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Friday, January 31, 2014

Steve's Week Of Free Movies: Part 8 ...

Sorry. I didn't post a free movie yesterday. I was too busy spending time with my family.

Today's awesome monster flick, however, will most definitely make up for lost time.

Enjoy ...

"Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (ゴジラ・モスラ・キングギドラ 大怪獣総攻撃 Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidora: Daikaijū Sōkōgeki, also known as GMK?) is a 2001 science fiction kaiju film directed by Shūsuke Kaneko, written by Kaneko, Keiichi Hasegawa and Masahiro Yokotani. It was the twenty-fifth film to be released in the Godzilla film series as a part of the Millennium series. Meant to be a direct sequel to the original film and set nearly 50 years after the events of the original Godzilla, this film tells the story of a revived, undead Godzilla possessed by the spirits of the Japanese soldiers that died in World War II. The undead Godzilla returns to destroy Japan. Taizo Tachibana, admiral of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, intends to attack Godzilla. Meanwhile, his daughter Yuri searches for the three guardians, Mothra, King Ghidorah and Baragon. They must stop Godzilla from obliterating the country.

The film was released in the United States on cable television on August 31, 2003 then followed with a DVD release in early 2004. The film is especially notable for the changes made to the monsters. For example, Ghidorah typically played the villain in previous Godzilla films; this film has him as a hero. In fact, Ghidorah is actually portrayed a few meters shorter than Godzilla; previous incarnations of the character were much larger, and towered over Godzilla. Mothra was also revamped. Like Ghidorah, Mothra is portrayed as being far smaller than normal and looking more like a Butterfly than a Moth. Her poison powder and hurricane wind attacks were removed, and were replaced with a burst of stingers fired from her abdomen. In addition, Mothra's fairy servants, the Shobijin, are dropped completely. The film also has the longest name of any Godzilla movie."

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