Happy Ultraman Day indeed! As revealed exclusively by SciFi Japan, Mill Creek Entertainment (in conjunction with Indigo Entertainment) has just struck a tremendous deal with Tsuburaya Productions. Mill Creek has just acquired the *entire* Ultraman library of series and films ranging from 1966’s Ultra Q all the way through to today for both physical home media & digital releases!
This announcement means that nearly every single production released as a part of the Ultra Series in the last 50+ years (over 1100 episodes and 20 movies) has the potential for both physical Blu-Ray releases as well as digital streaming options. To kick off this acquisition, Mill Creek has also officially revealed it’s first two home media releases, Ultra Q and Ultraman!
Both Ultra Q & Ultraman will be released in Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-Ray series sets on October 15th for $49.98 each. Standard Packaging releases of each series will be made available on the same day for $39.98 as well. Each set will also include Digital redemption codes through Mill Creek’s Moviespree streaming service! Both series have been remastered in high definition with DTS-HD Masters of the original Japanese audio, with a fresh set of English subtitles. You can pre-order each set at the following links.:
Ultra Q Complete Series Limited Steelbook Blu-Ray – $49.98
Ultra Q Complete Series Standard Blu-Ray – $39.98
Ultraman Complete Series Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-Ray $49.98
Ultraman Complete Series Standard Blu-Ray $39.98
This is a pretty huge announcement on a day that was already a true celebration of the franchise itself. The door is now wide open for the heroes that came after the original Ultraman to finally be available to English speaking audiences on Blu-Ray & digital streaming widely. We eagerly await Mill Creek’s next announcement!