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Godzilla the Series - The Monster Wars Trilogy (1998)

Ian Ziering , Malcolm Danare  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ian Ziering, Malcolm Danare, Rino Romano, Charity James, Brigitte Bako
  • Writers: Craig Miller
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002GTWQK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,972 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Godzilla the Series - The Monster Wars Trilogy" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Includes Monster Wars parts 1, 2, and 3

Editorial Reviews

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Based on the much-maligned 1998 American Godzilla feature (including the revamped creature design), the animated Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000) actually hews much closer to the original films from Japan, as illustrated in this exciting, three-part episode from the first season. The storyline, which borrows heavily from Destroy All Monsters, has alien invaders take control of the mutated creatures that Godzilla and H.E.A.T. (Humanitarian Ecological Analysis Team) tangled with in the previous 13 episodes of the season-including the Godzilla that rampaged through New York in the theatrical feature, but now augmented with robotic parts (shades of Mecha-Godzilla!). The Monster Wars Trilogy manages to pack considerable excitement and suspense in its brief running time (just over an hour), and benefits greatly from a fine vocal cast, which includes Joe Pantoliano, Paget Brewster, and Kevin Dunn, reprising his role from the theatrical film. No extras are included. --Paul Gaita

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Picking up where the blockbuster motion picture left off, Godzilla: The Series is a fast-paced animated adventure series that pits humanity against a new generation of giant monsters. This DVD features a three-part, pulse-pounding monster hunting adventur

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HEY -- Read Before Purchasing ! February 23, 2014
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I own these...I enjoyed these....but if you are considering whether to purchase this or not....DON’T….the complete series is being released to DVD on April 29, 2014 for $9.98 (as of this writing).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Monster Wars Rocks August 24, 2004
So this is basically the sweetest cartoon ever. I have been a fan of the series since it first aired, and never ever thought in a million years they would release any of the series on DVD. Monster Wars is well worth the wait. This episode follows the H.E.A.T. Team around as they work to stop aliens from taking over the world. This three part episode is actually a sequel to an earlier episode, in which tells the story of how the aliens got to earth and their plans to take it over. These episodes are action packed, and the voice acting is wonderful, along with the animation. One of the best three parts of the series.

As for the DVD packaging, it was actually done quite well. The slipcase is colorful and provides a description of each episode on the back. The insert is a double sided slip sleeve, the front a theatrical poster if you will for the Monster Wars Trilogy, and the other side advertisements for other Columbia Tri-Star productions. The DVD itself features Godzilla on the label.

The menu screen is very basic, letting you choose either to view all episodes, go to them seperately, or turn on or off subtitles.

This DVD is a must have for any fan, and is well worth the money. I am glad that this has been released, and can only hope that someday the whole series will be released on DVD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Afraid to Order February 10, 2014
By PR GUY
I wanted to order this "series" but it claims the entire series is only 30 minutes long. Is that an error? I hope so.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Monster Wars" leaves questions unanswered March 15, 2006
I've seen this Godzilla cartoon like a hundred times since I purchased it (for my son), and am still plagued with puzzling questions about the storyline. It supposedly takes off where the 1999 "Godzilla" movie staring Matthew Broderick left off; the opening sequince showing bits and charachters recognizable from the movie, and the main charachter having the same name. The credits are decietful. The show opens with Nick Tatopoulos apparently having "tamed," or even acting as a sort of adoptive "parent" to the hatchling child of Godzilla shown in the last scene of the live action film. However, the cartoon takes off with an enormous gap between the film and this new situational setup, making reference to a battle with aliens apparently won by Dr. Tatopoulos and the human race, but not before the aliens implanted mind control devices in several key human scientists and resurrected the original godzilla, assumed dead in the live-action film, via cyborg interface with organic tissue. All of this plot takes place off screen and is only referenced by the cartoon charachters, who I can only gather have been waging an ongoing study of and battle with these alleged aliens, as well as various other mutated creatures in addition to Godzilla that turn up in this animated "series." As well the title "Monster war Trilogy" is an unfit title for this series of animated tidbits. It's more like the middle of a sequil to the 1999 film, where you don't get to see the beginning, and lose interest before the end. I guess the creators felt since the cartoon audience would most likely be attention-lacking youth, and you can't really make a series with no plot, it wouldn't really matter if the one they fabricated made sense or not. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars For my grand February 20, 2014
By sniper
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I bought this for my grandson who is in to anything that resembles dinosaurs. He absolutely loves it and watches it over and over. Great for children who are in to Godzilla movies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great video! April 4, 2013
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i love this video and the series! i was also very satisfied with the service. timely delivery! im sure all true godzilla fans can agree, wouldn't it be so great if they made a series based on the original godzilla and foes?! wow!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kids will love it, monsters the star attraction. May 12, 2008
O.k. art, but great for kids... my daughter loves the movies, this is a nice "safe" (no-nightmare causing) cartoon, reminds me of old Saturday mornings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Godzilla the Series-The Minster Wars Trilogy August 26, 2007
By Linda
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Enjoyed my DVD. Thanks very much for the quick response.
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