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2021-12-02 11:51:31 AM  
Godzilla, The Uncut Japanese Original (Gojira)
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2021-12-02 11:55:02 AM  
I watched Shin Godzilla, it was pretty good.
 
2021-12-02 12:02:09 PM  
See if you can spot the zipper on the Godzilla suit!
 
2021-12-02 12:28:46 PM  
I shall watch and relive a part of my childhood.
 
2021-12-02 1:04:25 PM  
US Godzilla is a generic monster movie of the era, just some goofy fun.

The unedited version is a farking film. It has some real messages and is remarkably well done.
 
2021-12-02 1:14:24 PM  

gopher321: I watched Shin Godzilla, it was pretty good.


Government bureaucracy causing refusal to acknowledge a national safety threat, followed by a half-assed acknowledgment and response?

Thank goodness something like that could never happen here.
 
2021-12-02 1:45:03 PM  

NeoCortex42: gopher321: I watched Shin Godzilla, it was pretty good.

Government bureaucracy causing refusal to acknowledge a national safety threat, followed by a half-assed acknowledgment and response?

Thank goodness something like that could never happen here.


But dude...rubber monster flopping down the street!
 
2021-12-02 1:56:57 PM  
Not available in Canader.
Well that sucks ass.
 
2021-12-02 1:57:21 PM  

gopher321: NeoCortex42: gopher321: I watched Shin Godzilla, it was pretty good.

Government bureaucracy causing refusal to acknowledge a national safety threat, followed by a half-assed acknowledgment and response?

Thank goodness something like that could never happen here.

But dude...rubber monster flopping down the street!


Gah. That scene put me off ketchup and strawberry toaster pastries for a while.
 
2021-12-02 1:57:42 PM  

Thosw: gopher321: NeoCortex42: gopher321: I watched Shin Godzilla, it was pretty good.

Government bureaucracy causing refusal to acknowledge a national safety threat, followed by a half-assed acknowledgment and response?

Thank goodness something like that could never happen here.

But dude...rubber monster flopping down the street!

Gah. That scene put me off ketchup and strawberry toaster pastries for a while.


Not together, you freaks.
 
2021-12-02 2:01:34 PM  
Affectionados?

People who are extremely into and motivated by affection?
 
2021-12-02 2:03:30 PM  
Japanese Godzilla movies suck with subtitles. You need the English overdubs to really capture the magic.
 
2021-12-02 2:09:15 PM  
What the fark is an "affectionado," subby?
 
2021-12-02 2:10:01 PM  
Given what Godzilla eventually became and what so many of us grew up with, a lot of people either forgot or never knew just how dark, dreary, and ominous the original Godzilla was. It's a MUCH different beast than what came after.

And it's fantastic.

It's a bona fide classic film -- no surprise, as director Ishirō Honda worked under Akira Kurosawa before landing his work work, and they remained lifelong friends -- and it's a deadly serious movie. There's nothing goofy about the original. It's not a mere giant monster disaster movie, it's a commentary on Japan's post-Hiroshima fear of the atomic bomb. Fantastic stuff.

Once I saw the original, I never went back to the U.S. cut. I haven't seen the Burr version since the 1980s. This is the ONLY way to watch the original Godzilla.
 
2021-12-02 2:10:36 PM  
"Don't cry.  We'll be with your father soon."
 
2021-12-02 2:11:02 PM  
Whar is Matthew Broderick and his horse?
 
2021-12-02 2:14:51 PM  
A life long favorite, I've had a copy of the original Japanese version for at least 30 years now and still watch it a couple times a year.
 
2021-12-02 2:16:17 PM  

Harlee: See if you can spot the zipper on the Godzilla suit!


there was no zipper actually...it used a hook/eye system.

Today its industrial Velcro on the fins. The heaviest suit weighed over 240 pounds

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2021-12-02 2:16:42 PM  
I remember that issue of Cigar Affectionado magazine that had Monica Lewinsky on the cover.
 
2021-12-02 2:19:29 PM  
Why - oh, why don't they make a modern Godzilla film set in '60s era Japan?
They're really missing a golden opportunity here!
 
2021-12-02 2:29:38 PM  
I have it on Bluray. It's quite different from the Americanized version. Dark and foreboding. And much longer.
 
2021-12-02 2:37:52 PM  

Thosw: Thosw: gopher321: NeoCortex42: gopher321: I watched Shin Godzilla, it was pretty good.

Government bureaucracy causing refusal to acknowledge a national safety threat, followed by a half-assed acknowledgment and response?

Thank goodness something like that could never happen here.

But dude...rubber monster flopping down the street!

Gah. That scene put me off ketchup and strawberry toaster pastries for a while.

Not together, you freaks.


Of course. Nothing could put you off of them when they're together.
 
2021-12-02 2:41:33 PM  

cocozilla: Harlee: See if you can spot the zipper on the Godzilla suit!

there was no zipper actually...it used a hook/eye system.

