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Old 7th February 2012, 08:57 PM
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As there seems to be a few G-fans here, I have not seen a thread devoted to Japan's favourite Urban renewal developer.
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Here's a list of the big G's films. I haven't included appearances in other films or TV shows.

Godzilla (Godzilla, King of the Monsters) [1954]
Godzilla Raids Again [1955]
King Kong vs. Godzilla [1962]
Mothra vs. Godzilla [1964]
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster [1964]
Invasion of Astro-Monster (Godzilla vs. Monster Zero) [1965]
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster) [1966]
Son of Godzilla [1967]
Destroy All Monsters [1968]
All Monsters Attack (Godzilla's Revenge) [1969]
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster) [1971]
Godzilla vs. Gigan [1972]
Godzilla vs. Megalon [1973]
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla [1974]
Terror of Mechagodzilla [1975]
The Return of Godzilla (Godzilla 1985) [1984]
Godzilla vs. Biollante [1989]
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah [1991]
Godzilla vs. Mothra (Godzilla & Mothra: The Battle for Earth) [1992]
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2 [1993]
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla [1994]
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah [1995]
Godzilla 2000: Millennium (Godzilla 2000) [1999]
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus [2000]
Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack [2001]
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla [2002]
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. [2003]
Godzilla: Final Wars [2004]
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Old 8th February 2012, 11:19 AM
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Urban renewal developer....nice one. i have fond memories of the 2:35 prints that Channel 4 used to show, sadly dont have enough of these in the house, id put up a rather funny Stewart Lee spoof, but since you really have to watch the whole episode to "get the joke", il get me coat ahem.
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Old 8th February 2012, 04:43 PM
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Ok slate me if you like, but I really like the Mothra song, especially the version in Tokyo S.O.S..

Here,s the lyrics in Japanese and English. Please note there are variences in the lyrics in the films.

Mothra Song -

Japanese

Mosura ya Mosura
dongan kasakuyan indoo muu
rosuto uiraadoa, hanba hanbamuyan
randa banunradan tounjukanraa
kasaku yaanmu
Mosura ya Mosura
yasashisasae waure
arehateta
hito no kokoro inorinagara
utai, ai no uta

English Translation

Mothra oh Mothra
Hear our call for you to save us
over time, over sealike a wave you come our guardian angel
Mothra oh Mothra
the people have forgotten kindness
their spirits fall to ruin
we shall pray for the people as we sing
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Old 8th February 2012, 04:46 PM
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Are you suggesting that there might be people who don't like the Mothra song?

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Old 8th February 2012, 04:50 PM
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Are you suggesting that there might be people who don't like the Mothra song?

Only people with no taste .
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Old 8th February 2012, 04:52 PM
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Thank heavens i don't have Godzilla versus Mothra then.
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Old 8th February 2012, 06:25 PM
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Seen most if not all of the big G's movies, SCALA cinema even had an all night GODZILLATHON back in the mid 80s. What really impresses is TOHO often reinvent their own history to tell a good yarn, MECHA G for example, built by spacemen in the 70s but constructed from GODZILLA'S bones/DNA by humans in todays times. Also fun to see how big G once towered over Tokyo, but is now dwarfed by the buildings of modern Japan. My personal fave is GODZILLA VS DESTOROYAH (although referring to mini G as 'baby' may raise a chuckle, gotta love that 'Miki Saegusa')
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Old 8th February 2012, 06:28 PM
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Does anyone else remember BBC 2's Godzilla/Monster night from about 14 years ago? It's a shame they'd never consider doing something like this nowadays:
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Old 8th February 2012, 09:47 PM
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Here's a list of other Dai Kaiju (giant monster) movies, or movies that have a monster in them. This list is not a complete one, I have not included the many Japanese TV series and I have concentrated on the movies instead. so please feel free to add ones I have missed. The list is made up of kaiju type monsters , eg suitmation and mainly Eastern Kaiju.

TOHO STUDIO.

RODAN- 1956
THE MYSTERIANS - 1957
VARAN - 1958
MOTHRA - 1961
GORATH - 1962
MATANGO - 1963
ATRAGON - 1963
DOGORA - 1964
FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD - 1965
WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS - 1966
KING KONG ESCAPES - 1967
LATITUDE ZERO - 1969
SPACE AMOEBA - 1970
OROCHI THE EIGHT-HEADED DRAGON - 1984
REBIRTH OF MOTHRA - 1996
REBIRTH OF MOTHRA 2 - 1997
REBIRTH OF MOTHRA 3 - 1998

DAIEI STUDIO.

GIANT MONSTER GAMERA - 1965
DAIMAJIN - 1966
RETURN OF DAIMAJIN - 1966
WRATH OF DAIMAJIN - 1966
GAMERA VS BARUGON - 1966
GAMERA VS GYAOS - 1967
GAMERA VS VIRAS - 1968
GAMERA VS GIGER - 1970
GAMERA VS ZIGRA - 1971
SUPER MONSTER GAMERA - 1980
GAMERA GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE - 1995
GAMERA 2 - ATTACK OF THE LEGION - 1996
GAMERA 3 - AWAKENING OF IRIS - 1999

OTHER STUDIO'S.

KING KONG APPEARS IN EDO - 1938 - LOST FILM
THE MAGIC SERPENT - 1966
GAPPA THE TRIPHIBIAN MONSTER - 1967
THE X FROM OUTER SPACE - 1967
DAIGORO VS GOLIATH - 1972
THE MONSTER X STRIKES BACK/ ATTACK THE G-SUMMIT - 2008
DEEP SEA BEAST REIGO - 2005
GAMERA THE BRAVE - 2006
BIG MAN JAPAN - 2007

NON-JAPANESE KAIJU

KONGA - 1961 - UK
GORGO - 1961 - UK
YONGARY - 1967 - KOREA
A.P.E. - 1976 - KOREA
KING KONG - 1976 - US
QUEEN KONG - 1976 - UK
THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN - 1977 - HK
PULGASARI - 1985 - KOREA
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Old 8th February 2012, 11:04 PM
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Here's another from Japan called Attack of the Super Monsters:

Apparently it was originally a Japanese TV series that was edited together int this movie form when it was released overseas. I've never seen the full thing but it looks entertaining and it's got to be the only Kaiju film to blend suitmation with traditional 2D animation
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