Jinzo Ningen, I agree with parts of your sentiment, after all, I am extremely attached to the English dub as well. I mean, I spent way too much money, back in the 90's on nth generation bootleg VHS copies just to watch this show. While I would Love 3000X for the Mill Creek BRD set to have the English Dub, I accept it's not there, even if I don't fully understand why, and it's also the reason why I am (as mentioned previously) keeping my Navarre sets from almost 15 years ago. Also, contrary to popular belief, the video presentation on those is not terrible. I can't comment on MC Budget release from 2009 because I never purchased it, except to wonder.... If they had access to the dub back then...why not now? Perhaps it was part of their agreement with TPC?
At any rate, I'm supporting this new release because it will lead to many other series and films being released. Like I said, I still have those other sets I cherish, nothing can take those away. But again, when compared to Paying well over $100 in 1992 for VHS copies (that had been copied from Betamax to VHS and degraded tenfold) , as opposed to 27 years later getting a pristine BRD set for $40, (which btw costs something like $400 in Japan), I'll take that deal.
I also recognize your concern about those who haven't seen Ultraman since it went off the US airwaves 35+ years ago. Sure some will want to see it the way they remembered it. I would imagine the MC set from 2009, especially being so economically priced would have scratched that itch for many. I mean i saw it at walmart, so I have to believe it was a fairly wide release for such a niche title. But again it all comes down to educating the fans. Even though the specs are clear on sites like Amazon, don't be afraid to reiterate it on social media as well. Heck that MC set from 2009 is still available, in many places for anywhere from $5-$10 .
Maybe if MC is sitting on a mountain of these old sets, maybe they can offer it as a *free bonus* or something. Think of it like DLC for a video game.
, ok maybe that's not the right comparison, and it is a bit of a pain,.....But if a fan REALLY REALLY wants that feeling of nostalgia, they can pay an extra $5 and get that dub set, I'd be OK with that, and I think a lot of other fans would too. heck after all, even when this was on TV in the 70's/80's, the quality of those video masters wasn't the greatest. Does anyone remember watching original Star Trek before it was *restored* in the mid 80's
Just enjoy the prosperous time we are living in, and remember , nothing can take away what you already have.
There are no more good TV Shows, only ones that haven't disappointed me yet.