For week 3 of Reader Revenge Month, we’ve got two oversized scaly monsters:
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)
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#1 by Blake on April 22, 2010 - 9:24 am
Huh. I’m a huge fan of “Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster”, although part of it is because it’s my first G film. On the final totals, you didn’t mention the casualties on the ship that was destroyed at the end.
#2 by Nathan Shumate on April 22, 2010 - 9:46 am
Also hard to quantify. I should note that.
#3 by The Rev. D.D. on April 22, 2010 - 9:51 am
As I’ve gotten older I’ve just felt worse and worse for ol’ Ebirah. When I first saw that movie I was surprised they’d pit him against Godzilla; what a mismatch! As I got older I found out it was originally supposed to be Kong, not the big G, and felt worse for him–I mean, it’d be like finding out that Evander Holyfield couldn’t make your scheduled match, and now you’re fighting Mike Tyson instead. You were screwed either way, but now you’re screwed AND going to be missing part(s) of your body. Finally, I saw a bunch of mutant alien ninjas with laser guns kick his ass in Final Wars and just wanted to hug the poor bastard.
Even legendary underdog Anguirus got beat down by heavyweights like Godzilla, MechaG, and King Ghidorah. Ebirah got slapped around by a bunch of Japanese Matrix rejects.
Now, if he’d lost to Don Frye and his magnificent facial hair…
#4 by MatthewF on April 22, 2010 - 10:09 am
On the Godzilla page I love the poster that appears to call the movie Frankenstien, excellent stuff.
#5 by Blake on April 22, 2010 - 10:17 am
“On the Godzilla page I love the poster that appears to call the movie Frankenstien…”
That would be the German poster, it would seem. I know that they used to put the name “Godzilla” in theGerman titles for the Showa Gamera films.
#6 by Nathan Shumate on April 22, 2010 - 10:17 am
I know. I think every German kaiju poster had to either reference Frankenstein or King Kong. (Now if one called him “Django,” that would be extra super awesome.)
#7 by Blake on April 22, 2010 - 10:21 am
The Rev. D.D. :
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Did you notice how one of the American VHS covers for this pointed out that it was one of Godzilla’s greatest challenges? Talk about irony!
#8 by El Santo on April 22, 2010 - 2:19 pm
“I know. I think every German kaiju poster had to either reference Frankenstein or King Kong. (Now if one called him “Django,” that would be extra super awesome.)”
Throw in a spurious reference to The Dead Eyes of London, and you’ve got all the 1960’s German genre-movie titling cliches in one neat little package!
Django Kong: Die Toten Augen des Frankensteins (which turns out to be Yongary, Monster from the Deep or some crap once you actually sit down and watch it…)
#9 by Nathan Shumate on April 22, 2010 - 2:45 pm
I now expect Keith Allison to mope for a week that a movie named “Django Kong” doesn’t exist.
#10 by Braineater on April 22, 2010 - 8:42 pm
And the following week, I expect him to write the screenplay.
#11 by supersonic on April 22, 2010 - 3:54 pm
The Python review is broken somehow. Page won’t load right. Can’t see the pictures of the “subtext”.
But actually, I have that movie… I can say that at least it was better than Stephen Baldwin in Snakeman.
#12 by Nathan Shumate on April 22, 2010 - 3:57 pm
It’s been squirrelly since yesterday evening, and I can’t figure out what’s wrong. The images are there on the server, and if you go to them by direct URL they show up, but they won’t show up (consistently) within the page.
#13 by Cullen on April 22, 2010 - 10:22 pm
Man, I love Godzilla v. the Sea Monster. Caught it the first time on TV right before I turned twenty, with it being one of the last Godzilla’s of that period I hadn’t seen yet. Boy is it a fun flick.
#14 by The Mud Puppy on April 24, 2010 - 3:57 pm
Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster was probably my favorite Godzilla film as a kid. I rented it often, and once had a neighbor tape it off the Disney Channel for me so I’d have it at hand any time I wanted. I’m still quite fond of it.
Personally, this Godzilla suit is one of my favorites. Sure, it looks a bit like the Cookie Monster, but there’s something about it I love. Maybe the personality in its face.
It’s certainly better than any of the suits in Showa films that followed.
#15 by blake on April 24, 2010 - 4:06 pm
I think “Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster” is easily one of the most polarizing films of the entire series.
#16 by Nathan Shumate on April 24, 2010 - 8:40 pm
Then you’ve got the polarization regarding Godzilla’s Revenge, with Keith Allison on one side and the whole friggin’ world on the other.
#17 by Blake on April 25, 2010 - 10:40 am
I’m almost on Keith’s side. Back in the 4th grade when I tried to convert my friends to Godzilladom, I used that film as an introduction piece. Needless to say, it didn’t work.
#18 by The Mud Puppy on April 24, 2010 - 7:07 pm
It’s been a few years since I saw Python, but I’d forgotten the bit with the “no tears” shampoo. It occurs to me that, as amusing a joke as that is, that “no tears” formula would probably be just as effective against a snake’s eyes. Snakes don’t have eyelids and thus their eyes are covered with a transparent scale–so all shampoo would do would be to temporarily blind it by covering its eyes.
Of course, I shouldn’t expect the filmmakers to realize that since I recall the film having a scene where the snake reacted to a car horn, as if it had heard it. Despite the fact that it’s a snake and thus, y’know, deaf.
Yes, I’m a geek.
#19 by Nathan Shumate on April 24, 2010 - 8:43 pm
Snakes can hear through the air, just not as well as they do through the ground, and a car horn probably could still make itself heard. Plus, this is a super-intelligent mutation which can top 50 mph and spit super-corrosive stomach acid, so we can just say that it’s got what qualifies as “super-hearing” for a snake.
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