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When does Shin Godzilla come out on DVD/BluRay?

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KingKaijuGojira

MemberTitanosaurusNov-24-2016 8:18 AM

Does anyone know when Shin Godzilla will be released on DVD/BluRay? I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. I sure FUNimation will be able to bring the DVD/BluRay to America since they handled distributing it in theaters here. But still, does anyone have a clue about the release date? 

\"SKREEONGK!\" -Godzilla

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G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaApr-18-2017 10:18 AM

Ultrazero,
More mass bannings from people on various forums. Multiple death threats not just to Sony and Toho, but among fans. Y'know. The usual, civilized thing.

I think the hysteria fever pitched around Godzilla 2000.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

Ultrazero80

MemberTitanosaurusApr-18-2017 10:26 AM

That bad, huh. 

Godzilla... Truly a God incarnate.

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeMay-15-2017 5:16 PM

The Funimation Blu-ray/DVD release of Shin Godzilla will apparently have two special features: an interview, "Godzilla vs. The Nerds," and trailers:

https://www.funimation.com/shop/home-video/shin-godzilla-movie-bddvd-combo-uv-bld-00531/

In contrast, the Blu-ray Region B/DVD Region 4 release by Madman Entertainment will have the following special features:

Behind the Scenes, Making Of, Animation Tests & Storyboards and SFX Featurette:

https://b2b.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?method=view&releaseId=39478

Funimation will have an English dub along with an Ultra Violet digital version. But Madman has the better features in terms of enhancing the enjoyment of the film. And, Madman told me in an email that these special features will be subtitled. Therefore the experience will not be purely 'visual' as it is with the Toho released discs. Personally, I'm looking forward to the features on the Madman release in terms of insights into how the filmmakers approached this seminal Godzilla film. An English dub is nice and a digital version is handy, but what Madman is offering is, to me, more valuable. 

 

 

 

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeJun-18-2017 12:51 PM

I went ahead and ordered the Region 4 2-Disc DVD set from JB Hi-Fi in Australia for the extras Madman Entertainment is offering and, as far as JB Hi-Fi is concerned, the artwork for the Shin Godzilla release that is exclusive to them:

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-shows/movies-tv-shows-on-sale/world-cinema/shin-godzilla/445577/

God willing, I may get the FUNimation release for the English dub and the UltraVoilet digital version.

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeJun-21-2017 10:29 AM

Here's the Madman Region B Blu-ray/Region 4 DVD box art exclusive to JB Hi-Fi:

kaiju_khamodon54

MemberMothra LarvaeJul-15-2017 4:02 AM

In America, August 1st, I believe. In Australia, July 19th (Lucky for me). I preordered it.

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeJul-18-2017 7:13 PM

My order from JB Hi-Fi has shipped from Australia. It includes about an hour of extras: 

Theatrical Trailers
Pre-Visuals & Outtakes
Making VFX - Shin Godzilla Visual Effects Breakdown
Pre-Visual Reel

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-shows/movies-tv-shows-on-sale/world-cinema/shin-godzilla/445577/

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-03-2017 1:30 PM

 I don't know if this is being discussed elsewhere. 

The FUNimation Blu-ray/DVD/Ultra Violet release is more underwhelming than previously thought.

There no trailers for Shin Godzilla on a release entitled "Shin Godzilla."

There are no English ending credits for the crew, cast and voice actors, aside from the three main stars and the directors/screen writer and translator. There is, as a kind of afterthought, a screen listing some of the crew that worked on the release.

In contrast to this, the FUNimation release of Attack On Titan included both Japanese and US Trailers and closing credits (in English, so that we can read them) for the cast, crew and voice actors.

So, what happened here? I would have expected a release for Shin Godzilla comparable to the one for Attack On Titan since they were both produced by FUNimation. Is this a Sonyesque influence? 

The English dub is workable, aside from the voice acting for the characters of Rando Yaguchi and Hiromi Ogashira, two of the most important characters, narrative-wise.

