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Legion1979 wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 9:00 am Universal doesn't need the rights to stream their version of KKvsG digitally. They own the US version outright.
I know they own the US version outright. But something must be preventing them from having it available digitally. Not that it bothers me in the slightest as it's all about physical media. But it is odd that they've never had rhe film available digitally. Not even on their streaming service

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Criterion putting Heisei up til Vs Mothra on the Criterion Channel. Yay!
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Whuch films exactly? The first four?

Source?
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Legion1979 wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:24 pm Whuch films exactly? The first four?

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I believe Criterions twitter, or the Criterion Channel

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Legion1979 wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:24 pm Whuch films exactly? The first four?

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Yes & their website/social media: https://www.criterion.com/current/posts ... 024-lineup
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Good! Now if they can just get the remaing three, that'll be great! I've got my version of the Kiryu series storyline almost finished and now I'll hopefully be able to get the entire Heisei storyline on Blu-ray to go with my Criterion Blu-ray of Godzilla (1954)! I always did like that storyline anyway, and now I won't have to go on eBay to buy any and/or all the previous Blu-rays from Sony, with one of them at prices that are too much for me. i wonder if all four of them are going to be Japanese versions with optional and accurate English subtitles/U.S. versions dubbed in English combos?
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Kinda weird not waiting till they get the final films, or just negotiate a deal with Sony. I think eventually we’ll get a physical release as well with all heisei films.
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It's exciting to see this actually happening. Hopefully Criterion sees good traffic on their service for these and continue a strong relationship with Toho - ideally leading to some restoration and substantial physical releases.

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Please, God! Please, Criterion! Let me have a swanky Heisei collection too.
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One step closer to Godzilla: Final Wars being a part of the Criterion collection.
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Does this mean they'll also be available through HBO Max like the Showa series? I'm waaaay overdue for a rewatch of GvKG and especially GvM...
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JAGzilla wrote: Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:54 pm Does this mean they'll also be available through HBO Max like the Showa series? I'm waaaay overdue for a rewatch of GvKG and especially GvM...
Not really no, criterion hasn't added or updated the Max offerings all that much in years. They certainly haven't added any of the Honda films they still have on their streaming services that they have the rights to and have had them for years now. Only way to check them out for sure will be getting a subscription to their service.

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HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:48 pm Please, God! Please, Criterion! Let me have a swanky Heisei collection too.
I mean we didn't get one for the showa era do I'm not holding my breath. Certainly won't be better than the sony, Kraken, and EB release

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Cookson wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:48 pm Kinda weird not waiting till they get the final films, or just negotiate a deal with Sony. I think eventually we’ll get a physical release as well with all heisei films.
Yeah that's the weirdest thing about this release timing. They've had Biollante and 84 for years now and could've done them at any moment. They've had GvKG and GvM for awhile now too. It doesn't make sense with the reasoning but I know Sony has the digital rights to all their Godzilla films longer than they have/had the physical rights. Even double checked a few weeks back and you can no longer buy GvKG or GvM on any digital storefront lately.

Maybe they wanted to add more Godzilla movies because of Minus One? Because they certainly won't be getting the digital rights to the remainder of the Heisei films or Millenium films anytime soon as those rights will most likely expire years after the physical media rights do/have

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Supposedly the Music Box theater in Chicago was playing the 4K restoration of Godzilla vs Biollante when they screened it last week. Hopefully this means that the restoration is going to be the source used when it shows up on the Criterion Channel next month.

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wahoo123 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 3:54 pm Supposedly the Music Box theater in Chicago was playing the 4K restoration of Godzilla vs Biollante when they screened it last week. Hopefully this means that the restoration is going to be the source used when it shows up on the Criterion Channel next month.
This is incorrect. omgitsgodzilla was there and reported that it was the same 08 HiVision master with slightly reworked subs and the Janus films logo at the start.
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Everyone needs to temper their expectations right now.

We're getting the same thing next month that we got from the Criterion set in 2019 - HI-Vision masters with slightly better subtitles.

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You hear that everybody? Right now! >:( Temper them!
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Major sssspielberg! wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 5:07 am You hear that everybody? Right now! >:( Temper them!
I known you're being sarcastic, but you do remember how much people bitched in 2019 right?

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People will complain no matter if their expectations are tempered or not. I’m just looking forward to a box set that will actually have English-language options for everything and no burned-in English title cards.
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