* Last Kaiju-related films you bought on VHS/DVD/Blu-ray?

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G1985 wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:50 pm
Terasawa wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:34 pm KotM and GvK are dollar bin purchases for me. I enjoyed GvK but I don't anticipate watching it more than maybe a couple more times the rest of my life, lol. :shrug: I'd be buying them only to complete my collection, so the lower the price, the better. /2¢
For those of us who are interested in the 3D and Steelbook versions (both of which tend to get a single production run and sell out quickly), buying the films on release date is the only way to get them at the "lowest price".
My saying I'll buy them at bargain prices wasn't supposed to be a condemnation of those who buy the films on day one... :?
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Just got GvK on 4K, not only for completion's sake, but because I actually enjoyed the movie.
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KManX89 wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:00 pm Just got GvK on 4K, not only for completion's sake, but because I actually enjoyed the movie.
Yes! I knew I wasn’t the only one.

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canofhumdingers wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:23 am
KManX89 wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:00 pm Just got GvK on 4K, not only for completion's sake, but because I actually enjoyed the movie.
Yes! I knew I wasn’t the only one.

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Same here. In fact, I unabashedly consider it my number one favorite of the Monsterverse films we've gotten so far.

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Amazon really is a cluster right now. I guess i have to endure them to guaranty pre-ordering more niche items, but never again for a general release. I have no idea when I'm getting GvK. I pre-ordered over a week ago (I could order it right now AGAIN and get it tomorrow according to their site), but as of now, according to my bank, I've been charged for it 3 times (and refunded twice), which comes out to a net charge of one time. I would have canceled on Tuesday and just bought it at walmart, but thats when all this mess started. The delivery date is still Next Tuesday June 22nd, but the dumb thing still hasn't shipped yet....so frustrating. My Ultra releases are going something similar, although at least one of them shipped.
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After looking at two local Walmarts and finding absolutely nothing at either of them, I finally got my DVD/Blu-ray combo of Godzilla vs. Kong at my local FYE!

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o.supreme wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:54 am Amazon really is a cluster right now. I guess i have to endure them to guaranty pre-ordering more niche items, but never again for a general release. I have no idea when I'm getting GvK. I pre-ordered over a week ago (I could order it right now AGAIN and get it tomorrow according to their site), but as of now, according to my bank, I've been charged for it 3 times (and refunded twice), which comes out to a net charge of one time. I would have canceled on Tuesday and just bought it at walmart, but thats when all this mess started. The delivery date is still Next Tuesday June 22nd, but the dumb thing still hasn't shipped yet....so frustrating. My Ultra releases are going something similar, although at least one of them shipped.
Amazingly (no pun intended), I also pre-ordered from Amazon and it was gonna be arriving on time, but they strangely made a few last second out-of-town deliveries on their way to my place and it didn't arrive until Wednesday. And mind you, this was at 10 PM!
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I'll never understand why people pre-order movies like GvK from online stores like Amazon, or online in general. You'll be waiting for it to arrive longer than it'd take to just to go to your nearest Walmart or Target. With that said...

Picked up Ultra Galaxy and Ultraman Zero complete series, and ordered The Giant Behemoth and King Kong '76 blu-rays.
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Mac Daddy MM wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:48 am I'll never understand why people pre-order movies like GvK from online stores like Amazon, or online in general. You'll be waiting for it to arrive longer than it'd take to just to go to your nearest Walmart or Target.
Once upon a time, Amazon made sure that a) you received your pre-ordered movie on the day of release, and 2) Amazon shipped your movie in a box and not an envelope, so it couldn't be crushed.

On the other hand, once upon a time my local Wal-Mart and Best Buy made sure that all new releases were taken out of the warehouse and could be found on the shelf at the minute of store opening on the day of release.

Because the latter can't be trusted to stock movies on the day of release, I still do the former.
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G1985 wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:59 am
Mac Daddy MM wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:48 am I'll never understand why people pre-order movies like GvK from online stores like Amazon, or online in general. You'll be waiting for it to arrive longer than it'd take to just to go to your nearest Walmart or Target.
Once upon a time, Amazon made sure that a) you received your pre-ordered movie on the day of release, and 2) Amazon shipped your movie in a box and not an envelope, so it couldn't be crushed.

