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Denise*G
08-26-2003, 05:40 PM
I dont know any more details other than this... but I think these are just the U.S. SONY versions (read: FULL FRAME) since it looks like the same cover art, BUT, they are double-features, and KK vs G is OOP, so...
and since I am a total FREAK, I'm sure I'll be buying them anyway:

(US $14.48 each)

Godzilla - Double Feature #1
Available Friday 12th September 2003
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Siren Visual Entertainment are proud to announce the first of several DVD releases of classic Godzilla monster movies.

King of the Monsters
American reporter Steve Martin (Raymond Burr), whilst investigating a series of disasters, comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard.Nuclear weapons testing has reawoken this Jurassic age monster, which tramles through the city at night. Conventional weapons are useless and the alternatives are themselves devastating. What can they do?

Godzilla vs King Kong
A Japanese scientist discovers the Island inhabited by King Kong, which contains a special giant fruit and from which Kong obtains his giant size. To promote the fruit in Japan he captures Kong and takes him back. Meanwhile American pilots have discovered the giant glacier in which Godzilla was encased back in 1956. As the glacier melts and Kong escapes we find the two behemoths battling it out in Tokyo, in the usual destructive manner.


Audio: TBC
Aspect Ratio: TBC
Category: Horror
Region: 4
Distributor: Shock
Rating: PG
Languages: English
Running Time: 188 mins

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Godzilla - Double Feature #2
Available Friday 10th October 2003

Godzilla double pack containing two great episodes where Godzilla comes up against the ultimate Monsters of all time.

Godzilla Vs The Thing
In Japan Godzilla, a gigantic fire-breathing reptile, thought dead, was cast ashore by a hurracaine - destroying and killing everything in it's path. Mothra, a monster moth, battles the reptile, protecting her progeny - an egg. Suddnely two monstrous caterpillars emerge from the egg, enveloping Godezilla in a web, leading him to death.

Godzilla Vs Ghidrah The 3 Headed Monster
When a three headed monster from outer space threatens the world, humans appeal to Mothra, Rodan and Godzilla, three friendly monsters, to help them fight off the attacking Gidrah.


Audio: TBC
Aspect Ratio: TBC
Category: Science Fiction
Region: 4
Distributor: Shock
Rating: PG
Languages: English
Running Time: 175 mins

Andrew Monroe
08-26-2003, 08:46 PM
Oh,like there wasnt`t enough to drain my wallet this fall,you had to post these!;) Thanks anyway,I`m definitely getting them too.

Denise*G
08-26-2003, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by Andrew Monroe
Oh,like there wasnt`t enough to drain my wallet this fall,you had to post these!;) Thanks anyway,I`m definitely getting them too.

:)
i already have the Simitar discs, but I didn't buy the Sony discs (well, i bought RODAN) but I just can't resist getting these. i even have the OOP King Kong vs Godzilla, but I'm still getting these. it's a sickness I tell ya!:D

Andrew Monroe
08-27-2003, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by trollech
:)
i already have the Simitar discs, but I didn't buy the Sony discs (well, i bought RODAN) but I just can't resist getting these. i even have the OOP King Kong vs Godzilla, but I'm still getting these. it's a sickness I tell ya!:D

I`ve managed to hold off buying the Sonys too,except for RODAN, oddly enough.It isn`t easy,a local store has what seems to be all of them very cheap.I`m going to get these doubles,then go from there.Thank goodness there`s enough other stuff to keep me occupied,else I`d be buying every full framed release I could find.:)

Denise*G
08-27-2003, 03:08 AM
ya know, considering you can get the Sony box set of 6 DVDs for only $24 or separately for $6.28 each @ bestprices.com, it seems sort of silly to buy the Aussie discs... hmmmm, i'm wavering :) cuz, if i wouldn't buy the Sony set, why the hell should i pay for the same prints? well, i am just guessing that they are the same, but since the cover art picture is the same as the U.S., it's pretty safe to assume that. oh well...

Ian Jane
08-27-2003, 12:08 PM
There are 5 discs in the Sony set, Monster Zero isn't one of them.

Denise*G
08-27-2003, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by Ian Jane
There are 5 discs in the Sony set, Monster Zero isn't one of them.

oh, sorry. i thought it was 6. well, still... $24.87 for 5 DVDs is still cheaper than $28+ for 2 double feature DVDs. although, like i said before, for anyone that wants KK vs G would want to get at least that set.
(i'm still buying the Aussie discs :D)

wait wait wait... "Ghidrah The 3 Headed Monster" --- that has never been released in the U.S. on DVD has it? or do you think the Aussie disc is confusing the name with Monster Zero? with the description above, it sounds like "Ghidrah The 3 Headed Monster."

i have the Japanese "Ghidrah The 3 Headed Monster," but not an "english dub" one. that would be cool.

