Tag Archive: Godzilla

Mar 28 2017

Monster Mania: Music From The Classic Godzilla Films (1954-1995)

Randy Miller Official Site Monster Mania: Music From The Classic Godzilla Films (1954-1995), VarŅse Sarabande 1998 Up until 1998, American Godzilla fans who wanted to listen to the uninterrupted music from the films they love had very few options. Unless you were able to import albums directly from Japan, the selection was limited to Neil …

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Sep 06 2016

12 Interesting Things About Godzilla

With a monster as famous as Godzilla, it’s hard to follow the format I set in up my previous articles about Hedorah, Gigan and Mothra. So much about Godzilla is already known and discussing things like height and weight changes would result in getting too bogged down in details. My having already used a lot …

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Jul 20 2016

Godzilla Marathon Promos

Godzilla movie marathons were a common staple of 90’s television programming, even before the hype over Tristar’s 1998 disappointment started. Although most of them were promoted by simply combining narration with clips from the films, some stations rolled up their sleeves to create something truly special. Our first example comes to us from WGN, as …

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Mar 23 2016

Alexandre Desplat, GODZILLA: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

Alexandre Desplat Official Site Godzilla: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, WaterTower Music 2014 While reviews of the film itself seem quite positive for the most part, reviews of the soundtrack for Legendary’s Godzilla are much more divisive. Some felt it was too over the top and others insisted it was too restrained for a Godzilla movie. …

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Nov 03 2015

Godzilla 1985’s 30th Anniversary

Today is not the day Godzilla 1985 was released in America, but it really has been 30 years. Any potential confusion is appropriate considering how the film was mistakenly marketed here as being released for Godzilla’s 30th anniversary. While this was true for the original Japanese version’s release in 1984, the US version was a …

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Nov 27 2014

Gamera vs. Godzilla

Although the Godzilla fan in me wants to give top billing to the king of the monsters, Gamera is the birthday kaiju and therefore gets the spotlight today. Fan speculation over who would win in a fight between the two giant monsters has been going on for decades and shows no sign of slowing down. …

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Nov 03 2014

Numa Numa Godzilla

I remember when the internet was flooded with comedy videos of people dancing to the “Numa Numa” song. It turns out its actual name is “Dragostea din tei” (which means “Love from the lindens” in English). It’s from a Moldovan group called O-Zone and you can read more about its history here. In honor of …

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May 28 2014

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Volume 1

It always surprises me how people are praising Marvel Studios’ strategy for the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” as if it’s something new. I guess they have forgotten how Toho did it decades ago with their daikaiju movies. I suppose one could make an argument for Universal doing it first, but since most of their stable of …

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Nov 03 2013

In Honor of Godzilla’s Birthday…

let’s pay tribute to the man who played the original incarnation of the Big G: Haruo Nakajima. Granted, he was joined by Katsumi Tezuka for stunt double duties for some of the early films and was mostly replaced in Son of Godzilla (with the exception of the water scenes) by Seiji Onaka and Hiroshi Sekita …

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Feb 25 2013

Godzilla vs. Charles Barkley

The year was 1992. After the success of their Hare Jordan ad teaming up Michael Jordon and Bugs Bunny during the Super Bowl, Nike was keen on recapturing the magic. Although the ad had initially been considered risky, it lived up to the company’s goal of creating “innovative advertising-but innovative in a way that captures …

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Nov 03 2012

Homemade Godzilla Costumes

I’ve occasionally heard people theorize that part of the appeal Japanese monster movies have is the fact that costumes are used, with fans wishing on a subconscious level that they could be one in the cool costume crushing all those little buildings (despite the fact that doing so is much less glamorous than one would …

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Nov 03 2011

Godzilla and King Kong, Together Again

As it’s the Big G’s birthday, I thought it would be nice to pay tribute to one of his greatest battles. I was stuck on what to do, until I discovered that the Peruvian fast food chain Bembos decided to do a humorous ad reuniting the two (well, reasonable facsimiles of the two) that’s probably …

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Aug 31 2011

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: King Kong vs. Godzilla Soundtrack

Akira Ikufube Official Site (Label) King Kong vs. Godzilla Soundtrack, La-La Land Records 2006 (Original release date: 1962) I know this seems like a bizarre way to close out this year’s Freaky Tiki Surf-ari. Truth be told, even I thought the idea that the King Kong vs. Godzilla soundtrack had anything to do with exotica …

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Feb 09 2011

It’s News to Me!

While browsing through Comcast’s OnDemand service, I discovered that the “Preferred Collection” menu (found in both the “Free Movies” and “Premium Channels” sections) contains free movies that aren’t listed in any of the other movie categories. If you want to see films like Curse of the Demon and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, I …

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Jun 27 2010

More Cool Cover Art

While browsing through the recent “Gravedigger’s Local 16 Flashback” entry, I couldn’t help but find myself drawn to the “Cool cover art” entry. Although the website noted in it (Critical Condition Online) is the undisputed king of online VHS cover art collections, I was inspired to see if there were any other sites devoted to …

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May 31 2010

Mothra Madness

Mosura!

Mothra is actually based on a serialized Japanese novel called The Luminous Fairies and Mothra. Mothra was supposed to battle the unused monster Bagan in a never-realized 1990 film called Mothra vs Bagan. Elements of that script, along with the similarly never made Godzilla vs Gigamoth, were utilized in the 90’s version of Godzilla vs. …

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