As for "Godzilla vs. The Nerds" which is actually FUNimation employees having a kind of round table discussion about the film, the space used for this 'feature' should have been devoted to the Japanese, US and Mexican (Cinemex) trailers:

https://cinemex.com/proximamente/1068/shin-godzilla.

This film was grossly mishandled by FUNimation.

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaAug-03-2017 5:11 PM

It's pretty sad. Some fans are contacting Funimation for a possible special edition re-release. I don't know how likely that is, but I imagine much of this can also be left at Toho's door due to their distrust of North American distributors.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-03-2017 10:34 PM

I wrote FUNimation on Twitter asking them about the lack of a Shin Godzilla trailer and ending credits in English. They could have at least done with it what they did with Attack On Titan: Japanese and US Trailers, Ending Credits in English. And that feature, "Godzilla vs. The Nerds," should make everyone who bought the FUNimation release eligible for a $3.00 rebate. Simply worthless, and headed up by Paul Fruge who said in an interview last fall that the FUNimation release would have some of the features that Toho would. I do not recall seeing a round table discussion by FUNimation employees anywhere on the Toho discs.

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-04-2017 12:01 AM

I still can't get past this: not even a trailer for the title itself. This is amazing. All they had to do was base the 'extras' on what was done for Attack On Titan. But this, a talk-o-thon featuring FUNimation employees. Really? 

riggzamortis86

MemberTitanosaurusAug-04-2017 8:01 AM

This was a lame release by FUNimation. I was very excited to won this movie on Bluray. For extra 3$ over the standard DVD release i bought the Blu-Ray. Although the case was pretty cool the lack in real special features is unacceptable. Nothing?

Not even a little insight on the movie? I will have to get the Madman release you guys mentioned before. But still happy i got to see the movie again. its been over 10 months since i saw it back in October.

YOU.....DUMBBELL!

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-04-2017 5:08 PM

Dear FUNimation:

"If you chose to re-issue this seminal Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla, you may want to consider giving it at least the treatment afforded Attack On Titan: Japanese and US Trailers and translated Ending Credits. I do not understand why your present release of this film does not even have a trailer for the film itself? Why would a feature like this be omitted? This was one of the most anticipated Godzilla films in the history of the Series. Shin Godzilla was a massive critical and commercial success in Japan. And you, very admirably, distributed it in theaters last fall. This was a great treat for fans. But this Blu-ray/DVD release is disappointing. It looks and sounds great. But, in terms of features meant to enhance the enjoyment of the film itself, it falls short."

"I don't know if anything can be done. I would imagine (and hope) that Shin Godzilla will do well in this release. But, as a film and entry in this iconic series, it deserves better."

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaAug-04-2017 6:58 PM

I guess I'm not that burnt by it since I have the Japanese special features through the Japanese release. If those features were to be released with English subs, however, I would gladly triple-dip.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-04-2017 7:18 PM

I have the 3-disc set from Toho as well, and with about 333 minutes of extras, there's plenty to watch. But, for some people, the FUNimation release is going to be 'it.' And there's a basic principle here: a release of this stature, with this level of critical acclaim and commercial success, deserves much better than "Godzilla vs. The Nerds." At the very least, include trailers and ending credits. And lose the interview with the employees. But, optimally, some behind-the-scenes/making of features, featuring VFX/SFX techniques would be most appropriate for a film of the status of Shin Godzilla. A reviewer over at Amazon described FUNimation's effort as "lazy."

Not too far off the mark. 

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-04-2017 8:06 PM

Instead of the Nerds Interview, that 34 minutes could have been devoted to something that actually had entertainment value, like:

1. 5 minutes of trailers/TV spots

2. 30 minutes of outtakes/making of/behind the scenes/Previz/VFX and some premiere footage.

I would buy this, if available, God willing.

 

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-04-2017 10:13 PM

In honor of the release by FUNimation of their Shin Godzilla Blu-ray/DVD, I'm going to celebrate this by watching the extra features on the Toho 3-disc Blu-ray. 

