23 comments

  • By JesseB
    January 05, 2012
    09:12 PM

    Reason One: The monster movie to top all monster movies. Reason Two: Post war Japanese cinema at its most creative. Reason Three: The gorgeous underwater death of the monster.
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  • By John P
    January 05, 2012
    11:31 PM

    Reason 1: It Reason 2: Is Reason 3: GODZILLA
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  • By dasboot4211
    January 06, 2012
    11:11 AM

    Do you really need three reasons for Godzilla. It's GODZILLA!!!!! King Kong is better but the mutant dinosaur from the deep sea of the Pacific comes in a very close second.
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  • By Liem Nguyen
    January 06, 2012
    05:42 PM

    Sweet, sweet, sweet!
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  • By Ryan Rosendal
    January 06, 2012
    10:15 PM

    Reason 1: It's the original "Godzilla." Come on. Reason 2: Ishiro Honda is a kick-ass director Reason 3: We're one step closer to getting "Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla" added to the collection.
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  • By Collin
    January 07, 2012
    06:13 PM

    1:GODZILLA! 2:Ishro Honda 3:Pulsing music of Akira Ifukube
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  • By Shaun
    January 08, 2012
    10:07 AM

    Man oh man, King Kong and Gozilla bring back fond memories. Warner did a great job with the King Kong (1933) remaster and I can't wait to get this. Criterion is taking a nice detour with films like Godzilla, House, and Island of Lost Souls - beautiful fantasy masterpieces with a little goofiness thrown in for good measure.
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  • By barry
    January 16, 2012
    12:05 AM

    ..whatever [his] embodimnent Godzilla will forever have a place in the worlds definiton of power, prestige, and rudimentary strength and wonder. Criterion will take its place amid the many already placed juxtaposed to SONY, PIONEER, BOSE, PANASONIC and all othrs w/ this 'Gojira' redue. Good work!
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  • By Dave O.
    January 16, 2012
    11:32 PM

    I thought the original was NOT shot 1-35-1 aspect ratio. If anyone can enlighten me thanks.
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  • By Len J. Goldstein
    January 17, 2012
    01:52 PM

    All of the reasons above are to my feelings as well. Just this original film is brilliant and my favourite character is Dr. Serizawa. It's a brilliant work of art. Ifukbe's score is dynamite as is Honda's direction and the black and white cinematography is bold and striking. Those are my three.
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  • By john
    January 18, 2012
    03:49 PM

    KING OF THE MONSTERS! Nuff Said! ....and as Len mentioned, dynamite score!
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  • By Sidney
    January 19, 2012
    04:35 PM

    1) Godzilla as one of the most iconic monsters in film history. 2) The special effects that are amazingly non-cartoonish, especially for the period. 3) The story is actually quite relevant.
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  • By Wildefriend
    January 20, 2012
    08:01 PM

    1) I watched it 10 times in the week it was on TV when I was 8. Caused nightmares, but I loved it. 2) I like the music. Great reflection of the Japanese take on a Westernized style. 3) I thought Dr. Sarazawa's girlfriend was pretty cute!
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  • By Alexander
    January 25, 2012
    04:32 AM

    1.Godzilla 2. Godzilla 3. Becau----//';#-% xbGODZILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • By taylor
    February 19, 2012
    04:05 PM

    1. It's really dramatic. 2. The monster is the least retarded looking version in the showa series. 3. It's GODZILLA!
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  • By Christopher
    March 18, 2012
    04:59 PM

    My three reasons. 1. Great acting on both sides in Japanese and in English with Raymond Burr,(R.I.P). 2. Great visual effects before the CGI Effects that is out now. 3. Masterpiece...Bar None.
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  • By DYMOND FORD
    October 17, 2012
    10:11 AM

    this is gonna be soooo goood!!!!! GODZILLA IS THE KING OF MONSTER....
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  • By Moviefan777
    December 28, 2012
    12:26 PM

    1. The Serious Allegory And Acting 2. Wonderful Effects 3. It's Freaking Godzilla! Enough Said.
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  • By Vince C.
    July 28, 2014
    01:36 PM

    I agree with reason #2. In fact, that's the only thing that raises this film above the level of a grade-B fright fest. Someone called it a close second to King Kong, and someone else called it a work of art. Have our standards really sunk so low? Oh, and a third person mentioned Raymond Burr, but he was mixed into the version that ran here in the States. It's amusing to watch his scenes and how they are clearly no part of the original production.
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  • By B-Movie Fallout Ants
    October 16, 2014
    06:42 PM

    Reason #1: The commentary on how Godzilla is cleverly used to represent the real-world situations at the time to make a protest of sorts against nuclear weaponry. Reason #2: The acting by Akira Takarada and others that makes adds a human element of despair and tragedy. Reason #3: Making the monster a victim too. The creature was made with an atom bomb, meaning that it succumbed to radiation, turning it into the hellish nightmare named Godzilla
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