Friday, March 1, 2019
The Deadly Mantis will see it's first release on Blu-ray this March 5th. This 1957 flick featuring a Giant Praying Mantis will be a great one to add to the monster movie collection. Like many Blu-ray releases the initial release price is a bit high at $25.19 keep an eye on this one for a price drop.
Another release we will see is the first part of the anime series DARLING in the FRANXX. I don't know much about this series I have heard a lot of mixed reactions. I know it had a giant robot that looks very similar to an EVA unit from Neon Genesis Evangelion. The 4 disc standard edition set will release on March 26th for $42.99 while the Limited edition will release the same day for $71.99.
A very interesting one that I just learned about is the Star Fleet X-Bomber series Blu-ray. Known in japan as X-Bomber and dubbed in the U.S. as start fleet this tokusatsu series is done in the style of the Thunderbirds series with marionette puppets. The show features a team drive 3 vehicles that merge into a giant robot. What is great about this set is that it features both the English and Japanese versions of the show. The English version is only 24 episodes where the Japanese is 25. The 18th episode was never released in English because it was basically a recap of the whole series. This set is going for $39.95 and is one that I am very interested in checking out myself.