ULTRAMAN LEO Blu-ray Box Set Japanese Release This December
Author: Keith Aiken
Source: Tsuburaya Productions
Tsuburaya Productions continues their ULTRAMAN Blu-ray SERIES with ULTRAMAN LEO (ウルトラマンレオ, Urutoraman Reo, 1974-75). The box set will be released in Japan on December 21, 2018. The Blu-ray is part of the “HD Remaster 2.0” line, in which the episodes of the series have been digitally restored to fix film scratches and damage, adjust color tones, and improve image quality while retaining the graininess of the original 16mm film. This allows for the maximum presentation of ULTRAMAN LEO available with the latest technology.
Bonus features include footage from an ULTRAMAN LEO BlU-ray panel to be held at ULTRAMAN FESTIVAL 2018 this July, cast interviews, and more.
After destroying the planet L77 of the Leo constellation, the Magma Aliens set their sights on Earth. Ultra Seven comes to Earth’s defense but has his leg broken by the Magma’s giant monsters Red Gilas and Black Gilas. He is rescued by Leo, a a fierce young Ultra-like survivor of the Magma attack on L77. While he recovers from his injuries, Ultra Seven resumes his human form of Dan Moroboshi and assumes command of the Space Patrol Corps MAC (Monster Attacking Crew). Leo creates his own identity of Gen Ohtori and also joins MAC to fight the Magma Aliens and train under Moroboshi to become a true Ultraman and protect the Earth.
Gen Ohtori: Ryu Manatsu
Seiji Omura: Yu Fujiki
Momoko Yamaguchi: Kaori Okano
Tooru Umeda: Tsunehiro Arai (新井
Kaoru Umeda: Yoshiko Tominaga
Takeshi Nomura: Yukio Ito
Captain Dan Moroboshi: Koji Moritsugu
Directors: Tadashi Mabune, Kiyosumi Fukasawa, Shohei Tojo, Toru Toyama, Masanori Kakei, Isao Maeda, Masataka Yamamoto, Atsushi Oki, Nobuo Nakagawa, Sei Okamura, Eizo Yamagiwa
Special Effects Directors: Koichi Takano, Nobuo Yajima, Shohei Tojo, Jun Oki, Yoshiyuki Yoshimura
Screenwriters: Shigemitsu Taguchi, Tetsuro Domon, Bunzo Wakatsuki, Keijiro Okutsu, Toshiro Ishido
Producers: Akira Tsuburaya, Ken Kumagai, Kunio Kumagai
Music: Toru Fuyuki
Japanese Release Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
Product Code: BCXS-1393
Region Code: 0 (Region Free)
Number of Discs: 10
Price: ¥49,800 (Approximately $ US, Plus Tax)
● Main Feature (Episodes 1-51) Running Time: Approximately 1295 Minutes
● Bonus Disc (Extras) Running Time: Approximately 40 Minutes
● Main Feature Specs: 4:3 (1080p High Definition) / Linear PCM (Stereo Monaural)
● Bonus Disc Specs: 16:9 (1080i High Definition) / Linear PCM (Stereo and Monaural)
● Extras: ULTRAMAN FESTIVAL 2018: ULTRAMAN LEO Blu-ray Box Release Memorial Premium Event Special Talk Show, Cast Interviews, Production Proposal Digital Gallery, etc.
Bonus Content: 76 Page Reference Book
Manufacturer: Tsuburaya Productions
Distributor: BANDAI NAMCO Arts Inc.
About Tsuburaya Productions
Tsuburaya Productions, creator and copyrights owner of the superhero ULTRAMAN series was founded in 1963 by Eiji Tsuburaya, world-renowned special effects wizard also known for his special effects work on the Godzilla series. With more than fifty years’ experience, it is one of Japan’s oldest and most respected independent film and television production houses. Its popular Ultraman TV and film series which premiered in 1966 has been seen in over 100 territories worldwide and has spawned over 3,000 licensed products. In addition to production, the company also handles character licensing and program distribution and staging live stage shows both domestically and internationally.