Thank God Almighty that we share a Blu-ray region with Japan.

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-04-2017 10:29 PM

I'm going to start with Disc Two, which has the trailers and TV spots, especially that first main trailer released on April 13th 2016, a beautiful 93 seconds that majestically fills the screen graced by Shiro Sagiso's elegant and moving "Persecution of the Masses." 

After the trailers which are repeated several times (perhaps so that we can memorize some of the details in the shots), you get the various promotional events, special appearances at screenings, etc. 

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-04-2017 11:19 PM

My goal is to watch Shin Godzilla enough so that I can watch the Toho release and still follow the story.

I'm working on it. 

I remember that in one of the previews of the FUNimation release that the subtitles were yellow and the location and officials' titles were in quotation marks. I thought this was pretty cool. But, I'm happy with the final product, subtitle and font-wise.   

Right now I'm looking at an event that took place on July 19, 2016. It features Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Hideaki Anno and a producer, I think. It's some kind of panel discussion, and they look exhausted.

If I ever star in a Toho-produced film, I'm going to take a lot of vitamins.

 

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-04-2017 11:51 PM

The next event featured was the red carpet premiere on July 25th 2016, in Shinjuku.

This is one of the better features just because of the fan enthusiasm, and the pure joy one could see them experiencing as the stars of the film came out to meet and greet and sign autographs. The aerial views of the red carpet, which I understand was 118.5 meters long, or as long as Godzilla was tall in the film, were breathtaking. 

The next day Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara were on some kind of barge at an event in Osaka. This is great stuff, watching the run up to the theatrical run.

On July 29th, Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenochi, Satomi Ishihara, Kengo Kora and Co-Director/VFX Director Shinji Higuchi appeared at the film's opening at the Toho Cinema's theater in Roppongi Hills. Besides the actual screening of the film, the highlight of this event had to be the appearance on screen of the man who played Godzilla by way of motion capture, Mansai Nomura. He was very animated and charismatic. 

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-05-2017 12:56 AM

The next event featured was a screening on August 15th at the Shinjuku Baltic 9, where the audience was encouraged to interact verbally with the film. Given some sort of lanterns, they enthusiastically played with, and  reacted to, the action onscreen. The scene where the member of Team Yaguchi goes nuts about the radiation readings was loved by the audience, who, by this time, were a crowd. Prior to the screening, the audience was warmed up by some personality/master of ceremonies, who got them in the mood to have fun with the film. And they did.

After the screening, the personality returned, obviously worked up by the film. And then, Hideaki Anno comes on stage, and the audience goes nuts! By this time, they're on their feet: "Anno! Anno! Anno!" The director is clearly in his element here, relaxed, joking with the master of ceremonies, clearly enjoying being with this audience.

At the end of this feature, the audience, as a group, do their best (?) impression of Godzilla with their hands turned up, shouting in unison, with Anno in the midst of them. 

This was one of the best features, seeing this audience having so much fun, and being able to show their appreciation to the person whose vision directed this great film.

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaAug-05-2017 12:36 PM

And there's a basic principle here: a release of this stature, with this level of critical acclaim and commercial success, deserves much better than "Godzilla vs. The Nerds."

I'm absolutely with you. I'm still insulted by Sony's GMK release and wish that movie would get a grand treatment here in America. It deserved far more than the release given. I had to pick up Toho's Blu-ray for that movie as well.

But again, I can't lay it all at Funimation's feet. As insulting as it is, getting Toho to play ball with American distributors is like training an elephant to walk a tightwire while writing an Aaron Sorkin stage play in Chinese. They have a massive grudge against American distributors it seems and unless they pony up a significant amount for those extras, we don't get them.

