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Gamera - The Heisei Trilogy (Gamera the Guardian of the Universe / Gamera 2: Attack of Legion / Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris)(SteelBook)

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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
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1999
Tech Specs & Release Details

Specs: 3 x Blu-ray Discs
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1