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Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:23 pm
by Dr Kain
RichCo wrote:Usually they put a hold on the funds. It's a pain in the ass.


Why would they put a hold on the funds when it doesn't come out for another month?

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:41 pm
by XvGojira
Dr Kain wrote:
Why would they put a hold on the funds when it doesn't come out for another month?


To ensure that the buyer will actually be buying it and not stick the store with inventory they don't want, don't need, and won't sell. At least that's my guess.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:37 pm
by Dr Kain
XvGojira wrote:
Dr Kain wrote:
Why would they put a hold on the funds when it doesn't come out for another month?


To ensure that the buyer will actually be buying it and not stick the store with inventory they don't want, don't need, and won't sell. At least that's my guess.


That doesn't sound right at all, especially since no other company in the world does that. I'm also using my Best Buy CC, so you would think that would make a difference too. Or at least, I was.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:24 pm
by XvGojira
Dr Kain wrote:That doesn't sound right at all, especially since no other company in the world does that. I'm also using my Best Buy CC, so you would think that would make a difference too. Or at least, I was.


I just started a seasonal job at gamestop and how I understood the quick rundown of how pre-orders worked is thus: We take pre-orders. The more we get, the more corporate will ship to us. Not that we will get all to fulfill ALL pre-orders day one. Our district will only gets so many but more pre-orders means that our store could get more of that split than other stores.

So your hold could be apart of something like that.

If it's a charge of $1 or something, which a lot of places do that, and they can't get that small holding charge they just assume you won't/can't be able to pay for the item and canceled the hold.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:42 am
by Tom R VanSlambrouck
Dr Kain wrote:
O.Supreme wrote:
Dr Kain wrote:Ultra Seven
Return of Ultraman
TaroAce
AceTaro
Leo

I'd say don't wait on Orb. It's absolutely fantastic and my second favorite Ultra show right now.


Thanks for the correction. I thought I had it backwards after I posted, but wasn't sure.

BTW, I'm a little ticked off at Best Buy right now. They canceled my preorder for Ultra Seven because they couldn't charge my card for it. WTF are they trying to charge my card for something that doesn't even come out for another month?


If you preorder something from Best Buy they'll put a temporary charge on your card for the full amount then a few days later remove it. If you preorder something way in advance they'll do it a couple of times. I think its a way for them to check to see if the card is legit or not but I'm not 100% sure.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:43 am
by Dr Kain
XvGojira wrote:
Dr Kain wrote:That doesn't sound right at all, especially since no other company in the world does that. I'm also using my Best Buy CC, so you would think that would make a difference too. Or at least, I was.


I just started a seasonal job at gamestop and how I understood the quick rundown of how pre-orders worked is thus: We take pre-orders. The more we get, the more corporate will ship to us. Not that we will get all to fulfill ALL pre-orders day one. Our district will only gets so many but more pre-orders means that our store could get more of that split than other stores.

So your hold could be apart of something like that.

If it's a charge of $1 or something, which a lot of places do that, and they can't get that small holding charge they just assume you won't/can't be able to pay for the item and canceled the hold.


I preordered it the day it went up on their website.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:22 am
by lhb412
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So... are these gonna be cardboard cutouts or did Tsuburaya lend Mill Creek costumes for appearances?

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:10 pm
by Baltan II
Zetton looks frumpy enough to be a possible stage show suit.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:01 pm
by Dr Kain
My review for the BD set:

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Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:07 am
by Tom R VanSlambrouck
Almost done with Ultraman going to finish it off tomorrow.

Can't wait to get Ultraseven next month and start that.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:52 am
by Dr Kain
So Mill Creek is already selling Ultra Seven at their booth at a con this weekend.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:37 pm
by canofhumdingers
I’ve watched the first three episodes of Ultra Q so far. I’m quite pleased with the image quality, it’s a competent HD transfer of an old show and it’s a massive improvement over the old bootleg quality chaiyo-licensed dvd set. The modern foley effects are intrusive and unfortunate, but at such a low price point I’m not terribly upset about the shortcomings.

I have to ask though, does anyone else notice a vertical “juddering” of the image in some scenes? I’m at work and can’t reference a specific instance, but I’ve noticed several times where the whole image kinda seems to shake up and down vertically. It kinda looks like excessive gateweave, but it’s in the wrong direction and it almost looks like some kind of digital artifact/issue as opposed to a mechanical problem with the film source. Does anyone else see this?

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:18 am
by Tom R VanSlambrouck
Finished Ultraman today and it was just as great as I remember it.

