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Today, Mill Creek Entertainment announced that they will be re-releasing Toho Studio’s 1961 classic kaiju film, Mothra on home video. However, this re-release will feature Mothra as a 1080p Steelbook Blu-Ray consisting of both audio edits in Japanese, and English. This home video release will also include various trailers, photo gallery, and a feature-length commentary track. The commentary track will feature authors and sci-fi historians Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski. The Mothra Steelbook Blu-Ray is scheduled to release on July 9th, 2019, and pre-orders are currently available online. Mill Creek Entertainment’s official store has the Blu-Ray for $24.98, but its price will vary at other retailers.
Mill Creek Entertainment’s official description:
Mightiest Monster in All Creation!From the Creators of “Godzilla”A sci-fi classic – the wildly colorful kaiju eiga (monster movie), MOTHRA!Following reports of human life on Infant Island, the supposedly deserted site of atomic bomb tests, an international expedition to the heavily-radiated island discovers a native tribe and tiny twin female fairies called “Shobijin” who guard a sacred egg. The overzealous expedition leader kidnaps the Shobijin to exhibit in a Tokyo stage show but soon they summon their protector, hatching the egg and releasing a giant caterpillar. When Mothra arrives in Japan and finally transforms into the ultimate beast, impervious to modern weapons, the nation and its people face their destruction.Starring: Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyoto Kagawa, Ken UeharaCo-Starring: Yumi Ito, Emi Ito, Jerry ItoRun Time: 1 Hour 41 MinutesSpecial Features:Includes both the Japanese and U.S. edits of the filmContains feature-length commentary, trailers and photo galleryFIRST TIME AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY!