A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series, 2d ed.

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McFarland & Company #ad - It features detailed filmographic data for both the American and Japanese versions of each film, including plot synopses, credits, cast, and detailed production notes. Reviled by critics but boasting a dedicated cult following, the films of the Godzilla franchise provide a unique window into the national identities of both Japan and the United States.

This thoroughly updated and revised critical account of the Godzilla movie franchise explores the fascinating story behind Japan's most famous movie monster and its development from black-and-white arthouse allegory to international commercial juggernaut. This work focuses on how differences in American and Japanese culture, as well as differences in their respective film industries, underlie the discrepancies between the American and Japanese versions of the films.

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Godzilla FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of the Monsters

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Applause #ad - He is the lizard king – well, the King of the Monsters – he can do anything. From his home base in japan, a pop culture avatar, where the legendary Toho Pictures first put him on the map, Godzilla has gone on to become an international phenomenon, a movie monster unrivaled in both size and appeal. He is the lizard king - well, the King of the Monsters - he can do anything.

Written by a lifelong godzilla fan and pop culture critic, Godzilla FAQ offers a comprehensive rundown of every Godzilla film ever made, in-depth biographies of major players in the franchise's history, and enough raw information to rebuild a ravaged Tokyo. Don't miss out on this ideal gift for cinema fans, lizard lovers, and pop culture fiends of all ages! Godzilla faq faq series Softcover Written by Brian Solomon.

Godzilla FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of the Monsters #ad - From his home base in japan, godzilla has gone on to become an international phenomenon, a pop culture avatar, where the legendary Toho Pictures first put him on the map, a movie monster unrivaled in both size and appeal. Since he first romped onto the silver screen in 1954, no other character in all of international cinema has been as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla.

Since he first romped onto the silver screen in 1954, no other character in all of international cinema has been as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla. By pairing a colloquial text with a wide array of illustrations and visual media, this 400-page survey encourages readers to drop in and out of the book, as every chapter serves as a self-supporting article on a given subject.

The latest installment in applause theatre and cinema books' FAQ series, Brian Soloman's Godzilla FAQ is a broad and varied exploration of the monumental, fire-breathing radioactive lizard that has roared his way into our hearts over a sixty-year reign of terror.

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GODZILLA: THE SHOWA-ERA FILMS, 1954-1975 The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection #ad - He is the lizard king - well, the King of the Monsters - he can do anything. In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying everything in its path—and changing movies forever. Godzilla • audio commentaries from 2011 on godzilla and godzilla, destroy All Monsters, King of the Monsters featuring film historian David Kalat • International English language dub tracks for Invasion of Astro Monster, Son of Godzilla, Godzilla vs.

The arresting original godzilla soon gave rise to an entire monster movie genre kaiju eiga, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in fourteen fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent if still belligerent Earth protector.

. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, benjamin marra, haruo nakajima, geof darrow, and terror of mechagodzilla • directors guild of japan interview with director ishiro honda, jorge coelho, robert goodin, and akira takarada; composer akira ifukube; and effects technicians yoshio irie and eizo kaimai • interview with critic tadao sato from 2011 • illustrated audio essay from 2011 about the real life tragedy that inspired Godzilla • New English subtitle translations • Trailers • PLUS: A lavishly illustrated deluxe hardcover book featuring an essay by cinema historian Steve Ryfle, conducted by director Yoshimitsu Banno in 1990 • Programs detailing the creation of Godzilla’s special effects and unused effects sequences from Toho releases including Destroy All Monsters • New interview with filmmaker Alex Cox about his admiration for the Showa era Godzilla films • New and archival interviews with cast and crew members, Tsugutoshi Komada, notes on the films by cinema historian Ed Godziszewski, Becky Cloonan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Takashi Okazaki, Yuko Shimizu, Simon Gane, including actors Bin Furuya, Sophie Campbell, Katsuya Terada, and new illustrations by Arthur Adams, Ronald Wimberly, Monarobot, Angela Rizza, and Chris Wisnia Godzilla faq faq series Softcover Written by Brian Solomon.

GODZILLA: THE SHOWA-ERA FILMS, 1954-1975 The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - Despite the modern film industry's affinity for franchises and cinematic universes, he remains one of its most enduring and popular characters, with a total of twenty-eight motion pictures not even including two American reboots! under his massive belt. Release version of godzilla; and the 1962 Japanese release version of King Kong vs.

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LIFE Godzilla

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LIFE #ad - Life magazine presents Godzilla. Godzilla faq faq series Softcover Written by Brian Solomon. From his home base in japan, where the legendary Toho Pictures first put him on the map, Godzilla has gone on to become an international phenomenon, a pop culture avatar, a movie monster unrivaled in both size and appeal.

He is the lizard king - well, the King of the Monsters - he can do anything. Despite the modern film industry's affinity for franchises and cinematic universes, he remains one of its most enduring and popular characters, with a total of twenty-eight motion pictures not even including two American reboots! under his massive belt.

LIFE Godzilla #ad - Since he first romped onto the silver screen in 1954, no other character in all of international cinema has been as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla.

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The Godzilla Encyclopedia: A Crowd-Sourced Guide

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - From his home base in japan, godzilla has gone on to become an international phenomenon, a pop culture avatar, where the legendary Toho Pictures first put him on the map, a movie monster unrivaled in both size and appeal. Content ranges from the earliest days at Toho to the latest Comic Book series from America.

. Despite the modern film industry's affinity for franchises and cinematic universes, he remains one of its most enduring and popular characters, with a total of twenty-eight motion pictures not even including two American reboots! under his massive belt. Since he first romped onto the silver screen in 1954, no other character in all of international cinema has been as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla.

The Godzilla Encyclopedia: A Crowd-Sourced Guide #ad - Sure to please Godzilla collectors and fans young and old. Godzilla faq faq series Softcover Written by Brian Solomon. This volume is completely annotated with an index and photographs. He is the lizard king - well, the King of the Monsters - he can do anything. The definitive crowd-sourced encyclopedia on godzilla, covering EVERY Movie, EVERY TV Show, EVERY Video Game and Much more.

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SteelBook Edition Blu-ray - Mothra

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Mill Creek Entertainment #ad - Edits of the film contains feature-length commentary, trailers and photo gallery FIRST TIME AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY! Godzilla faq faq series Softcover Written by Brian Solomon. Starring: frankie sakai, kyoto kagawa, Hiroshi Koizumi, Ken Uehara Special Features: Includes both the Japanese and U. S. When mothra arrives in japan and finally transforms into the ultimate beast, impervious to modern weapons, the nation and its people face their destruction.

Mightiest monster in all creation! from the creators of "godzilla" a sci-fi classic - the wildly colorful kaiju eiga monster movie, MOTHRA! Following reports of human life on Infant Island, the supposedly deserted site of atomic bomb tests, an international expedition to the heavily-radiated island discovers a native tribe and tiny twin female fairies called "Shobijin" who guard a sacred egg.

From his home base in japan, where the legendary Toho Pictures first put him on the map, a pop culture avatar, Godzilla has gone on to become an international phenomenon, a movie monster unrivaled in both size and appeal. Shrink-wrapped. Despite the modern film industry's affinity for franchises and cinematic universes, he remains one of its most enduring and popular characters, with a total of twenty-eight motion pictures not even including two American reboots! under his massive belt.

SteelBook Edition Blu-ray - Mothra #ad - He is the lizard king - well, the King of the Monsters - he can do anything. Since he first romped onto the silver screen in 1954, no other character in all of international cinema has been as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla. The overzealous expedition leader kidnaps the Shobijin to exhibit in a Tokyo stage show but soon they summon their protector, hatching the egg and releasing a giant caterpillar.

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Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - From his home base in japan, godzilla has gone on to become an international phenomenon, a pop culture avatar, where the legendary Toho Pictures first put him on the map, a movie monster unrivaled in both size and appeal. Shrink-wrapped. Ever since godzilla or, gojira, as he is known in Japan crawled out of his radioactive birthplace to cut a swath of destruction through Tokyo, he has claimed a place alongside King Kong and others in the movie monster pantheon.

. He is the lizard king - well, the King of the Monsters - he can do anything. With humorous anecdotes, Godzilla on My Mind explores his lasting cultural impact on the world. He is the third most recognizable Japanese celebrity in the United States, and his fan base continues to grow as children today prove his enduring appeal.

Now, radioactive lizard, takes a light-hearted look at the big, green, Bill Tsutsui, a life-long fan and historian, revealing how he was born and how he became a megastar. Godzilla faq faq series Softcover Written by Brian Solomon. Despite the modern film industry's affinity for franchises and cinematic universes, he remains one of its most enduring and popular characters, with a total of twenty-eight motion pictures not even including two American reboots! under his massive belt.

Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters #ad - This book is sure to be welcomed by pop culture enthusiasts, fans, and historians alike. Since he first romped onto the silver screen in 1954, no other character in all of international cinema has been as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla. This year, the original, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his first appearance on the screen, uncut version of Godzilla was released in American theaters to the delight of Sci-Fi and B-Movie fans everywhere.

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Complete Series - UltraSeven - SteelBook Edition Blu-ray

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Mill Creek Ent #ad - Fuji the ultra guard, an elite unit of the Terrestrial Defense Force, stands vigilant as our decisive first-line of defense. Despite the modern film industry's affinity for franchises and cinematic universes, he remains one of its most enduring and popular characters, with a total of twenty-eight motion pictures not even including two American reboots! under his massive belt.

