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 Toho Releases Godzilla on Blu-Ray (in Japan only) 
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 Toho Releases Godzilla on Blu-Ray (in Japan only)
Good side- Godzilla in HD, compatible with U.S. Blu-Ray players
Bad Side- No English Subtitles


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 Re: Toho Releases Godzilla on Blu-Ray (in Japan only)
No subtitles, yet they have the English translation on all the covers...and US-compatible. Sounds like a very serious goof for something that should have been an automatic inclusion.
I would have thought it being a Blu-Ray, it would have multi-languages (subtitle and dubbed) as a gimme.


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 Re: Toho Releases Godzilla on Blu-Ray (in Japan only)
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No subtitles, yet they have the English translation on all the covers...and US-compatible. Sounds like a very serious goof for something that should have been an automatic inclusion.
I would have thought it being a Blu-Ray, it would have multi-languages (subtitle and dubbed) as a gimme.


Their country, their movie, their rules.
When it comes to Blu-Ray compatibility, America and Japan are in the same region.

Here are the Region Codes.
Region A: includes most North, Central and South American and Southeast Asian countries plus the Republic of China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Japan and Korea.
Region B: includes most European, African and southwest Asian countries plus Australia and New Zealand.
Region C: contains the remaining central and south Asian countries, as well as the People's Republic of China and Russia.

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 Re: Toho Releases Godzilla on Blu-Ray (in Japan only)
This has often been the case for Japanese and French DVDs, in that they offer no translation for English-speakers. Always a fine how-do-you-do.....but, as DMB says, these aren't necessarily intended to be viewed outside of Japan, so the exclusion of English subs isn't too surprising. Perhaps Toho would rather hold out for a separate licensing deal in the US, rather than sell limited quantities via exports.

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 Re: Toho Releases Godzilla on Blu-Ray (in Japan only)
Great point. At first I though, why the heck don't they just slap on some subtitles (especially seeing as how it's Blu-Ray and all), but maybe it does make sense to try NOT to appeal too much to American (and other non-Japanese speaking areas) G-fans so they can potentially cash in on future overseas releases. Have to admit that it makes good business sense.

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i still haven't got a blue ray player or hi def tv. going to do that this year.

sooner or later all of the g flicks will make it out on blue ray

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 Re: Toho Releases Godzilla on Blu-Ray (in Japan only)
It's been awhile since I have posted to this but, I wanted to let you guys know, I found a peer to peer torrent source for the HD films, even though they are only in 720p and not 1080p, I am downloading now. I will let you know how they are

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 Godzilla on Blu-Ray (Screen Captures)
These are from The Return of Godzilla (1984) and although not 100% HD (720p) and from an .AVI print, you can see they really cleaned it up. Despite some loss of quality from .AVI Conversion, it is still better than what is available on DVD so far.
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cool pics!

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 Re: Toho Releases Godzilla on Blu-Ray (in Japan only)
Here's the HD Trailer for 1984


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 Re: US release of Godzilla 24 January!
This should put a smile on a great number of faces. :)

http://www.criterion.com/films/27755-godzilla

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This should put a smile on a great number of faces. :)

http://www.criterion.com/films/27755-godzilla

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I was happy with the previous Blu-Ray release. I don't see myself paying an extra $10 because it has the name 'Criterion' on it

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 Re: Toho Releases Godzilla on Blu-Ray (in Japan only)
Criterion releases generally have gone through extensive restorations. If you don't care about that, it's understandable that you wouldn't pay the money. I for one like the films I watch to look (and sound) as good as they possibly can. A nearly 12 year career with IMAX can have that effect on a person. :)


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Criterion releases generally have gone through extensive restorations. If you don't care about that, it's understandable that you wouldn't pay the money. I for one like the films I watch to look (and sound) as good as they possibly can. A nearly 12 year career with IMAX can have that effect on a person. :)


I will wait until the release and then check out the reviews

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 Re: Toho Releases Godzilla on Blu-Ray (in Japan only)
Nice cover. I generally find Criterion covers to be to simplistic for my liking (I'm a guy who always feels like the original poster art would sell a film better than a latter-day Photoshop job), but this one is nice and evocative.

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