15 movies, 21 audio tracks to review. Surprisingly, the quality is fairly consistent across the titles, at least for the Japanese editions. The English ones tend to range in quality a bit more. These are all presented in one channel, LPCM mono too. Each has removable English subtitles associated with them... except for the Japanese version of King Kong vs. Godzilla. For this version the subtitles have been burned in and can't be removed.
Moving on we get to the more recent extras that were created for this release, so these are widescreen in high definition. Man of Many Faces: Bin Furuya is a 8 minute extra on the actor's experience in the early Showa films. This includes talking about Mothra vs. Godzilla, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and Invasion of Astro-Monster. The feature is in Japanese with removable English subtitles. Following this we have the 6 minute short Hand Crafted Artistry: Alex Cox on Godzilla, where director Alex Cox, whose work includes the 1984 Repo Man, talks about his appreciation for the Godzilla movies, in particular the first. The extra is light on any insight on the productions, but fans of the director might enjoy hearing him speak fondly of the King of the Monsters. This feature is in English with no captions. We also have a new interview with Tsugutoshi Komada, suit actor who played Jet Jaguar in Godzilla vs. Megalon. Komada talks about his experience on the film and gives out a number of facts as well, making the extra quite good. The feature is in Japanese with removable English subtitles.
Selecting Samurai mode means you'll enjoy Ghost of Tsushima with a Japanese audio track and English subtitles. As we mentioned previously, English is currently the only language fully synced to the lip flaps in Ghost of Tsushima, so there might be some visual dissonance for you in this mode. In other words, a character's mouth will almost never match up to the Japanese spoken dialogue, an ironic inversion of the dissonance from classic kung fu movies. 2b1af7f3a8