Criterion's "Godzilla The Showa Era" blu-ray set

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  1. Steel76

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    I’ll wait until we get an international release with the new 4K transfers, even if I have to wait many years for them to show up.

    Even the old DVD’s have better black levels and colors than the blu-ray transfers. Which is why I kept those instead.
     
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    I also checked on some of the DVD titles I own and those had English as well as Japanese which is not the case for all of the Criterion titles. Ghidrah, Godzilla's Revenge, and Godzilla Vs the Thing specifically. The Toho Masters Collection are the ones I'm referring to.
     
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    "The Criterion shares the dual-layered Blu-ray with 2 other films (Son of Godzilla and Destroy All Monsters). It's bitrate is lower..."

    Well, it might take a while before it happens, but I'm going to wait for a future release, featuring the new 4K scans. Can't believe they cheap out like that and cram 3 movies on one disc, forcing them to use lower bitrates.

    These old HDTV transfers are too soft and lacking in detail.
    Sure the Section 23 disc is cropped, but the sharpness and details are much better.

    Criterion:
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/104/ebirah...e_05_ebirah_horror_deep_blu-ray__blu-ray_.jpg

    Section 23:
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film6/blu-...large_godzilla_vs_sea_monster_05_blu-ray_.jpg
     

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