After getting a release back in 2014, the original series Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 movie trilogy recently received a Blu-ray box set released in Japan. The trilogy set was priced at 10,000 yen – which is about 30,000 yen off the standard edition from five years ago – and was done with a December 25th, 2019 street date. With this release done as part of the cohesive overall series packaging that they’ve been doing, Bandai Visual also scheduled a 4K UHD release as well.
Originally set for a June 24th, 2020 debut, it was included in the wave of postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Priced at 30,000 yen, it was rescheduled for an October 28th, 2020 debut not that long ago and now there’s a 70-second new promo to showcase its shiny goodness. It will have Dolby Atmos audio and will come with a 100-page booklet while on-disc extras are in relation to the 4K version.
The series ran from 1979 into 1980 and started a long and generally healthy career for the franchise across numerous reinterpretations and spinoffs. The series was compiled into a group of three films which have largely been considered superior to the TV series by removing the fluff. The show was previously licensed and released in the US through the now-defunct Bandai Entertainment and has since been released by Nozomi Entertainment.
Plot Concept: Universal Century 0079. The rebel space colonies of the Principality of Zeon launch a war of independence against the Earth Federation, using humanoid fighting vehicles called mobile suits to overwhelm the Federation Forces and conquer half of Earth’s surface. Months later, the Federation has finally developed its own prototype mobile suits at a remote space colony. But when the colony suffers a Zeon surprise attack, these new weapons fall into the hands of a motley crew of civilians and cadets, and fate places a youth named Amuro Ray at the controls of the white mobile suit Gundam…
[Source: Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 BD-Box]