Raven Banner's release of Shin Ultraman features an Exclusive O-Card with art by Alex Chen, all-new English subtitles, English dub, a new video master on BD50, plus exclusive commentary by Alex Rushdy (director of Dawn of the Monsters) and Kevin Derendorf (author of Kaiju for Hipsters), as well as a video introduction by Alex Rushdy.
As Shin Ultraman begins, we learn the appearance of giant unidentified life forms known as “S-Class Species (Kaiju)” has become commonplace in Japan. The Japanese Government formed a Kaiju defense taskforce known as the SSSP, led by Kimio Tamura (played by Drive My Car’s Hidetoshi Nishijima). After a particularly challenging encounter, a silver giant descends from the sky to rescue the country. Dubbed Ultraman, this giant’s identity and purpose are a mystery. Shin Ultraman is a delightful reimagining of one of Japan’s classic superheroes, full of cosmic twists, charismatic villains, and giant Kaiju, leading VARIETY to declare that “the mix of styles and moods works wonderfully, raising Shin ‘Ultraman’ into the top rank of superhero movies!
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Writer: Hideaki Anno
Cast: Takumi Saitoh, Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima
Genre: Sci-fi, Action
Running Time: 113 minutes
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles and English dub)