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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Free Godzilla Movie Marathon, Part 12 ...

This big Gojira-bration is nearing an end, so here's one of the best there is!

So, in celebration of the new Godzilla movie coming out this weekend, this blog is having a super mega ultra Godzilla movie marathon! And today we have the freaking 12TH aaaaaaaaaaabsolutely free Godzilla movie that's been posted here in about the last three or so weeks. Wow. How awesome is that, huh?

And for those of you just tuning in, here are the films shown so far ...

Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Godzilla Raids Again (Cinema Insomnia)
Son of Godzilla (1967)
Godzilla vs The Sea Monster (MST3K)
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

... and now, for your viewing pleasure, I present today's absolutely kick ass free Godzilla movie.


Yoinked vigorously from the almighty wikipedia god ...

"Destroy All Monsters (released in Japan as Charge of the Monsters (怪獣総進撃 Kaijū Sōshingeki) is a 1968 Japanese Science fiction Kaiju film produced by Toho. The ninth entry in the original Godzilla series, it stars Akira Kubo, Jun Tazaki, Yukiko Kobayashi and Yoshio Tsuchiya. Produced in celebration as Toho's 20th kaiju film, it was also originally intended to be the final Godzilla film, and as such, was given a bigger budget than the past few productions. Set at the turn of the 20th century, the film features many of Toho's earlier monsters, eleven in all. The film was also the last to be produced by the main creators of the Godzilla character, with Ishirō Honda directing, Eiji Tsuburaya supervising the special effects (with Sadamasa Arikawa actually directing), Tomoyuki Tanaka producing, and Akira Ifukube handling the film's score. The film was released theatrically in the United States in the Spring of 1969 by American International Pictures.

American International Pictures released the film theatrically in North America in 1969. The Americanization was handled by Titan Productions (formerly Titra Studios). In the Japanese version, the credits come right after the Moonlight SY-3 blasts off at the beginning of the movie. The American version moved the credits to the end of the picture. This version has been replaced on home video and television by Toho's international version. While uncut and letterboxed, it features an English dub track produced by William Ross' Tokyo-based Frontier Enterprises in 1968.

Destroy All Monsters has received acclaim. The New York Times did not review the film upon release, but film critic Howard Thompson gave it a positive review on a re-release at a children's matinee with the Bugs Bunny short, Napoleon Bunny-Part, in December 1970. He commented that 'the feature wasn't bad at all of this type. The trick photography and especially the blended sweep and skill of the miniature settings provided the visual splash. The human beings, with good dubbed English voices, were a personable lot as they wrestled with some outer space culprits who had rounded up Japan's favorite monsters and turned them against the planet earth.'

No less than 11 monsters make an appearance in this film. Pretty sweet. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards has expressed an interest in making a sequel to his 2014 movie that is inspired by Destroy All Monsters. Which is even sweeter."

Sigh. If I only knew when I would be able to SEE the new Godzilla movie.

Oh well.

Also, and I hope you are still reading this, I have been doing storytimes for kids every week for well over 11 years. And in celebration of this I've compiled a big photo album of over 50 pictures and hilarious stories from over a decade of entertaining children. So please take a look at it ...


And, if you could, plllllleeeeease share the photo album on your Facebook. I really want to get my name out there. So a quick share would really help me out. Plus, it's pretty cute and fairly hilarious, so score.


Anonymous said...

Hey Reverend Steve!

Long time fan of your blog here, just wanting to tell you way to go with the epic Godzilla-thon. Thanks! Great work on your blog as always!


Anonymous said...

In Australia.thanks for the movies!