent to investigate. However, when things get out of control, Ultraman Neos, a 58 meter tall Ultra Warrior flying at mach 30 from Nebula M-78, comes along to protect Earth from evil gigantic monsters that have appeared. On Earth, Ultraman Neos shares the human body of Genki Kagura, the rookie member of HEART. In times of desperate need Kagura holds the Estreilar, the transformation device, high in the air, activates it and transforms into Ultraman Neos to fight the vicious monster.
Mill Creek Entertainment has announced three more Ultraman releases, Ultraman Kids 3000 The Complete Series, Ultraman Zearth Double Feature, and Ultraman Mebius Complete Series + 4 Movies. There isn't much info on these other than they appear to be DVD releases, Kids seems to be a 4 disc release, Zearth is a single disc release, and Mebuis is a 6 disc release, they are priced on Amazon at $25.99, $19.99, and $40.99 respectively, and release dates are May 24th for Mebuis, and Oct 11th for Zearth, and Dec 6th for Kids.
Ultraman Mebius Collection
The CREW GUYS special investigation team is suddenly attacked by a monster. Mebius forms a strong bond with friends as Mirai to fight these adversaries together. After overcoming countless obstacles, Ultraman Mebius continues to grow to become a true Ultraman who possesses both strength and kindness!
Starring: Shunji Igarashi, Minoru Tanaka, Masaki Nishina, Ai Saikawa, Daisuke Watanabe
Co-Starring: Misato Hirata, Kenta Uchino, Kenichi Ishii, Yutaka Maido, Saaya Ishikawa
Director: Tomoki Sano, Hirochika Muraishi, Toshiyuki Takano, Kengo Kaji, Naoki Ohara, Kenji Suzuki, Tomoo Haraguchi, Tsugumi Kitaura, Kazuya Konaka, Yuichi Abe, Makoto Yokoyama
Writer: Masanao Akahoshi, Yuji Kobayashi, Keiichi Hasegawa, Hideyuki Kawakami, Yuji Kobayashi, Ai Ota, Akira Tanizaki, Minato Shukawa
Ultraman Zearth Double Feature
Ultraman Zearth - All over the world gold mysteriously vanishes without a trace. MYDO (the Mysterious Yonder Defense Organization) is called in to investigate. The MYDO team, with their secret base disguised as an ordinary gasoline station, and their super aircraft, the Skyfish, set out to discover who is stealing the Earth’s gold. The Alien Benzen is after more than mere monetary gain. Under his control the monster Cottenpoppe sucks up the gold and converts it to energy which is then transferred to Alien Benzen making him even more powerful. To Alien Benzen, pollution is beauty and destruction an art form. Once filled with gold energy, Alien Benzen plans to defile the entire world. The only thing that stands in his way is ULTRAMAN ZEARTH, the MYDO team’s gigantic protector from outer space, is MYDO trainee Katsuto Asahi.
Ultraman Zearth 2 - Ultraman Shadow, Ultraman Zearth’s most terrifying adversary yet, is brought to Earth by the murderous alien, Lady Benzen to be Ultraman Zearth’s assassin. His towering body of shimmering gold and nightmare black, his eyes, soulless glowing blood red jewels, Ultraman Shadow is a warrior of darkness equipped with mysterious powers. Prepare to witness the ultimate showdown, colossus versus mighty colossus, the battle ground: Planet Earth! Ultraman Zearth’s massive monster Milakron and Ultraman Shadow’s rampaging red eyed reptilian terror Darkla tangle through downtown Tokyo. It’s up to Earth’s greatest defenders the mighty Mysterious Yonder Defense Organization (MYDO) to help Zearth save the world.
Ultraman Kids 3000 The Complete Series
The Ultraman Kids are a lovable bunch of outer space kids on a quest through the galaxy to find their leader Mar's missing parents. Along the way they have fun and adventures and even learn a thing or two!
