Sony to Unleash 'Godzilla' on Blu-ray in 2008

Posted Wed Oct 3, 2007 at 06:30 AM PDT by
Godzilla (1998)

In a very early announcement, Sony has confirmed that the 1998 incarnation of 'Godzilla' will stomp his way to Blu-ray this coming March in a special "Monster Edition" boasting brand-new bonus features.

Hatched from the minds of 'Independence Day' creators Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, 'Godzilla' was not the instant blockbuster that many predicted, but it do go on to gross over $300 million worldwide and has enjoyed a healthy afterlife on DVD (largely due to its demo-ready scenes of Godzilla laying waste to New York City).

Now, Sony is preparing to drop a new "Monster Edition" DVD re-issue for March 28, which the studio has confirmed will be released on Blu-ray day-and-date.

Sporting remastered picture and sound, tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video (codec TBA) and uncompressed PCM 5.1 Surround audio.

Extras planned for both the Blu-ray and DVD versions will be the "Behind the Scenes of Godzilla with Charles Caiman" featurette, an "All Time Best Of Godzilla Fight Scenes" montage, a "Heroes" music video by The Wallflowers, and more to be announced in the coming months.

Sony has not yet announced an MSRP for 'Godzilla,' but we'll keep you posted.

You'll find the latest disc details for 'Godzilla (1998)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under March 28.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for the big green guy's high-def debut in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Godzilla (1998)' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Godzilla (1998) (Blu-ray)
Independence Day (Blu-ray)
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