After co-creating the iconic movie monsters Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra for Toho Studios, special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya launched his own company, Tsuburaya Productions. The first production under his new label was ULTRA Q, a 28-episode series that brought the theatrical spectacle Tsuburaya had become known for to television. The black & white sci-fi drama focused on Mainichi Shimpo photojournalist Yuriko Edogawa (Hiroko Sakurai, Ultraman), Hoshikawa Airlines pilot/SF writer Jun Manjome (Kenji Sahara) and his co-pilot Ippei Togawa (Yasuhiko Saijo), who partnered to investigate mysterious events occurring in and around Japan. These phenomena often involved aliens and giant monsters, many of whom would return in future Ultraman shows and movies.
One of the most expensive TV programs produced in Japan up to that time, ULTRA Q was a ratings smash that paved the way for Tsuburaya Productions’ first color series… ULTRAMAN!
Mill Creek Entertainment’s restoration blu-ray edition of Ultra Q: The Complete Series is available at Amazon.com.
Release date: October 15, 2019SPECS
- Starring: Kenji Sahara, Yasuhiko Saijô, Hiroko Sakurai
- Country: Japan
- Production Year: 1966
- Discs: 4 Blu-ray Discs
- Region: A
- Run Time: 11 hours 56 minutes
- Formats: Color; 1.33:1
- Audio: Japanese
- Subtitle: English
- AKA: Urutora Q
- Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
- NEW RESTORATION of the complete, original Japanese broadcast edits
- Lossless DTS-HD Master Audio
- 28-page collectible booklet
- Digital Redemption on movieSPREE
Ultra Q 1966 clip
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