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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Free Godzilla Movie Marathon, Part 8 ...

The big green G train just keeps on rolling here!

In celebration of the new Godzilla movie, and to get non-hardcore Godzilla fans properly prepared for this new G-movie, here is the eight aaaaabsolutely free Godzilla movie that I've posted right here on this blog in about the last two or three weeks. It's a Godzilla celebration, a Godzillabration, if you will.

And for those of you just tuning in, here are the films that I have 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)

... and now, for your viewing pleasure, may I present today's utterly AWESOME free Godzilla movie.


Completely yoinked from the wikipedia monster ...

"Mothra vs. Godzilla (モスラ対ゴジラ Mosura tai Gojira?) is a 1964 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Ishirō Honda, and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred Akira Takarada, Kenji Sahara and Hiroshi Koizumi. The fourth film in the Godzilla series, it was the first in which Toho began bringing in monsters from other productions, having Godzilla cross paths with Mothra. This trend would continue later in the same year with Rodan, in the film Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster.

The film was released theatrically in the United States and Canada in the summer of 1964 (four months after its Japanese debut) by American International Pictures as Godzilla vs. the Thing.

American International Pictures originally released the film in the United States in September 1964, and it opened in New York City on November 25 of that year, retitled Godzilla vs. the Thing. Mothra's appearance was kept out of promotional material, which hinted that Godzilla's opponent would be a hideous tentacled creature and referred to it only as 'The Thing'. New York Times film critic Eugene Archer reacted to the film and its title: 'Well, there are three things, not counting the movie. One has wings and looks like a big bee. The other two are hatched from the first Thing's egg, after quite a bit of worshipful kootch dancing from a pair of foot-tall native goddesses...'. This is the first Showa Godzilla film to be nearly completely intact for North American release (a very few small scenes were edited out). The first three Godzilla films were heavily edited.

The film has received favorable reviews by critics, and is widely considered among the best Godzilla films. The film's approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes is currently at 89% based on nine reviews."

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