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Rebirth of Mothra I, II, III [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 8230716
  • Release Date: 09/09/2014
  • Rating: NR
This three pack for fans of the Mothra kaiju film series offers a triple feature of Rebirth of Mothra, Rebirth of Mothra II, and Rebirth of Mothra III.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (74 out of 79)

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    Mothra 3: Invasion of King Ghidorah
    Mothra 2: Undersea Battle
    Mothra
    With its Godzilla series taking a sabbatical during the late '90s so that Hollywood could make its own ham-fisted stab at the genre, Toei studios revives another kaiju eiga line with this installment of the world's most famous 6,000-ton female moth. The film opens with Mothra and her two beloved fairies known as the Aliases. While the elder Alias named Moll (Megumi Kobayashi) and the younger called Lora (Sayaka Yamaguchi) sing a song praising their behemoth protector, Mothra tends to her newly laid eggs in their secret retreat on Infant island. At the same time, a logging company in Hokkaido discovers a strange pendant embedded in a rock face. When the crew manager (Kenjiro Nashimoto) wrests it from the stone, he accidentally releases an ancient force of sheer evil. The fairies immediately sense that something is amiss and fly to the manager's house in suburban Tokyo to fetch the pendant, which subsequently becomes the favorite plaything of the manager's daughter (Maya Fujisawa). Meanwhile, the two learn that they are not the only ones looking for that prized object; an evil fairy known as Belvera (Aki Hano) has designs for the pendant for her own dark purposes. A pitched battle ensues, trashing the manager's house. But soon the prospect of more mayhem looms, with the appearance of the dreaded three-headed fire-breathing monster Death Ghidora. Mothra comes to the rescue as Hokkaido goes up in flames. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi



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    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Three movies for the price of one! Great value!

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      Aarongni
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      Let me start by saying that the video and audio quality is quite good. I've heard better output from other blu-ray releases and seen better picture quality as well, but it's not bad. The colors really pop and are quite vibrant. One must take into account that two of the movies are on one disc. Which may account for any possible lack in the audio/video department. I'd rate them BOTH 4/5. No special features outside of the trailers. As for the movies themselves.: The first is the best and feels the most even. In regard to it's children's movie feel. This is the most enjoyable for people of any age. The second is the most silly and kid friendly. And has a real "Captain Planet" save our environment feel to it. The third, while darker and more "child endangerment" oriented, is still very kid friendly. And features a convoluted poorly implemented time-travel plot. All three movies do feature great fights so monster/kaiju enthusiasts should be pleased there. They're Heisei kaiju movies, Which means one should expect melodramatic convoluted plots and extravagant laser light shows. Knowing what you're getting into BEFORE you watch will greatly improve your enjoyment of the movies. Overall, I'd give the trilogy a 3/5 as a whole with one being the best.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Product for Cheap Price!

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      Dracois
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      Sony's TOHO GODZILLA COLLECTION Blu-Ray sets come to an end with this REBIRTH OF MOTHRA trilogy, notable for being the first time REBIRTH OF MOTHRA III has hit home video. Overall, it's a solid product. Video presentation is highly grainy but the details and colors are rich and vibrant enough to make the grain sorta work for it. There's Japanese and English audio, with English subtitles that may or may not be the dreaded 'dubtitles'. I say this in that 90% of the subtitles is a direct transcription of the dub, but occasionally, there's a notable difference. Trailers accompany the features as the only bonus features, with still photography menus. The films themselves are mediocre fun, with the real prize being the time-traveling escapades of Mothra against Ghidorah in the third and final installment. Well for a look for Zilla and kaiju fans.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Mothra the Giant Monster for Kids

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      BlackShampoo
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      The Mothra Trilogy is more of a fantasy movie than the traditional giant monster movie. Younger Boys and Girls will enjoys this series. The j-pop fairy musical set pieces kept my daughter entertained , the giant monster carnage not so much. This is a Good giant monster series not to be confused with "Citizen Kane". The value point is spot on with all three movies presented in HD with english dub. The prints have a fine grain visible and HD detail well represented. The sound is only HD 2.0 for the english dub and the original japanese sound mix. The subtitles are hit or miss at times. Overall this was a fun watch and a recommend.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fun for fans

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      Thatsmrguy
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      This is the Mothra series Toho produced in the late 90s after they retired Godzilla ahead of the 1998 American movie. These three movies are essentially bloodless kids movies where Mothra or her offspring overt an ecological disaster. The only connection thread between each film is the sprites with their little Mothra that they fly and their evil sister who has her own little flying dragon thing. The first two are fun, if inconsequential, with the last falling a little flat. Worth a look for monster fans though.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fun movies...transfers not great

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      16mmgodzilla
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      The three Morhra films are finally in Japanese with English subtitles. Although it is a Blu ray, the video transfer is average at best. The titles and subs pop but the actual film needs alot of improvement. I would say these are the worst transfers of the Sony Godzilla releases. Still fun and finally on Blu Ray. Hopefully Sony will get their act together and give fans what they really want, AIP dubs of all the classic Godzilla films. The international dubs are horrible.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good ole' Toho.

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      ghybel1975
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      The Mothra Trilogy came out right out Godzilla's hiatus in Japan in the mid 90's. The three mothra films came out one after another. They are pretty decent films. Mainly for the kids to watch and monster movie fans to enjoy. Decent special effects. The story lines remind of the 1960's and 70's Gamera films as the friend of children. Worth watching and good for a laugh. Some sad moments. Comes with both the english dubbed version and japanese with english subtitles.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      MOTHRA REBORN - 21ST CENTURY STYLE !

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      poopypuss1954
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      MOTHRA REBORN is an excellent trilogy to add to the NEW WAVE GODZILLA of the 21st Century . The plot lines are as be expected , but the special effects are far better than the 1960's effects we baby-boomers are so used to . Besides , it's not ALL about acting here - just to be able to re-live these magical moments are a joy ! Quality of the disc is great too . Sound and picture are just great ! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to all TOHO fans of the genre !

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Mothra finally gets her proper release!

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      jordannothing
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      Finally, the complete Mothra Trilogy is released here in the states (Rebirth of Mothra 3 has never had a US release). A wonderful blu-ray release, decent audio and visual quality. The only downside is the lack of bonus features. The only thing is has are trailers for each film. Still, Mosura is back in action. She is awesome as she always has been!

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