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    Source: Media Blasters press releaseSpecial Thanks to Carl Morano Photo courtesy of Media Blasters. © Machine Girls Film Partners (Belleville, New Jersey)  Media Blasters Inc. is pleased to announce the sibling pairing of two of the best-selling, high-octane Tokyo Shock hits of all time- THE MACHINE GIRL CHRONICLES with the original MACHINE GIRL and the official follow-up, RISE OF THE MACHINE GIRLS!  The double-disc blu-ray destroyer will be locked and loaded on June 25th! THE MACHINE GIRL: JACKED!- Ami is your average schoolgirl trying to provide a normal life for her younger brother and herself following the tragic death of their parents. But her whole world comes crashing down when her brother and his friend are brutally murdered by a ruthless gang of bullies headed by the spoiled brat son of a local yakuza boss!  When Ami sets out to avenge her slain sibling, she soon

    Photo courtesy of Media Blasters. ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. PRE-ORDER THE ELITE KOLLECTION BLU-RAY BOX SET NOW!Source: Media Blasters press releaseSpecial Thanks to Carl Morano (Belleville, New Jersey)  Media Blasters Inc. is pleased to announce the North American licensing of three classic stand-alone KAMEN RIDER films- Keita Amemiya’s two special episodes-  KAMEN RIDER ZO and KAMEN RIDER J and Makoto Tsuji’s feature-length SHIN KAMEN RIDER PROLOGUE.  All three Tokusatsu (term for the special effects infused Super Hero genre!) titles will be available on blu-ray in multiple configurations for casual and die-hard fans alike.  Stay tuned for more details and box set specs! To commemorate this special event, Media Blasters announces a pre-order date for an exclusive, limited blu-ray pressing of KAMEN RIDER: THE TRILOGY ELITE KOLLECTION!  This slipcased set will only be available via direct sales from the Media Blasters Storefront and will

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. After tracing a strange ailment to a remote gravesite, a team of supernatural experts soon discovers what happens when you mess with the wrong grave in the award-winner horror-thriller EXHUMA (파묘, 2024), debuting on Digital June 4 from Well Go USA Entertainment.  Written and Directed by Jang Jae-Hyun (SVAHA: THE SIXTH FINGER), EXHUMA stars CHOI Min-Sik (OLDBOY, I SAW THE DEVIL), KIM Go-Eun (HERO, LITTLE WOMEN), YOO Hai-Jin (A TAXI DRIVER), and LEE Do-Hyun (PRISON PLAYBOOK, SWEET HOME). EXHUMA won the Art Award at the 2024 Baek Sang Art Awards and also picked up awards for Best Director (Jang Jae-Hyun), Best Actor (CHOI Min-Sik), Best Actress (KIM Go-Eun), and Best New Actor (LEE Do-Hyun).   Synopsis:       

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the award-winning epic fantasy CREATION OF THE GODS I: KINGDOM OF STORMS (封神第一部:朝歌风云, Fengshen Part 1: Chao Ge Fengyun, 2023) from director Wuershan (PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION, MOJIN: THE LOST LEGEND). After killing the emperor, King Zhou reigns as a tyrant so brutal that he earns Heaven’s wrath. To save the mortal world, the gods intervene and invest in a champion brave enough to challenge the king—even if it may cost him everything. CREATION OF THE GODS I: KINGDOM OF STORMS stars Kris Phillips (THE MONKEY KING 2), Li Xuejian (THE WANDERING EARTH II), Huang Bo (JOURNEY TO THE WEST), Yu Shi (BORN TO FLY),

    Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. © 2024 Legendary. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary.   Source: Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment press release Special Thanks to Michael Foell and Liza Nedelman   Titans Combine Forces for the Ultimate Team-up when the Action-packed Adventure Becomes Available for Purchase and Rental Debuts for Premium Digital Ownership and Rental on May 14 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on June 11 5-Film 4K UHD Collector’s Edition Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Monsterverse Also Available this Summer The latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise, GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE, which follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, debuts for purchase and rental Digitally at home on May 14. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, GODZILLA

