Gamera: The Heisei Trilogy (Limited Edition Steelbook, Region Free)

$59.99
Type: New Blu-Ray

After laying dormant for fifteen years, Gamera was rebooted for the big screen in a smash hit trilogy masterminded by director Shusuke Kaneko (Necronomicon), writer Kazunori Ito (Ghost in the Shell) and visual effects director Shinji Higuchi (who went on to co-direct Shin Godzilla). Trading the campy, kid-friendly surrealism of the earlier films for a darker, more realistic tone and jaw-droppingly innovative special effects, the Heisei Trilogy are still regarded today as among the best – and by some, the very best – kaiju films ever made.

STEELBOOK BLU-RAY EDITION CONTENTS

 

High Definition (1080p) transfers of all three films on Blu-ray, including 4K restorations by Kadokawa Pictures

Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio for all three films

Optional English subtitles for all three films

DISC ONE – GAMERA THE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE

 

Commentary by Matt Frank

Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone • A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 1, the first in an epic three-part documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy

Interviews with director Shusuke Kaneko and SFX director Shinji Higuchi, filmed by Jörg Buttgereit in 2002

Extended interview with Shinji Higuchi, focusing on the trilogy’s special effects

Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release

Alternate English credits

Trailer and image galleries

DISC TWO – GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION

 

Commentary by Kyle Yount

Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone

A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 2, the next part of the documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy

On-set footage from the shooting of the film’s main unit and special effects filming

Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release

Alternate English credits

“Lake Texarkana” comedic dub track

Trailer and image galleries

DISC THREE – GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS

 

Commentary by Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski

Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone

A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 3, the final part of the documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy

Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release 

Deleted Scenes

The Awakening of Irys (Remix), a montage of behind-the-scenes footage and work-in-progress special effects footage

Alternate English credits

Trailer and image galleries

 

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