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March 27th, 2004, 05:39 PM
<font color='#008080'>I am really excited to learn about this. The original DVD version is kind of a joke. Hell there weren't even any chapter brakes. I hope ADV fixes that mistake. Wouldn't it be cool if it had the International version, Japanese version, and original English version on there. Hope they make it at least as good as the Yamato Takeru DVD.
March 27th, 2004, 07:35 PM
I hope this DVD includes the AIP, Japanese, International dubs. Plus the French, Spanish, Italian, and German dubs. It must have the theatrical trailer, TV spots, Poster Gallery, a normal format (not letter box),and chapter breaks. Don't mess this one up ADV films. Or else you'll hurt the fans feelings.
March 27th, 2004, 09:37 PM
<font color='#0000FF'>I hope they have lots of 'out takes', like in the Gamera 2&3 DVDs. When is this DAM DVD coming out?
March 28th, 2004, 01:46 PM
Im sure it will have the all of the different language options. ADV actaully cares about giving the viewer options not like Sony. There just in it for the bank
March 28th, 2004, 03:42 PM
<font color='#FF0000'>I just hope it will include a subbed track. I have only seen a very small handful of the Godzilla Showa movies subbed and this would be a nice treat.
Let`s all hope for the best. http://www.kaijuphile.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif
March 28th, 2004, 04:52 PM
I wouldnt count on it
Where did you get yer info?
March 28th, 2004, 11:47 PM
Quote[/b] (Gojira2000 @ Mar. 28 2004,20:43)]Can no one answer any of these question?!
Here ya go....
March 29th, 2004, 12:40 AM
Doesnt sound any different from the one I already have,and it was cheaper
March 29th, 2004, 12:24 PM
<font color='#FF0000'>From what it said at Amazon, this DVD will be about exactly the same as the previous one. Whý the hell would they release another DAM DVD that`s hardly different than the last one? I just don`t get it. http://www.kaijuphile.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/dontgetit.gif
March 29th, 2004, 12:47 PM
I would think its going to be somewhat different as it is a Special Edition. Amazon may just not have the full details on the DVD yet, wait until it gets a little closer to the release date and see if what they have up so far changes.
March 29th, 2004, 12:55 PM
Quote[/b] (Morgoth @ Mar. 28 2004,15:24)]Riight, sure they do. Take a look at the Tokyo the Last Megalopolis DVD. No extras, and chapter breaks that absolutely suck (8 chapter breaks in a movie that is over 2 hours long?). I'm sure it will be an improvement over the first DAM DVD, but don't go expecting something that is gonna be any better than the last batch of Sony DVDs. The Gameras were a fluke, a nice fluke, but I've seen no evidence that ADV is interested in repeating that kind of extra value in any of their other live action films.
Do you own this DVD, Morgoth? Does it have the same art that was on Amazon's page? The art that included a typo in the text, lol, it read "Conceputual [sic] designs by H. R. Giger."
March 29th, 2004, 03:17 PM
lol, yeah, ADV is just oh so much more careful about their releases than Sony, or Alpha for that matter. Conceputual....
I'm so sick so seeing these guys brandied about as some kick *** DVD manufactuer when they aren't any better than anybody else. They may have done a good job with the Gamera trilogy, but their other films are just as bare bones as everybody else. Hell, all it would take to make this new release of DAM a 'special edition' as Jeff puts it would be friggin chapter stops!
April 19th, 2004, 08:38 AM
Some new news about the release of the movie is now up at Monster Zero (http://clubtokyo.org/monsterzero).
This sucks because I just got the other dvd by adv about a week ago.
April 19th, 2004, 09:36 AM
<font color='#FF0000'>Okay, the DVD seems okay, except for it´s apparent lack of Japanese audio. The only attractive thing I see about it is the DAM soundtrack(which I think is one of the greatest soundtracks in G history), but it can be bought elsewhere.
If they had only included Japanese audio with English subtitles, then I would´ve bought it without thinking twice. But as of now, it seems the Gamera Trilogy was a one-time fluke on ADV´s part. http://www.kaijuphile.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/suspicious.gif
April 19th, 2004, 10:04 AM
<font color='#0000FF'>i have the movie on video which according to tohokingdom.com[toho kingdom (http://www.Tohokingdom.com)] is no different than the dvd. but this new dvd should be good having the movie soundtrack plus the front cover is good.
April 19th, 2004, 11:19 AM
That doesnt say much more than we already knew. They still have released any real details on the DVD itself not to mention extras. The only thing they say about the Music CD is it has 30 music tracks, which I think is more than were in DAM to begin with. So really we still dont know to much of anything about it.
April 19th, 2004, 12:03 PM
OK. What do you want for the extras?
Think them up. Tell us you dream extras. Like, I want the theatrical trailer and such. What are your "dream" extras?
BTW, the cover is good. Much better.
April 19th, 2004, 12:32 PM
<font color='#0000FF'>the extas[which because its being released for the 50th anniversary of godzilla] should be good. like.....