But unbeknownst to his teammates, Dan Moroboshi is secretly an extraterrestrial aiding them in their fight to preserve the future of humanity. For the first time in high-definition, ULTRASEVEN features the colossal monsters and spectacular visual effects the Tsuburaya team is known for across the galaxy.

Complete Series - UltraSeven - SteelBook Edition Blu-ray #ad - From their massive underground complex near Mt. He is the lizard king - well, the King of the Monsters - he can do anything. Critic reviews: "ultraseven takes the core concepts that made Ultraman so memorable and expands them tenfold, creating a series that overflows with energy, imagination and craftsmanship.

MyshinyToyRobots. Com starring: koji moritsugu, yuriko Hishimi, Shoji Nakayama Godzilla faq faq series Softcover Written by Brian Solomon. Since he first romped onto the silver screen in 1954, no other character in all of international cinema has been as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla. Dubbed ultraseven, he aides the Ultra Guard in fighting back alien hordes that would doom the world to conquest.

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Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa

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Wesleyan University Press #ad - Ishiro honda was arguably the most internationally successful Japanese director of his generation, with an unmatched succession of science fiction films that were commercial hits worldwide. Fans of honda, will welcome this in-depth study of a highly influential director who occupies a uniquely important position in science fiction and fantasy cinema, and of Japanese film in general, and tokusatsu special effects film, Godzilla, as well as in world cinema.

Since he first romped onto the silver screen in 1954, no other character in all of international cinema has been as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla. Ishiro honda: a life in film, his rarely seen dramas, comedies, and war films and draws on previously untapped documents and interviews to explore how creative, economic, for the first time, from Godzilla to Kurosawa features close analysis of Honda's films including, and industrial factors impacted his career.

. From the atomic allegory of godzilla and the beguiling charms of Mothra to the tragic mystery of Matango and the disaster and spectacle of Rodan, The Mysterians, King Kong vs. Godzilla faq faq series Softcover Written by Brian Solomon. Despite the modern film industry's affinity for franchises and cinematic universes, he remains one of its most enduring and popular characters, with a total of twenty-eight motion pictures not even including two American reboots! under his massive belt.

Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa #ad - Now, authors steve ryfle and ed godziszewski shed new light on honda's work and the experiences that shaped it―including his days as a reluctant Japanese soldier, in the first full account of this long overlooked director's life and career, witnessing the aftermath of Hiroshima, and his lifelong friendship with Akira Kurosawa.

He is the lizard king - well, the King of the Monsters - he can do anything.

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500 Godzilla Facts

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lulu.com #ad - The original Godzilla suit weighed 220lbs. In one movie, godzilla talks! Godzilla's roar was created by stroking a double bass string with a leather glove. He is the lizard king - well, the King of the Monsters - he can do anything. This is a reference to the marks born by the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Godzilla's body is covered in scars. Godzilla flies in one movie. Since he first romped onto the silver screen in 1954, no other character in all of international cinema has been as beloved by American audiences as Godzilla. Despite the modern film industry's affinity for franchises and cinematic universes, he remains one of its most enduring and popular characters, with a total of twenty-eight motion pictures not even including two American reboots! under his massive belt.

500 Godzilla Facts #ad - Godzilla is the cultural Ambassador of Japan despite the fact he's not real. He's fought The Avengers in the Marvel comics. There are over 30 Godzilla movies. Godzilla faq faq series Softcover Written by Brian Solomon. Godzilla has a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. From his home base in japan, where the legendary Toho Pictures first put him on the map, Godzilla has gone on to become an international phenomenon, a pop culture avatar, a movie monster unrivaled in both size and appeal.

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Return of Ultraman - The Complete Series - SteelBook Edition Blu-ray

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Shrink-wrapped. After that, go is determined to fight any enemy that threatens the freedom and happiness of humanity and joined MAT, the Monster Attack Team. While he struggles with his identity gap between Ultraman and Hideki Go, he grows through fighting against the monsters and aliens. He is the lizard king - well, the King of the Monsters - he can do anything.

A young man named hideki go, who was chasing his dream to be a race car driver, lost his life in saving a boy and a puppy that failed to escape in the midst of Monster Takkong's rampage. Despite the modern film industry's affinity for franchises and cinematic universes, he remains one of its most enduring and popular characters, with a total of twenty-eight motion pictures not even including two American reboots! under his massive belt.

Return of Ultraman - The Complete Series - SteelBook Edition Blu-ray #ad - To protect justice and peace - he has returned The crustal movement and the abnormal climate had occurred repeatedly on a global scale and dormant monsters started to awaken from sleep. Starring: jiro dan, jun negami, nobuo tsukamoto, Shin Kishida, Rumi Sakakibara Godzilla faq faq series Softcover Written by Brian Solomon.

However, the new ultraman, who had come from Nebula M78 to defend Earth, was deeply touched by Go's brave action and resurrected him by uniting as one.

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