Gamera – The Heisei Trilogy - on Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray

Out on:Blu-Ray 25th Jan. 2021

After laying dormant for fifteen years, Gamera was rebooted for the big screen in a smash hit trilogy masterminded by director Shusuke Kaneko (Necronomicon), writer Kazunori Ito (Ghost in the Shell) and visual effects director Shinji Higuchi (who went on to co-direct Shin Godzilla).

Trading the campy kid-friendly surrealism of the earlier films for a darker, more realistic tone and jaw-droppingly innovative special effects, the Heisei Trilogy are still regarded today as among the best – and by some, the very best – kaiju films ever made.

STEELBOOK BLU-RAY EDITION CONTENTS

• High Definition (1080p) transfers of all three films on Blu-ray, including 4K restorations of the Heisei Trilogy by Kadokawa Pictures
• Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio for all three films
• Optional English subtitles for all three films

DISC ONE – GAMERA THE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE

• Commentary by Matt Frank
• Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone
• A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 1, the first in an epic three-part documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy
• Interviews with director Shusuke Kaneko and SFX director Shinji Higuchi, filmed by Jörg Buttgereit in 2002
• Extended interview with Shinji Higuchi, focusing on the trilogy’s special effects
• Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release
• Alternate English credits
• Trailer and image galleries

DISC TWO – GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION

• Commentary by Kyle Yount
• Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone
• A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 2, the next part of the documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy
• On-set footage from the shooting of the film’s main unit and special effects filming
• Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release
• Alternate English credits
• “Lake Texarkana” comedic dub track
• Trailer and image galleries

DISC THREE – GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS

• Commentary by Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski
• Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone
• A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 3, the final part of the documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy
• Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release
• Deleted Scenes
• The Awakening of Irys (Remix), a montage of behind-the-scenes footage and work-in-progress special effects footage
• Alternate English credits
• Trailer and image galleries

Details

Director: Shusuke Kaneko
Cast: Tsuyoshi Ihara, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Shinobu Nakayama

RRP: £44.99
Region: B
Rating: 12
Genre: Action / Adventure
Duration: 95 / 100 / 108 mins – Total: 303 mins
Language: Japanese / English
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 5.1 / 2.0
Colour
Discs: 3

Blu-ray
BD Cat No: FCD2097
BD Barcode: 5027035022666

Southland Tales - On Limited Edition Blu-ray from 25 January

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS

In 2001, writer/director Richard Kelly achieved cult status with Donnie Darko, an assured debut
feature exploring deep existential questions through the lens of 80s nostalgia. Five years later, he followed up with a more ambitious and even more beguiling sophomore effort, in which forces of totalitarianism and anarchism collide against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic, near-future world – the beguiling and baffling Southland Tales.

Los Angeles, 2008. As the city stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental chaos, the fates of an eclectic set of characters – including an amnesia-stricken action star (Dwayne Johnson, the Fast & Furious series), an adult film star developing her own reality TV project (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Cruel Intentions) and a police officer whose identity has split in two (Seann William Scott, TV’s Lethal Weapon) – intertwine with each other and with the whole of humanity.

A darkly comic futuristic epic that speaks as presciently to our turbulent times as it did to the
American socio-political climate in 2006, Southland Tales receives a fresh – and timely – lease of life with this new, director-approved restoration.

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

• New 2K restoration by Arrow Films, approved by director Richard Kelly and director of photography Steven Poster
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations of both versions of the film: the 145-minute theatrical cut and the 160-minute “Cannes cut”, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006
• Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary on the theatrical cut by Richard Kelly
• It’s a Madcap World: The Making of an Unfinished Film, a new in-depth retrospective documentary on the film, featuring contributions by Richard Kelly and members of the original crew
• USIDent TV: Surveilling the Southland, an archival featurette on the making of the film, featuring interviews with the cast and crew
• This is the Way the World Ends, an archival animated short set in the Southland Tales universe
• Theatrical trailer
• Image gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacey
• Limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Peter Tonguette and Simon Ward

Details

Director: Richard Kelly
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott

RRP: £24.99
Region: B
Rating: 15
Genre: Sci-fi / Thriller
Duration: 145 / 158 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: 5.1 / 2.0
Colour
Discs: 2

Blu-ray
BD Cat No: FCD2070
BD Barcode: 5027035022390

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RELEASE INFORMATION

Distributor
Arrow Video
Release date
25th January, 2021

KEY TALENT INFORMATION

Director
Shusuke Kaneko

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