On the road to the Kaiju character’s MonsterVerse arrival in the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Mill Creek Entertainment has announced this week that the original Mothra (1961) is headed to Blu-ray for the very first time here in North America!
Housed in special edition Steelbook packaging, the Mill Creek release includes both the U.S. theatrical cut as well as the original, extended Japanese version of the film.
Special Features include:
- Both the Japanese and U.S. edits of the film
- Feature-length commentary with sci-fi historians Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski
- Photo gallery
In the 1961 classic, “Following reports of human life on Infant Island, the supposedly deserted site of atomic bomb tests, an international expedition to the heavily-radiated island discovers a native tribe and tiny twin female fairies called “Shobijin” who guard a sacred egg. The overzealous expedition leader kidnaps the Shobijin to exhibit in a Tokyo stage show but soon they summon their protector, hatching the egg and releasing a giant caterpillar. When Mothra arrives in Japan and finally transforms into the ultimate beast, impervious to modern weapons, the nation and its people face their destruction.”