We here at Crunchyroll News love a good Godzilla movie. Confession: we also love bad Godzilla movies too! Hence, our combined excitement over the announcement that Media Blasters will be releasing 1973’s Godzilla Vs. Megalon on Blu-ray and DVD on November 29th.
The tender story of an undersea kingdom that seeks to topple human civilization with the aid of a giant bug with buzz saws for arms, Godzilla Vs. Megalon sees the Big G joining forces with robot buddy Jet Jaguar and taking on not only Meglaon, but another giant monster Gigan as well.
Made on a low-budget especially to satisfy undemanding tykes, Godzilla Vs. Megalon was, for a very long time, considered the very worst of the Toho’s Godzilla series. But the passing years have seen the film reappraised by audiences as a campy laugh-a-minute classic of sorts. Never before available on R1 DVD due to complicated licensing issues (are there any other kind?), Media Blasters' upcoming Godzilla Vs. Megalon release also marks the Blu-ray debut of the film anywhere in the world.
Media Blasters have announced plans for a similar Blu-ray/DVD for 1968’s Destroy All Monsters, an all-star monsteriffic production famously starring Godzilla and ten other earth-shaking kaiju, but a release date has not yet been announced.
For now, thanks to SCI-FI JAPAN for the news tip and marvel at the remarkable mind melting trailer for…GODZILLA VS. MEGALON!