1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

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HitchcockLang
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Re: 1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

#326 Post by HitchcockLang » Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:19 pm

For years I have scoffed at people who complain about blu-rays housed in envelope/slot packaging since blu-rays have such a nice scratch resistant coating. I have had blu-rays shipped to me loose clattering around inside a plastic box and still look pristine when I inspect them. Well I guess karma is getting me.

I took my Godzilla set off the shelf this week and saw that disc 2 had slipped a bit too deep into its pocket (I've seen this kind of thing before with other sets so no big deal) but when I went to retrieve it from its pocket it wouldn't budge. I pulled and pulled and the disc would not come out. I had to pull as hard as I could and kind of pivot the disc back and forth until it finally came out. The edge of the disc was thickly coated in adhesive and the whole surface of the disc is now scattered with several light but noticeable scratches.

I'm guessing the adhesive holding the layers of cardstock together to create separation between the disc pockets came unglued allowing the disc to fall below the bottom of its pocket and get mired in that adhesive. It's a pretty big bummer for such a large, expensive and lavish set. I haven't reached out to Criterion yet but I'm wondering if there's even a point. I'm sure they would replace the disc for me but putting a new disc into the same packaging would result in the same problem with the new disc. Somehow I doubt they would replace the whole set or send me a new empty package even.

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Re: 1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

#327 Post by Orlac » Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:48 pm

I hope Arrow's Gamera doesn't get the same problem!

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Re: 1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

#328 Post by acroyear » Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:39 pm

18 LP Box set of Showa-Era Godzilla soundtracks coming in April via Light In The Attic Records

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Re: 1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

#329 Post by hanshotfirst1138 » Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:05 am

acroyear wrote:18 LP Box set of Showa-Era Godzilla soundtracks coming in April via Light In The Attic Records
Is there a CD version for those of us living in the 21st century :p?


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Re: 1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

#330 Post by knives » Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:07 am

CDs are 21st century?

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Re: 1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

#331 Post by Big Ben » Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:35 pm

Bruh are there Mp4s?

But seriously if you're a fan of Ikafube's music this might be a real treat. Given how stingy Toho can be about everything this might be worthwhile for collectors!

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Re: 1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

#332 Post by J Wilson » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:56 pm

hanshotfirst1138 wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:05 am
acroyear wrote:18 LP Box set of Showa-Era Godzilla soundtracks coming in April via Light In The Attic Records
Is there a CD version for those of us living in the 21st century :p?


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Google "50th Anniversary Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection." It's a series of box sets released in Japan a few years ago that cover the entire series chronologically (through Final Wars, at least).

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Re: 1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

#333 Post by hanshotfirst1138 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:03 am

J Wilson wrote:
hanshotfirst1138 wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:05 am
acroyear wrote:18 LP Box set of Showa-Era Godzilla soundtracks coming in April via Light In The Attic Records
Is there a CD version for those of us living in the 21st century :p?


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Google "50th Anniversary Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection." It's a series of box sets released in Japan a few years ago that cover the entire series chronologically (through Final Wars, at least).
Wow! Thanks!


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Re: 1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

#334 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:37 am

Slant Magazine's ranking of every Godzilla movie is fun for a glancing perusal.

Obvious number one, but I like the high placement of Godzilla vs. Destroyah, which might be my favorite Toho entry aside from the original. I also like the high placement of the 2014 American movie, a film I think is legitimately terrific.

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Re: 1000 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

#335 Post by Calvin » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:36 pm

Toho have announced a 4K UHD release of King Kong vs Godzilla for Japan. Almost certainly without English subtitles. It's not particularly suprising given the tie-in opportunity with the new film but I'm surprised that they're not upgrading the original Godzilla along with it.

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