Today its industrial Velcro on the fins. The heaviest suit weighed over 240 pounds

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Fun piece of trivia:  That's not water he's standing in.  It's just the sweat from the suit after shooting for an afternoon.
 
2021-12-02 3:23:29 PM  
I highly recommend this Criterion Collection for any die hard OG Gojira fans out there. All of the Showa-Era Godzilla films from 1954-1975:

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VLJ9KB6

/not sorry about the image size...it's gorram Gojira!!!
 
2021-12-02 3:27:39 PM  
And on display here, a plot line that could'a been right out of today.

Animal was fine where it was as it was, until humans destroyed its habitat.


From a era POV when the man v nature take was that we are part of the systems and so need to work with and within them to survive.
Contrasted with say the jaws era POV on man v nature, nature is arbitrarily dangerous and we should dominate/manage nature for our own self interests.


This POV pendulum swings back and forth from one generation to the next pretty regularly.
i just think its cool to see who back in time, already had the enlightened POV (our responsibilities not our entitlements). But somehow we can't seem to keep such thigns, always having to forget them in one generation and have to relearn them in another,.
 
2021-12-02 3:30:13 PM  

NeoCortex42: US Godzilla is a generic monster movie of the era, just some goofy fun.

The unedited version is a farking film. It has some real messages and is remarkably well done.


Yes to both. But I have to say that -- compared to modern monster/alien action flicks tailored to the instant gratification generation -- it also does seem somewhat slow to develop.
 
2021-12-02 3:30:31 PM  
Uncut

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Godzilla goes FULL FRONTAL
 
2021-12-02 3:31:57 PM  

Thosw: Thosw: gopher321: NeoCortex42: gopher321: I watched Shin Godzilla, it was pretty good.

Government bureaucracy causing refusal to acknowledge a national safety threat, followed by a half-assed acknowledgment and response?

Thank goodness something like that could never happen here.

But dude...rubber monster flopping down the street!

Gah. That scene put me off ketchup and strawberry toaster pastries for a while.

Not together, you freaks.


Now add pineapple and Canadian bacon.
 
2021-12-02 3:34:38 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Affectionados?

People who are extremely into and motivated by affection?


https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=Affectionados : a person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a usually fervently pursued interest or activity : devotee aficionados of the bullfight movie aficionados.Dude, it's a Messican word.
 
2021-12-02 3:40:56 PM  

Drunk and Bitter Jesus: What the fark is an "affectionado," subby?


Read a book occasionally?

Or do a Google search? (Hint: highlight the word and right-click. Now click on the "Search Google for..." dropdown link.)

It's a perfectly cromulent word.

And yes, I see that I misspelled it. Did that traumatize you? But you're a smart guy, so I'm sure you can figure it out.
 
2021-12-02 3:42:03 PM  
I had this pop up on my suggestions this morning and i do plan to watch it as i have always desired to see the film the was Ishiro Honda, Eiji Tsubaraya and company intended it to be seen.
 
2021-12-02 3:44:23 PM  

PvtStash: And on display here, a plot line that could'a been right out of today.

Animal was fine where it was as it was, until humans destroyed its habitat.


From a era POV when the man v nature take was that we are part of the systems and so need to work with and within them to survive.
Contrasted with say the jaws era POV on man v nature, nature is arbitrarily dangerous and we should dominate/manage nature for our own self interests.


This POV pendulum swings back and forth from one generation to the next pretty regularly.
i just think its cool to see who back in time, already had the enlightened POV (our responsibilities not our entitlements). But somehow we can't seem to keep such thigns, always having to forget them in one generation and have to relearn them in another,.


This is quite astute.
 
2021-12-02 3:46:09 PM  

FigPucker: I highly recommend this Criterion Collection for any die hard OG Gojira fans out there. All of the Showa-Era Godzilla films from 1954-1975:

[Fark user image 850x992]

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VLJ9KB6

/not sorry about the image size...it's gorram Gojira!!!


I still can't figure out why they put Heisei Godzilla's picture on the Showa Godzilla collection.  (The double-rows of teeth are distinctive to Heisei.)
 
2021-12-02 3:49:14 PM  

Harlee: NeoCortex42: US Godzilla is a generic monster movie of the era, just some goofy fun.

The unedited version is a farking film. It has some real messages and is remarkably well done.

Yes to both. But I have to say that -- compared to modern monster/alien action flicks tailored to the instant gratification generation -- it also does seem somewhat slow to develop.


That can be said for older films in general. Pacing used to be much slower on average than anything today. Films were actually allowed to breathe a bit back then.
 
2021-12-02 4:05:43 PM  

skyotter: FigPucker: I highly recommend this Criterion Collection for any die hard OG Gojira fans out there. All of the Showa-Era Godzilla films from 1954-1975:

[Fark user image 850x992]

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VLJ9KB6

/not sorry about the image size...it's gorram Gojira!!!

