Some fun clips and trailers from the long and storied career of that terrible lizard, Godzilla. I’ve grabbed the original Japanese trailers where possible since, well, the Japanese versions of the movies suck considerably less.
First of all, the Japanese original deals with his American imitator once and for all, from Godzilla: Final Wars (2004):
Next, the original Japanese trailer from the film Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), which of course includes fan favorite Mosura, a.k.a. Mothra:
I have a soft spot for this one – I first saw it at a 75 cent matinee at the Vogue Theatre back home in Sydney. I was probably all of 9 years old at the time, which is why it seemed better…
Godzilla vs, Megalon (1973):
This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, but it isn’t supposed to be, unfortunately…
Ladies and Gentlemen, the grudge match of the century… King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962):
Featuring my favorite Kaiju (giant monster), Ghidorah, and somewhat bloodier than the American version, here’s Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972):
The frankly quite terrible Godzilla vs Hedorah, a.k.a. Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster (1971)
The monstery goodness that is Destroy All Monsters! (1968):
As an added bonus, here’s the first eight minutes of Destroy All Monsters!:
My homeboy, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964):
And finally, my personal favorite, starring American actor Nick Adams, Monster Zero (1965):
Back soon with more trailers!