DESTROY ALL MONSTERS Blu-ray, DVD and CD Update
Cover Art and Specs for New Releases from Media Blasters
Source: Media Blasters, Inc.
Special Thanks to Carl Morano
Note: Final Blu-ray and CD cover art will be added as soon as they arrive from Media Blasters.
Media Blasters Inc. has revealed the specifications and final cover art for their upcoming Tokyo Shock release of the Godzilla classic DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (怪獣総進撃, Kaiju Soshingeki, 1968). The movie will be sold separately on both DVD (SRP $19.98) and Blu-ray (SRP $29.98). The discs have shipped to retailers and have a street date of October 25th, 2011. Media Blasters will also release a DESTROY ALL MONSTERS soundtrack CD on November 8th.
The DESTROY ALL MONSTERS Blu-ray and DVD cover features artwork from the film’s original Japanese theatrical poster. Toho had very firm guidelines regarding the cover art, and the final design was not confirmed until early October. While going through the approvals process, Toho provided Media Blasters with a few images for the American distributor to use in their pre-order announcement to retailers this past July. The temp design— using a GHIDORAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER illustration from the Japanese GODZILLA DVD COLLECTION II box set released by Toho in 2007— was only created for the advance retailer solicitations and never intended to be used for the actual release. Despite Media Blasters’ explanation, the temp art was repeatedly posted on fan sites, message boards and Facebook as the final cover design.
Not all details have been revealed as yet, but Media Blasters has confirmed that the main feature is the Japanese language version of DESTROY ALL MONSTERS with Japanese credits. The English credits are included as extras. The Japanese language track will be presented in both 5.1 and 2.0, with an English track in 2.0 only. Special features will include some materials from the Japanese release plus new U.S. extras. In addition to the features listed below, Media Blasters has hinted that “a few surprises may be found” on the discs.
The DESTROY ALL MONSTERS Blu-ray, DVD and Soundtrack CD can be pre-ordered from online retailers and Media Blasters’ distributor, Allegro Media Group.
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
DVD: TSDVD-1122/SRP: $19.98
BLU RAY: TSBD-1122/SRP: $29.98
Street Date: October 25, 2011
Main Feature with English 2.0/Japanese 2.0 & 5.1 Audio Tracks
Commentary by Ed Godziszewski and Steve Ryfle
Original Soundtrack CD
Street Date: November 8, 2011
Toho Mark (Main Title) • Title Credit • Monsterland • Moon Base I • Unusual Change in Monsterland • Moon Base II • SY-3 • Unmanned Underground Center • Kilaak Aliens I • Monsterland Escape • Unknown Metal • Discovery of the Monster Control • Rodan Comes Flying • Gigantic Monsters Attack Tokyo • Missile Operations to Protect the Capital • Ruins • Godzilla and Anguirus vs. Defense Forces • Rodan’s Pursuit • Kilaak Aliens II • Moon Base & SY-3 • SY-3 Sally Forth • Exploration Crew Breaks Through • The Kilaaks’ Identity • Break the Remote Control • The Gathering of Earth Monsters • Decisive Battle at Fuji I • Decisive Battle at Fuji II • Destruction of the Underground Dome • Fire Dragon Pursuit • Ending
Check back with SciFi Japan in the coming weeks for details and updates on Media Blasters’ GODZILLA VS MEGALON DVD, Blu-ray and Soundtrack CD.
About Media Blasters, Inc.
Founded in 1997, New York City based Media Blasters was created to give sub-culture media the treatment and distribution usually only afforded to pop-culture offerings. Some of Media Blasters’ most well known labels include AnimeWorks, specializing in Japanese animation, Tokyo Shock, specializing in Asian film, and Shriek Show, specializing in horror. Engaging in licensing, production, localizing and distribution, MB has handled groundbreaking titles like the perennial blockbuster BERSERK, Adult Swim’s MORIBITO: GUARDIAN OF THE SPIRIT, action hit VERSUS, cult classic ICHI THE KILLER and the legendary original VOLTRON DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE TV series. Media Blasters has even opened the door to new productions, creating sub-culture favorites like DEATHTRANCE and MACHINE GIRL.
For more information, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- GODZILLA VS MEGALON Region 1 DVD/Blu-ray Rumors False
- Media Blasters Discusses DVD and Blu-ray Plans for DESTROY ALL MONSTERS and GODZILLA VS MEGALON
- Monster News Bites for June 21st
- DESTROY ALL MONSTERS Blu-ray and DVD Extras Announced!