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GOJIRA/GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS varietals • Monster Zero x SciFi Japan

GOJIRA/GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS varietals

Discuss the original series of Godzilla films! From "Terror of Tokyo" to Puppy-faced Super-hero, the Showa Era had something for everyone!

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Postby Giganfan » Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:36 pm

"SCREW THE JAPANESE VERSION!!! RAYMOND BURR KICKS A**!!!"

(Disregard the first half of that statement. It was designed to piss people off, even though I consider both versions to be classics. My personal preference is Godzilla King of the Monsters!, however.)
"EVERYONE FORGET YOUR TROUBLES! ENJOY YOURSELVES!THERE'S NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!" - Gigantis The Fire Monster

"It was HUGE...It was...IT WAS LIKE A MONSTER!!! Suddenly the rocks rose...ALIVE!" - Godzilla 1985
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Postby SciFi Geek » Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:52 pm

Both versions of the movie are equally good and each tell the same story but from a different perspective. The original Godzilla movie is one of Japan's masterpieces of Japanese cinema (note that does not mean best Japanese film ever) and the American version is a great 1950s Sci-Fi classic. It doesn't make sense at first but just keep reading into it....
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Postby kpa » Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:07 pm

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Postby gojira_fan » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:42 pm

GKOTM was the first dinosaur / monster movie I saw at the age 5. I think it was handled with class and still holds up well today.

I still find myself chuckling at certain parts when it's obvious they are talking about Godzilla and they haven't even determined what has been causing the shipping disasters and Raymond Burr is given a completely wrong translation.
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Postby TheMaster » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:33 pm

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Postby MouthForWar » Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:56 am

Listen to the commentary again. The project started out as being a Japanese influenced Beast, and it shares a lot with the Beast, but over the course of production it transformed into a political commentary film. You are getting the finished project mixed up with the very very VERY early plans for the film, which are completley different. All the things that Ed and Steve point out as being symbolic are in fact symbolic.
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Postby Masterz1337 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:31 am

Old school guy, from 2001, GAMAGOJI
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