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    Mill Creek Entertainment Delivers Two New ULTRAMAN Collections On DVD

    The classic series THE ULTRAMAN and ULTRAMAN 80 come to DVD in North America for the first time! Photos courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    THE ULTRAMAN and ULTRAMAN 80 dropping September 14, 2021
    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment
    Special Thanks to .W. Starrett, Kirsten Van Peursem

    Mill Creek Entertainment is excited to announce the North American DVD* debut of THE ULTRAMAN and ULTRAMAN 80! Both complete series collections will be on 6 DVD discs and will have an MSRP of $34.99. This exciting debut comes off the back of Mill Creek Entertainment’s license of the available Ultraman back-catalogue via international distribution company Indigo Entertainment, from the revolutionary team at Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd.

    THE ULTRAMAN (ザ☆ウルトラマン, Za Urutoraman, 1979-80) is the eighth Ultraman television series and the first Ultraman anime show. The animation was done by Sunrise, the studio that has received international acclaim for their hugely popular MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM franchise. The show's hero, Ultraman Joneus, is a legendary warrior who hails from U40, a Star of Ultra outside of the Land of Light. Joneus made his first live action appearance in the 1979 feature film ULTRAMAN: GREAT MONSTER BATTLE (ウルトラマン怪獣大決戦, Urutoraman Kajū Daikessen) and was most recently seen in the streaming series ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE ABSOLUTE CONSPIRACY (ウルトラギャラクシーファイト 大いなる陰謀, Urutora Gyarakushī Faito Ōinaru Inbō, 2020). This DVD collection includes all 50 episodes.

    Across the planet Earth, strange glowing objects in the form of an unknown language appear in the skies. In order to investigate these strange phenomena, the Earth Defense Forces form the Science Guard Agency led by Captain Akiyama. Akiyama immediately forms a top-rated team of scientific experts. Choichiro Hikari from the Earth Defense Forces space station is chosen to join the Science Guard Agency and begins making his way back to Earth. But as he is traveling through space, Hikari meets Ultraman Joneus. Ultraman Joneus tells Hikari that the Earth is in great danger. In order to defend the Earth, Ultraman Joneus says he must become one with an Earth man. Hikari agrees and he and he and Ultraman Joneus join forces. Normally, Hikari will be an ordinary human being but, when danger strikes he will be able to transform into the gigantic 40 meter tall superhero Ultraman Joneus.

    The ninth series, ULTRAMAN 80 (ウルトラマン80(エイティ) Urutoraman Eitii, 1980-81) , was the first live action Ultraman show since the end of ULTRAMAN LEO (ウルトラマンレオ Urutoraman Reo) five years before. This 50-episode series follows Takeshi Yamato, a twenty-two- year-old young man who lives a double life. During the daytime, he is a rookie but popular science teacher at a junior high school in Tokyo. But after school and on Sundays he works as a member of the elite UGM (Utility Government Members), an Earth defense organization which tackles difficult situations such as alien invasion and attacks from monsters. When the situation gets out of control, Takeshi transforms into a 50-meter-tall mighty warrior, Ultraman 80 to save the day. 80 is often aided by Yullian, a female Ultra Warriror.

    THE ULTRAMAN and ULTRAMA 80 sets feature audio of the original Japanese soundtracks with English subtitles. Episode guide booklets are also included. Available September 14, 2021, both series retail for $34.99.

    THE ULTRAMAN Complete Series DVD
    Release Date: 9/14/2021
    Contents: 50 Episodes
    Number of Discs: 6
    Format:  DVD
    Region Code: 1
    Run Time: 1224 min
    Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
    Language: Japanese
    Subtitles: English
    SRP: $34.99
    · Preorder: deepdiscount.com/the-ultraman-complete-series
    · Preorder: amazon.com/the+ultraman

    ULTRAMAN 80 Complete Series DVD
    Release Date: 9/14/2021
    Contents: 50 Episodes
    Number of Discs: 6
    Format:  DVD
    Region Code: 1
    Run Time: 1224 min
    Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
    Language: Japanese
    Subtitles: English
    SRP: $34.99
    · Preorder: amazon.com/ultraman+80

     

    * Neither THE ULTRAMAN nor ULTRAMAN 80 have been released on Blu-ray in Japan so HD elements are not currently available.


    About Mill Creek Entertainment

    Mill Creek Entertainment is the home entertainment industry’s leading independent studio for Blu-ray, DVD, and digital distribution. With direct sales pipelines to all primary retail and online partners, Mill Creek Entertainment licenses, produces, markets and distributes a dynamic array of film and television content to over 30,000 retail stores and thousands of websites reaching millions of customers across North America. Mill Creek Entertainment’s expansive library includes Oscar®-winning theatrical feature films, Emmy®-winning classic and current TV series, original documentary productions and pop-culture favorites that enlighten, educate and entertain. Mill Creek Entertainment is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, please visit www.millcreekent.com

     
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