Animated Ultraman USA Japanese Bluray release

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Animated Ultraman USA Japanese Bluray release

Postby klen7 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:46 pm

After 27 years the animated Ultraman series movie will be available in Japan on home video

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Apparently it will have English audio!

I can't tell if its all the episodes or not, the price seems low for a full series, but since it's animated they may have put it all on 1/2 discs?

https://www.amazon.co.jp/ウルトラマンUSA-Blu-ray-日下部光雄/dp/B07DCZL495/

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Re: Animated Ultraman USA Japanese Bluray release

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:02 pm

I believe it's just a single TV movie (unless it was chopped up into three or four episodes for some broadcast?).
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Re: Animated Ultraman USA Japanese Bluray release

Postby The Shadow » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:09 pm

Does Tsuburaya have all the rights to this or did Hanna-Barbera retain some North American rights? It would be nice to see this telemovie get a North American release -- perhaps it's time to email Warner Archive.
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Re: Animated Ultraman USA Japanese Bluray release

Postby klen7 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:18 am

Looks like I made a bad assumption - this looks likes the 75 minute "movie" that was previously released in Japan on Laserdisc. This is different than "Ultraman II: The Further Adventures of Ultraman" the first four episodes of The [star] Ultraman, which was released in the US, but still is made up of scenes from that series. I was hoping it was the full series
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Re: Animated Ultraman USA Japanese Bluray release

Postby O.Supreme » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:29 pm

I'd love to have this on Blu Ray, but $60 is way too much. (Yes I know Blu Rays are way more expensive in Japan) This is more like a $10-$15 dollar release, $20 tops. Heck that's how much I paid for the (now rare) VHS that was released in the mid 90''s

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I cant believe also I was fortunate enough to see this on its single broadcast on television (well the last 20 minuets or so). I remember my friends and I were building a skate board ramp in my front yard, my dad came out and said "Ultraman is on TV", now the original series had been off the air for a few years, but I dropped what I was doing right there and came inside to watch. Of course it was not the original Ultraman, but it was still cool (ignoring my friends comments about how dumb it was). A few years later, I had moved and one of my new friends in high school and I connected over Godzilla and Ultraman. I found out he had actually recorded it (on beta no less lol...). Oh man we worked hard at it, but we converted it from Beta to VHS, and that was a treasure to own, until I bought the actual licensed VHS a few years later.
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Re: Animated Ultraman USA Japanese Bluray release

Postby Henry88 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:33 am

what are the odds that shout factory will pick this up.
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Re: Animated Ultraman USA Japanese Bluray release

Postby lhb412 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:35 pm

^Not likely. If a home video company started putting out Ultraman in America I reckon they'd go for either something modern or something thought of as a classic or fan-favorite, not an obscurity like this TV movie.
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Re: Animated Ultraman USA Japanese Bluray release

Postby Henry88 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:18 pm

then Warner Archive Collection would probably be the only other way, anyone knows where to find the contact info.
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Re: Animated Ultraman USA Japanese Bluray release

Postby RichCo » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:47 pm

Here's hoping for a legit Hong Kong release that I can afford!
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