Shin Ultraman Gets Home Video Release On Blu-Ray/DVD And Digital This Spring


On the first day of the North American theatrical screening campaign via Fathom Events, the home video details have been confirmed for the highly-anticpated Shin Ultraman feature film adaptation of the Ultraman franchise penned by Hideaki Anno and directed by close collaborator Shinji Higuchi.



The home video release will consist of Deluxe Home Entertainment Blu Ray and DVD releases from newly confirmed rightsholder Cleopatra Entertainment, with a wide digital release on mainstream VOD platforms. Tsuburaya Productions describes the story of Shin Ultraman as follows:


The continued appearance of giant unidentified lifeforms known as “S-Class Species” has become commonplace in Japan.


Conventional weapons have no effect on them. Having exhausted all other options, the Japanese Government issued the S-Class Species Suppression Protocol and formed an enforcement unit, known as the SSSP.


The members chosen for the unit are: Leader Fumio Tamura (played by Hidetoshi Nishijima), Executive Strategist Shinji Kaminaga (played by Takumi Saitoh), Unparticle Physicist Taki Akihisa (played by Daiki Arioka), and Universal Biologist Yume Funaberi (Akari Hayami).


In the midst of a Kaiju threat, a silver giant appears from beyond Earth’s atmosphere.


Analyst Hiroko Asami (played by Masami Nagasawa) is newly appointed to the SSSP to deal with this giant and is partnered with Shinji Kaminaga.


In Hiroko’s report, she writes—


“Ultraman (tentative name), identity unknown.”


Source: Cleopatra Entertainment 


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