Godzilla Final Box in April 2005
Toho Co. Ltd are commemorating the 50th anniversary of Godzilla with the Region 2 Japanese DVD release of Godzilla: Final Box on 22nd April 2005. This impressive 30-disc box set includes all 27 previously released Godzilla features, each packaged in their own digi-pack, and a trio of special features discs housed in their own triple-gatefold digi-pack set. The large box designed to provide a comfy home for all 28 digi-packs will have space left over to accommodate the forthcoming Godzilla: Final Wars movie when it is released on DVD.
Disc specs for the individual movies are identical to those of current releases which sadly means no English subtitles, once again making this set, retailing at 99,750Y (approx £500) strictly for the hardcore and inquisitive alike. As always we recommend ordering from our most favoured affiliate, the always excellent Yesasia who not only offer free shipping on orders over $49 but guarantee tax free delivery (an absolute must on sets of this value!). Better yet, by using them you'll be supporting us and the direct banner link that follows make it easier than ever to do so...
Early details on the three bonus discs are available, on which you can expect to find the Americanised version of the original, Godzilla: King of Monsters (1956), and two other bonus works titled SF Kaiju Synth Sound Godzilla Densetsu and SF Kokyo Fantasy - Godzilla Fantasy.
Further bonuses take the form of a large vinyl reproduction of the very first Godzilla head design, re-created for this set by the designer of "Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah : Giant Monsters All-Out Attack" (2001). Also featured is a deluxe A4-sized all-colour pictorial booklet with posters, promotional material and more covering 50 years of Godzilla history.
More details will emerge towards the end of the year, but it should be noted this set is a limited production, manufactured to order with the first pre-order cut-off date being 4th November 2004 and the final pre-order cut-off date being 11th January 2005. The earlier you order the sooner you will get the set, while any orders after that final cut-off date are not guaranteed to be filled.
Below is our first look at the set and the complete list of movies included...
1."Godzilla (1954)" (catalogue number: TDV-2593D)
2."Godzilla Raids Again (Godzilla's Counter Attack )" (TDV-2624D)
3."King Kong vs. Godzilla" (TDV-2599D)
4."Mothra vs. Godzilla" (TDV-2712D)
5."Sandaikaiju Chikyu Saidai no Kessen" (TDV-2631D)
6."Kaiju Daisenso (Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero)" (TDV-2716D)
7."Godzilla, Ebirah, Mothra: Nankai no Daiketto" (TDV-2720D)
8."Kaijutou no Kessen Godzilla no Musuko (Son of Godzilla)" (TDV-2725D)
9."Kaiju Soshingeki (Destroy All Monsters, Operation Monsterland)" (TDV-2729D)
10."Godzilla, Minilla, Gabara - All Kaiju Daishingeki (Godzilla's Revenge)" (TDV-2785D)
11."Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster)" (TDV-2791D)
12."Godzilla vs. Gigan (aka Godzilla on Monster Island)" (TDV-2849D)
13."Godzilla vs. Megalon" (TDV-2860D)
14."Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" (TDV-2695D)
15."Mechagodzilla no Gyakushu (Meghagodzilla Raids Again)" (TDV-2696D)
16."Godzilla (1984)" (TDV-2645D)
17."Godzilla vs. Biollante" (TDV-2654D)
18."Godzilla vs. King Ghidra" (TDV-2639D)
19."Godzilla vs. Mothra" (TDV-2641D)
20."Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1993)" (TDV-2656D)
21."Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla" (TDV-2658D)
22."Godzilla vs Destoroyah (Godzilla vs. Destroyer, 1995)" (TDV-2660D)
23."GODZILLA 2000 Millennium" (TDV-2582D)
24."Godzilla vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy" (TDV-2609D)
25."Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah : Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (Daikaiju Sokogeki)" (TDV-2659D)
26."Godzilla x Mechagodzilla (2002)" (TDV-2723D)
27."Godzilla, Mothra, Mechagodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S." (TDV-2864D)
Source: Official Site
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