The Complete Series
review by Bobby Blakey
I zoomed through all 39 episodes and were itching for more. Thankfully Mill Creek is slowly bringing the entire Ultra world to the fans. This collection not only features the complete series but also a 28 page collectible booklet showcasing the episodes, characters, weapons, creatures and more. Grab your copy of Ultraman: The Complete Series available now from Mill Creek Entertainment.
In addition to this series they have also already released the complete series of Ultra Q, Ultraman: Orb, and Ultraman: Geed available now and Ultraseven: The Complete Series and Return of Ultraman: The Complete Series hitting in 2020.
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Ever since I was a kid I have loved all things Kaiju. Like most I sat around the TV watching Godzilla and all the other monsters do battle a destroy cities bringing a smile to my face. When I discovered the world of Ultraman this changed everything. I still loved the monsters, but not there was a superhero element to it and could not get enough of it. Now Mill Creek Entertainment is bringing home the world of Ultraman with the complete series on Blu-ray.
Ultraman follows a giant alien from the Land of Light in Nebula M78 who enters Earth's atmosphere in pursuit of an escaped space monster. In the skies above Japan he accidentally crashes into a Jet VTOL piloted by Hayata, a member of the Science Special Search Party (SSSP), an international research and defense agency that protects the world from monsters and aliens of all shapes and sizes. To save Hayata, Ultraman merges his life force with the dying human and vows to stay and fight for peace on Earth. Now, whenever the Patrol faces a threat too great for them to handle, Hayata transforms into Ultraman to save the day!
I honestly haven’t revisited this series in years outside of the new series on Netflix and I couldn’t have been more excited. Obviously knowing the cheesy nature of these old shows I was a bit worried to how it would hold up, but that quickly disappeared when Ultraman appeared on screen for the first time. This new collection offers up a great transfer of the series with vibrant colors and visuals. Knowing the show is from the 60s makes it pretty impressive to what they managed to put together in these action heavy episodes.
Each episodes feels like a mini-movie and took me right back to my childhood. I still love this show and seeing Ultraman in classic action brought a smile to my face. I love all the ridiculous creatures that are showcased throughout the series but it’s the fact that they take it so seriously that makes it both ridiculous and awesome all at once. I miss these shows with only the carrying Power Rangers series still keeping this sort of thing alive in the states. There is something to be said for the man in suit style and I love it.