Saturday, August 23, 2008

Movie of the Week: Godzilla, King of the Monsters

Doing things a bit different for this week's Movie of the Week... Thanks to AOL Video, I am able to embed the entire movie of Godzilla, King of the Monsters for you to watch, although it is a bit small... If you want to watch it larger, once the commercial ends, click the button on the lower right corner of the screen to get a fullscreen view! And once you've watched the movie, check out the slideshow below of Godzilla movie collectibles!




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OK, obviously, this is the movie that started it all for Godzilla and Toho, and it's a very different movie than the later ones in the series! Godzilla's a complete force of nature here.

It was obviously successful, although the original US distributor didn't pick up on the sequel film, which is why it was released in the states originally as "Gigantis, The Fire Monster" (also known as "Godzilla Raids Again").

Next week, the Movie of the Week moves on to Rodan!

Jon

2 comments:

  1. i would debate the 'very different movie than the later ones in the series' because it depends which Series you are talking about. Yes, by the end of the Showa Series (1954-1975) Godzilla had become the hero of the world. Then when the Heisei Series started, it returned Godzilla to the Oringal Film (in fact 'The Return of Godzilla' is very much like the oringal. The final film in that set (which ran from 1984-1995) had Godzilla fight Destroyer (or Destroyah if you want to pay stupid buggers with Romanjin translations) which was a monster created because of the use of the Oxgen destroyer used in the oringal film.

    Then when Godzilla returned for the Final 'Millennium Series' (1999-2004) they only kept the oringal film as Cannon and kept restarting, again Godzilla was returned to being the big bad monster, they even went into a bit of detail on who and what godzilla really was. Final wars (the last EVER.. atlest, was meant to be) was good and had him as more of a hero again but i though it was rushed storywise.. anyway.. The Oringal is not so much stand alone as that comment seams to say (to be anyway)

    well.. that's my two bits.

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  2. Well, the series that will be featured here, anyway, since this blog more or less ignores all decades since the 1970s... :)

    Maybe, some day, when I get tired of the glory of the Showa series, and I get a chance to watch more of the Heisei series (I mean, aside from the few I've got in my DVD collection), I may look at those here.

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