3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A DVD That Gives You More Than What You Pay For,
This review is from: Gamera Vs. Gyaos / Gamera Vs. Viras [Double Feature] (DVD)
For this and the rest of their Gamera DVDs, Shout! Factory decided to go the way of the double-feature, and it worked well. This DVD contains the next two movies in the Showa Gamera series. Video and Japanese audio quality are great, while the dubs aren't perfect, but are sufficient. The fact they included them at all is great. On that topic, Shout! interestingly chose to include BOTH existing dubs for Gyaos. In the case of Gamera vs. Viras, for the dub they restored missing bits from the dub with audio from the Japanese version. Extras are light, including a publicity gallery for each film, but no theatrical trailers, resulting in a 4/5 star rating. It's notable that this DVD is the first-ever official US home video release of Gamera vs. Viras (aka Destroy All Planets). Earlier this year the organization Retromedia released a bootleg version of the film, with questionable timing. This DVD boasts far greater audio and video quality. I'd highly recommend this DVD for any kaiju fan.