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray NORYANG: DEADLY SEA (노량: 죽음의 바다,  Noryang: Jugeumui Bada, 2023), which brings to a close Director Kim Han-Min’s epic nautical trilogy that began with THE ADMIRAL: ROARING CURRENTS (2014) and continued with HANSAN: RISING DRAGON (2022).  In the final chapter, legendary Korean admiral Yi Sun-Sin faces his final fight at the historical Battle of Noryang, the last major battle of the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598).  The cast includes Kim Yun-seok (ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU)​, Baek Yoon-sik (JEON WOOCHI, TAZZA: THE HIGH ROLLERS), Jung Jae-young (CASTAWAY ON THE MOON), and Huh Joon-ho (DR. CHEON AND THE LOST TALISMAN). NORYANG: DEADLY SEA debuts on DVD (SLP: $19.98),

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. ©2023 Studio Ghibli AVAILABLE TO OWN ON DEMAND IN 4K ON ALL MAJOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON JUNE 25  Source: Shout! Studios press release Special Thanks to Lauren Blum   Photo courtesy of GKIDS. ©2023 Studio Ghibli Fresh off a historic Academy Award win for Best Animated Feature, the latest and long awaited cinematic masterpiece from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, THE BOY AND THE HERON (君たちはどう生きるか, Kimitachi wa Dō Kiru ka, 2023), will be released July 9 on 4K UHD + Blu-ray, Blu-ray + DVD, and in a Limited Edition Steelbook that includes 4K UHD + Blu-ray, featuring Dolby Vision plus Dolby Atmos for the ultimate home entertainment experience from GKIDS with home entertainment distribution from Shout! Studios. This is the first title from Studio Ghibli to ever be released on 4K UHD. THE BOY

    Source: SRS Cinema LLC press releaseSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra Image courtesy of SRS Cinema. ©Showa Tokusatsu Monster Film Cooperation Corps Distributor SRS Cinema has announced the launch of preorders for their limited edition Blu-ray of TWAR OF THE NINJA MONSTERS: JARON VS. GOURA (忍獣大戦記 蛇龍対號羅, Shinobu Kemono Daisenki Daryū Tai Goura), a brand-new kaiju movie from Shinpei Hayashiya, director of the Reigo / Raiga / Ohga series!! The cast and crew includes suit actros Mizuho Yoshida (GODZILLA, MOTHRA AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK, ZEIRAM) and Akihiko Ohashi (GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION, GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS), cinematographer/VFX/editor Masayuki Nagata (ATAMI MONSTER), composer Yasuhiro Ueda (ULTRA GALAXY MEGA MONSTER BATTLE: NEVER ENDING ODYSSEY, ULTRAMAN ZERO VS DARKLOPS ZERO), monster designer Shinji Nishikawa (GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE, GODZILLA 2000), suit and prop makers Naofumi Kanamori and Tomohiro Matsumoto (REIGO: KING OF THE SEA MONSTERS), CG

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the acclaimed Australian sci-fi thriller MONOLITH (2023) directed by Matt Vesely (OVERHEATER) and starring Lily Sullivan (EVIL DEAD RISE, I MET A GIRL). While trying to salvage her career, a disgraced journalist (Sullivan) begins investigating a strange conspiracy theory. But as the trail leads uncomfortably close to home, she is left to grapple with the lies at the heart of her own story.  Following its international premiere at SXSW, MONOLITH was nominated for the New Visions Award at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival, Best Direction in a Debut Feature Film at the Australian Directors Guild Awards and Best Indie Film at the Australian

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the highly-lauded drama MONSTER (怪物, Kaibutsu, 2023) from internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS, BROKER). After learning a teacher is bullying her son, a mother demands answers, eventually resorting to legal action. But as the truth is gradually revealed, it proves more complex than anyone imagined. The film’s screenplay was written by Yuji Sakamoto (IN LOVE AND DEEP WATER), with music by late Academy Award-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (Best Music, Original Score, THE LAST EMPEROR, 1988).  The cast of MONSTER includes Sakura Ando (SHOPLIFTERS, GODZILLA MINUS ONE), Eita Nagayama (UNDERCURRENT), newcomer Soya Kurokawa, and Hiiragi Hinata (ONE SECOND AHEAD, ONE SECOND BEHIND). At the

