1100+ TV episodes and 20 films will be released on home video and via digital distribution
Great news for tokusatsu fans! According to exclusive reporting from SciFi Japan, Mill Creek Entertainment has struck a deal with Tsuburaya Productions to deliver the entire Ultraman series - over 1100 TV episodes and 20 films - to U.S. audiences via home video releases and digital distribution, and the whole thing kicks off with regular and "steelbook" Bluray releases for Ultra Q and Ultraman that are scheduled for October of 2019.
Mill Creek Entertainment describes the story of Ultraman as follows:
ULTRAMAN, a giant alien from the Land of Light in Nebula M78, enters Earth's atmosphere in pursuit of an escaped space monster. In the skies above Japan he accidentally crashes into a Jet VTOL piloted by Hayata, a member of the Science Special Search Party (SSSP), an international research and defense agency that protects the world from monsters and aliens of all shapes and sizes. To save Hayata, Ultraman merges his life force with the dying human and vows to stay and fight for peace on Earth. Now, whenever the Patrol faces a threat too great for them to handle, Hayata transforms into Ultraman to save the day!
The standard edition Bluray releases for Ultra Q and Ultraman retail for $39.98 plus tax, while the special edition "steelbook" Bluray releases retail for $49.98 plus tax. Both the standard edition and the "steelbook" versions will be published in the U.S. on October 15, 2019.
Source: SciFi Japan
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