Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
1956, Sci fi, 1h 20m24 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings
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Quote not available.May 28, 2004 | Rating: 3/4
Quote not available.May 18, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
The pleasure of watching a Godzilla movie is still intact with this re-cut, but it seems slightly lesser than the original, a little more obvious.May 21, 2019 | Full Review…
Granddaddy of all Japanese monster films.April 7, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
It's hard not to chuckle at the fiftieth cutaway to an oddly passive Burr after watching a scene from the Honda original, but this cut shouldn't be dismissed either.February 3, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
Compared to the "Japoteurs" propaganda that was barely a decade out, it's an astonishing leap forward.October 10, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
Aug 17, 2017Right after his gig with Alfred Hitchcock (Rear Window) and immeadiately before his career making turn as teevee's uber-lawyer Perry Mason, Raymond Burr spent a day filming and was consequently half-assedly edited into a previously made Japanese feature about a atomically enhanced lizard that goes on a rampage ... and film history was made. Certainly it hasn't held up (the Japanese parts typically emotionally overdone while the American parts are just the opposite) but still, over 60 years on, it's just as exciting watching a Japanese nightmare, a real firebreathing dragon up on two feet and simply destroying the city for the hell of if. And so this work will always be great stuff.Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
Nov 22, 2012The definitive monster movie, Godzilla (or Gojira as it's known in Japan) has not aged perfectly, but it's still incredibly fun and exciting 56 years later. This movie could never be matched by any other monster movie, not even by the countless sequels and remakes it spawned. If you're looking for some campy destructive fun, this is the movie to watch.Joey S Super Reviewer
Oct 24, 2012The original film is a masterpiece. The American version has famous actor Raymond Burr edited into the Japanese footage....which makes the Japanese version far superior to the edited US release. Either version is still good fun and this is the kaiju movie that STILL rules them all.Bryan D Super Reviewer
Mar 05, 2012This debased Americanized version of the original Japanese film, re-edited to include Raymond Burr as a reporter, is relatively well made but full of inconsistencies, bad re-dubbing and terrible exposition, with him annoyingly narrating all the time what we can easily see.Carlos M Super Reviewer
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Quotes
|Steve Martin:||Im afraid my Japanese is a little rusty.|
|Steve Martin:||I'm afraid my Japanese is a little rusty.|
|Newspaper Employee (Japanese version only)/Power Subs:||Godzilla!!!!!!!!!!|
|Newspaper Employee (Japanese version only)/Power Subs:||Godzilla!|
|Steve Martin:||Seems like he had a little too much Saki|
|Steve Martin:||Seems like he had a little too much Saki.|
|Steve Martin:||A prehistoric monster that the Japanese call Godzilla has just walked out of Tokyo Bay.|
|Steve Martin:||Godzilla has turned the heart of Tokyo into a sea of fire! Beneath the flames, thousands lie dead or dieing.|