Sony's one case merely because they don't care to give us a quality product. But Funimation knows better--It makes me wonder if Toho made it really difficult to secure anything considering how well received Shin is.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-05-2017 2:57 PM

But again, I can't lay it all at Funimation's feet. As insulting as it is, getting Toho to play ball with American distributors is like training an elephant to walk a tightwire while writing an Aaron Sorkin stage play in Chinese. They have a massive grudge against American distributors it seems and unless they pony up a significant amount for those extras, we don't get them.

Agreed.

But, at least Shin Godzilla should have gotten a release on par with that of Attack On Titan. That means trailers (for the actual film) and ending credits in English. The box art on the Shin Godzilla release mentions "trailers." An unsuspecting buyer would assume, and with good reason, that this means trailers for Shin Godzilla. I know I did. So, here I was, crawling all over the menu, wondering, "Where is the trailer?' The Hong Kong release by Intercontinental Ltd., and the Australian release by Madman Entertainment both have trailers. In fact, the Madman release has both Toho and the US trailers. So, I quite naturally expected that FUNimation, who distributed Shin Godzilla in theaters in North America, would include trailers for their Blu-ray/DVD release. They did for AOT. To my amazement, no trailer. And no ending credits, although I was told in a message that there would be. So I just want to know: what happened, and what is the thinking behind this release? I sent them a message on Twitter, the contents of an earlier post here, seeking clarification. This release, as it is, is simply inexplicable.

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-05-2017 3:54 PM

Meanwhile, over at Twitter, Toho Kingdom says that there is a trailer for Shin Godzilla on the FUNimation release. You have to rip the disc to your hard drive to access it:

https://twitter.com/TohoKingdom/status/893961151309991936

Really? Here's an idea: why not just put the trailer for the film on the menu with the other trailers? Nothing had to be 'ripped' to get to the trailers for Attack On Titan on that release. What is the purpose of something like this? I do not get this. The feature that should have been subjected to this kind of 'Where's Waldo' treatment was the FUNimation employee meet and greet.

Has anyone here ever heard of this?   

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaAug-05-2017 4:12 PM

^Sounds like the whole 1990s DVD-ROM thing. I don't really see the point of it when it would be easier simply to look the trailer up on Youtube.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-05-2017 4:53 PM

I don't really see the point of it when it would be easier simply to look the trailer up on Youtube.

Exactly. Just what is the point behind this type of access? Is it to be like some sort of 'hidden' feature? 

But, it's right here:http://www.godzilla-movies.com/news/official-north-american-shin-godzilla-trailer-funimation-announces-more-cities

Out in the open. Point and click.

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-10-2017 3:04 PM

This is a message I sent to FUNinmation on Twitter:

"Dear FUNimation: If you chose to re-issue this seminal Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla, you may want to consider giving it at least the treatment afforded Attack On Titan: Japanese and US Trailers and translated Ending Credits. I do not understand why your present release of this film does not even have a trailer for the film itself? Why would a feature like this be omitted? This was one of the most anticipated Godzilla films in the history of the Series. Shin Godzilla was a massive critical and commercial success in Japan. And you, very admirably, distributed it in theaters last fall. This was a great treat for fans. But this Blu-ray/DVD release is disappointing. It looks and sounds great. But, in terms of features meant to enhance the enjoyment of the film itself, it falls short. I don't know if anything can be done. I would imagine (and hope) that Shin Godzilla will do well in this release. But, as a film and entry in this iconic series, it deserves better."

riggzamortis86

MemberTitanosaurusAug-11-2017 7:45 AM

Well said. Im sure there are thousands of other fans writing as well about the same issues. I believe your statement resonates better than the way other irritated fans would voice their complaints.

YOU.....DUMBBELL!

Jamaal

MemberMothra LarvaeAug-11-2017 11:37 AM

Here's a review of Shin Godzilla from a UK website after its screening yesterday. I hope they get addition screenings.

Really.

http://www.film89.co.uk/shin-godzilla-a-new-nuclear-threat/

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaAug-11-2017 1:13 PM

It was announced today that Shin Godzilla is indeed getting extended play in the UK due to the incredible demand and number of tickets sold.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."
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