Great movies but the Collection is without merit
M. Watkins | 12/31/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"First off, these are all good to excellent Godzilla
flicks - lots of fun and worth owning. I give 2 stars
because if you don't happen to already own any of these,
you can at least get an instant collection for a fairly
good deal (low price).
The bad news is for those who are not new to Godzilla and
who have a collection already: all Sony did, from the looks
of it, is bundle up the back stock of previously released dvds.
There are no decent extras to speak of. This collection
features 9 movies on 7 disks as follows (two disks are double
Yes, there is some good here! The following are how ALL the
movies should have been handled and would have made this a more
solid effort on Sony's part:
Godzilla x Megaguirus, GMK and Godzilla x Mechagodzilla are
all in High Definition, offer English and Japanese soundtracks
and english subtiltles, which is the way ALL Godzilla flicks
should be presented in this day and age of DVDs.
Godzilla x Mothra Battle for Earth and Godzilla x Ghidorah.
A travesty because these are STILL not presented in their
original aspect ration; they have NO JAPANESE soundtrack and don't
even have close captioning/English Subs. These are the exact
same Full Screen-No Frills copies that have been floating around
for years - whats up with Columbia Tristar!?
Godzilla x Space Godzilla and Godzilla x Destroyah. Great
flicks which are at least in widescreen. Columbia Tristar
still held off from including a Japanese soundtrack!
Godzilla 2000 - still just an English dub here folks, sorry.
At least its in widescreen; there is also a comentary track and
a few other nice extras which lift this disk up a bit.
Godzilla 1998 - including this movie was weak. It isn't
all that bad if you can forget it bears the title of a
Godzilla movie because that's where any similarities end. It
doesn't need further comment except to say its a dinosaur
movie with lots of CGI effects and no heart. Its worth
seeing for the general viewer of hollywood style flicks.
In conclusion, Sony didn't do anything to make this a more
interesting collection for the long-time, long-term fan. I'm
not as sour on Sony/Columbia Tristar as I may sound here, but
this release just doesn't have anything extra.
Sony will have little to say to those who seek out bootlegs
or versions released from other countries in order to view
the movies as they were originally released.
50th Anniversary Editions:
Better news is that the other earlier 70s Godzilla flicks
(GxMegalon, GxGigan, GxMechaGodzilla etc.) were released
with English and Japanese dubs. Hoo-Ray for Columbia Tristar!
Everyone is here!
M. Watkins | 03/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH(1991)Rated NR
Aliens attack Japan with King Ghidorah but Godzilla isn`t happy leading to an exiting final combat...Great special effects! 3 Stars
GODZILLA AND MOTHRA:THE BATTLE FOR EARTH(1992)Rated PG
Godzilla, Mothra and Battra duke it out in Japan...One of the best Godzilla movies ever made! 3 Stars
GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA 2(1993)Rated PG-13
Godzilla, Rodan and Mechagodzilla fight over a baby monster...Good special effects but a low budget! 2 Stars
GODZILLA VS. SPACE GODZILLA(1994)Rated NR
Godzilla, Space Godzilla, Mogera, Mothra and Little Godzilla have the world`s best battle...A winner all the way! 4 stars
GODZILLA VS. DESTROYAH(1995)Ratex NR
Godzilla, Junior and Destroyah have a great battle...Wonderful special effects! 3 Stars
This time Godzilla kicks not Japan, but the Big Apples butt...Great special effects, but could have been better! 2 Stars
GODZILLA 2000(1999)Rated PG
Godzilla battles an alien spacecraft controlled by an alien monster...A true masterpiece! 5 Stars
GODZILLA VS. MEGAGURIUS(2000)Rated R
Godzilla beats the crap out of a big dragonfly...Disgusting but exciting! 2 Stars
GMK:GIANT MONSTERS ALL OUT ATTACK(2001)Rated NR
Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah and Baragon battle...Just a great movie! 4 Stars"
Great set to catch up on Godzilla after 2000
C. Zanier | Toronto, Canada | 11/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The set as it is allows you to catch up on all the newer godzillas from the mid 90's to after 2000 ( except the horrible american disaster version). Sure there are no special features on any of the discs but the japanese aren't big on that stuff anyway. The biggest flaw in the set is the absence of Godzilla vs Mecagodzilla II witch could have been in the set instead of the American version. I would have given it a full 5 star rating with raving review if they took all the movies and repackaged each DVD case to be a uniformed set. The earlier ones like the two double featured could have been remastered and have had the japanese language audio added as did the later DVD's in the set.
Over all it helped me gather up all the newer Godzilla movie, some awesome,(which is why I give it a 4 instead of 3 )at a lower price then buying them separately."
The one and only Godzilla
Kimberly Laguardia | NH | 10/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These movies are about Godzilla between the years of 1989 and i think 2004. Though the monsters are still in large foam rubber suits (with the exception of the American made Godzilla which features a CG monster) the plots are simple and enjoyable enough for any Godzilla fan to love."