Ultraman Box Set
Ultraman is a generational thing in North America, if you were born between 1965 and 1975, most likely you will know who he is. Any generation after that will fall wayside of the pop culture hero. If you live in Japan, that is a whole different story. Ultraman is the icon that began the Japanese pop culture export. Most of the recent Japanese cartoon success owes a bit to Ultraman. This unique series that borrows heavily from Godzilla and every other giant monster guy dressed in a rubber suit creating havoc on toy model cities that recant the destruction of Hiroshima on many levels. Symbolic and yet etched on the culture that if Japan. Now you can bask in the sun with the complete series on DVD this October by BCI Eclipse.
When the world is threatened by alien invaders and giant prehistoric monsters, there is only one agency equipped to handle the situation, The Science Patrol, an ultra-sophisticated police force equipped with high-tech weaponry and spacecrafts. Led by Captain Muramatsu, the team defends the planet from the unknown. Unbeknownst to the team, one of their members, Hayata, has the ability to transform into the giant superhero from Nebula M7B, Ultraman, when all their weaponry can’t stop their foes.