Mar is the leader of the Ultraman Kids. He's a curious fun-loving little boy with a taste for adventure and a talent for mischief. Mar is still learning how to use his fantastic Ultra Powers so sometimes his Ultra Beam goes everywhere except where he's aiming. Look out ! Together these kids find fun and adventure wherever they go.
Superior 8 Ultra Brothers
The first “Ultraman” was introduced to the world in 1966. Young Daigo, Asuka, and Gamu are filled with hopes and dreams as they watch the episodes on television each week. They never forget about “him” as they continue living their own ordinary lives.
One day, Daigo has a vision of a battle between a monster and the Ultraman Brothers. Strangely, the four heroes were Daigo’s friends Hayata, Dan, Go, and Hokuto. The vision is so real that Daigo tells his buddies Asuka and Gamu, who do not believe him at all. Daigo is convinced that it was just a dream.
Just a few days later, Daigo wanders into a strange parallel world resembling the real world. There, he witnesses Ultraman Mebius fighting Monster Gesura. Daigo recalls Gesura’s weakness from the television programs he had seen in the past, and quickly advises Ultraman Mebius to help defeat the monster. Ultraman Mebius turns back to Mirai and thanks Daigo for his help. When Daigo returns to the real world, Mirai follows him. Mirai‘s mission is to find and awaken the seven brave heroes to protect the world from invading aliens.
It is after Daigo explains to Mirai about alien creatures not existing in his world, when Monster Pandon suddenly appears and begins to destroy the city. Mirai turns into Ultraman Mebius and confronts Pandon. His overwhelming victory is momentary, for Pandon was only bait to Super Alien Hipporit’s atrocious trap. Daigo loses all hope, until a strange girl in red shoes appears who he remembers meeting in the past…
Release date: 04/5/2022
Price: $25.99 (SRP)
Run Time: 97 Minutes
Pre-order on Amazon
Mill Creek Entertainments
Ultraman Release Schedule
Ultra Q - Oct. 15, 2019
Ultraman - Oct. 15, 2019
Ultraman Orb + Movie - Nov. 19, 2019
Ultraman Geed + Movie - Nov. 19, 2019
Ultra Seven - Dec. 10 2019
Ultraman Orb Origin Saga + - Feb. 11, 2020
Return Of Ultraman - Feb. 25, 2020
Ultraman Geed Movie - Mar 17, 2020
Ultraman X: The Movie - April 21, 2020
Ultraman X + Movie - April 21, 2020
Ultraman Ace - May 26, 2020
Ultraman X/Ginga Movies - June 15, 2020
Birth Of Ultraman - July 10, 2020
Neo Ultra Q - Aug. 11, 2020
Ultraman Ginga Series/Movie + - Sept 15, 2020
Ultraman R/B + Movie - Oct 13, 2020
Ultraman Taro - Jan 12, 2021
Ultraman Leo - May 25, 2021
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle - June 15, 2021
Ultraman Zero Chronicles - June 15, 2021
Secrets Of The Rise Of Ultraman - July 10, 2021
The * Ultraman The Complete Series - Sept 14, 2021
Ultraman 80 The Complete Series - Sept 14, 2021
Ultraman Tiga Complete Series + - Oct 19, 2021
Ultraman Dyna Complete Series + - Nov 16, 2021
Ultraman Gaia Complete Series + - Dec 7, 2021
Ultraman Zero The Chronicle: The Complete Series - Feb 1, 2022
Ultraseven X Complete Series - Apr 5, 2022
Superior 8 Ultra Brothers Movie - Apr 5, 2022
Ultraman Mebius Complete Series + - May 24, 2022
Ultraman Zearth Double Feature - Oct 11, 2022
Ultraman Cosmos Complete Series + - Oct 11, 2022
Ultraman Neos Complete Series - Oct 11, 2022
Ultraman Nexus Complete Series + - Nov 15, 2022
Ultraman Kids 3000 Complete Series - Dec 6, 2022
Ultraman Max Complete Series - Jan 24, 2023