Search - King Kong vs. Godzilla [Blu-ray] on Blu-ray


King Kong vs. Godzilla [Blu-ray]
King Kong vs Godzilla
Blu-ray
Director: Ishirô Honda
NR     2014     1hr 31min

The Terrifying Battle Between The Mightiest Monsters of All Time! The two biggest monsters of all time battle in the thrilling adventure classic, King Kong vs. Godzilla. When an underhanded pharmaceutical company goes to a...  more »

     
3

Larger Image

Movie Details

Director: Ishirô Honda
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: Blu-ray
DVD Release Date: 04/01/2014
Release Year: 2014
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

Similarly Requested DVDs

Sin City
   R   2005   2hr 4min
   
Legend of the Guardians The Owls of Ga'hoole
Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy
Director: Zack Snyder
   PG   2010   2hr 5min
   
Thirteen Days
Infinifilm Edition
Director: Roger Donaldson
   PG-13   2001   2hr 25min
   
The Day Reagan Was Shot
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
8
   R   2002   1hr 38min
   
Seabiscuit
Widescreen Edition
   PG-13   2003   2hr 21min
   
Rush Hour
Special Edition
Director: Brett Ratner
   PG-13   2007   1hr 38min
   
Skyfall
Blu-ray/ DVD + Digital Copy
Director: Sam Mendes
   2hr 23min
   
Goldfinger
Special Edition
Director: Guy Hamilton
   PG   2002   1hr 50min
   
Tomcats
Director: Gregory Poirier
   R   2001   1hr 35min
   
Interstellar
Blu-ray
   2015
   
 

Member Movie Reviews

Mark D. from N DARTMOUTH, MA
Reviewed on 10/22/2014...
THIS REVIEW WAS REVISED ON JANUARY 16, 2015.
If there's anyone that wants to know what a classic Japanese monster movie looks like....then this is the one to watch. Cheesy looking monsters (did you ever notice how fat Godzilla's legs are in this movie?) to the King Kong costume (with arms that change length throughout the movie), this is your typical 1960's children's matinee fare. There is action galore, plot inconsistencies, a damsel in distress and island natives that are pissed when their gorilla god is kidnapped by unscrupulous adventurers. Total budget for this movie was probably $1.98 + tax LOL.
I had high hopes that this blu ray presentation would be completely upgraded from the previous DVD incarnation but the quality has only been bumped up a notch or two but it's better than nothing. The scenes that have been improved include Godzilla's attack on the passenger train. In the DVD version, this scene was way too dark and you could barely see what was going on. In the blu ray version it is much clearer and brighter but still retains that nighttime look. The climactic battle of the monster is also slightly improved. One question you may ask...what's with the overall gray look during the latter half of this blu ray? A result of improper remastering or extra contrast to disguise obvious video flaws? That is exactly what went through my mind on first viewing this BD version but a Toho fan solved the mystery for me. The end battle between Kong and Godzilla takes place on a cloudy day with an approaching thunderstorm which super charges Kong's strength with a bolt of lightning. After that, the scene brightens up considerably to reveal a sunny day at the conclusion of the movie.
Shout Factory should get their hands on this one and improve the video quality for sure much like they did with Halloween II (1981 version) and it would probably sell a gazillion copies (narrow that number down to a few dozen...but i would buy it and that's all that matters.)