Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971) Review

After Godzilla was supposed to end with the release of Destroy All Monsters, followed by his disappointing revival in All Monsters Attack, the franchise sat in a rather peculiar place. It seemed no one knew what to do with it and so, for the first time since the 50's, Godzilla missed it's one film a... Continue Reading →

All Monsters Attack (1969) Review

Despite Destroy All Monsters being intended to be the last Godzilla film ever made, its financial success motivated Toho to continue making Godzilla films in spite of the fact that the character's popularity was a far cry from what it had once been. Much like they had when they had made Ebirah Horror of the... Continue Reading →

Destroy All Monsters (1968) Review

For a long time, Toho studios had been receiving dwindling returns from the Godzilla franchise that seemed to be all but dead at this point. In order to put the franchise to rest, they approached original director Ishiro Honda and original composer Akira Ifukube to make one final Godzilla film before putting the franchise to... Continue Reading →

Son of Godzilla (1967) Review

After the release of Ebirah Horror of the Deep, director Jun Fukuda returned to direct his second Godzilla film, once again set on an island and once again going for a more whimsical tone, only this time it was more overtly targetted towards children. This film was Son of Godzilla. A group of scientists, a... Continue Reading →

Ebirah Horror of the Deep (1966) Review

During the 1960's there seemed to be a declining interest in new Godzilla films, an event which is today contributed to the explosion of television and people's fascination with serials. As a result, Toho would bring in a new director, Jun Fukunda, who would handle Godzilla in a less dramatic way than Ishiro Honda had.... Continue Reading →

Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) Review

After the success of Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster, a sequel was commissioned to be released the following year by Toho, once again directed by Ishiro Honda. The resulting film was the peculiar Invasion of Astro-Monster, which is peculiar because it is more a typical alien invasion movie than Godzilla movie, and because it is a... Continue Reading →

Mothra vs Godzilla (1964)

One year after the release of King King vs Godzilla, Toho would bring director Ishiro Honda back to throw Godzilla into the fight yet again, but this time it would be against another monster from their own roster: Mothra. This was a particularly fitting monster for Godzilla to go up against, as Ishiro Honda had... Continue Reading →

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