Hero in a Half-Shell

Amos Lassen

I must admit that when I got the 8 DVD/Blu ray set of “Gamera”, I was a bit overwhelmed especially after reading the description of a “titantic terrapin” that is a hero. I wondered why I would spend that much time watching a series about a turtle. I was so wrong— I totally enjoyed the experience.

Now for the first time ever, all twelve tales of the adventures of the heroic terrapin are collected together in one deluxe Blu-ray boxset. Through this series we follow the evolution of Gamera from being the friend of all children in his early films, to the Guardian of the Universe in the 1990s reboot series.

The collection includes:

  Limited collector’s edition packaging, housed in a large-format rigid box, fully illustrated by Matt Frank

  All twelve uncut original Japanese versions of the films in high definition, with Japanese and English audio 4K restorations of the critically acclaimed Heisei trilogy (Gamera the Guardian of the UniverseGamera 2: Attack of LegionGamera 3: Revenge of Iris)

  Hours of new and archive bonus features, expert commentaries (including August Ragone, David Kalat, and Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski), interviews with cast and crew, and the worldwide Blu-ray premiere of Gammera The Invincible (the American theatrical version of the first film)

  Hardback 120-page comic book including a full-color reprint of the four-issue Gamera comic series originally released by Dark Horse Comics in 1996, and the first-ever English-language printing of the prequel comic The Last Hope by Matt Frank and Joshua Bugosh

  Perfect-bound 80-page book including a new retrospective on the series by Patrick Macias, kaiju X-ray illustrations by Jolyon Yates, and much more!

Indulge yourself—you won’t be sorry.

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