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A Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua

  • May 28, 2012
I just completed watching Gojira (1954), and while I still like its Amercan adaptation, Godzilla:  King of the Monsters, the original movie is much better. 

I think Gojira is much better because the movie has a smoother flow from not being edited and that as a whole, it has a much stronger emotional punch (mostly thanks to the inclusion of subtitles and with more focus on some "darker" scenes).  The movie also makes more sense since there's clearer elaborations on certain parts of the film, and certain sequences of actions make more sense as well.

Sony's Classic Media has released Gojira and Godzilla:  King of the Monsters in a 2-disk set, and with a retail price of only $9.99, all Godzilla fans should add this to their collection pronto.

Hell, even if you're put off by the Godzilla's infamous nature of being "campy," you should watch Gojira because I promise you this is a powerful, serious film.
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May 28, 2012
I wish I could write how Godzilla makes that noise--I dunno how it is spelled LOL
May 28, 2012
Are you talking about how the SPFX crew made that noise? I think they rubbed a leather glove on an upright bass to create that sound.
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: May 7, 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Runtime: 1hr 38min

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