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    Source: Classic Media Official site: Godzilla on DVD Classic Media has revealed plans to release a 2 disc DVD featuring both the original Japanese version of GODZILLA (Gojira, 1954) and the Americanized GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS! (1956) starring Raymond Burr. This marks the first ever US home video release of the Japanese GODZILLA. Toho has screened the film at a handful of festivals, but most fans` first opportunity to see it came with the 2004-2005 50th anniversary theatrical release from Rialto Pictures. GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS! has been a home video staple in the US for decades, having been issued several times on VHS, DVD, and laserdisc. Both films have been remastered and will be released in high definition. Official Press Release: The initial press release claimed that the GODZILLA 2-pack will be in widescreen, but Classic Media has

    Author: Robert Saint John THE DAY TOTO BECAME GAMERA Kadokawa Entertainment DVD Region 2 (Japan) Release date: April 21, 2006 Price: 1575 Yen (approx $13.50 US) In connection with the latest Gamera movie, GAMERA THE BRAVE, Kadokawa Entertainment is releasing a new DVD devoted to the giant flying turtle. This 40 minute disc will cover the history of the Gamera series in the Showa and Heisei eras, and introduce the new film. THE DAY TOTO BECAME GAMERA will include trailers for GAMERA THE BRAVE, a “Making of” special, Gamera wallpapers, and a still image gallery with added narration and music. SciFi Japan will have more information as it becomes available.

    Author: Aaron Cooper Source:British Film Institute Special Thanks to Keith Aiken and Robert St. John The British Film Institute has asserted itself in the United Kingdom as a force to be reckoned with in terms of film preservation and appreciation, much like Criterion or the American Film Institute. Now with the BFI Video imprint, Japanese science fiction and fantasy fans can appreciate two classic films on DVD with lots of special edition bells and whistles. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GODZILLA Hitting its golden years but still going strong Official Site: British Film Institute’s GODZILLA page The original version of the 1954 GODZILLA (Gojira) finally gets the DVD treatment it deserves for an English speaking audience from the British Film Institute on Region 2 PAL DVD. This forum will not be used for a story synopsis of this fine film. Chances are if you are

    Author: Ed Godziszewski A SciFi JAPAN EXCLUSIVE I would always joke with my friends about how great it would be to have a job like a sportscaster or someone doing film analysis—to just talk about the subjects which you enjoy so much and get paid for it. But never would I have imagined that I would ever have the opportunity to do that very thing, especially when it came to a professionally produced product involving Godzilla, one of my passions. Being neither a professional nor a particularly accomplished public speaker, I figured my chances of ever contributing commentary to a DVD release were next to none. And Toho video releases outside of Japan have always been bare bones, whether it be due to Toho’s instructions or lack of interest on the part of releasing countries. So how in the world did the original GODZILLA ever

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