Wow. My wallet just jumped out the window when I saw that Criterion is issuing its 1000th set in glorious style with Godzilla: The Showa Era Films (1954-1975). The funny thing is, last month, all these flicks popped up on a cable channel and I caught most of them while wondering at one point if they were going to be fully remastered and *BOOM* – along comes this news and my wallet taking a dive onto the pavement. *Sigh*… it looks as if it’s time for another DAF game collection fire sale, as this one’s bound to sell out fast on the pre-order front and nope, I’m neither paying some ebay scalper way too much money nor holding out for the cheap knockoffs that will pack that site and fool a few folks thinking they scored a deal from some “clueless” reseller from overseas.
Color me and me inner eight-year old thrilled. Yours too, I’d bet.
Hey, that DOES look like a really cool set…I have a couple of the Toho Master Collection sets (Gojira/Godzilla and Rodan/Gargantua) that have some decent extras, so hopefully these new ones will as well. Fifteen Blu-ray discs? I don’t even want to know how much that’s gonna retail at…you might as well prepare yourself to sell TWO organs! (But whatever you do, don’t sell your Wurlitzers!)
Yeah, STARZ has all of these and a few more (Rodan and I think Mothra) on rotation via On Demand, for at least the next few days but they seem to be the non-remastered versions from what I can tell. The pre-order price on the set isn’t as horrific as I expected (under $200), but I sure as hell don’t want to pay scalper prices later on.
I’m sure your Video Store Action Hero friends will pitch in and buy you a set for your birthday. (Some restrictions may apply. Offer applies to VHS version of set only. Offer expires yesterday)
Okay, that made me neatly choke on the glass of water I was drinking, lol. My time machine works, so I’m taking that offer!
Just when I think I can sit back and appreciate that my movie room is complete I have to dig back into my wallet once again.
Yep. Personally, I’m stopping at current-gen releases, as I can;t afford to fall into the 4K and very likely upcoming (well, down the road a few years) 8K remastering trap.
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