This happens to me all the time:
I get a shipment of something, or I see something interesting on the interwebs, and I get completely distracted by it and it becomes all encompassing.
Much like that sentence ^_^
I realized that I don’t have the 1984-1996 Godzilla movies on DVD. In fact, all I really have are the first and last movies on DVD.
There was a time when it was hard to get this series, then it became completely available, and now it’s hard to get again.
For those “not in the know” these movies are:
Godzilla 1985(Return Of Godzilla)
Godzilla Vs. Biollante
Godzilla vs King Ghidorah
Godzilla And Mothra: The Battle For Earth
Godzilla Vs. Mechangodzilla II
Godzilla vs Space Godzilla
Godzilla vs Destoroyah
I have all of these on VHS, but that’s VHS, dubbed, and my VCR is mono. That, and I’m not sure it actually works.
So, in my quest, Amazon(com/ca) has “Godzilla vs King Ghidorah/Godzilla And Mothra: The Battle For Earth”, Godzilla Vs. Mechangodzilla II and “Godzilla vs Space Godzilla/Godzilla vs Destoroyah” in three separate sets.
Which is all find and dandy, but apparently Mechangodzilla II is the same price as each of the double sets. Still not bad considering the set’s are about $14.99(CDN$ 21.56).
That still leaves Godzilla 1985 and Godzilla Vs. Biollante.
The problem with G1985 is that it’s the American version with Raymond Burr, and while this is less edited than King of the Monsters, it’s still changed.
Enter DVDAsia.com, which has region 3 copies of most of the Godzilla movies. They all have English subs, so that’s good, and they’re all cheap, which is extra good.
Their shipping doesn’t seem stupidly high as they’re based out of California instead of Hong Kong.
I might be better off getting the Amazon sets and then getting the two others that I need from these guys. Hell, I might also pick up the rest of the 2000+ movies from them as well.
Boy, that bonus of mine better be good 😛