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 Criterion relases Gojira (1954) on Blu-Ray Jan 2012 
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 Criterion relases Gojira (1954) on Blu-Ray Jan 2012
I'm looking forward to this release in January. I'll watch it on a Sat afternoon when the weather is really crappy.

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 Re: Criterion relases Gojira (1954) on Blu-Ray Jan 2012
i was pretty happy with the classic media version

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 Re: Criterion relases Gojira (1954) on Blu-Ray Jan 2012
Wow, that's a complicated, but fascinating story about how this came about. I was surprised to hear that Criterion was doing this, especially since the Classic Media release was pretty comprehensive and came out only five years ago. The article does a good job of explaining the complicated process of getting the rights to distribute Toho movies. Being a cheap bastid myself, I probably won't get this one for a while. I was very excited about the Classic Media version when it came out (as I'm sure we all were), but I didn't end up actually buying it until just a couple months ago when f.y.e. had it for a ridiculously low price ($6.99 I believe). I still love their series of Japanese and American versions of the Godzilla movies (as well as their "War of the Gargantuas" and "Rodan" DVD). It was very cool to see those movies getting a nice release with some good special features. And the packaging was very attractive too. I'm sure the Criterion Collection release will be just as good, if not better--quality wise. Still, I probably won't get this for a while, as Criterion Collection stuff is just so expensive. Mark and I were just discussing this fact recently. Criterion seems to be depending a lot on it's long-standing reputation for high quality to justify the high prices on its releases. While the quality is indeed there, a lot of other companies are releasing stuff with good quality and a lot of interesting special features too. I just picked up Criterion's "Robinson Crusoe on Mars". I've wanted it for a long time, but it finally was available for a very good price that I couldn't resist. The same thing will probably happen with this new Godzilla release--I'll rent it from Netflix just to see it, and then wait until I can get a great deal before actually buying it.

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 Re: Criterion relases Gojira (1954) on Blu-Ray Jan 2012
I ordered it from Amazon andreceived it yesterday. I really wasn't that impressed. I didn't seem all that improved over the previous Blu-Ray release and for some reason you are locked n to the old 4:3 aspect ratio and can not take it to 16:9

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that stinks.

i'll just stick with my classic media copy.

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