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Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passingwestward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla(r) then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York?

Special Features

  • All new best of Godzilla fight scenes
  • 3 episodes from the "Godzilla" animated series
  • Production art gallery
  • Special effects supervisor commentary
  • "Heroes" music video by The Wallflowers
  • Promotional Featurette
  • Publicity stills gallery
  • Godzilla takes New York with before and after shots

Product Details

  • Actors: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn
  • Directors: Roland Emmerich
  • Writers: Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
  • Producers: Cary Woods, Dean Devlin, Kelly Van Horn
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 139 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,352 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E5KUK6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,150 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Godzilla (Monster Edition)" on IMDb

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148 of 191 people found the following review helpful By Mojo Jojo on June 16, 2005
Format: DVD
Okay, I know this is going to be a highly disputed opinion, but I think this movie is very, very good. Great, I'd even daresay. And I am a Godzilla fan. I love the Big Guy from his early masterworks to his campy mid-period to his new thrilling outings.

Admittedly, this is not the same Godzilla. But Godzilla himself is a product of the 50s fascination with giant monsters, and this movie is really just an homage to all those old, great monster movies. Anyway, I don't see why the universe isn't big enough for two Godzillas.

A lot of fans hated this just for the idea. But Tristar had to make a new version. The old version would've flopped in America. In fact, Godzilla 2000 came out about a year later, and it did terrible. So where were those so-called fans when he really needed them? I submit that there really aren't that many Godzilla fans. There's plenty of people who claim to be, but do they really like him or these types of films? Doesn't seem like it.

Onto the movie. First there's Godzilla. He's a terrific special effect. Some people say he doesn't look real. He looks pretty darn impressive to me. Realism is a rather silly complaint when you're talking about a giant lizard running through New York.

The story is deceptively simple. You could boil it down to Army vs. Monster, but there's a creativity here that gets overlooked. The characters (all of whom are well-developed especially considering none are the real star) are all likable. Their motivations are believable. And their story arcs are solidly connected to the central conflict in a way that doesn't seem forced.

The action sequences are wonderful. I like to think of them as monstrous versions of great kung fu showdowns.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
The movie is horrible. Acting is crummy. Godzilla is all messed up. I would get something better like Godzilla Vs. KingGhidora or Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I've seen Godzilla movies in Japanese version since I was 6 and they're very nice.It's BETTER than what Hollywood try to polish but fail.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Normand on May 18, 2014
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Seriously, this is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Right up there with Sphere. I mean even if you didn't treat this movie as a Godzilla movie, and just some stand along monster movie the jokes and the overly played out action scenes, even in 1998, are just bad.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Zillalover on February 26, 2008
Format: DVD
This truly is GINO(Godzilla in name only).

Gone is the fear of nuclear holocaust, gone the fear of the unstoppable force of nature known as Gojira(Godzilla). Gone is the giant who is indifferent to the weapons of man. Gone is the terriying atomic|nuclear ray.
Replaced is a giant iguana that eats fish and runs away alot. The military is portrayed as morons, too many inconsistencies:
Can't lock on to him because he is cold...HUH? Even slugs give off body heat.
Mayor barking out orders, the mayor would have no say since the city would be under marshall law.
It is pregnant? Godzilla is supposed to be unique.
You did not have that sense of fear or dread and drama, just mindless CGI.
For a good chunk of the film little raptpor ripoffs are running around.
Isn't this a giant monster flick???
Obvious alien and Jurassic Park ripoffs.

People can make fun of the man in suite, this Godzilla looked like Gumby. He looked like playstation graphics in some scenes moved super fast, like it is rushed off the screen. No fluid movement. CGI is hit or miss.
Its gets lost in NY?? In a city of millions?? He burrows???
Acting was hammed up, most of the actors were Simpsons voices. Ay Caramba!

Godzilla had no presense, it was just a scared creature running away alot.
Godzilla v Hedorah was superior to this, least he put up a fight.
If you want a good monster flick that is an edge of your seat movie I strongly recommend getting a copy of Cloverfield when that comes out.
Audrey Timmonds was correct ITS GOJIRA YOU MORONS. This is not Godzilla.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 10, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Watching Godzilla, it doesn't take long to register the fact that this film is plainly stupid. Yes, Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich were the creators of this film. The intelligence in their movies seems to have gone from a high double digit (Stargate) to a medium double digit (Independence Day) to somewhere in the low twenties with Godzilla. This film is plainly dumb. Whether it's intentional, well...it feels like it is but that doesn't matters much even if it was trying to be a dumb, fun film. The reasons for this is the extremely unfunny humor injected in this film. Trust me, mispronouncing Tatopoulos is not my idea of funny.
The acting itself is quite bad. Matthew Brodderick, who was good in Glory, is simply a miscast as the supposedly intelligent scientist Tatopoulos. Perhaps Emmerich should have cast Jeff Goldblum in the role of Niko Tatopoulos. Faring even worse are Maria Pitillo and Kevin Dunn. The only good performance in this film goes to Jean Reno, in the role of the tough guy soldier.
You could watch much better trashy fun big budget films than Godzilla. Watch The Mummy (1999)and even Congo but don't bother with Godzilla.
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