Criterion’s Upcoming Godzilla Box May Make Me Sell an Organ

Holy Crap

My exact expression when I found out Criterion was making a dream box set of mine come true.

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.

Marty and the boys

“Hey, Marty! Whatcha doin’ tonight?”

-GW

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6 thoughts on “Criterion’s Upcoming Godzilla Box May Make Me Sell an Organ

  1. 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!)

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    • 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.

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      • 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)

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      • 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!

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