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Monday, April 28, 2014

Godzilla On Netflx This May ...

This blog is in full on Godzilla mode. We've posted five full length and absolutely FREE Godzilla movies so far and there's much more on the way before the new Godzilla movie drops in May.

This new movie means a lot to me. I grew up loving those old Godzilla movies when I was a kid and I remember being really excited about the LAST American Godzilla movies and maaaaaasively let down by that cinematic abortion.

In fact, here's a small blurb about the last American version that I found off Wikipedia. In my opinion, the last sentence is where ALL the problems come from:

"In 1998, TriStar Pictures released a reimagining of Godzilla. The film was a financial success but was an ultimate failure with critics and fans of the franchise. In 2011, writer and producer Dean Devlin apologized for the film, blaming the script that he and director Roland Emmerich wrote. Emmerich admitted to never liking the original Godzilla films."

THEY TRUSTED A MAN WHO HATED GODZILLA TO MAKE A GODZILLA FILM!

So this NEW reimagining looks to finally do away with the sins of that last one. It's a baptism. Washing away the evils of the past. This new film is reeeeeeeally going to make my day.

Finger's crossed, guys.

Anyway, this post isn't about the new film. It's about the OLD classic Godzilla films, a number of which are about to drop onto Netflix in time for the big G-Day.

Thanks to our friends at Screen Crush, we now know that a number of classic Toho monster movies are set to enter the streaming system in May 2014. Here's a list for you ...

‘Godzilla, King of the Monsters’ (1956) — Starring Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, and Momoko Kochi. A 400-foot dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

‘Godzilla Raids Again’ (1955) — Starring Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, and Minoru Chiaki. Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

‘Rodan’ (1956) — Starring Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, and Akihiko Hirata. Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity.

‘Godzilla vs. Mothra’ (1964) — Starring Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, and Hiroshi Koizumi. A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

‘Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster’ (1964) — Starring Yosuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi. After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

‘Godzilla’s Revenge’ (1969) — Starring Kenji Sahara, Machiko Naka, and Tomonori Yazaki. A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla’s son, who is also having bully troubles.

‘Terror of Mechagodzilla’ (1975) — Starring Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai, and Akihiko Hirata. Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth’s cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus.

Good stuff. I wish they'd have "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" instead of the 1975 follow up, but I'm just happy that the big green guy will finally be available for streaming. My two year old son is a huge G fan and this will do wonders for getting him to love the monster even more.

I'll try and post another free Godzilla film soon, so stay tuned.

1 comment:

jSarek said...

I think the reason we're getting Terror of Mechagodzilla instead of its predecessor has to do with American licensing. I can't help but notice that this line-up of movies is the same as the one Classic Media had for their DVDs, excepting Godzilla vs. Monster Zero/Godzilla vs. the Astro Monster.