    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to CJ Johnsen and Spencer Kopp Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Mill Creek Entertainment is offering our readers a chance to win their Blu-ray set of BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 02: ULTRAMAN VS. ALIEN BALTAN. This collection presents 11 Alien Baltan episodes and 2 movies from across the Ultraman franchise, starting with their first appearance in the original 1966 ULTRAMAN series and continuing through to 2016's ULTRAMAN X THE MOVIE. The sets contains both HD and SD content on Blu-ray with the original Japanese soundtracks plus English subtitles. BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 02: ULTRAMAN VS. ALIEN BALTAN is on sale now and has a SRP of $19.99. The set can be ordered from deepdiscount.com,  amazon.com and other retailers (both online and in stores). OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There are five (5) prizes, with each

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the hilarious, action-packed sequel BABY ASSASSINS 2 (ベイビーわるきゅーれ 2ベイビー, Beibī Warukiyu re 2 Beibī, 2023).  After the agency suspends its top assassins, aspiring hitmen decide to eliminate them—leading to a lightning-fast showdown between trained killers. Hugo Sakamoto (BABY ASSASSINS) returns to the director’s chair for the “reliably funny, sometimes downright hysterical” (The Spool), action-packed sequel and brings back Akari Takaishi and Saori Izawa from the original, along with “fantastic fight choreography” (/Film) by Kensuke Sonomura (BAD CITY, HYDRA). BABY ASSASSINS 2 also stars Atomu Mizuishi (BABY ASSASSINS, TOKYO VICE), Tomo Nakai (SAYONARA GIRLS.), Tsubasa Tobinaga (BABY ASSASSINS), Tetsu Watanabe (A JANITOR, SHIN GODZILLA), Joey

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Sentai Home Video has announced its June 2024 slate of anime Blu-ray releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. IS THE ORDER A RABBIT?! SEASON 1 COMPLETE COLLECTION Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionsRun Time:         300 min.Street Date:      6/4/2024Format:             BDLanguage:        Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $49.98 Going to a new school can be scary, and 15-year-old Cocoa is moving to a new town by herself where she’ll live and work in a boarding house/restaurant! Fortunately, Cocoa’s new place of residence/employment is The Rabbit House, which comes fully stocked with exactly what every lonely high school girl needs: a bunch of fantastic new friends! Yes, some of them are a little strange, and there’s definitely something odd about the restaurant’s rabbit mascot. However, with the help

    Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the action-packed aerial drama BORN TO FLY (長空之王, Chang kong zhi wang, 2023). The debut feature film from director and co-writer Liu Xiaoshi, BORN TO FLY stars Wang Yibo (HIDDEN BLADE), Hu Jun (SHADOW, CODE OF THE ASSASSINS), and Yu Shi (CREATION OF THE GODS I: KINGDOM OF STORMS), with Zhou Dongyu (BETTER DAYS)​, and features amazing VFX and aerial action with cutting-edge fighter jets. Synopsis:        After an unforeseen threat arises mid-air, a talented young air force test pilot (Wang Yibo) is forced to test not only the capabilities of his top-secret aircraft but also his own physical and psychological limits in order to survive. BORN TO FLY debuts on

    Win the Chinese thriller POLAR RESCUE on Blu-ray From Well Go USA! Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the Chinese snow-bound thriller POLAR RESCUE (搜救, Sou jiu, 2022) starring international martial arts icon Donnie Yen (RAGING FIRE, IP MAN 4: THE FINALE, BIG BROTHER). Co-directed by Lo Chi Leung (DOUBLE TAP, THE BULLET VANISHES) and Donnie Yen, POLAR RESCUE also stars Cecilia Han (THE GOLDEN DOLL) and Jia Bing (GIVE ME FIVE, THE ELEVENTH CHAPTER).   Synopsis:    After a young boy gets lost during a bitter snowstorm, his frantic parents (Donnie Yen, Cecilia Han) seek help from the local police, who are soon faced with a desperate race against

