A small smattering of Godzilla news for everyone to digest deliciously
- Want to make your voice heard? Head to the IDW forums and vote for GODZILLA: LEGENDS as the best G comic yet![link]
- Criterion is indeed releasing the original GOJIRA/GODZILLA on Blu-Ray and DVD in January. Why is this such a big damn deal?
As mentioned, Criterion is perhaps the most respected distributor of classic films in the world, and they are actually REMASTERING the original film for a glorious new print. As the Classic Media release is still a high-quality product overall, the print of the film is badly degraded and very, VERY dark. Criterion is looking to fix that. Not to mention a CAVALCADE of new features!
Go get your preorders in now![link]
- DESTROY ALL MONSTERS from Media Blasters is trickling into stores, and GODZILLA VS. MEGALON will be doing the same around the end of the month. Notices are already going out that seem to be pointing to the same problem that the former release had - too many preorders, not enough product. MB can't keep up with the demand, so orders are taking longer to go out than expected. Talk about a double-edged sword![link][link]
- As mentioned last night, a new Ultraman movie is in the works! ULTRAMAN SAGA will feature the terrifically random team-up between Ultraman Zero, Ultraman Cosmos and Ultraman Dyna. The film will also feature the return of "Godzilla"...or rather, the monster Gomess, who back in the early 60's was created by taking a Godzilla suit, slapping horns and fur onto it, and putting it onscreen in the first episode of ULTRA Q. Given the fun and earnest quality of the last DECADE'S worth of Ultraman films, this looks to be a grand ol' time![link]
- Another bit of non-news for the GODZILLA 2014 reboot seems to feature Max Borenstein for the role of new writer for the film's script. David Goyer, writer for THE DARK KNIGHT, was attached to the project as well, but Borenstein doesn't seem to have any major work attributed to his name that isn't still in-production or awaiting release...so there's basically no news here other than "Another set of hands in the kitchen."[link]
- PACIFIC RIM continues to be the more intriguing giant monster film on the horizon. The only bit of recent news, however, is that apparently filming is under-way.[link]
- In a nice bit of unexpected news, a new book/dvd titled DINOSAURS, DRAGONS & DRAMA will feature the life and work of Jim Danforth, a stop-motion wizard who, while not as prolific as Ray Harryhausen, nevertheless carried on the traditions set forth by Willis O'Brian and contributed many a wicked monster to the big screen.[link]
- G-FAN #97 hit stands this week, featuring great articles on the last G-Tour of Godzilla's homeland, not to mention another Rex Summeral entry! EEEEEEEEEE!
Until next time, cast your votes, and Kaiju Forever!