仮面ライダー THE FIRST (Kamen/Masked Rider The First) DVD in the US, by Media Blasters w/ English subtitles

Kamen Rider The First, Japanese DVD cover

Remem­ber that hor­ri­ble, hor­ri­ble Amer­i­can adap­tion of Kamen Rid­er done by Saban long ago? You know, the one where they spliced footage of dif­fer­ent Kamen Rid­er series while still using Kamen Rid­er BLACK RX suits? The one where there was a bla­tant, aci­den­tal “cameo” of Mina­mi Kotaro? Well… it turns out Saban’s Masked Rid­er was­n’t the last “vari­a­tion” of Kamen Rid­er to ever step foot into the U.S… And it turns out that this “Masked Rid­er The First” isn’t all that bad …You’re ask­ing why? Well, instead of an Amer­i­can adap­tion using Amer­i­can actors and splic­ing the footage togeth­er, it’s actu­al­ly the orig­i­nal film Kamen Rid­er The First sub­ti­tled into Eng­lish by Media Blasters. 🙂

Orig­i­nal Japan­ese film at Play-Asia.com. (Region 2, for those who have Region-Free DVD play­ers and are flu­ent in Japan­ese).

Off­i­cal sub­ti­tled film at Dis­coun­tAnimeD­VD. (Region 1)

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