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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Free Godzilla Movie Marathon, Part 3 ...

Here's another free Godzilla movie for you. This one is the HILARIOUS "Cinema Insomnmia" edit of it. It's great.

Enjoy ...

"Godzilla Raids Again (ゴジラの逆襲 Gojira no Gyakushū?, lit. 'Godzilla's Counterattack'), is a 1955 Japanese Science fiction Kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Motoyoshi Oda, and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, and Minoru Chiaki. The 2nd film in the Godzilla series, this was a direct sequel quickly put into production to capitalize on the box office success of Godzilla the previous year. This was the first film in the series to feature a 'monster vs. monster' scenario, as it introduced Godzilla's first foe, the quadruped monster Anguirus. This scenario of Godzilla battling other giant monsters would become a staple for the rest of the series.

The film was released theatrically in the United States in the Summer of 1959 by Warner Brothers as Gigantis, the Fire Monster. This American version of the film was heavily edited as it not only gives Godzilla a modified roar and a new origin, but also changes his name from Godzilla to Gigantis, trying to pass the monster off as a completely new character. This move was considered a failure, and all subsequent American cuts of Godzilla films would use the character's proper name.

Gigantis was featured in season two of the show Cinema Insomnia, a nationally syndicated American television series presented by horror host Mr. Lobo where the movies that are shown are cut with retro movie ads and commercials, fake ads, and hosting segments. In the Gigantis episode, the fight scene at the end of the film features battle scenes from the Gamecube video game 'Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee' added to it and it's pretty awesome. The interview with Godzilla is filmed in front of a very Japanese-looking building in downtown Sacramento, California. A number of Cinema Insomnia episodes feature cameos by Reverend Steve Galindo, the owner of this awesome blog."

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