Toei has recently announced that, as part of the celebrations for the corresponding anniversaries of Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, they will be releaseing past movies in a special BluRay Box Releases, called Kamen Rider THE MOVIE Bluray Box Set 1972-1988 and Super Sentai THE MOVIE BluRay Box Set 1976-1995. The Kamen Rider Box Set was previously released in May 21st, so it’s currently available, and the Super Sentai Box Set is due out June 21st.
Kamen Rider THE MOVIE BluRay Box Set 1972-1988
It comes as a two disc set with a bonus disc that includes two 3D movie specials, and also includes an eight-page insert. It comes withthe following movies:
Disc 1: 1) Kamen Rider vs. Shocker 2) Kamen Rider vs. Ambassador Hell 3) Kamen Rider V3 vs. Destron Monsters 4) Five Riders vs. King Dark
Disc 2: 1) Kamen Rider: Eight Riders vs. Galaxy King 2) Kamen Rider Super-1 3) Kamen Rider BLACK: Hurry to Onigashima 4) Kamen Rider BLACK: Fear! Evil Monster Mansion
Bonus Disc: 1) Kamen Rider World 2) Kamen Rider Stay in the World
This box set was released on May 21st, and it came in 12th on Japan’s BluRay charts, with the Collector’s Edition of Kamen Rider OOO and W, feat. Skull: Movie Wars CORE coming in 4th.
Super Sentai THE MOVIE BluRay Box Set 1976-1995
This box set comes with a three disc set plus a bonus disc with two tv specials, digitally remastered and comes with an eight-page insert. Movies included are:
Disc 1: 1) Himistu Sentai Goranger Explosive Hurricane 2) JAKQ Dengekitai Vs. Goranger 3) Denshi Sentai Denjiman the Movie 4) Taiyo Sentai SunVulcan the Movie 5) Dai Sentai Goggle V the Movie
Disc 2: 1) Kagaku Sentai Dynaman the Movie 2) Chodenshi Bioman the Movie 3) Dengeki Sentai Changeman the Movie
Disc 3: 1) Hikari Sentai Maskman the Movie 2) Kousuko Sentai Turboranger the Movie 3) Gosei Sentai Diaranger the Movie 4) Ninja Sentai Kakuranger the Movie 5) Choriki Sentai Ohranger the Movie
Bonus Disc: 1) Super Sentai World 2) Toei Hero Daishugo 3) Various Trailers
This set comes out June 21st for 17850 Yen.
Both sets are currently available for CD Japan for Limited Release (pre-order available for Super Sentai box set).
For anyone considering buy this set, these would be very good sets to collect, they are very good movies. I would order copies for myself, but they are very expensive, and it’s a little less enjoyable to watch a movie when you can barely understand what they’re saying. I’m hoping that someone part of a video sub service will pick them up and sub them into english, it would be nice to watch the digitally remastered versions of these movies.
-M.C., the Quantum Twin