Godzilla Vs. Hedorah [Blu-ray]
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Although watching "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" in Japanese will tone down the camp somewhat, this remains the weirdest, oddest, most mind-bogglingly bizarre of all Godzilla movies. In the 1970s the Japanese film industry entered a steep decline because of competition from television, and the Godzilla films suffered from severe budget cutbacks. One of the guiding fathers of the Godzilla films, special effects wizard Eiji Tsubaraya, died in 1969 and the effects work on the Godzilla films suffered an additional drop in quality. "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" therefore came at a time when the Godzilla films were changing, and not always for the better. A new director, Yoshimitsu Banno, helmed this film and purposely set out to make a completely new kind of Godzilla film: a weird mixture of serious environmental message, frightening horror sequences, rock 'n' roll party scenes, cartoon montages, kiddie antics, and surreal monster fights. This is one strange film!Read more ›
The quality of this DVD is impressive. The image is a 2.35:1 widescreen, and the image is allegedly anamorphic. There are many night sequences in this film which are beautifully rendered on this transfer -- contrasts are terrific, and it's clear to see what is occurring, whereas videotapes of this film made it hard to tell what was going on. Colors are bright and lifelike, but do sometimes look slightly washed out in special effects sequences. The film has been impressively restored, but there are still occasional bits of dust which appear throughout the film. For what it's worth, the image quality of this DVD is far better than ADV Films' DVD release of the 1995 Gamera film.Read more ›
Now there are 2 camps in the Godzilla fan base, the ones who hate the "Kid" movies, and those like myself that love them. This is even weirder... almost in it's own category... part monster movie, part hippie environmental statement....
But its BECAUSE it's so weird that I love it!! If you want to see the weirdest Godzilla movie ever made, THIS is the movie to see!!
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Had to get this because I vaguely remember seeing it as a kid, and needed it for my collection of kaiju movies. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Tom Kiley
Bought this movie so my boyfriend could relive a piece of his childhood. He had a goofy grin through the whole movie. ☺ Well worth it, to see him so happy.Published 11 days ago by Viamarys Calderon
Great condition, exactly what I wanted, great addition to my collection of Godzilla films.
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Whether you like Godzilla or not is your choice but this Blu Ray looks great. The sound is good and this is the best presentation of Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster I have seen. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Double J
as campy and goofy as it is, i still love it as it completes the Godzilla movie collection, without it, you just don't have a true collection for Godzilla movies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Roxanne Rezentes
Things get a little foggy-smoggy at this point in the Godzilla franchise. Garbage rises up and takes vengeance on those who created it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Einsatz