Godzilla Showa Classics Volume 1
original monster is back in this entertaining collection entitled
Godzilla Showa Classics which is volume 1 of this thoroughly
entertaining collection of some of the best Godzilla movies of the 20th
century. For the curious, the Showa series of Godzilla ranged from 1954
which was the first Godzilla movie ever and this age ended in 1975 with
the Terror of Mechagodzilla.
it comes to monsters, the Japanese really know how to do it best
and Godzilla also became the inspiration for many monster movies to
come from the 1998 Hollywood remake of Godzilla to Cloverdale and
needless to say, it truly became the archetype of things to come.
though this collection is quite dated with strings, men in suits and
some truly bizarre yet sometimes hilarious special effects, the pop
culture of this collection is worth the price and I've never seen
something so kooky but trying to be serious.
villain to hero, Godzilla Showa Classics Volume 1 features the following
Godzilla: 50th Anniversary Edition
Mothra vs Godzilla
Godzilla: Invasion of the Astro-monster
Godzilla vs Ebirah
Son of Godzilla
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters
favourite movies in this collection is the original movie that has
Godzilla attacking Japan, however we soon discover that this creature
was created by a nuclear explosion. As the military attempts to end
Godzilla's reign, only one scientist can destroy this creature with a
doomsday weapon. Of course many believe that Godzilla only comes with
mankind threatens itself with apocalyptic weapons.
Another cool movie was Godzilla Invasion of the Astro-monster that puts
the spin on Godzilla that he is a protector rather than villain. This
time Godzilla battles King Ghidorah, a three headed space dragon. This
story also feature some great special effects and the introduction of
aliens is priceless to the saga.
the stories, considering are well written and link ancient ancient
Japanese myths with the modern world. It's retro science fiction at its
best but in order to enjoy this series, you really need the ability not
to take itself too seriously.
only let down to this collection is the video quality which is a mixed
bag, however for its age, it still manages to capture the wonder of
these stories and proves how good the Japanese are at telling stories.
you're after a true pop culture mix of monster stories, featuring our
favourite green giant lizard, than Godzilla Showa Classics Volume 1 is
definitely for you! Almost 620 minutes of green goodness!