Tag: Blu-ray

Will you believe it when you’re dead?? THE GREEN SLIME creeps to Blu-ray this October from Warner Archive

Will you believe it when you’re dead?? THE GREEN SLIME creeps to Blu-ray this October from Warner Archive

When I first started ExB way back in 2013, our first recurring feature was a dumb little thing called “99 Reasons for The Green Slime on Blu-ray”. That feature, which came with a petition for… guess…, only ever got through the first two reasons, and […]

ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES: New 4k Restoration to Blu-ray in January

ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES: New 4k Restoration to Blu-ray in January

File this under “shit we never thought we’d see”. I first stumbled upon John DeBello’s improbable and indomitable cult item on a video store shelf as a kid, rented it with hard-earned allowance money, and was confounded. Twenty-five-plus years later I still couldn’t tell you […]

Krieg im Weltenraum! Ishiro Honda’s BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE blasts onto Blu-ray next week from Anolis

Krieg im Weltenraum! Ishiro Honda’s BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE blasts onto Blu-ray next week from Anolis

Anolis Entertainment continue to impress with their steady slate of vintage genre Blu-rays. Following on the heels of their dual-format release of The H-Man in March, next week will see the high definition home video debut of another classic tokusatsu effort – 1959’s Battle in Outer Space. […]

FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON and MATANGO to Toho Blu-ray in November

FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON and MATANGO to Toho Blu-ray in November

In addition to the two classic films from Ishiro HONDA, Kihachi Okamoto’s Battle of Okinawa and Japan’s Longest Day as well as the complete ’90s Mothra trilogy will also see release. All five are slated for November 3rd release dates, and can be pre-ordered through Amazon JP and the […]

Ho Meng Hua’s THE OILY MANIAC「 油鬼子」to Blu-ray in July from 88 Films

Ho Meng Hua’s THE OILY MANIAC「 油鬼子」to Blu-ray in July from 88 Films

Today in “things I never thought I’d live to see”, 88 Films have announced via their facebook page that director Ho Meng Hua’s deliciously bizarre action-horror-revenge fantasy The Oily Maniac 「 油鬼子」, from Shaw Brothers in 1976, will see its high definition video debut in July. […]

Flying Beast out of Prehistoric Skies! Fred F. Sears’ THE GIANT CLAW to Blu-ray in April from Anolis Entertainment

Flying Beast out of Prehistoric Skies! Fred F. Sears’ THE GIANT CLAW to Blu-ray in April from Anolis Entertainment

Addition (03/31): Anolis Entertainment’s The Giant Claw (Angriff der Riesenkralle) is up for pre-order now, through Amazon.de and other outlets. It’s been less than two weeks since German label Anolis Entertainment’s excellent Blu-ray issue of Ishiro Honda’s The H-Man, but they’re already at it again, expanding upon […]

WOLF GUY 「ウルフガイ 燃えろ狼男」 lives! To Blu-ray in the UK / US this Spring from Arrow

In a bombshell of an announcement for fans of elusive ’70s exploitation, Arrow Video have revealed that they’ll be releasing Toei’s seldom seen 1975 action oddity Wolf Guy to Blu-ray and DVD in the United States and United Kingdom at the end of April. From the […]

Keiichi Hara’s MISS HOKUSAI 「百日紅」to North American Blu-ray from Universal in March

Fresh from a limited theatrical release through GKids last fall, Production I.G’s animated historical drama Miss Hokusai (adapted from the manga by Hinako SUGIURA) will soon find a more permanent home courtesy of a Blu-ray release from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From the Gkids website: From […]

Val Guest’s WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH headed to uncut Blu-ray from Warner Archive

Val Guest’s WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH headed to uncut Blu-ray from Warner Archive

Hammer’s 1970 follow-up to the creature classic One Million Years B.C. (itself arriving on Blu-ray from Kino later this year) will reach Blu-ray from Warner Archive in February. A new master of When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth‘s international theatrical version has been minted just for the occasion, […]

A release date for SHIN GODZILLA 「シン・ゴジラ」?

I’m awaiting confirmation of this from more official sources (updated! see the note at the end of this article), but according to one Twitter user fans can expect a home video release of Shin Godzilla early in 2017 (in Japan, at least – due to licensing […]

The return of ‘The Return of Godzilla’

After decades in licensing limbo, Toho’s 1984 series reboot The Return of Godzilla (Gojira) will this month be making its belated premiere on Stateside DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Kraken Releasing. Directed by HASHIMOTO Kōji (a long-time assistant director of Tōhō tokusatsu productions) and featuring an ambitious effects production from […]

Disc Love: Lone Wolf and Cub (Rapid Eye Movies Blu-ray Collection, 2014)

Disc Love: Lone Wolf and Cub (Rapid Eye Movies Blu-ray Collection, 2014)

Note: This collection is effectively obsolete, at least for customers in English-speaking territories. The Criterion Collection have released the complete series on Blu-ray in both the United States and United Kingdom, and those interested in seeing the films in HD are encouraged to seek out […]

Saturday Monster Matinee: <br>Irwin Allen’s ‘The Lost World’

Saturday Monster Matinee:
Irwin Allen’s ‘The Lost World’

Playing as a sort of matinee ready follow-up to 20th Century Fox’s successful production of Journey to the Center of the Earth from 1959, Irwin Allen’s The Lost World is big, colorful, and dumb in more or less equal measure. The screenplay by Allen and frequent collaborator Charles Bennett […]

The Land of OOP: Fright Night (30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray)

The Land of OOP: Fright Night (30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray)

“What would you do if you accidentally discovered the house next door was occupied by something not human… something horrifying… something unspeakably evil? No one believes you – not your mom, not your girlfriend, not even the police. It knows that you know. You’ll do […]

Tremendous! Stupendous! Fun! HERCULES IN NEW YORK to Blu-ray in February

Tremendous! Stupendous! Fun! HERCULES IN NEW YORK to Blu-ray in February

And the strange title announcements continue to roll in from abroad. That’s right folks, Arnie’s first feature film outing is getting the Blu-ray treatment in February courtesy of Austria’s NSM Records. Hercules in New York will be arriving via three dual-format Mediabook options, each of which […]

Disc Love: The X From Outer Space <br>「宇宙大怪獣ギララ」 (Shochiku Blu-ray)

Disc Love: The X From Outer Space
「宇宙大怪獣ギララ」 (Shochiku Blu-ray)

My thoughts on director Kazui Nihonmatsu’s oddball kaiju opus Space Monster Guilala / The X From Outer Space haven’t changed all that much since I reviewed it a couple of years back in conjunction with the it’s domestic DVD premiere. X remains a gigantic mess of a picture, an awkward mix […]

Disc Love: Godzilla Raids Again <br>「ゴジラの逆襲」 (2014 Toho Blu-ray)

Disc Love: Godzilla Raids Again
「ゴジラの逆襲」 (2014 Toho Blu-ray)

While the oft-lamented Godzilla’s Revenge may come close, it’s difficult to imagine another film in the series’ initial run that has been more regularly criticized, derided, and generally disliked than 1955’s Godzilla Raids Again. Produced swiftly in the wake of the 1954 original’s considerable success (it was playing cinemas just six […]

In den Klauen der Tiefe: <br>The Mole People  (1956)

In den Klauen der Tiefe:
The Mole People (1956)

The Mole People is reviewed from Anolis Entertainment’s region B-locked Blu-ray, released on April 17 of this year. The disc is limited to 1000 copies and can be found at Amazon.de and elsewhere. From over-achieving B’s like Tarantula! and The Monolith Monsters to outright classics like The Incredible Shrinking […]