Written By: Ken Hulsey
While researching a DVD for a loyal MIN reader, I stumbled upon three upcoming DVD releases from Shout! Factory that will be of interest to many of you.
Though Shout! has not officially announced them yet, they will be releasing "Starcrash", "Gamera Vs. Guiron" / "Gamera Vs. Jiger" (2 DVD Set) and "Gamera Vs. Gyaos" / "Gamera Vs. Viras" (2 DVD Set) this September.
Since none of these DVDs have been officially announced, there are no details to report yet.
The Gamera DVDs have a tentative release date for September 21st while "Starcrash" will be falling to Earth a week earlier on September 14th.
Each of these can be preordered through Amazon:
Starcrash (Roger Corman Cult Classics) DVD $17.99
Gamera Vs. Gyaos / Gamera Vs. Viras [Double Feature]DVD $17.99
Gamera Vs. Guiron / Gamera Vs. Jiger [Double Feature] DVD $17.99
Here is an excerpt of my review of "Starcrash":
In a galaxy of neon colored stars, two would be space pirates, Stella Star and Arkton, are forced into a quest to find a secret weapon that could destroy the ruling galactic empire. Of course there is the evil Count Zarth Arn who uses his forces to thwart the two as they search for it. Thrown into the mix are a tribe of Amazons and a missing prince who was believed dead, but turns out to be very much alive. All mixed in together with over the top laser fights and girls running around in as little clothes as possible. Hardly the kind of film that would be considered "original."
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