I still can't figure out why they put Heisei Godzilla's picture on the Showa Godzilla collection.  (The double-rows of teeth are distinctive to Heisei.)


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2021-12-02 4:20:26 PM  
There's a lot of wonderful Toho films on archive.org, all free!
 
2021-12-02 4:31:34 PM  

PvtStash: And on display here, a plot line that could'a been right out of today.

Animal was fine where it was as it was, until humans destroyed its habitat.


From a era POV when the man v nature take was that we are part of the systems and so need to work with and within them to survive.
Contrasted with say the jaws era POV on man v nature, nature is arbitrarily dangerous and we should dominate/manage nature for our own self interests.


This POV pendulum swings back and forth from one generation to the next pretty regularly.
i just think its cool to see who back in time, already had the enlightened POV (our responsibilities not our entitlements). But somehow we can't seem to keep such thigns, always having to forget them in one generation and have to relearn them in another,.


except the original film wasn't an environmental film, it was very pointedly about both Atomic weapons and an allegory  about the horrific effects US firebombing campaigns against Japan towards the end of WW2 really were... key points in the original cut from the US version  characters riding a street car discussing the horrors of the firestorms and the resulting black rain, and a horrific sequence with a screaming mother clutching her small child in a doorway before being killed by Gojiras attack.


saw the remastered release when it was in theaters about a decade ago...first time I got to see some of the footage I'd previously only read about, or seen stills of.
 
2021-12-02 4:35:56 PM  

Harlee: Drunk and Bitter Jesus: What the fark is an "affectionado," subby?

Read a book occasionally?

Or do a Google search? (Hint: highlight the word and right-click. Now click on the "Search Google for..." dropdown link.)

It's a perfectly cromulent word.

And yes, I see that I misspelled it. Did that traumatize you? But you're a smart guy, so I'm sure you can figure it out.


Really? We're supposed to take your work for it based on antidotal evidence?

/For all intensive purposes, it really is a doggy-dog world
 
2021-12-02 4:40:04 PM  
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Still love the OG Godzilla, Burr-less of course
 
2021-12-02 4:42:52 PM  
So far I've watched about a third.  It's a delight to watch because it's visually compelling, and then there's the novelty of seeing almost-unspoiled rural Japan, and quaint urban non-BladeRunner Japan.
 
2021-12-02 4:55:09 PM  

SumoJeb: Not available in Canader.
Well that sucks ass.


It's been raining here a lot. Torrents of it really.
 
2021-12-02 5:23:51 PM  
Remember when those movies could genuinely scare you silly, before you learned how special effects are supposed to look?
 
2021-12-02 5:25:34 PM  

WhippingBoi: Harlee: Drunk and Bitter Jesus: What the fark is an "affectionado," subby?

Read a book occasionally?

Or do a Google search? (Hint: highlight the word and right-click. Now click on the "Search Google for..." dropdown link.)

It's a perfectly cromulent word.

And yes, I see that I misspelled it. Did that traumatize you? But you're a smart guy, so I'm sure you can figure it out.

Really? We're supposed to take your work for it based on antidotal evidence?

/For all intensive purposes, it really is a doggy-dog world


Give it arrest, guys.
 
2021-12-02 5:36:02 PM  
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Explaining this joke to classmates at age 13 was wierd.
 
2021-12-02 6:47:09 PM  

FigPucker: I highly recommend this Criterion Collection for any die hard OG Gojira fans out there. All of the Showa-Era Godzilla films from 1954-1975:

[Fark user image 850x992]

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VLJ9KB6

/not sorry about the image size...it's gorram Gojira!!!


I've had this in my wishlist for years, but unfortunately we still don't have anything that will play blu-ray.
/ luddite, I know...
 
2021-12-02 7:08:21 PM  
The best thing about Godzilla is Blue Oyster Cult's Go Go Godzilla.https://youtu.be/LyLVceTXx6s
 
2021-12-02 7:25:31 PM  
I've had both versions for many years on DVD.  Along with the original Ultraman series, Heisei series Gamera films, and some others.
 
2021-12-02 7:42:06 PM  
Thank you, Subby!

For a very long time, the Raymond Burr version was the only 'Godzilla' I knew.  Then I picked up a remastered DVD of the Original, and the difference is like night and day.

When I copied the disk up to my NAS, I filed it as 'Gojira', just to be definite about it.
 
2021-12-02 8:42:07 PM  
Thank you for this.
 
2021-12-02 9:08:12 PM  

Bat Guano: FigPucker: I highly recommend this Criterion Collection for any die hard OG Gojira fans out there. All of the Showa-Era Godzilla films from 1954-1975:

[Fark user image 850x992]

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VLJ9KB6

/not sorry about the image size...it's gorram Gojira!!!

I've had this in my wishlist for years, but unfortunately we still don't have anything that will play blu-ray.
/ luddite, I know...


Criterion also has just the original uncut film, plus the Burr version.  Including audio and interviews on production and inspiration.
 
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