REIGO and RAIGA Begin North America Invasion on Limited Edition Blu-ray and VHS
Source: SRS Cinema LLC press release
Special Thanks to Avery Guerra
Two giant new Kaiju are setting their sights on North America via SRS Cinema — REIGO; KING OF THE SEA MONSTERS (深海獣レイゴー, Shinkaijū Reigō, 2005/2008) and RAIGA: THE MONSTER FROM THE DEEP SEA (深海獣雷牙, Shinkaijū Raiba, 2009). Both will be available on limited edition Blu-ray and VHS exclusively at SRS Cinema, with wide release DVD’s coming in Nov. and (tentatively) Feb via MVD/SRS.
Limited Editions for both titles will be rolled out for presales starting Thurs, 7/25/19 at 7pm EST (they will show as sold out until then). They will be limited to 200 Blu-ray (but see more on that below) and 50 VHS. The movies will go to replication/duplication around 8/25 with copies expected to ship around Mid-Sept. Each physical media format — Blu-ray, DVD and VHS — will have artwork exclusive to that format only.
On the Blu-rays, please note these are professionally run BD-R’s via Discmakers. We have done over 70 limited editions BD-R’s over the past 3 years and they play as good and are as durable as pressed Blu-ray (studies show they last as long too). Our Blu-ray releases have rave reviews and 1000s of enthusiastic and vocal fans. However, we know some fans prefer pressed media, so we are proposing this — if the titles can sell out — ie all 200 units – before we go to replication, we will run fully pressed Blu-ray (the limited editions will then expand to 1000 units on Blu-ray, and that will be the max limit on these, so still very rare!). So please, pre-order/reserve your copies early and spread the word to help us achieve these goals!
REIGO: KING OF THE SEA MONSTERS — The battleship Yamato, the largest and strongest of its time, is on patrol when a lookout spots a massive shape half-submerged in the distance. Believing it to be an enemy submarine, they fire and score a direct hit. But they are shocked when the object emits a strange cry as it sinks beneath the waves.
Soon after, something much bigger arrives, the massive kaiju Reigo, seething with rage at the murder of its cub. The monster attacks the Combined Fleet with incredible ferocity and awesome destructive power. The naval forces are caught off guard, and Reigo is able to destroy the escort ships and damage the Yamato before returning to the ocean depths.
Now the stage is set for a final battle to unfold between the world’s largest battleship and the mysterious dragon-like monster — who will prevail?
RAIGA: GOD OF THE MONSTERS — Global warming leads to excessive melting of the southern polar ice cap, disrupting Earth’s ecosystem. The receding ice brings long dormant ancient sea creatures back to life, monsters that set their sights on Japan. Among the kaiju is an enormous sea beast the locals refer to as the legendary Raiga. The monster attacks the city of Asakusa, bringing death and destruction as he tramples building and lays waste to the military. Can Raiga be stopped, or will all of Japan be destroyed by his fury?