3.a small description and/or history of each monster
4.pictures from the movie
5.monster sound gallery
with these extras the dvd would be great. but like a few godzilla dvds it might not have alot of extras.
April 19th, 2004, 02:07 PM
<font color='#008080'>I'd just be happy if it had chapter breaks.
April 19th, 2004, 06:58 PM
You can preorder in for $16.98 at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001US5TC/qid=1082414888/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/102-8030906-3546564?v=glance&s=dvd)
April 19th, 2004, 08:51 PM
<font color='#0000FF'>Some news you may like to read from Monster Zero News, and I quote:
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATES FOR DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
HOUSTON, April 14, 2004— ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced May 18 street dates for Destroy All Monsters and Nadia, The Secret of Blue Water. Both of these home video DVD releases come with official soundtrack CDs.
Destroy All Monsters
Godzilla® celebrates his 50th Anniversary in 2004, and in honor of the legendary film phenomenon, ADV Films today announced a May 18, 2004 release date for the 50th anniversary special edition classic monster movie Destroy All Monsters that includes the original motion picture DVD and the original motion picture soundtrack CD. The film features several well-known characters from Japanese cinema, including Godzilla, Mothra® and Rodan™, and revived the then-flagging Godzilla movie franchise after its initial release in the sixties. Explosive action and nonstop fun highlight this classic monster melee masterpiece!
Destroy All Monsters ($19.98 SRP DVD) is a DVD-only release presented in English 2.0-language audio. Also included in this special edition release is the Destroy All Monsters official motion picture soundtrack CD, featuring 30 tracks of rousing music composed by Akira Ifukube.
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Age Rating: 7+
Pre-Book Date: 4/20/04
Street Date: 5/18/04
Format: DVD plus CD
Well, that's all. Although I'm very happy to hear this, I'm sorry to say that other the soundtrack, it seems that there'll be no extras. I hope it's not like their last DAM DVD which didn't even have chapter breaks. Well, we can only hope for the best.
April 22nd, 2004, 02:12 AM
<font color='#FF00FF'>I hope that they have sceen access and chapter selects and hopefully the orignal movie trailer.
April 22nd, 2004, 12:57 PM
Quote[/b] (Heisei Mothra @ April 21 2004,14:42)]Quote[/b] (UltraGojira2004 @ April 19 2004,22:12)]*Sigh* What is the matter with ADV? They did real well with the Gamera series, so why can't they do the same? It's not that difficult. COME ON ADV!
I think that's a question you should asked Toho that, or possibly ADV. It maybe could be that their not willing to give them the rights to the R2 masters, or possibly ADV doesn't give two ####s, and is just being plain lazy.
Back in 1998, Toho did not want Japanese audio on the R1 DVDs because the R2 versions were not out yet. This is no longer the case-- in the past year or so Sony released GxM, GMK, GxMG, and RETURNER (and picked up four Showa films), Media Blasters released PYROKINESIS, Pioneer distributed ONMYOJI, and ADV brought out OROCHI... all Toho films with subtitled Japanese tracks. If DAM is English-only, that was ADV's decision.
April 22nd, 2004, 01:01 PM
Quote[/b] (kaijufan1000 @ April 21 2004,16:50)]Quote[/b] (Gojira2000 @ April 21 2004,17:27)]There seems to be one up side to this, tough: DAM is known to be a little over 80 minutes long, but the above states that the film is 100 minutes. Maybe they've added the battle with Godzilla against Manda!
wasnt that fight deleted from the final edit even in the japanese version?
The 'Godzilla vs Manda' battle was not in the original script and was never intended to be in the movie-- it was just Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima clowning around on the set.
The entire bit is less than a minute long, so that wouldn't explain the discrepency between the actual running time and ADV's claim that the movie runs 100 minutes.
April 30th, 2004, 12:44 AM
Quote[/b] (Zillamon51 @ April 29 2004,20:58)]Quote[/b] (kpa @ April 22 2004,12:57)]If DAM is English-only, that was ADV's decision.
Question for you, Keith:
Does Toho charge R1 licensees extra $$$ to include the Japanese audio tracks, supplemental materials, and other goodies?
I would say 'yes, but not not sibstantially more' but I'll check and find out for sure.
April 30th, 2004, 11:18 AM
Quote[/b] (kaijufan1000 @ April 21 2004,19:50)]Quote[/b] (Gojira2000 @ April 21 2004,17:27)]There seems to be one up side to this, tough: DAM is known to be a little over 80 minutes long, but the above states that the film is 100 minutes. Maybe they've added the battle with Godzilla against Manda!
wasnt that fight deleted from the final edit even in the japanese version?
