Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Mill Creek Entertainment Announces The Birth of Ultraman Collection For Blu-ray Release on July 10, 2020!


Mill Creek Entertainment has just announced The Birth of Ultraman Collection for Blu-ray release on Ultraman Day, which is July 10, 2020!

The set will present some of the best episodes from the original Ultraman show with a choice of original Japanese with English subtitles or English dub!

The set will ALSO contain THE BIRTH OF ULTRAMAN, a pre-premiere special that is the very first appearance of Ultraman and would serve as the introduction of the character to the world. The pre-premiere special debuted on July 10, 1966, one week before the Ultraman TV series launched.

The artwork for the Blu-ray set comes from Alex Ross and will also be featured on THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN comic book which will be released this September in collaboration with Marvel Comics and Tsuburaya Productions.

From Mill Creek Entertianment's press release, the following episodes will be included in the set:

 Episode 1 – ULTRA OPERATION NO. 1 – The story begins as the heroic alien Ultraman pursues the space monster Bemular to Earth, leading to a fateful encounter with Shin Hayata, an agent of the SSSP.

Episode 2 – SHOOT THE INVADER – Ultraman’s iconic foe, Alien Baltan, makes its first appearance in a tale narrated by Ide, the SSSP's genius inventor.

Episode 19 – DEMONS RISE AGAIN – An ancient time capsule unleashes the red-skinned monster Banila and its blue-skinned rival Aboras, who wage a titanic battle in the National Stadium.

Episodes 26 & 27 – THE MONSTER HIGHNESS Parts 1 & 2 – The only 2-part ULTRAMAN story features the Ancient Monster Gomora, who escapes captivity and overwhelms Ultraman as it rampages towards Osaka.

Episode 33 – THE FORBIDDEN WORDS – When Alien Mefilas tries to convince a boy to give him the Earth, even Ultraman may not be able to stop him.

Episode 37 – A LITTLE HERO – Ide suffers a crisis of faith as the Friendly Monster Pigmon warns that the evil creature Geronimon is reviving an army of monsters to destroy Ultraman and the SSSP!

Also from the press release:

"The Birth of Ultraman Collection" Blu-ray will be exclusively sold on DeepDiscount as part of the launch of a dedicated Ultraman storefront that will offer up all of Mill Creek Entertainment's current Blu-ray/SteelBook® releases in addition to other Ultraman related merchandise and product.  Available July 10, 2020, the set retails for $25.99.  Pre-order today: https://bit.ly/DDUltraman

Stay tuned to Cereal At Midnight for all the latest Ultraman news and reviews and be sure to grab your copy of this box set from Deep Discount!