Exclusive: Sony Releasing More Godzilla — And Mothra — Blu-rays!
GODZILLA & MOTHRA ARE BACK & PRIMED FOR BATTLE!
Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, MPRM Communications
Special Thanks to Leif Helland
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has given SciFi Japan an exclusive first look at their second wave of “Toho Godzilla Collection” Blu-rays featuring both Godzilla and Mothra.
Scheduled for September 9, 2014, the lineup features the debut of three new Blu-ray sets featuring Toho films previously unavailable on Blu-ray in North America. The stand-alone title GODZILLA 2000 (1999) presents both the U.S. version of the film along with — for the first time in America — the original Japanese version. The Godzilla Double Feature contains GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (2001) and GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA (2002), and the REBIRTH OF MOTHRA TRILOGY features REBIRTH OF MOTHRA (1996) plus REBIRTH OF MOTHRA II (1997) and REBIRTH OF MOTHRA III (1998), marking the first ever home entertainment release of REBIRTH OF MOTHRA III in North America.
Each film will be digitally remastered in High Definition and feature English and Japanese language audio options. All three Blu-ray releases come with UltraViolet.
Get ready to crumble! The king of all monsters is back and bigger than ever! The action heats up when a UFO releases Orga, a massive alien monster with awesome destructive powers, who faces off with the behemoth Godzilla for the battle of the millennium. But Godzilla’s furious heat beam may not be enough to destroy the death-dealing alien, and the future of humankind is in jeopardy.
Now, it’s a bang-up, three-way, no-holds-barred brawl as Godzilla, the alien monster and the courageous citizens of Japan fight an unprecedented battle for survival in this earth-shattering new sci-fi action adventure that will blow you away.
The U.S. version of GODZILLA 2000 has a running time of approximately 99 minutes, while the Japanese version has a running time of approximately 107 minutes; both are rated PG for monster violence and mild language.
Godzilla Double Feature: GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK + GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA
GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (2001)
Fifty years ago, the Japanese Defense Forces killed Godzilla or so they thought. When a series of terrifying natural disasters begin to plague Japan, including the inexplicable offshore sinking of a U.S. submarine, a mystic old man warns his nation that Godzilla has come back to destroy Japan as revenge for all the souls lost in the Pacific War. When mere military might cannot squash the monster, the mystic man awakens the Holy Beasts of Yamato — King Ghidorah, Mothra and Baragon, sleeping giants that protected Japan in ancient times. These untamed mammoth beasts take on Godzilla with frightening supernatural brute power that has been 2,000 years in the making. Tradition and technology collide in this chilling high-tech, cutting-edge fable.
GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK has a running time of approximately 105 minutes and is not rated.
GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA (2002)
After four years of scrupulous preparation under the prime minister, a new invincible robot, Mechagodzilla, has now reached completion, armed with various weapons, including the most powerful gun in history that can destroy anything in the world. Akane Yashiro is transferred to join the Mechagodzilla team as an operator who controls the mechanical monster. As soon as Mechagodzilla starts on its test run, the huge shadow of Godzilla begins to rise from the depths of the ocean…The battle of the century is going to take place between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla.
GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA has a running time of approximately 88 minutes and is not rated.
REBIRTH OF MOTHRA TRILOGY
REBIRTH OF MOTHRA (1996)
Mothra, one of Godzilla’s longtime allies (and sometimes foe) gets her very own movie series in this, the first of a trilogy. When the three-headed Death Ghidorah, an even fiercer cousin of King Ghidorah, begins to destroy the forests of Japan, Mothra leaves her island paradise to help save them.
REBIRTH OF MOTHRA has a running time of approximately 107 minutes and is not rated.
REBIRTH OF MOTHRA II (1997)
Two young kids inadvertently unleash a giant sea creature which is somehow strengthened from the abundance of modern-day pollution. Mothra’s keepers, the tiny twins Moll and Lora, quickly rouse the gentle giant in order to combat this latest threat to peace.
REBIRTH OF MOTHRA II has a running time of approximately100 minutes and is not rated.
REBIRTH OF MOTHRA III (1998)
In the final film in the new ‘Mothra’ trilogy, King Ghidorah, the most destructive of all the monsters, returns to destroy the Earth. In the end, Mothra is indeed triumphant and takes her place among the greatest of all monsters.
REBIRTH OF MOTHRA III has a running time of approximately 100 minutes and is not rated.
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For more information on the “Toho Godzilla Collection” Blu-rays please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
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