Godzilla vs. Biollante Roaring its Way to Blu-ray

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Godzilla’s 1989 smackdown with a giant mutant rosebud that blossoms into a hideous Little Shop of Horrors-esque monstrosity dubbed Biollante has never been released in the US on either DVD or Blu-ray. That changes December 4th when Godzilla vs. Biollante gets a simultaneous release on both formats.

There has been a distinct lack of Godzilla on Blu-ray. With the new Hollywood Godzilla flick announced it stands to reason that’s going to change between now and its 2014 release date. Echo Bridge – working with both Godzilla owners Toho and Miramax (owners of the domestic rights) – look to be getting ahead of the curve with the announcement that they will be releasing Godzilla vs. Biollante on DVD and Blu-ray for the first-time ever for American audiences.

According to Toho Kingdom, the print is expected to be taken from Toho’s pristine Japanese Blu-ray release. That means it will be seen in its original, widescreen aspect ratio with two Japanese audio tracks (2.0 stereo and 5.1 surround) with freshly commissioned English subtitles. For those that hate to read and love bad English dubbing, the Miramax English dub with Australian-sounding accents will be included.

Details of disc extras have not been officially announced just yet but it’s expected there will be a 48-minute “making of” feature and another 10-minute featurette imported from the Japanese release. In addition, there will be a commentary track by “Japanese Giants” editor Ed Godziszewski, who can be heard on numerous other American releases of Toho monster movies detailing the history and inside stories behind the various films.

Best of all, Echo Bridge’s Godzilla vs. Biollante DVD will retail for $6.99 and the Blu-ray for $14.99 but right now you can pre-order the Blu-ray from Amazon for only $7.99. I already pre-ordered mine.

Godzilla vs. Biollante Roaring its Way to Blu-ray this December

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  • wildouble

    The Godzilla Vs Biollante Blu-ray/DVD pre-orders are already selling out. I made a product tracker for the DVD and Blu-ray. You can find a list of available retailers and price compare here http://whohas.it/g/285 I also created trackers for the impossible to find Wii U (http://whohas.it/g/9), Nexus 4 (http://whohas.it/g/247) and Waling Dead: Series 3 toys (http://whohas.it/g/243)

  • aliensharkboy

    FINALLY! The film that got me into Godzilla! Biollante will always remain my favorite godzilla enemy.

    I have a french subtitled version that’s been scratched up for years, so now I can’t wait to re watch it! Been sooooo long! XD

  • Sirand

    Too bad it’s Echo Bridge. They suck.

    • Foywonder

      Maybe not this time.

      “The Blu-Ray will be released on a BD50: a dual layer, 50GB disc. While Echo Bridge has been known for quick releases in the past, Godzilla vs. Biollante is turning out to be an exception with amble time being spent on the creation of both discs. “

  • MonsterMash

    And the best news of the day goes to Godzilla. Have this one on VHS.
    May have to pick it up. This made my day. It’s about time this got a release besides VHS.