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Re: Dinosaur TV Week
Be thankful they're not showing the Monster Island one, with baby
Godzilla blowing smoke rings.
On Sat, 23 Oct 1999, Larry Dunn wrote:
> Th original and by far best of these peculiar movies.
> Reptilian behemoth is awakened by nuclear testing and
> pursues singleminded destruction of Tokyo. This will
> be the version with Raymond Burr crowbarred in.
The "best" because it was considered (so I've read) as a serious movie
by the Japanese, with this movie being viewed allegorically. Japan was
(and still is) the only country ever atomic bombed and Godzilla becomes
a symbol for forces beyond their/our control, etc. Pity about that
Raymond Burr crap...I'd love to see the original cut.
> Godzilla vs. Kingghidora
> This is one of the 1990's Godzilla movies in which he
> looks terrifically evil, as he should. The movies are
> simply incredibly awful. They are physically painful
> to watch. In this one, the litigious lizard fights a
> three-headed golden dragon. Evil Americans are
> involved, somehow, as is time travel. In fact, much
> of this movie is a shameless, ridiculous ripoff of the
> Terminator series.
Notable for the scene in which American troops are killed by the
proto Godzilla. As I recall, there was some controversy over this
when it was released.
> Godzilla vs. Destroyer
> Those spunky little Fletcher Classes could sure put up
> a fight. (Obscure joke.) If only. Ridiculous spiky
> rubber suit fights Godzilla, who is himself about to
> reach critical mass. So tedious. It's too bad all of
> the effort in these movies went into making Godzilla
> look good, which he does.
Spoiler: Godzilla dies in this one. But not to worry! It ain't
really the end!
Stay tuned for Toho's Godzilla 2000. Due in December I think.
http://www.monsterzero.org is supposed to be the "official" site,
but it seems to be down at the moment. They're made available
clips, pics, etc. Plot: something to do with aliens needing
the G1 cells of Godzilla in order to regenerate themselves. Or
something like that.