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Created by special-effects wizard Eiji Tsuburaya (GODZILLA MOTHRA) the 1960s television series ULTRAMAN remains one of Japan's most beloved science-fiction exports. Airing in 1966 and 1967 with a total of 39 episodes the live-action series followed a high-tech police force and their robot superhero Ultraman as they battled to save Earth from invading monsters and aliens. This collection presents the last 19 episodes in original uncut and remastered editions.DVD Features:19 episodes on 3 discsKajiu (monster) EncyclopediaTwo collectible cards featuring Ultraman's foes8-page bookletFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: SCI-FI/FANTASY Rating: NR UPC: 787364702893
For those Japanese sci-fi fans whose appetites were whetted by the previous DVD set of Ultraman's adventures, Series One, Volume 2 presents the remaining episodes of the '60s space giant's battles against a horde of villainous (and improbable-looking) monsters. The brainchild of special effects legend Eiji Tsuburaya (who created the monsters for many of Japan's movie creatures, including Godzilla), Ultraman was a popular children's series on both sides of the Pacific (and around the world) and spawned numerous sequels and imitators in its country of origin. The plot of each episode revolved around the Science Patrol, a small group of dedicated scientist/soldiers who fought a ceaseless parade of giant monsters that threatened Japan. Thanks to a chance encounter with an alien, one of the Patrol's members had the ability to transform into the colossal silver-and-red-suited Ultraman and aid the Patrol in dispatching the troublesome beasts. Volume 2 essentially follows this structure in all 19 episodes presented on its three discs, with several of the series' most popular monsters (dinosaur Gomora, the bizarre humanoid Dada, birdlike Dorako, and the excitable and well-liked Pigmon) making their first or return appearances in these episodes. The action is frantic and fun, and should please younger first time viewers as much as the older Ultra-fans.
The previous Ultraman disc set (Series One, Volume One) received flak in fan circles due to audio and video problems, and while the image quality in this set seems improved over the previous entry, the audio problems do persist to a degree (specifically, the English language tracks "drop out" during certain scenes and are replaced by a subtitled Japanese track). The impact of this issue will undoubtedly vary from buyer to buyer, but there's no denying that at their core, the shows remain enjoyable, no matter the state of the audio tracks. A multi-page insert booklet is included in the set, which presents interviews with several of the original Japanese cast members, while a pair of trading cards with action scenes from the show and a monster gallery featurette are all welcome and fun extras. --Paul Gaita
I can remember watching Ultraman in grade two. We are talking about 1972. These are classic sci-fi adventures and I highly recommend getting the complete series.Published 18 months ago by Peter Thrun
a great series from my childhood. Ultraman looks far worst for ware than I remember, the mask is horribly made. LOL! BUt still like to re-watch this, it was fun.Published 21 months ago by Andre
Great quality video, took me back 40 yrs ago to when I was a kid.
I would purchase this video again,
I strongly recommend this dvd Set : the picture is clear with beautiful colors (Remastered stuff !) in English and Japanese language with subtitles. Read morePublished 23 months ago by KOMIKMAN
I GREW UP WITH THIS SHOW AMONG OTHERS IT WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES A GREAT FANTISY SHOW A MUST HAVEPublished 24 months ago by mark roskey
I really enjoyed this series. I am definitely an Ultra man fan. I hope tha there is a follow up series for this hero.Published on June 5, 2013 by Greogry L Crawford
My seven year-old son & I love Ultraman. He says, "Ultraman is not too violent and it's not too mean. And there is some silly stuff! Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by Kari E. Gronros
My brother jokingly bought my then 2-year-old son an Ultraman DVD for Christmas in 2010. He had found the DVD in some bargain bin somewhere. Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Erik S. Torngren