Media Blasters Announces New Release Date for GODZILLA VS MEGALON
Toho Favorite Scheduled for DVD on August 14th
Source: Media Blasters, Inc.
Special Thanks to Carl Morano
Toho’s GODZILLA VS MEGALON (ゴジラ対メガロ, Gojira tai Megaro, 1973) is now scheduled for Region 1 DVD on August 14th from Media Blasters. The disc will contain the feature film only with the uncut English dub (never commercially available before in the US) in 2.0, and 2.0 and 5.1 Japanese audio tracks. The list price for the DVD is $16.99.
Media Blasters licensed both GODZILLA VS MEGALON and DESTROY ALL MONSTERS in 2011, with MEGALON initially planned for both DVD and Blu-ray last November. But after Toho complained about some of the extra features Media Blasters included on their DESTROY ALL MONSTERS discs, MEGALON was put on hold while Toho went over the bonus content prepared for that film.
Toho has a mountain of material — including trailers, stills, publicity art, a feature length audio commentary by film historians Steve Ryfle (Japan’s Favorite Mon-Star, BRINGING GODZILLA DOWN TO SIZE, ICONS OF SCI-FI: TOHO COLLECTION) and Stuart Galbraith IV (The Toho Studios Story, INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER DVD, TORA-SAN COLLECTOR’S SET), and an interview with English dub voice actor Ted Thomas — to review, and the approval process has moved very slowly. With no end date in sight, Toho has authorized Media Blasters to release a barebones version of GODZILLA VS MEGALON at this time. A special edition is intended for both DVD and Blu-ray once Toho has given final approvals for the extra features, however long that may take.
For more information on Media Blasters’ GODZILLA VS MEGALON and DESTROY ALL MONSTERS discs, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
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