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Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby lhb412 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:44 pm

Coming July 9 from Mill Creek! Includes both US and Japanese cuts, commentary track from the Icons of Toho DVD set, trailers and photo gallery (those last two weren't on the DVD, right?).

And, of course, fancy packaging using the original US poster and promotional stills. Nifty!

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2019 ... k-blu-ray/
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby The Shadow » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:00 pm

That's a great looking case, definitely picking this up in July. I am surprised that Sony isn't putting MOTHRA out on blu-ray themselves, although this release sounds like it will be better than what we might have seen from Sony.
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Postby canofhumdingers » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:01 pm

Well that's a day one purchase right there!
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby lhb412 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:11 pm

I was confused about the cover until I realized there is a plastic case around the steelbook that has the Shobijin on it.
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:59 am

I'll pick it up for sure, I'll just have low expectations for the quality considering it's Mill Creek.
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby O.Supreme » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:45 pm

Very appreciative to get any kaiju film on Blu Ray in NA. However...I just wish there was a standard packaging option, I've never been into steelbooks.
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby lhb412 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:49 am

Watching their 2009 DVD right now, and while there's always room for improvement the transfer itself looks quite good, even upscaled. I imagine it'll look much better in HD, much like Sony's recent Battle in Outer Space release, which suffered from some native print damage but was otherwise a decent transfer.

As I thought, there were no trailers or image gallery here. Mill Creek rustled those up themselves, which just goes to show how serious they are taking this release!
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Postby canofhumdingers » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:01 am

Yeah, I saw the DCP of Mothra (that I think was also sourced from this restoration) at the Alamo Drafthouse a few years ago. It was gorgeous! And it was glorious to see all tsuburaya’s effect work up on the big screen!
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby mbozzo » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:52 pm

I remembered seeing this movie on television. I remembered liking this movie. I hope to get the blu-ray some time in the future. :wink:
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:42 pm

There is no way that DVD from the 3 pack was remastered for HD. It looks good for a DVD remastering job, but it is most definitely not HD worthy.
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Postby O.Supreme » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:30 am

I'm curious if this is the same source Rifftrax used for their live event a couple years back? They *said* it was sourced form a new HD print? I mean, I'm not a great judge, EVERYTHING in the theater looks great to me.

Also, for those looking to build their streaming film library, Mothra is also available on Vudu, I just added it to my collection.
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby lhb412 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:07 am

It's just exciting to have another nice kaiju Blu-ray release to look forward to. There's been a smorgasbord of genre films being released in the last couple years, but few kaiju movies after all of Sony's Godzilla films and Mill Creek's Gamera and Daimajin releases.
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby Benjamin Haines » Wed May 15, 2019 8:35 pm

Two weeks before Mothra makes her Hollywood debut in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, pre-orders for this BRD steelbook of the original Mothra have made it the 14th-bestselling movie or TV disc on . Their current price is $14.89.
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby lhb412 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:47 pm

If this release is successful for Mill Creek I wouldn't mind them going through the rest of Sony's Kaiju catalog. Not every film deserves a special edition steelbook release, but, say, GMK could use an improved English subtitle track, right?
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby canofhumdingers » Wed May 15, 2019 10:47 pm

Forget the subtitles. GMK needs an all new transfer. Desperately.
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby Dr Kain » Tue May 21, 2019 6:29 pm

So is anyone other than Amazon selling this? I don't feel like paying $6 for shipping plus tax to get it from them.
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby lhb412 » Tue May 21, 2019 10:15 pm

It's a regular retail release, not some kind of exclusive. All the usual disc retailers?
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Re: Mothra (1961) Blu-ray steelbook from Mill Creek

Postby KaiserGhidorah » Tue May 21, 2019 10:38 pm

So since this is getting released, and BIOS has been released, does that mean that H-man is just around the corner? Food for thought.
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