The release of the seventh and final entry in the first ‘Ultraman’ series wave that premiered in 1974 includes all 51 half-hour episodes with high-definition video, the original Japanese soundtrack, as well as English subtitles; digital redemption will also be available from movieSpree.
Mill Creek Entertainment, the official licensee of the entire available Ultraman back-catalogue, via international distribution company Indigo Entertainment, from the team at Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd., has announced the next release from the Ultraman superhero library. Ultraman Leo will arrive on Blu-ray as both a special edition SteelBook for $55.99 and in standard packaging for $45.99 on April 13, 2021 – it’s now available for preorder.
Ultraman Leo is the seventh and final entry in the first wave of the Ultraman Series, that premiered in Japan in April 1974. The mighty hero Ultraseven is crippled while defending the Earth from an invasion by the tyrannical Alien Magma. He is rescued by Gen Otori, a young Ultra warrior who had fled to Earth following the destruction of his homeworld, Planet L77 in the Leo constellation. Unable to return to his giant form, the injured Ultraseven resumes his human identity of Dan Moroboshi and trains Gen to become the next Ultra Hero… Ultraman Leo!
Offering a more mature and often violent tone than its kid-friendly predecessor, Ultraman Taro, Ultraman Leo features a new Earth defense team, the Monster Attacking Crew, the return of classic Ultra Heroes like Ultraman, Zoffy, Jack and Ace, and the introduction of three new Ultras.
The SteelBook and standard Blu-ray releases each contain stunning high-definition video for all 51 half-hour episodes with DTS-HD Master Audio of the original Japanese soundtrack with English subtitles. Digital redemption will also be available via Mill Creek Entertainment’s streaming service, movieSPREE.
Source: Mill Creek Entertainment