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Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)

The Showa era was the longest of the three major eras in the Godzilla franchise. I like breaking it down into even smaller sections. The first three films form a decent trilogy where Godzilla appears and dies, a new Godzilla shows up to battle another monster, and finally meets his match in King Kong. 607 more words


Review: ゴジラ / Gojira [1954]

a review by the Azure-Winged Magpie (WARNING: I get really really angry in this one).



Note: Apologies to anyone who saw the messed-up version of this post. 2,908 more words

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The Bigger They Come Part 8 (Godzilla: King of Monsters, 1956)

Filmmakers wanted to bring Godzilla to American audiences, and what they thought Godzilla needed was a white guy’s perspective.  Godzilla: King of Monsters was not so much a remake as it was a revision of the original film.  100 more words

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The Bigger They Come Part 7 (Godzilla, 1954)

In 1954 with fears of nuclear annihilation feeding filmmakers hearts, it is no surprise Japan provided the most memorable monster of all.

The film begins with a series of mysterious freighter accidents.  174 more words

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