Sony Acquires Classic Godzilla Films

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    The King of the Monsters' 50th Anniversary year just keeps getting better and better! Sony Pictures has recently acquired North American rights to some early films from Toho Studios' long-running Godzilla series and plans to release them on DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. The list of titles includes such classics as EBIRAH: HORROR OF THE DEEP (Nankai-no Daiketto, aka GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER, 1966), SON OF GODZILLA (Gojira-no Mosuko, 1967), GODZILLA VS HEDORAH (Gojira tai Hedorah, aka GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER, 1971), and GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA (Gojira tai Mekagojira, 1974), all of which are currently unavailable on Region 1 DVD and are long out-of-print on VHS in this country.

    In addition to home video releases, numerous older Toho fantasy films will also be returning to theater screens in the coming months. Sony's Repertory Division is striking new English-subtitled 35mm theatrical prints of several movies for screenings at festivals, conventions, and art-house theaters across the US. First up are EBIRAH: HORROR OF THE DEEP and the original MOTHRA (Mosura, 1961), both of which will premiere at the Egyptian Theatre's "Godzilla 50th Anniversary Tribute" in June. In the near future subtitled prints of THE H-MAN (Bijo to Ekitai Ningen, 1958), BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE (Uchu Daisenso, 1959), SON OF GODZILLA, and all five films in the 1990s "VS" series; GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH (Gojira tai Kingughidora, 1991), GODZILLA AND MOTHRA: THE BATTLE FOR EARTH (Gojira tai Mosura, 1992), GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA 2 (Gojira tai Mekagojira, 1993), GODZILLA VS SPACE GODZILLA (Gojira tai Supeesu Gojira, 1994), and GODZILLA VS DESTOROYAH (Gojira tai Desutoria, 1995) should also be available for theatrical bookings. No word at this time if any previously-released Sony DVDs of these films will be reissued to include the Japanese language audio tracks.

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  2. Ravenheart

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    Thats pretty good news.Hopefully they will have the japanese language version.
     
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