    Win Tak Sakaguchi's Yakuza action comedy ONE-PERCENT WARRIOR on Blu-ray From Well Go USA! Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the Japanese action comedy ONE-PERCENT WARRIOR (originally titled 1%er ONE-PERCENTER, 1%er ワンパーセンター, 1%er Wan Pāsentā, 2022). International action sensation Tak Sakaguchi (BAD CITY, VERSUS, GODZILLA: FINAL WARS) stars as a legendary, aging action film star who is drawn into the real world of violence when feuding yakuza gangs infiltrate the set of his directorial feature debut. Caught in the middle of a chaotic battle with an increasing body count, he must face whether his martial arts training is enough to save him.  Written and directed by Yûdai Yamaguchi (THE ABCS OF DEATH, DEADBALL),

    Source: Shout! Studios Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. ©Toei Company, Ltd. Shout! Studios presents the CLASSIC TOKUSATSU COLLECTION, a Blu-ray box set featuring some of the early, eye-popping Tokusatsu films from Toei: Amphibious gill-men from an underwater city! A superhuman mummy ready to save Earth! Sonny Chiba fighting robot-men!  This set is a limited edition of 2,500 units available exclusively from ShoutFactory.com. DISC ONE:PRINCE OF SPACE (1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / B&W / 57 min.)A mysterious hero must intervene when a nefarious presence from outer space arrives to steal a powerful new rocket fuel.INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN (1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / B&W / 75 min.)Sonny Chiba stars in this fantastical adventure about repelling invaders arriving from a distant planet to attack Tokyo.DISC TWO:WATARI

    Win the South Korean sci-fi thriller THE MOON on Blu-ray From Well Go USA! Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the acclaimed South Korean sci-fi thriller THE MOON (천박사 퇴마 연구소: 설경의 비밀, Cheonbaksa Toema Yeonguso: Seolgyeongui Bimil, 2023) from KIM Yong Hwa – the director of the ALONG WITH THE GODS franchise. After a spaceship is damaged mid-mission and leaves an astronaut stranded with rapidly decreasing oxygen stores, Korea’s Naro Space Center turns to a former director to avert a catastrophe—and possibly redeem his own tarnished legacy. THE MOON stars SUL Kyung Gu (PUBLIC ENEMY, MEMOIR OF A MURDERER), DOH Kyung Soo (ALONG WITH THE GODS franchise), and KIM Hee Ae (HERSTORY). 

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Sentai Home Video has announced its May 2024 slate of anime Blu-ray releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. TOKYO MEW MEW NEW SEASON 2 COLLECTION Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionsRun Time:         300 min.Street Date:      5/7/2024Format:             BDLanguage:        Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $59.98 The scientists of the μ(Mew) Project use DNA of endangered species to create a team of heroines imbued with amazing abilities. Armed with the skills of an Iriomote cat, Ichigo must band together with other Mew Mew girls to repel an alien incursion.             Photo courtesy of Sentai. FOOD WARS! THE SECOND PLATE SEASON 2 COLLECTION Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionsRun Time:         325 min.Street Date:     

    Win the South Korean supernatural fantasy-thriller DR. CHEON AND THE LOST TALISMAN on Blu-ray From Well Go USA! Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the South Korean supernatural fantasy-thriller DR. CHEON AND THE LOST TALISMAN (천박사 퇴마 연구소: 설경의 비밀, Cheonbaksa Toema Yeonguso: Seolgyeongui Bimil, 2023). Dr. Cheon makes a living performing fake exorcisms on camera, but when a mysterious client arrives at his door, he is drawn into a series of strange events that challenge his skepticism—and resurface childhood horrors he’s tried to forget. The first feature film by Director KIM Seong-sik (an AD on PARASITE), DR. CHEON AND THE LOST TALISMAN stars GANG Dong-won (TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA), HUH Joon-ho

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