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TALKBACK #1.5: Godzilla King of the Monsters! • Monster Zero x SciFi Japan

TALKBACK #1.5: Godzilla King of the Monsters!

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TALKBACK #1.5: Godzilla King of the Monsters!

Postby lhb412 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:30 pm

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Postby Xenorama » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:04 pm

sh! someone might hear you say that and then tell you how wrong you are!

better pacing is a good term here. while the original takes it's sweet time to get going (a la KING KONG, which it shares far more in common with than BEAST, btw) this one really gets moving.

gotta love Burr's performance as well.

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Postby Giganfan » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:26 am

I love this movie! I love it even more-so than the original, though Gojira is justifiably the better film. The way that Joseph Levine patched this thing together so that it would be more accessible to western audiences was brilliant. And who better than to narrate this terrible tragedy to the world than the great, Raymond Burr.

Godzilla would not exist in America if it weren't for Raymond Burr (please try to understand the spirit of this statement, and not try to pick it apart. You all know what I mean by it).
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Postby eabaker » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:53 pm

Tokyo, a smoldering memorial to the unknown, an unknown which at this very moment still prevails and could at any time lash out with its terrible destruction anywhere else in the world.
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Re: TALKBACK #1.5: Godzilla King of the Monsters!

Postby Gwangi » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:36 am

Since we did not see Tomo at the end with Steve Martin, I guess we could assume he was killed during Godzilla's rampage (which is sad, since I always liked Tomo).

In seeing this again recently, both Terry Morse and Terry Morse, Jr did a great job in editing this. I would think it is not easy splicing two movies together and making it a winner, but they managed to do it.


And I wonder if there was this big brouhaha in 1955-56 over lack of a trailer for this one. :lol:
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Re: TALKBACK #1.5: Godzilla King of the Monsters!

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Re: TALKBACK #1.5: Godzilla King of the Monsters!

Postby TylerPreston20 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:32 pm

This movie is equally as great as the original and is the best Americanization not only for Godzilla, but also tokusatsu films in general. Any Americanization that came after it, was terrible!
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Re: TALKBACK #1.5: Godzilla King of the Monsters!

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Re: TALKBACK #1.5: Godzilla King of the Monsters!

Postby jellydonut25 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:55 pm

while I agree the that KOTM Americanization is the best, there are plenty that aren't terrible:
Mothra vs. Godzilla (solid dub, and the Frontier Missile sequence)
Monster Zero (Nick Adams's performance)
Godzilla 2000 (an improvement on the Japanese cut)
Gamera vs. Barugon (so much more briskly paced)
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