Skip to content

Gamera: The Heisei Era

£29.99

Barcode: 5027035022659

  • Format: Blu-ray Box Set
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • Certification: 12
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Released: 25th January 2021
Click & Collect

Get it delivered to a store near you with FREE Click & Collect available on this product.

Ring & Reserve

Can't wait to get your hands on this? Ring to reserve at your local store, subject to availability: 03333 230 667

There was an error adding this product to your basket. Please try again.

Delivery to the UK only
Free UK delivery on orders over £20

Usually dispatched within 24 hours
  • Description

  • Product Details

  • Delivery and Returns

  • Description

    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 SFX 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.

    This unmissable trio is complimented by a bonus disc featuring Gamera the Brave, a heartwarming mix of family-friendly adventure and cutting-edge kaiju action that is the most recent Gamera film to date.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

    • High Definition (1080p) transfers of all four films on Blu-ray, including 4K restorations of the Heisei Trilogy by Kadokawa Pictures 
    • Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio for all films 
    • Optional English subtitles for all films 
    • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Frank

    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

    DISC FOUR – GAMERA THE BRAVE

    • Commentary by Keith Aiken & Bob Johnson 
    • How to Make a Gamera Movie, a featurette hosted by director Ryuta Tasaki 
    • Behind The Scenes of Gamera the Brave, an all-access on-set documentary 
    • The Men That Made Gamera, a documentary looking back at the series from start to finish, featuring interviews with cast and crew 
    • Opening Day Premiere, a featurette showing the cast and crew presenting the film at its first showing 
    • Kaho’s Summer, an interview with the film’s young star 
    • Special Effects Supercut, a montage of effects shots overseen by FX supervisor Hajime Matsumoto 
    • Trailer and image galleries
     
  • Product Details

    Directed by Shusuke Kaneko, Ryuta Tasaki
    Additional info Language(s): Japanese, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu
    No. of discs 4 disc(s)
    Duration 399 mins
  • Delivery and Returns

    When will my order arrive?

    • If the items are in stock, we’ll aim to dispatch them within 24 hours of your order being placed.  
    • Orders sent via Royal Mail 48® are usually received within two to five working days, including Saturdays. 
    • Orders sent via the Royal Mail 24® service will be dispatched the same day if ordered by 2pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
    • We will aim to dispatch pre-orders so that you receive them on the release date.
    • Where an item is 'Back in stock soon', we'll aim to receive more stock within a week and will dispatch any orders once the shipment has arrived.
    • Certain items can take longer to source than the estimated week, particularly during busy trading periods and may take longer to arrive at the warehouse. In this instance, we'll send weekly updates to keep you aware. 

    Delivery charges

    • Free delivery is available for most items when the order exceeds £20, but any exceptions will be clearly highlighted.
    • Selected items are only available for delivery via the Royal Mail 48® service and other items are available for delivery using this service for a charge.
    • Selected items are only available for delivery using Click & Collect to an hmv or FOPP store of your choice.
    • All delivery options and any charges that are applicable will be shown at the checkout.

    Will you tell me when my order is on its way?

    • We will email you as soon as each item is ready to be dispatched so you know when to expect them, but you can also check the status of your order in your account.
    • We don’t always ship everything together so check your dispatch email for more details - we’ll send you a dispatch email per parcel.
    • If your order contains items that are out of stock, we’ll ship the in-stock items as soon as we can and will dispatch the out-of-stock items as soon as we’ve received more stock in the warehouse
    • For items that are dispatched using our standard service, we ask that you wait 14 days from the date of dispatch before reporting any items as undelivered.

    Returns

    • We’re happy to accept returns for unwanted items, provided that they are returned within 14 days of receipt; unopened, unused, and in perfect condition.
    • Some exclusions apply, please visit our Help Centre for more details. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Sign-up for emails

Sign-up for emails

Sign-up for emails

I'd love to hear about offers and promotions from hmv*