Three 'Godzilla' Films Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST by

The iconic Japanese monster will terrorize Blu-ray in May with a trio of classic films.

In an early announcement to retailers, Section23 is preparing 'Ebirah - Horror of the Deep: Godzilla vs the Sea,' 'Godzilla vs Gigan: Godzilla on Monster Island,' and 'Godzilla vs Hedorah: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster' for Blu-ray on May 6.

'Godzilla vs Gigan: Godzilla on Monster Island' - When alien invaders, plans for a children's theme park, and four giant monsters with six heads between them all collide, the result is the inevitable battle for the fate of the Earth. At least that's how it is for Godzilla, who teams up with his former spiky foe Anguirus for a tag team match against two of his greatest adversaries: the legendary three-headed King Ghidorah and Gigan, the cyborg hench-monster for insidious insect aliens whose plot to wipe out all human life is cleverly disguised as plans for the construction of a new children's theme park. Unfortunately for the bug's diabolical designs, their secret monster control codes are accidentally discovered by comic book artist Gengo Kotaka, who broadcasts the master tape and brings Team Godzilla into play. It's not going to be an easy fight, though, as the odds are four heads to two, and King Ghidorah's one of Godzilla's toughest opponents. With his cybernetic weaponry, Gigan is equally ruthless, and his alien masters are as hard to kill as the cockroaches they resemble. Will Earth's biggest defenders finally fall? Or will Godzilla -- and insecticide -- triumph over all?

'Godzilla vs Hedorah: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster' - Forget about acid rain and global warming. The worst ecological nightmare is actually Hedorah, which starts off small but quickly mutates into a giant flying monster capable of wiping out all life on whatever unfortunate planet it lands on. And since Hedora grows by consuming the toxic gases and chemicals mankind has spilled into the air and water, in the early 1970s that means that its potential growth is unlimited. Fortunately for the human race, the Earth has an ultimate green defender who doesn't need to sing protest songs or try to enact new laws to get things done. Nobody and nothing can stop Godzilla when he decides to push an environmental issue, and while Hedorah may be the dirtiest opponent Godzilla has ever faced, his name is going to be mud by the time he's been stomped into the whole Earth a few dozen times.

'Ebirah - Horror of the Deep: Godzilla vs the Sea Monster' - When Ryota's brother Yata disappears at sea, the intrepid youth and his friends join forces with a slightly trustworthy bank robber, steal a boat, and go after him. Of course, there's the little problem that Yata may be lost on a mysterious island where the evil terrorist organization Red Bamboo has enslaved natives to make heavy water for nefarious purposes. And that means dealing with the island's monstrous, 164-feet-tall guardian Ebirah as well as Red Bamboo's arsenal of super advanced weaponry. On the plus side, help may be at hand in the form of a nubile island girl, two tiny fairies, their giant protector Mothra and the big G himself, the mighty Godzilla. Surviving the results of all that "assistance" may not be guaranteed, but Red Bamboo will never want to tangle with teenagers and Godzilla at the same time again.

The Blu-rays will feature 1080p video and lossless English and Japanese soundtracks, and supplements will include Japanese trailers.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $14.98.

You can find the latest specs for all of the titles listed above linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under May 6.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Ebirah - Horror of the Deep: Godzilla vs the Sea (Blu-ray)
Godzilla vs Hedorah: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster (Blu-ray)
Godzilla vs Gigan: Godzilla on Monster Island (Blu-ray)
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