Can't wait to dig deeper into this franchise. So far I've only gone through Ultra Q, Ultraman and Ultraman Tiga, as well as the two Tiga, Dyna and Gaia movies.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:01 am
by lhb412
canofhumdingers wrote:I have to ask though, does anyone else notice a vertical “juddering” of the image in some scenes? I’m at work and can’t reference a specific instance, but I’ve noticed several times where the whole image kinda seems to shake up and down vertically. It kinda looks like excessive gateweave, but it’s in the wrong direction and it almost looks like some kind of digital artifact/issue as opposed to a mechanical problem with the film source. Does anyone else see this?


I've noticed a little of it in... two episodes or so? To me it looks like a natural artifact of the old film. I'm no expert, but from watching dozens of special features about restoring old films it looks to me like a typical thing that digital manipulation is used to smooth over in an extensive restoration.

The Marx Brothers movie Horse Feathers has quite bad stuttering of the same type, even in the current Blu-ray.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:40 pm
by tbeasley
Best Buy had the steelbooks so I went with those. I was so happy to see them after no luck at Walmart. Still need to pick up Mothra.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:59 pm
by DannyBeane
I just finished The bluray set of the 66 series the other day. I am satisfied with this release. I kinda regret getting the steel book though. This was my first time watching the series in its entirety in a row and I have to say the series holds up. Its a little silly in the beginning but as the show goes on it picks up some steam and just keeps getting better and better. There are some seriously heavy episodes and now I think I finally see what all the fuss is about this show. Some of the cinematography in the later episodes gets really inventive and experiemental. I also just completed the first disc of Ultra Q and this is an interesting show as well. I plan on giving my 2 cents once I marathon that collection but so far I am digging it.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:44 pm
by Shokara
DannyBeane wrote:I just finished The bluray set of the 66 series the other day. I am satisfied with this release. I kinda regret getting the steel book though. This was my first time watching the series in its entirety in a row and I have to say the series holds up. Its a little silly in the beginning but as the show goes on it picks up some steam and just keeps getting better and better. There are some seriously heavy episodes and now I think I finally see what all the fuss is about this show. Some of the cinematography in the later episodes gets really inventive and experiemental. I also just completed the first disc of Ultra Q and this is an interesting show as well. I plan on giving my 2 cents once I marathon that collection but so far I am digging it.


The other big appeal of the first three shows, Ultra Q, Ultraman, and Ultraseven, is that all three were overseen by Eiji Tsuburaya.

Thanks to his work and connections in Toho, he had a wealth of resources that he could borrow when need be; monster suits, models and props, practically Toho's entire sound effects library, etc.

On top of that he was able to convince a lot of the Toho actors he worked with to come on his shows, either as regulars, guest stars, or cameos. The end result was three TV shows that more often than not felt like mini kids' versions of all the movies he worked on at Toho.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:08 pm
by klen7
I definitely enjoy many of the storylines in the later episodes despite most of the more iconic monsters coming from the earlier more formulaic episodes

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:33 pm
by O.Supreme
I thought more of the earlier Ultraman episodes had a *Q*ish sense of mystery surrounding them, then as the series progressed, it got to be more standardized sci-fi, which isn't a bad thing. Also, there was plenty of silliness towards the end, especially in episodes 34 and 35.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:52 pm
by lhb412
Really happy to see from early reviews that Orb and Geed will still have booklets, apparently a standard for the ultra releases! Sure, they're not as expensive as the big booklets for the classic shows, but just having an episode guide is fantastic for when you want to dip back into a series and you're looking for that one particular episode with that one particular monster, you know?

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:49 pm
by Shokara
My copies of Orb and Geed have shipped from Amazon this morning.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:05 pm
by O.Supreme
Anyone else order from Target? I did the 2 for 3....but wondering if they will wait until Ultraseven is released next month and ship all 3, or ship them as they become available?

*edit* looks like Target charged my account, so hopefully I'll be getting the newest releases soon, no shipping confirmation yet however.
*edit* #2- I went to Target's website, and got the shipping confirmation, the sets should arrive Wednesday. I'ts a little frustrating that they don't send out emails to alert customers, but its fine, could be a LOT worse.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:13 pm
by kiryugoji04
Soooooo the second disc of my Ultra Q steelbook cracked from the stress of taking it out. Emailed Mill Creek about a replacement but in the meantime I'm super bummed.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:42 pm
by canofhumdingers
That sucks man. I got the steelbook too and it really is a pain to get the discs out. I think I’ll probably go for the standard releases for any future purchases. I liked the Mothra steelbook a lot but I’m less impressed with the on for Ultra Q. It looks cool but it’s just very impractical. Hope they help you out.

Re: Ultraman TV and Movie Licensed to Mill Creek for North A

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:49 pm
by kiryugoji04
Mill Creek has already replied and they're gonna mail me a replacement! Honestly I hope this is just a fluke cus the standard editions are just so drab by comparison. SIGH.