On the other hand, once upon a time my local Wal-Mart and Best Buy made sure that all new releases were taken out of the warehouse and could be found on the shelf at the minute of store opening on the day of release.

Because the latter can't be trusted to stock movies on the day of release, I still do the former.
I've never had an issue getting a newly released movie from a store, be it Wal-Mart, Target or FYE. But maybe that's just the area I'm in? On the other hand, I've watched tracking for movies remain at my post office for at least a day before arriving the next afternoon. The reason I only get the more niche releases online and just make the drive to buy whatever new release is out I want.
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I just don't get what the rush is. If it's some limited edition thing that's going to sell out quickly, then sure, preordering makes sense. Otherwise, it's like... this disk is going to sit on thousands of store shelves for months or even years to come. Unless you just want to be first, why stress about getting it on release day?
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JAGzilla wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:59 pm The new King Kong 1976 Blu-ray.
Leviarex wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:17 pm
canofhumdingers wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:23 am
KManX89 wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:00 pm Just got GvK on 4K, not only for completion's sake, but because I actually enjoyed the movie.
Yes! I knew I wasn’t the only one.
Same here. In fact, I unabashedly consider it my number one favorite of the Monsterverse films we've gotten so far.
I, too, have recently added these to my Kong BRD collection:

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When I realized I NEVER watched G14 and KOTM even once when I bought them on bluray, I decided I didn't need GvsK on physical media. Streaming is good enough for me when it comes to the Monsterverse.

Just ordered the Ultra Galaxy series and movie set from Amazon.
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StreamOfKaijuness wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:49 am
JAGzilla wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:59 pm The new King Kong 1976 Blu-ray.
Leviarex wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:17 pm
canofhumdingers wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:23 am

Yes! I knew I wasn’t the only one.
Same here. In fact, I unabashedly consider it my number one favorite of the Monsterverse films we've gotten so far.
I, too, have recently added these to my Kong BRD collection:

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If Shout! can do KK '76, they should be able to do King Kong Lives. NGL, instead of thinking of KKvG during the heart jump scene, I thought of KKL lol.
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JAGzilla wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:25 am I just don't get what the rush is. If it's some limited edition thing that's going to sell out quickly, then sure, preordering makes sense. Otherwise, it's like... this disk is going to sit on thousands of store shelves for months or even years to come. Unless you just want to be first, why stress about getting it on release day?
Depends on one's perspective. Retailer exclusives are nearly always very temporary, so if you want a digibook, steelbook, etc, you'll need to act quickly. Lots of collectors also like slipcovers, which often last only months before the studio tops producing them (this varies by Hollywood studio). Certain other aspects can be limited as well. Arrow releases will often have a booklet on early pressings, but later won't. If you're a big fan of the movie, you may want to see it in the best PAQ possible, and even a good HD or UHD stream will not match picture or audio quality of Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray, respectively. For others, none of this matters/matters as much if you can get it for a lower price in a year or later.
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I'm in no rush to buy Godzilla vs. Kong either, but I'll probably pick it up next time I'm at a brick and mortar store, largely for completist's sake.
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I ordered The Bermuda Depths (which apparently features a giant turtle, so it counts here) and The Horror of Dracula Warner Archives Blu-rays from Amazon. Both will be here today.

EDIT: And I picked up the G14 4K from Walmart.
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Just splurged and bought the Tokyo Shock Frankenstein, Mysterians, Varan, and Matango DVDS. My wallet is not happy, but once they come in, I will be.

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KingCornetto wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:24 am Just splurged and bought the Tokyo Shock Frankenstein, Mysterians, Varan, and Matango DVDS. My wallet is not happy, but once they come in, I will be.
And on that note, I've been wondering if these are worth picking up. I know the Varan DVD is supposed to be garbage, but what about the others? They're a bit on the pricy side for DVDs, but if they're good quality releases* of their respective films, I'll definitely want them. There's no telling when/if Blu-rays will come along.

*Relatively speaking, of course; I know how Toho is with releasing its films outside of Japan.
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