Quote fom tohokingdom.com:Destroy All Monsters: Godzilla vs. Manda
This is a fan favorite scene that many people wish was kept in the original cut. While rampaging through Tokyo, the monsters Godzilla and Manda happen to come across each other. The hissing viper like kaiju snapped at the towering behemoth in rage, as it's coiled mass is wrapped about one of the few remaining skyscrapers. Twisted roars of challenged, bellowed from Godzilla's gaping maw, when he starts his advance. Reaching out with his clawed hands, he grasps the head of the scaly snake. Wrenching free, the reptile yanked the fanged serpent from its support, taking the building with him. Manda then in desperate escape, wiggles and flounders in the titan's grasp, all the while marking clear of its maddening fury with steaming hisses. Eventually the short lived battle is seized from the Kilaaks mind control, and the monsters return back to destroying the city, and taking more innocent lives. *
The scene in its self is intriguing, but failed to make the director happy. The dangling suit on a cord Manda, did not seem to suit a fight against Godzilla. The brief scuffle was not what he wanted to create. The Kilaaks were supposed to have complete and utter control over all of Earth's Monsters. If they had fought each other, the subplot would have made it seem that the monsters could not work together at all. Overall, it was better that the test shot did not make it to the final draft, for it would have confused the audience about the true strength that the Kilaak's possessed. *
so the battle could be in the movie but for good reasons was cut.
I've seen that scene in the Toho Outtakes Collection. That summary is WAY over-exxagerated. It wasmore improv than a fight which lasted mere seconds and wasn't all that special. Do not get your hopes up.
May 1st, 2004, 03:14 AM
Quote[/b] (Radioactive_Lizard_1983 @ April 30 2004,20:38)]Just read this at CD Universe. Make of it what you will.
Color; Original Language - Japanese
Look at their listing for the old ADV release:
May 19th, 2004, 04:03 AM
Quote[/b] (Radenoff @ Mar. 28 2004,10:46)]Im sure it will have the all of the different language options.
Are you still sure? The new ADV DAM disc is out now and it's 2.0 English only.
Quote[/b] ]ADV actaully cares about giving the viewer options not like Sony. There just in it for the bank
Yeah, ADV's DVDs of Toho's DAM (English only,no menu screen, no chapter stops, poor transfer) and TOKYO: LAST MEGALOPOLIS (poor transfer, minimal chapters) are so much better than Sony's recent Toho releases (English 5.1 and Japanese audio, subtitles, quality digital transfers). http://www.kaijuphile.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif *ADV's superior releases must be because, unlike Sony, they're not a business and don't care about money.
Rodan, Messenger of the Skies
June 30th, 2004, 10:14 PM
Can anyone provide a list of the track names on the DAM soundtrack?
July 1st, 2004, 01:45 AM
1 The Toho Mark/Main Title
2 Title Credits
3 Monster Land
4 The Lunar I
5 Unusual Change on Monster Island
6 The Lunar Base II
8 The Unmanned Subterranean Center
9 The Kilaak Starmen I
10 Escape from Monster Land
11 The Unknown Metal
12 Discovery of the Monster Controls
13 Radon Comes Flying
14 The 4 Monsters Attack Tokyo
15 The Missile War to Protect the Capital
17 Godzilla/Angilas vs. The Defense Corps
18 Radon in Pursuit
19 The Kilaak Starmen II
20 The Lunar Base and SY-3
21 SY-3 Sortie
22 The Expedition Vehicle Breaks Through
23 The Kilaaks' Essence
24 Remote Control Destruction!
25 The Monsters Pow-wow on Earth
26 Major Battle at Fuji I
27 Major Battle at Fuji II
28 Destruction of the Subterranean Dome
29 Fire Dragon Pursuit
July 1st, 2004, 12:12 PM
I assume you're asking because the DVD / CD combo doesn't come with a track listing. Anticipating this problem, I posted one with my DMI review. DL it and print it out, and it should be just the right size to keep in the DVD case like a regular insert. Here's the link to my review:
- Destroy All Monsters (http://www.digitalmonsterisland.com/destroy_all_monsters_se) 50th Anniversary Special Edition (ADV Films) (http://www.digitalmonsterisland.com/destroy_all_monsters_se)
July 25th, 2004, 11:23 AM
Can anyone point me in the right direction to finding a decent copy?
I own the international dub on VHS and DVD but I'm dying to see the AIP version I grew up on.
July 26th, 2004, 12:49 AM
I believe this has the AIP dub: http://www.shock.com.au/releases/info.asp?release_ID=123900
It's an Australian release, so it's Region 4 and uses the PAL colour system. It's also only a full screen print. I can't really vouch for this disc at all since I don't own it (yet).
July 28th, 2004, 11:28 PM
Thanks for the link James Ballard, but I won't be able to play that on my DVD player.
I'm looking for a region 1 or VHS version with decent quality.
July 28th, 2004, 11:55 PM
^ Sadly, no DVD exists. And a vhs could be hard to find as well. I think ADV was the first to release it on VHS and DVD in the US on Region 1.
July 29th, 2004, 11:36 AM
yes the adv versions are the only release in the us of the film.
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