This is one for the Ultra-fans. Recently, Mill Creek Entertainment and Indigo Entertainment got hold of the legendary Ultraman IP by Tsuburaya Productions and has announced the launch of a new, ultra-comprehensive Ultraman Library on Blu-ray to be distributed in the United States.
There will be two Blu-ray collections to collect, and they are the iconic Ultra Q and Ultraman series originally debuting in Japan that gave birth to the decades-long franchise.
For those who are unfamiliar with either series, Ultra Q was a Japanese tokusatsu (live-action with special effects) sci-fi monster series, that first debuted in 1966. Later in the same year, the (vastly) more popular Ultraman would be released, featuring the iconic red-and-silver hero battling the very same monsters that featured in Ultra Q.
Regardless of which was more popular, grabbing both series is a perfect way of honouring the franchise’s storied 52-year existence.
Together, the Blu-ray collections encompass a staggering total of over 1,100 episodes and 20 films across 52 years will be released over time starting from October 15th. The first two Blu-ray collections will also be available in limited-edition SteelBook variants, as if collecting the regular collection wasn’t enough for you.
The standard and SteelBook editions of both the Ultra Q (US$ 39.98 and US$49.98 respectively) and Ultraman (US$ 39.98 and US$49.98 respectively) collections are available now for pre-order on Amazon, and will be officially released on October 15, 2019.
Alternatively, if you don’t want the hassle of shipping, the Ultra Q and Ultraman collections will be available digitally via Mill Creek’s online streaming platform, movieSPREE.
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