Right Stuf Announces ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ Movie Trilogy DVD Release for January 2016

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Right Stuf and Sunrise have announced that the Mobile Suit Gundam movie trilogy will be released on DVD in North America on January 5, 2016. Pre-orders will open on December 8, 2015. These films are compilations of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series. The video has been remastered for this release.

These films come from Yoshiyuki Tomino, the original creator of the Gundam franchise. It was produced by Sunrise, known for their work on anime series such as Code GeassCowboy Bebop and Dirty Pair. Right Stuf provided a synopsis of the films:

Universal Century 0079. Amuro Ray finds himself caught up in the war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. He unwillingly becomes the pilot of a prototype Mobile Suit called the Gundam. Now he and the crew of the White Base will have to fight for their very lives as the enemy attempts to destroy this new weapon at all costs.

Combatants will face triumph and turmoil as they battle their way through space to get to their final destination on Earth. The outcome of the war lies in the hands of the Newtype in the anime series that started it all.

The release will have a suggested retail price of $49.99 USD. It will feature the films across three discs, and present them with 5.1 Japanese audio and English subtitles. They are in the 4:3 aspect ratio and in colour. The total runtime will be 412 minutes.

From November 2014 to September 2017, this author covered as much anime news as possible, and published several dozen reviews of anime and Cartoon Network titles thanks primarily to Madman and Hanabee.

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