‘Kamen Rider Zero-One’ is coming to North America for its first-time blu-ray DVD release that will feature the show’s entire run plus its spin-off film ‘REALxTIME’ and five special episodes.
Shout Factory said on their website, “In continued celebration of the landmark series’ 50th anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Toei Company, Ltd., is proud to present a stunning Kamen Rider collection, KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE: THE COMPLETE SERIES with REALxTIME on national home entertainment shelves and digital January 25, 2022. Available for the first time in North America, this long-awaited 8-Disc Blu-ray set contains all 46 original action-packed episodes, the movie REALxTIME which completes the narrative of KAME RIDER ZERO-ONE series, and five special episodes.”
They added, “A must-have for collectors and dedicated pop-culture fans, pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com. Fans who order KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE: THE COMPLETE SERIES with REALxTIME Blu-ray set from Shout! Factory will receive an exclusive poster, while supplies last.”
The series follows, “Humagears (humanoid robots), created by the leading company for AI, Hiden Intelligence, serve humanity’s every convenience. But a cyber-terrorist organization begins hacking the Humagears in a conspiracy that turns them into monsters. Aruto Hiden has taken over at Hiden Intelligence, and along with the CEO’s post, he also takes over the responsibility for Kamen Rider Zero-One by using his company’s technology. Aruto tries to keep the peaceful world between humans and Humagears with his Humagear secretary, while A.I.M.S., a military squad, pursues the terrorists!”
You can watch the trailer below:
This incarnation of the hit Japanese series has been evolving since 1971 with the premiere of ‘Kamen Rider.’ A 1988 spin-off titled ‘Kamen Rider Black RX’ would make its way to American shores and be recut by Saban as ‘Masked Rider.’ In 2002, ‘Kamen Rider Ryuki’ also hit American airwaves as the CW adapted show ‘Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight.’
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