Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Cert 12A) US (2019) Dir. Michael Dougherty There seems to be a recurring cycle regarding the Godzilla franchise between Japan and the US. When the original Japanese incarnation retired in the 1970’s after 20 years, the US made a TV cartoon series prompting Toho to resurrect Gojira in the mid-80’s … Continue reading Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Mothra vs. Godzilla (Mosura tai Gojira)

Mothra vs. Godzilla (Mosura tai Gojira) Japan (1964) Dir. Ishiro Honda The fourth entry in the Godzilla canon eschews the silliness of its crossover predecessor King Kong vs. Godzilla (a modern day version is being made by Hollywood as we speak) although that doesn’t mean it isn’t culpable of the occasional layer of cheese melted … Continue reading Mothra vs. Godzilla (Mosura tai Gojira)

Godzilla Raids Again (Gojira no gyakushû)

Godzilla Raids Again (Gojira no gyakushû) Japan (1955) Dir. Motoyoshi Oda You thought Godzilla was killed at the end of the first film didn’t you? Surely you should know by now that once a film studio smells a potential franchise characters only die when the box office starts to dry up. Thus, one year after … Continue reading Godzilla Raids Again (Gojira no gyakushû)

Godzilla: City On The Edge Of Battle (Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi)

Godzilla: City On The Edge Of Battle (Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi) Japan (2018) Dirs. Hiroyuki Seshita & Kobun Shizuno The second film in the new animated trilogy of films featuring the King Of Monsters Godzilla, distributed in the west via Netflix, is a direct continuation from the first film Planet Of The Monsters. Unfortunately … Continue reading Godzilla: City On The Edge Of Battle (Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi)

Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters (Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei)

Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters (Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei) Japan (2017) Dirs. Hiroyuki Seshita & Kobun Shizuno The Japanese version of the King Of Monsters is back already following his most recent big screen excursion Shin Godzilla but this time it is in animation form as part of a new trilogy of films, distributed via Netflix … Continue reading Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters (Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei)

Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/ 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. In 1998 Hollywood decided to resurrect Japan’s iconic movie monster Godzilla with disastrous results. The ever-polite Japanese creators publicly gave it their blessing but, like everyone else, hated it, responding with their own reboot a year later. … Continue reading Shin Godzilla

Godzilla

Godzilla (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Warner Bros) Running Time: 123 min approx If Hollywood has programmed us film fans in anyway over the past twenty years, is it to approach with caution every film which is a remake of a foreign language classic. For the rare occasion they get it right (Magnificent Seven) they … Continue reading Godzilla