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Battle in Outer Space is coming to Blu-Ray... I think...

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:01 pm

Amazon has a listing and says it is coming out next month.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G235ZL2

Anyone know anything about this?
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Re: Battle in Outer Space is coming to Blu-Ray... I think...

Postby lhb412 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:44 pm

Yeah, mentioned it in the wish list thread. Basically, it's being done through Sony's equivalent of the Warner Archive; available online but not through regular retail. Hope it's good!
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Postby Dr Kain » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:02 pm

lhb412 wrote:Yeah, mentioned it in the wish list thread. Basically, it's being done through Sony's equivalent of the Warner Archive; available online but not through regular retail. Hope it's good!


Are they doing Mothra and H-Man as well then?

Hopefully they also use a real subtitle script rather than that garbage dubtitle one from the DVDs.
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Postby lhb412 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:50 pm

^ Don't know. I certainly hope they're in the pipeline. I really want to see the non-Godzilla Toho genre films on Blu.
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Postby The Shadow » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:25 pm

It would have been nice if Sony had just recreated their Icons of Sci-Fi DVD -- but as far as bringing in the money it makes sense for Sony to wait and release Mothra either when Godzilla:King of the Monsters hits theaters or whenever it arrives on home video. Releasing The H-Man alongside G:KOTM might be the best bet to increase sales for that movie; fans of Toho sci-fi will pick it up regardless but being able to slap a sticker on there that says something like "From the creators of Godzilla" should be helpful.
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Re: Battle in Outer Space is coming to Blu-Ray... I think...

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:17 pm

So are they like going to actually say anything about this release or do they just expect us to blind buy it and find out first hand how the quality is?
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Postby Heiseigodzilla425 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:03 am

Dr Kain wrote:So are they like going to actually say anything about this release or do they just expect us to blind buy it and find out first hand how the quality is?


A friend of mine emailed them at the beginning of the month to ask them about the available languages and versions in this release, as well as whether or not they're planning similar releases for H-Man and Mothra. This was their response:

We currently do not have a published release date for The-H Man and Mothra and information on Battle Outer Space. Please stay tuned to http://www.sonypictures.com/ or the website http://www.imdb.com/ for additional information regarding upcoming Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases.


So, to answer your question, they want us to blind buy it. I can't see how they don't have the features of this disc locked down less than one month ahead of the release.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:04 am

Does anyone know if this Sony imprint does sales like Warner Archive does from time to time?

I just picked up four Warner Archive releases, for $44, with free shipping during their sale.
I don't have much interest in paying top dollar for these archive imprint releases that are typically a tad on the pricey side for what they are, but for $11, I was on-board. I'd be on board for this Sony thing around that same price point.
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Postby tbeasley » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:45 am

So is this worth picking up or should we wait for a potential H-Man/Battle/Mothra BD set?
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Postby lhb412 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:28 pm

^ They'll probably just release the three individually.
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Postby Dr Kain » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:41 pm

So did anyone anywhere get this release? I can't seem to find a single review on it.
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Re: Battle in Outer Space is coming to Blu-Ray... I think...

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:06 am

Bad news, don't waste your money on the Battle in Outer Space BD.

http://starestream.tumblr.com/post/1787 ... e-in-outer

"-It’s a pressed disc. Simple menu design, no scene select screen.

-Includes Japanese and English audio with English subtitles, as well as English SDH. Unfortunately, they’re dubtitles.

-Print is the Columbia version. Columbia opening, english titles, etc. It does not include the Toho version like the DVD did. Only the Japanese audio.

-Quality is fair, not perfect but it looks fine to me."

Dubtitles? Sony can shove this release up their ass!
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Postby lhb412 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:12 am

I expected as much - same as Icons release. Won't be a problem for the other two movies, as their subs were accurate. Unfortunately, Battle's US cut synchs up with the Japanese one, making that possible. H-Man and Mothra were pretty reedited, so dubtitles just weren't feasible as a cheap option.
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Re: Battle in Outer Space is coming to Blu-Ray... I think...

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:38 am

Such a waste though. Why even bother going through that effort to get permission to release it on BD if you aren't going to put quality into your release?
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Postby H-Man » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:18 am

Permission? Dude they own the movie.

Yes this is disappointing. I’ve heard that later pressings of the Icons set had accurate subtitles in addition to the dubtitles, so someone dropped the ball here. I’m not as disappointed about the transfer being the US version, however, as that means we have one classic American release preserved in high definition.
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Re: Battle in Outer Space is coming to Blu-Ray... I think...

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:25 am

Dubtitles?!?!?!?!?!?

OUTRAGE!!!!

SHAME!!!!

HOW DARE YOU BESMIRCH THE WONDERFUL LEGACY OF BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE ONE OF THE TRUEST AND GREATEST MOST ICONIC AND BEST THINGS EVER MADE!!!!


My reaction to this being dubtitled is "oh. okay"

If I wind up seeing this for cheap enough, I'll still get it.
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Re: Battle in Outer Space is coming to Blu-Ray... I think...

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:48 am

I won't. I thought the movie was crap, but that may have been due to the dubtitles pulling me out of the immersion. I was willing to give it a second chance if it had real subtitles, but I just have no interest watching it again without them.
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Postby GFan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:10 pm

Didn't expect this of all films to get the Blu treatment! Not sure if I'll buy only because I haven't re-watched it that much.

I really hope we see THE GIANT CLAW in HD at some point from Columbia/Sony.
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