Bill Piper
08-28-2003, 04:07 AM
where can i order these at?

Denise*G
08-28-2003, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by rxfiend
where can i order these at?

www.fbo.com.au is the cheapest place i have found.
more so than www.ezydvd.com.au -- BUT, F.B.O. has a funky way of setting things up, so the sooner you place the order and get your credit card authorized, the better. the more you order, the lower the shipping seems to be, but it's about an average of $2.50 each item for Airmail shipping from AUS to USA. not cheap, but the low price of the product usually makes it worth the cost. some things are NOT worth it because the prices are actually higher, but most are.
also, in order to see the TAX-FREE prices, you'll need to set up an account and log-in.
hope that helps.

Bill Piper
09-12-2003, 01:26 AM
hmm, now i wonder how they are able to have english and japanese languages for this dvd. both Godzilla KOTM and KKvG are different (edit wise) from the original japanese versions. i'm thinking it's a mistake on the website, but i could be wrong. anyone getting this?

Denise*G
09-12-2003, 02:27 AM
Originally posted by rxfiend
hmm, now i wonder how they are able to have english and japanese languages for this dvd. both Godzilla KOTM and KKvG are different (edit wise) from the original japanese versions. i'm thinking it's a mistake on the website, but i could be wrong. anyone getting this?

that's exactly what i was thinking... and yes, i ordered both of these Aussie discs.
i hope they ship this one soon so i can see wtf is on it :D

Ian Jane
09-12-2003, 02:43 AM
When you get them can you let us know? Pretty please?

Denise*G
09-20-2003, 06:41 AM
EH, the specs are now changed on the retail sites. Unfortunately, all of these films appear to be the edited U.S. versions, and in fullscreen.

but I still think this will be the first time "Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster" will be released on DVD with English dub. (and "King Kong vs Godzilla" is oop here in the U.S., so...)

Jim Peavy
09-20-2003, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by trollech
:)
i already have the Simitar discs, but I didn't buy the Sony discs (well, i bought RODAN) but I just can't resist getting these. i even have the OOP King Kong vs Godzilla, but I'm still getting these. it's a sickness I tell ya!:D If you have the Simitar discs and the OOP King Kong vs Godzilla why in the world would you bother with these? They look to be nothing but the Sony versions on double feature discs. :confused:

English dubbed is one thing, but pan and scanned is quite another. I wouldn't give a plug nickle for p&s kaiju flicks (nothing but asses and elbows!). Get a widescreen, subbed japanese language VHS of Ghidorah: TTHM from a decent place like Showcase Collectibles.

But, heck, it's a free country and all...! :)

Denise*G
09-20-2003, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by Jim PV
If you have the Simitar discs and the OOP King Kong vs Godzilla why in the world would you bother with these? They look to be nothing but the Sony versions on double feature discs. :confused:

English dubbed is one thing, but pan and scanned is quite another. I wouldn't give a plug nickle for p&s kaiju flicks (nothing but asses and elbows!). Get a widescreen, subbed japanese language VHS of Ghidorah: TTHM from a decent place like Showcase Collectibles.

But, heck, it's a free country and all...! :)

I already have the uncut Japanese widescreen with English subs DVDs, so I am just fine in that department. what I don't have is all of the hacked up U.S. versions that I remember seeing as a kid on Saturday morning.
also, I like to have "series" not just one disc here, one disc there. I'm funny like that. so, since I want the English dub Aussie DVD of Ghidrah, I have to buy the first Aussie disc, too. :)

Jeff Nelson
09-22-2003, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by trollech
I already have the uncut Japanese widescreen with English subs DVDs, so I am just fine in that department. what I don't have is all of the hacked up U.S. versions that I remember seeing as a kid on Saturday morning.
also, I like to have "series" not just one disc here, one disc there. I'm funny like that. so, since I want the English dub Aussie DVD of Ghidrah, I have to buy the first Aussie disc, too. :)

Then you should search out the Simitar discs of the hacked-up English versions, as they're widescreen (except for TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA, which is unfortunately fullscreen, and GHIDRAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER, which they unfortunately didn't release). I don't know what the current going price on eBay is for these though...

And, actually, the "hacked-up" English version of MOSURA TAI GOJIRA (GODZILLA VS. THE THING/GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA) contains an extra monster battle sequence that was cut from the Japanese original!

Denise*G
09-22-2003, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by Jeff Nelson
Then you should search out the Simitar discs of the hacked-up English versions, as they're widescreen (except for TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA, which is unfortunately fullscreen, and GHIDRAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER, which they unfortunately didn't release). I don't know what the current going price on eBay is for these though...

