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Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

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Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby lhb412 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:29 pm

You heard it here, folks!

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2017 ... s-lawsuit/

The infamous agreement Chaiyo/UGM used to claim ownership of certain Ultra properties has been deemed "not authentic" in Los Angeles Federal Court!
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby The Shadow » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:50 pm

Wow, I didn't even know there was a US case on going. I hope this case bodes well for Tsuburaya elsewhere too.
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby klen7 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:52 pm

Hopefully this is the end of it. Sands isn't getting any younger and I'd hate to see this perpetuated for another generation.

I was trying to find it on the boards (either it wasnt on here or my search-fu is weak), but a couple of years ago when Sompote Sands was shopping the Hollywood deal, he also had a nice book that was up for preorder. Apparently the publisher pulled the plug after finding some of the photos had been digitally manipulated (eg bad photoshop to the point where the same source image of a younger Sands was in multiple photos) - There are two or three prints out there.
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:30 am

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby tbeasley » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:59 am

Phenomenal news!
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby Kaiju_Ultra_Fan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:22 pm

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Does this mean we'll get good quality versions of the first few series? :shock: :shock:
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby klen7 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:44 pm

Nope. Market is already saturated with low price Chaiyo products for the first three series, and Tsuburaya insists that Ultraman is for kids and needs a dub, which would be a lot more effort than Taro and Ace can probably justify. (My $0.02)
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby Kaiju_Ultra_Fan » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:06 am

great, thanks for answering. I'd love to see Ultraman Jack and Ace.

If they got put on Crunchyroll that'd be really great. I'd like to re-watch the original episodes too in high quality if I could.
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:30 am

I don't care who releases it, just give me Ultra Seven on BD already with good, accurate, properly timed subs!
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby Geno » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:25 pm

Now I can finally watch the masterpieces which make up this series. :^)
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby Henry88 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:40 pm

an American Ultraman movie would be great.
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby RobD » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:20 pm

So any of the "connected" sources have any new information on Tsuburaya's plans for the American market now that this mess over the rights is finally over?

I'd have to think Shout Factory would be in the running to secure rights for an American blu-ray release of Ultraman(basically using the Japanese blu rays with the added original English language dub and updated English subtitles)

As I understand it, Ultraman was NOT featured in the upcoming "Ready Player One" movie because the rights were in dispute so the "Iron Giant" was the replacement Can anyone confirm this or was Spielberg able to someone get Ultraman into the movie(he and the Science Patrol are referenced HEAVILY in the book).

Basically-where are we at? Will 2018 be the proper "return" of Ultraman to the United States? Or are we going to have to settle for streaming episodes off websites locked behind paywalls?
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:38 pm

While Shout! is a viable option, they'll most likely have Funimation release the series through Crunchyroll since Funimation is handling their properties.
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby Specium Ray » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:02 pm

Can't imagine why I forgot that... :/
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Re: Jury Rules in Favor of Tsuburaya!

Postby Rody » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:45 pm

I just really hope something actually comes out of that implication. I'd love to own HD, Tsuburaya-approved releases of some Ultraman series (with bonus features???), but I wonder if we're actually going to see anything at this point.
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