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.
SHIN ULTRAMAN Details
・Starring: Takumi Saitoh, Masami Nagasawa, Daiki Arioka, Akari Hayami, Testsushi Tanaka / Hidetoshi Nishijima, Koji Yamamoto, Ryo Iwamatsu, Kyusaku Shimada, Toru Masuoka, Kenshi Nagatsuka, Hajime Yamazaki, Soko Wada
・Producer and Screenwriter: Hideaki Anno
・Director: Shinji Higuchi
・Music: Shiro Sagisu
・Presented By: Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd., Toho Co., Ltd, Khara Inc.
・Production Companies: Toho Pictures, Cine Bazar
・Distributed by: Toho Co., Ltd
・Release: Early Summer 2021
・Official Website: shin-ultraman.jp
・Official Twitter: @shin_ultraman
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