And, actually, the "hacked-up" English version of MOSURA TAI GOJIRA (GODZILLA VS. THE THING/GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA) contains an extra monster battle sequence that was cut from the Japanese original!

yeah, i already have those Simitar discs, too... I have a good amount of G-DVDs, but not EVERYTHING.
what I DO need are these:

Gigantis, The Fire Monster (U.S. obviously)
Mothra vs Godzilla 1964 (JPN)
Ghidrah, The Three Headed Monster (U.S.)
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (JPN)
Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster (U.S. & JPN)
Son of Godzilla (U.S. & JPN)
Destroy All Monsters (JPN)
Godzilla's Revenge (JPN)
Godzilla vs Hedorah (JPN)
Godzilla vs Gigan (JPN)
Godzilla vs. Megalon (JPN)
Godzilla 1985 (U.S.)
Godzilla vs. Biollante (U.S.)
Godzilla 2000 (U.S. ~ but I don't think I would even buy it)
Godzilla vs. Megaguiras (U.S. ~ but I don't think I would even buy it)
GMK: All Monsters Attack (U.S.)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla III (U.S.)
Godzilla vs. Mothra vs. Mechagodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (U.S. & JPN)

Jari K
09-30-2003, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by trollech
I already have the uncut Japanese widescreen with English subs DVDs, so I am just fine in that department. what I don't have is all of the hacked up U.S. versions that I remember seeing as a kid on Saturday morning.

Could you tell me Trollech, that which Japanese-releases inc. English subs, and what do you recommend generally from these Japanese Godzilla-releases?

I would like to get the "best releases". :)

Ian Jane
09-30-2003, 12:21 PM
I don't think any of the Japanese Godzilla DVDs have Eng. subs, do they?

Denise*G
09-30-2003, 12:26 PM
none of the official Japanese DVDs have English subs on them. Toho are real assholes when it comes to that. you have to track down "fan-sub" DVDs from places like VIDEO DAIKAIJU, etc. that sell Japanese movies with English subs.

Jim Peavy
09-30-2003, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by trollech
none of the official Japanese DVDs have English subs on them. Toho are real assholes when it comes to that. you have to track down "fan-sub" DVDs from places like VIDEO DAIKAIJU, etc. that sell Japanese movies with English subs.
I just got a VIDEO DAIKAIJU catalog from their website, and they've got some great stuff. How's the quality of their DVDR's?

Jari K
10-01-2003, 05:30 AM
Thanks. I went to the http://www.videodaikaiju.com/index.htm , but there isn´t any list of the films, etc.? I won´t send the $2 for to get just one list.. Weird.

So these are DVD-R´s? What is the price range?

Maybe someone could list those Godzilla-releases? :)

Jeff Nelson
10-01-2003, 12:13 PM
As far as I know, Video Daikaiju only sells tapes. I emailed them and asked for a catalog, and they sent me one. Far East Flix used to sell the Godzilla DVD-Rs, but they no longer do. Perhaps they got nervous that Toho would nail them.

Bill Piper
10-02-2003, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by Jeff Nelson
As far as I know, Video Daikaiju only sells tapes. I emailed them and asked for a catalog, and they sent me one. Far East Flix used to sell the Godzilla DVD-Rs, but they no longer do. Perhaps they got nervous that Toho would nail them.

actually, some people were buying the dvd-rs off them, then turned around and sold them on ebay. this caught Toho's attention and eventually caught up with FEF. they told them to stop, so thus, FEF no longer sells them. which sucks as i was about to buy some right around the time they quit selling them.

Denise*G
10-02-2003, 02:38 AM
According to Siren Visual Entertainment, on November 10 they will be releasing "Destroy All Monsters / Godzilla vs. The Cosmic Monster (aka Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla)" ~ fullscreen prints, region free PAL.

*note: if this is in fact going to be a 1.33:1 version of "Destroy All Monsters," then there is a good chance this will be the "original U.S. version" by AIP and NOT the "Toho-approved" version that A.D.V. released on widescreen DVD with the inferior English dubbing. It is reported that the rights for the AIP version (which were held by Orion) reverted back to Toho, and so Toho insisted that their own English-language version be utilized for A.D.V. release... so to get the original would be cool.

Jari K
10-02-2003, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by SokurahtheMagician
I haven't purchased anything from Video Daikaiju in a while, but they are TOPS when it comes to Godzilla releases. I would assume they are now selling DVD-Rs; I would also assume they are the very best way to go for those who want these films and don't speak Japanese. ¨

Well, I guess I´m willing to get the DVD´s from Japan (around $55 per DVD), since these DVD-R´s are about $20-30 I assume.

Damn, but what else I could do.