GAMERA THE BRAVE Blu-ray Update
Source: Media Blasters, Inc.
Special Thanks to Carl Morano
Media Blasters has provided an update on their upcoming North American Blu-ray release of GAMERA THE BRAVE (小さき勇者たち～ガメラ～, Chiisaki Yusha-tachi Gamera, 2006). Originally scheduled for May 22nd, GAMERA THE BRAVE was one of several Media Blasters’ titles delayed this year while the company made some changes (including downsizing and a focus on original productions like SHINOBI GIRL) and moved to new offices. Online retailer Amazon.com recently updated their GAMERA THE BRAVE listing with a December 4th release, while RightStuf.com gives an on-sale date of January 22nd, 2013.
Media Blasters has confirmed that the GAMERA THE BRAVE Blu-rays are now being pressed for shipping but a new release date has not been set. An announcement is expected next week once the Media Blasters offices reopen in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, currently ravaging much of the East Coast of the United States.
The twelfth film in the long-running Gamera series — and the first to be produced by Kadokawa Pictures — GAMERA THE BRAVE takes the monster back to his “The Friend of All Children” roots. Previously released on DVD by Media Blasters’ Tokyo Shock label in December 2008, the upcoming Blu-ray edition will feature a new high-definition transfer provided by Kadokawa.
GAMERA THE BRAVE Blu-ray Specs
CAT # TSBD-1213
Age Rating: NR
Number of Discs: 1
Languages: Japanese Dolby Surround 2.0/5.1, English Dolby Surround 5.1
Subtitles: Slates, English
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Tokyo Shock Trailers
Director’s Lecture: How to Make a Gamera Film
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 on GAMERA THE BRAVE, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- GAMERA THE BRAVE
- NEW GAMERA VIDEO
- DVD REVIEW: THE DAY TOTO BECAME GAMERA
- JAPANESE GIANT MONSTERS FILM FESTIVAL IN HOLLYWOOD
- US Premiere of GAMERA THE BRAVE!
- Media Blasters Picks Up GAMERA THE BRAVE and Other Recent Kadokawa Titles
- Media Blasters DVD and Blu-ray in Early 2009
- GAMERA THE BRAVE Coming to Blu-ray