It was previously suggested that American viewers of Shin Godzilla, which hit theaters in a limited run last year, would have to wait over a year to pick up the movie on Blu-Ray. Now, it’s been confirmed that the movie will indeed be released on home video in 2017.
The movie, which was (and will continue to be) distributed domestically by Funimation, has been made available for pre-order on their official online shop. The Blu-Ray disc features 34 minutes of special features and English subtitles. It isn’t clear if the movie will have an English dub as a possible audio track – while the languages listed for the film are English and Japanese, the film itself has a handful of scenes featuring Americans discussing what to do with Japan’s giant monster problem.
Shin Godzilla was a massive success in Japan and around the world, grossing $78M against a $15M budget. Directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Gunbuster), the film would go on to win several Japanese Academy Awards, including a “Best Picture” win. A direct sequel is in consideration, but for now, Godzilla fans will have a Netflix-distributed anime movie and WB and Legendary’s Monsterverse to tide them over.
When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
Shin Godzilla will be available for purchase on August 1, 2017.
10 ‘Godzilla’ Kaiju That Need To Be In The MonsterVerse
With both 2014’s Godzilla and this year’s Kong: Skull Island managing to outperform expectations, the MonsterVerse from Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers is off to a good start. That being said, there’s room for growth amongst the roster of kaiju – thus far, only five classic kaiju have been confirmed to exist in the MonsterVerse: Godzilla, King Kong, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah, and of those, we’ve only seen two of them in action. Should the series continue to succeed, the setting’s going to need more than original monsters like the M.U.T.O. and the Skullcrawlers – it will need to pull in some fan-favorite monsters from the classic creature features to keep things interesting. Here are ten of Toho’s best kaiju that would make fine additions to the MonsterVerse, with explanations of who they are and why they need to be a part of the setting.