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The End of an Era!
March 5, 2004 7:22 AM   Subscribe

Goodbye Gojira Toho decides to retire our favorite radioactive green dinosaur. Sure there were some crappy ones, but even the crappy ones were great in their own way. And if you've never seen Godzilla Raids Again or the uncut remake of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah you owe it to yourself to get watching. Bye-Bye old Friend (snif).
posted by lumpenprole (14 comments total)

 
Man in Suit! Man in Suit!
posted by grabbingsand at 8:01 AM on March 5, 2004


What this link doesn't mention is that this "finale" is being directed by the same guy that directed the totally radical Versus.
posted by hughbot at 8:03 AM on March 5, 2004


He'll be back; he's been "retired" and brought back more times
than Gordon Howe's played hockey.

Just as Astro-Boy, Ganderman, Locke, Harlock and the rest have resurfaced, the green guy will always get another day in the spotlight.

Not like Disney's "back to the vault" gimmick.
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:24 AM on March 5, 2004


What this link doesn't mention is that this "finale" is being directed by the same guy that directed the totally radical Versus.

(faints with joy)THUMP!
posted by lumpenprole at 9:00 AM on March 5, 2004


Oh Mr. Smart Dalek, I do hope you're right.

Godzilla 1985: The only movie to ever make me break down and bawl like a little little baby.
posted by Katemonkey at 9:08 AM on March 5, 2004


This is sad, sad news.

We'll miss you, Gojira. I hope Kitamura takes good care of you.
posted by Jairus at 9:25 AM on March 5, 2004


Polling: what is your favorite Godzilla?

1) A menacing environmental message about nuclear weapons framed as nature punishing mankind.

2) A giant protector against "bad" monsters and evil aliens.

3) A close personal bud with schoolboys, a loving parent to a mini-Godzilla, and an overall fun to hang out with big green loveable muppet.

4) [Godzilla 1998 deleted].
posted by kablam at 9:50 AM on March 5, 2004


Polling: what is your favorite Godzilla?

You forgot my favorite:

5) The guy who comes into town, kicks the ass of all the monsters who have been destroying your town, then turns around and finishes destroying your town.
posted by lumpenprole at 10:13 AM on March 5, 2004


But now where will I get my "actor in a giant rubber suit destroying stuff" fix?
posted by Darke at 10:15 AM on March 5, 2004


I have no doubt that he'll be back. BTW I recommend 2001's Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack!. It's quite simply my favorite movie of all time. In this one, Godzilla is truly evil, the storyline is very compelling, and the fight scenes are spectacular.
posted by greasepig at 10:50 AM on March 5, 2004


Darke, meet Kaiju Big Battel.
posted by hughbot at 10:52 AM on March 5, 2004


lumpenprole, what's in the uncut version of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah?
posted by greasepig at 10:53 AM on March 5, 2004


lumpenprole, what's in the uncut version of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah?

Well, there's several versions, but there was one crappy one edited for the us video market that cut out the begining 'origin' of Gojira. A Japanese business executive was saved by him during ww2 (when he was a normal dinosaur). he stomped on a bunch of American troops and then got shelled by a battleship and looked fit to die. They then say that the a-bomb saved him and mutated him. In the cut video they take that out so as not to offend the 'hey you can't do that to americans!' crowd.

That being said, I saw a version that was obviously for export that had that stuff in it, but cut some other scenes out, mostly to trim the runtime down a bit, I think. So who the heck knows?
posted by lumpenprole at 12:47 PM on March 5, 2004


"it's always the monsters that suffer."
--Joel, MST3K
posted by batgrlHG at 11:03 AM on March 7, 2004


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