Finished watching the new bluray. Posting to say that my opinion of the movie is definitely improved by watching it with the original Japanese. I can agree that this movie contains all the elements that make for a good Showa flick, but there's illogic in the plot where the Emmy character motivations are concerned that still bother me.
What did Emmy think was going to happen to the dorats once she made sure they were exposed to the Godzilla-building nuclear blast? She says she's a moderate compared to the radicals in her group, but she had to know that the group's purpose was to stop Japan's growth before they left the future for the present. Ok, maybe she had a change of heart because the group's methods were too extreme once KG started rampaging, but again, what did she think was the purpose of the dorats? And once her loyalties to the group were clearly in doubt, she still has free reign of the ship to sabotage the group to their ultimate demise. It just seems like there's a few scenes missing which would explain this, or is this a case where the subtitle's missing some crucial exposition? Because you can see and hear in Emmy's expressions and voice that she feel's she's been doublecrossed once returning from the WW2 era. I'm not *as* bothered with this plot hole as I have been in the past, but I'm not sure if its because of the Japanese audio or because I've seen the movie enough times to look past it.
I'm still not quite a Heisei fan. I still don't really dig the Heisei aesthetics, whether its the G-suit, the miniatures or the backdrops. This movie, to me, really exudes that aesthetic.
Just put in GvMothra and am a little bummed that the title menu is *exactly* the same as GvKG.