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Old 02-11-2014, 08:17 PM
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I'm a huge Godzilla fan: curious, how many of you consider the Godzilla franchise to be horror?
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:46 AM
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Generally speaking, I put all Godzilla movies under the general category of Horror, as they are generally monster movies. They sometimes were played on Horror TV programs like Monstrous Movies, Creature Feature, etc.

Some Godzilla films have horror, some sci-fi, some fantasy, some were campy for kids. There's a wide variety.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:59 AM
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Generally speaking, I put all Godzilla movies under the general category of Horror, as they are generally monster movies. They sometimes were played on Horror TV programs like Monstrous Movies, Creature Feature, etc.

Some Godzilla films have horror, some sci-fi, some fantasy, some were campy for kids. There's a wide variety.
I agree with Sculpt!
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:22 PM
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Best and Worst of the Original Showa Godzilla Series:

(A member mentioned they were thinking about adding some Godzilla films to their collection. So I thought it'd be fun to post the best and worst for those who haven't seen them all. Post you best and worst as well.)

Best Showa Godzilla Films: (in rough order)
  1. Destroy All Monsters 1968 -- (Excellent Sci-fi film, beautiful sets, effects, interesting story, good pacing, for adults and kids)
  2. Mothra vs. Godzilla (Godzilla Vs the Thing) 1964 -- (interesting story, good pacing, for adults and kids)
  3. Godzilla vs. Hedora (smog monster) 1971 -- (psychedelic film, fascinating/unusual/beautiful art and visuals, jazz/psychedelic/classical music finely integrated with speaking/visuals, interesting story, good pacing, sometimes scary, almost more for adults, but ok for kids over 9 maybe)
  4. Godzilla vs. MonsterZero 1965 -- (Staring American actor Nick Adams, very cool sci-fi film, interesting story, good pacing, for adults and kids)
  5. Godzilla, King of the Monsters (US) 1956 -- (Staring US actor Raymond Burr, interesting story, good pacing, Burr does great job, fascinating visuals, special effects and music; not as gloomy and slow as Gojira, but loses some of the visceral & heavy duty effect of suffering with victims that Gijora54 has, for adults and kids)
  6. Godzilla/Gijora (Nippon) 1954 -- (interesting story, excellent and creative visuals, effects and music; film heavy, gloomy & visceral, can be chilling, sometimes slow pacing, have you're own energy to watch it, generally not for kids.)
  7. Ghidora the Three Headedmonster 1964 -- (amazing special effects and music, pretty good sci-fi, in spots some rather slow pacing, for adults and kids)
  8. KingKong vs. Godzilla 1962 (US version 1963) -- (fun film, pretty good pacing, more for kids, ok for adults; US version has added parts, pretty much the same)
  9. Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (Cosmic Monster) 1974 -- (interesting & bizarre sci-fi, good visuals; mediocre pacing, dialogue & acting, tipping towards kids but still dark, ok for sci-fi cultural curious adults)

Worst Showa Godzilla Films:(best to worst)
  1. Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973 -- (very campy & kiddie, but very creative monsters & some cool effects, story & pacing are decent)
  2. Son of Godzilla 1967 -- (kiddie & campy, but interesting sci-fi story, some very good special effects)
  3. Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972 -- (some amazingly fine visuals!, cool creature design, but story & pacing are poor)
  4. Terror of MechaGodzilla 1975 -- (fairly campy, mostly features new monster Titanosaurus, very little MechaG, weak story, directing, acting, visuals, fighting; pacing fair. I read many liked this film... I don't get why.)
  5. Godzilla Raids Again 1955 -- (2nd Godzilla film, 1st Godzilla fighting another monster; quick release to ride on success of Gojira 1954; so poorly received no Godzilla film would be made until 1962 King Kong Vs Godzilla.)
  6. Godzilla vs. Eibra (the sea monster) 1966 -- (silly, rigid, hard to get into)
  7. Godzilla's Revenge 1969 -- (completely for kids, very campy, about a boy dealing with bullies, has symbolic reference with Godzilla)
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:47 AM
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Best and Worst of the Original Showa Godzilla Series:
Sometime after our talk in the movie collection game thread I decided that I should rectify the fact that I did not own many Godzilla films. At the time, I only had the 98 version of Godzilla, which many disregard, King of Monsters which is often excluded from the films, and King Kong Versus Godzilla. I have since purchased a triple pack with Godzilla Versus Mothra: Battle for Earth, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, and Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. I also acquired the DVD Criterion Collection copy of Godzilla which included both Gojira and Godzilla: King of Monsters. In addition I purchased both Godzilla Versus Hedorah (The Smog Monster) and Godzilla Versus Gigan. While I was at it I purchased the Legacy Collection of Gamera for $9 which, I believe, included all but the most recent Gamera film. I plan to continue to expand my collection of Godzilla films in the near future. At the top of my list are Godzilla Versus Megalon, Godzilla Final Wars, the Godzilla Collection (which includes many of the films you recommended, though most are already on Netflix), and Godzilla Versus Spacegodzilla/Godzilla Versus Destroyah (it is a double feature pack). They are in no particular order. You gave an interesting list of that section of Godzilla films.

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Old 06-17-2014, 11:53 PM
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Love to hear what you think of the films after you watch each one (specifically those you haven't seen, or not seen in a very long time).

I think there are a couple of the 2000s I haven't seen, but I get some of them mixed up (which i think is unfortunately easy to do). I recently saw Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack in it's entirety (review). I wasn't very impressed.

Godzilla Final Wars is really best for those who have seen (nearly) all of the Showa series films (also Toho films Gorath and Atragon).
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