UPDATE (12/02/16): The pre-order on Yodobashi has been pulled. We'll keep everyone updated on further developments.
Yodobashi recently established a pre-order page for the home video release of Toho's colossal hit Shin Godzilla. The site lists a special four disc edition, one of which is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. No other specifics mentioned at this time, but the movie will hit Japanese shelves March 22nd, 2017.
For completists this will be a must-buy, plausibly touting a wealth of extra content unlikely to be part of the North American set. But for those eager to get the film as soon as possible, it may be wise to wait unless you have an excellent handle on the story. Toho's discs usually do not include English subtitles and this will likely be the case for Shin Godzilla.
Still the Japanese release date gives fans an idea of when it may hit the North American home video market. Toho's Attack on Titan Part II was release on DVD/Blu-ray in Japan on March 23rd, 2016. Having given the film eight months to sell in Japan, the North American home video will finally arrive next Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, from Funimation.
Unless Funimation can work out a deal with Toho, it's very likely fans will see a similar gap between Shin Godzilla's Japanese and American releases. Late-2017 is looking more and more like a realistic drop date for North America.
In the meantime, will you import Toho's release of the film this coming March? Or will you wait on Funimation's discs? What special features do you think will be included Toho's release? Let us know below.
If you are a fan of Godzilla and are looking for an exclusive online community to share your passion and engage with other die-hard Godzilla fans, look no further! Join in the Godzilla Movies forum - a dedicated community of Godzilla movie and Monsterverse fans!
This article was written By G. H. (Gman) and published on 2016-12-01 18:47:41
More about upcoming Godzilla movies
Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters is the sequel to Gareth Edwards' Godzilla (2014) and is being directed by Michael Dougherty. The film will introduce Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah and more monsters to the Warner Brothers / Legendary Monsterverse cinematic universe. For information on Godzilla 2's cast, plot, release date and to download the film's official movie posters, please visit the Godzilla: King of the Monsters about page here!
Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) is the sequel to Michael Dougherty's Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters and will be the fourth and final installment in the Monsterverse movie quadrilogy. It will also bridge both the Godzilla movies and Kong: Skull Island by bringing Godzilla and Kong face-to-face for an epic match-up. To learn more about Godzilla vs. Kong, check out the Godzilla vs. Kong about page here!
Stay up to date with the latest news on Godzilla 2 King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) by liking us on Facebook and by following us on Twitter and Instagram! Also, consider subscribing your email to our Godzilla blog for instant notifications of when new posts are made!
Get G-ed Up!
With the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and eventually Godzilla vs. Kong, now is a great time to represent Godzilla and expand your Godzilla memorabilia collection. Check out some products below and click here for even more options!