Godzilla Movies Coming to DVD June 5th!
On June 5th Classic Media will be releasing two Godzilla films on DVD that fans of Japanese giant monster movies won't want to miss! These NTSC Region-1 DVDs will feature the fifth and sixth Godzilla films known as Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster (1964) and Invasion of Astro-Monster (a.k.a. Monster Zero, 1965).
This is the first time that Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster has been made available on DVD in North America. The new DVD will include a subtitled copy of the 1964 Japanese version of the film called San daikaijû: Chikyu Saidai No Kessen as well as the 1965 American edited version, Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster. Both versions of the film will be presented uncut in their original Toho Scope/CinemaScope widescreen theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Extras include informative audio commentary by David Kalat (author of A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series), the original Japanese theatrical trailer, a poster gallery and image gallery with photos and trivia about the movie and an important new featurette called The Father of Godzilla - Eiji Tsuburaya: 1901-1970.
The second Godzilla film finding it's way onto DVD June 5th is Invasion of Astro-Monster (a.k.a. Monster Zero). The DVD will also include a subtitled Japanese version of the film called Kaiju Daisenso and both movies will be presented uncut in their original Toho Scope/CinemaScope 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio. Like the previous DVD, this one boasts some terrific extras too, including an informative audio commentary by Stuart Galbraith IV (author of Monsters are Attacking Tokyo), the original Japanese theatrical trailer, a poster gallery and image gallery with photos and trivia about the movie and another important new featurette called The Creator of Godzilla - Tomoyuki Tanaka: 1910-1997.
Both films are part of Classic Media's impressive ongoing Toho Master Collection which has been responsible for releasing lots of great Japanese science fiction movies on DVD in North America recently. For more information about the upcoming Godzilla discs I recommend visiting the companies official site Godzilla on DVD.
The retail price for both of these new Godzilla DVDs is $19.93, but Amazon currently has them available for a low pre-order price of $13.99 each. You can also save more money by ordering both movies together for only $27.98.
- Kimberly Lindbergs