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    New Gamera Blu-ray and DVD Sets from Mill Creek in April

    Mill Creek will release two GAMERA: ULTIMATE COLLECTION Blu-ray sets and GAMERA LEGACY COLLECTION on DVD. Images courtesy of Mill Creek. © Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. NHFN/1965/1966/1967/1968/1969/1970/1971/1980/1995/1996/1999.

    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to Chris Smith, Barrett Evans, Jeff Hayne and Roy McAree

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    Mill Creek Entertainment has revealed details and packaging artwork for a trio of Gamera Blu-ray and DVD sets scheduled for April. Between the three sets, all eleven Gamera movies produced by Daiei Motion Picture Co. will be released on Blu-ray and/or DVD. The eight Showa Gamera films (1965-1980) were previously released on DVD by Shout! Factory. When Shout`s rights expired, Mill Creek licensed the movies from Joyplex, Inc. (the US sales agent for Gamera`s owner, Kadokawa Pictures) -- represented by Golden Media Group -- and will now bring them to Blu-ray for the first time in North America. The three Heisei Gamera films (1995-1999), already available on Blu-ray from Mill Creek, will also be released on DVD as part of GAMERA LEGACY COLLECTION. The twelfth Gamera movie, GAMERA THE BRAVE (????????????, Chiisaki Yusha-tachi Gamera, 2006), was produced by Kadokawa Pictures and is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Media Blasters.

    GAMERA: ULTIMATE COLLECTION Volume 1. Image courtesy of Mill Creek. © Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. NHFN/1965/1966/1967/1968

    GAMERA: ULTIMATE COLLECTION Volume 1

    The first four films of Daiei Studios’ monster series Gamera are unleashed and available on Blu-ray for the first time! Beautifully captured to their lavish original cuts, viewers can experience four-times the thrills of this legendary sci-fi classic like they have never seen before! GAMERA: THE GIANT MONSTER (??????, Daikaijuu Gamera, 1965) The first entry of this Sci-Fi epic takes place midst the peak of the Cold War, as conflict between the East and West transforms into a nuclear disaster! This atomic explosion releases more than massive radiation, it awakens an ancient and long-forgotten legend of -- Gamera! GAMERA VS. BARUGON (????? ????????, Daikaijuu Kettoo: Gamera Tai Barugon, 1966) Once the fear of Tokyo, Gamera returns to earth to save it from the malevolent monster Barugon who is able to freeze anything its path. This unholy battle between fire and ice challenges the survival of mankind while bringing them an incredible slam-bang, knock-down monster slug-fest! GAMERA VS. GYAOS (?????? ????????, Daikaijuu Kuuchuusen: Gamera Tai Gyaosu, 1967) The third entry of this classic monster series continues when a volcanic eruption awakens Gyaos, a gigantic vampire-like bat who has a ravenous hunger for blood. Gyaos is Gamera’s most popular foe, returning in four more films (not counting the stock footage in SUPER MONSTER). Can the fire-spitting terrapin Garmera defeat this nocturnal beast? GAMERA VS. VIRAS (????????????, Gamera Tai Uchuu Kaijuu Bairasu, 1968) The reign of terror continues when aliens take two boy scouts hostage to blackmail Gamera into aiding their invasion of Earth. When that plan fails the giant alien leader Viras battles the flying turtle in a duel to the death. Format: Blu-ray Region Code: BD Region A Running Time: Approximately 5 Hours, 45 Minutes Rating: Unrated Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Video: 1080p HD Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: English Item #: 63207 UPC: 68390463207 Street Date: April 29, 2014 MSRP: $19.98

    GAMERA: ULTIMATE COLLECTION Volume 2. Image courtesy of Mill Creek. © Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. NHFN/1969/1970/1971/1980

    GAMERA: ULTIMATE COLLECTION Volume 2

    The last four films of Daiei Studios’ original Gamera series are unleashed and available on Blu-ray for the first time! GAMERA VS. GUIRON (??????????, Gamera Tai Daiakujuu Giron, 1969) Gamera, the giant flying turtle, spins into action when two young boys board a spaceship and are hijacked to a strange planet on the other side of the sun.  While the boys evade the clutches of two brain-hungry alien beauties,  Gamera must deal with a knife-nosed monster named Guiron. GAMERA VS. JIGER (????????????, Gamera Tai Daimajuu Jaiga, 1970) The fire-breathing action continues as Gamera battles one of his greatest foes, Jiger, a horned monster reminiscent of the Triceratops. Drawn to the World Expo in Osaka by an ancient statue, the evil reptile injects Gamera with its parasitic offspring to eliminate the super turtle. GAMERA VS. ZIGRA (???????????, Gamera Tai Shinkai Kaijuu Jigura, 1971) The shark-like alien Zigra attacks Earth to enslave the human race as food. Aided by spacewoman X-1, Zigra’s wicked plan goes swimmingly until the invaders are challenged by Gamera and confounded by two troublemaking kids. GAMERA: SUPER MONSTER (???????, Uchuu Kaijuu Gamera, 1980) The final entry of the Showa Gamera series plays as a highlight reel reviving all of the previous evil monsters.  When the alien Zanon tries to conquer Earth with an army of monsters, three superwomen enlist the help of Gamera to foil the invader’s plans. Format: Blu-ray Region Code: BD Region A Running Time: Approximately 5 Hours, 43 Minutes Rating: Unrated Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Video: 1080p HD Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: English Item #: 63208 UPC: 683904632081 Street Date: April 29, 2014 MSRP: $19.98

    GAMERA LEGACY COLLECTION: 1965-1999. Image courtesy of Mill Creek. © Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. NHFN/1965/1966/1967/1968/1969/1970/1971/1980/1995/1996/1999.

    GAMERA LEGACY COLLECTION: 1965-1999

    For the first time, all 11 Gamera movies are offered together in one collection! Experience over 16 hours of fire-breathing action in this 4-DVD collection! Includes: GAMERA: THE GIANT MONSTER (??????, Daikaijuu Gamera, 1965) GAMERA VS. BARUGON (????? ????????, Daikaijuu Kettoo: Gamera Tai Barugon, 1966) GAMERA VS. GYAOS (?????? ????????, Daikaijuu Kuuchuusen: Gamera Tai Gyaosu, 1967) GAMERA VS. VIRAS (????????????, Gamera Tai Uchuu Kaijuu Bairasu, 1968) GAMERA VS. GUIRON (??????????, Gamera Tai Daiakujuu Giron, 1969) GAMERA VS. JIGER (????????????, Gamera Tai Daimajuu Jaiga, 1970) GAMERA VS. ZIGRA (???????????, Gamera Tai Shinkai Kaijuu Jigura, 1971) GAMERA: SUPER MONSTER (???????, Uchuu Kaijuu Gamera, 1980) GAMERA: GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE (??? ???????, Gamera Daikaijuu Kuchu Kessen, 1995) GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF THE LEGION (???2 ??????, Gamera 2: Region Shurai, 1996) GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS (???3 ?????????, Gamera 3: Jyashin Iris Kakusei, 1999) Format: DVD Region Code: 1 Number of Discs: 4 Running Time: Approximately 16 Hours, 29 Minutes Rating: Unrated Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: English Item #: 53358 UPC: 683904533586 Street Date: April 29, 2014 MSRP: $14.98


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