Mothra vs. Godzilla (Godzilla vs. The Thing)

March 2, 2016

1964 brings us the 4th movie in the Godzilla series and the addition of a new monster to the Godzilla menagerie: Mothra. Mothra had her first movie in 1961, separate from any interaction with Godzilla. In this movie we start to get a sense of who the regular actors will be in Godzilla movies. There are a number of actors that show up time and again in a variety of…


Toho Master Collection: Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

February 2, 2016

Released the year after the 1954 debut of Gojira, Godzilla Raids again is the second movie to feature the giant radioactive dinosaur and follows in the narrative footsteps of the first Godzilla movie. It is gritty and far more of a horror movie than the later movies are, especially the late 60’s early 70’s movies. The 70’s were not kind to Godzilla. The Americanized version starts with shots of atomic…


The Criterion Collection Presents Godzilla

January 18, 2016

The Criterion Collection Blu-Ray release of Godizlla is the original Gojira uncut and un-Americanized. It comes with an informative booklet that is very well done as well as commentary. There is no English version, (unless you watch the included Americanized King of the Monsters version) you get the options of subtitles or no. I like it better with subtitles anyway. The original actors get really into their roles while the…