Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: All For the Want of a Doctor Pepper

Has it really been just over a year since the last installment in our Godzilla movie theme? The answer is “yes”, but now Anthony Wendel is back to talk about the first entry in the Heisei Series (technically filmed during the Showa Period), The Return of Godzilla, aka Gojira (1984), aka Godzilla 1985. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of the film. Topics of discussion include the recently-resolved difficulties of acquiring the original Japanese version of the film, late Cold War nuclear anxiety, and more.

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2 Responses

  1. Although I don’t speak Russian myself, I do have something to share In regards to Paul’s comment about the Russian actors being good. A few months ago a Russian friend of mine expressed some interest in the Godzilla movies, so I prepared a viewing series of what I felt were the key Godzilla movies. It was kind of hard not to view Godzilla (1984) as one of the films I’d have to include. I distinctly remember her commenting on how terrible half the Russian actors were. She mentioned that a lot of them had weird accents, sounded like they were just reading the lines off of a teleprompter, or some combination of the two.

    Also, I can’t talk about this movie without mentioning the Super-X theme song. It’s a shame that the Super-X2 got a new theme in Godzilla vs Biollante.

  2. Well, Paul, you and Anthony Wendel convinced me to buy the last Blu-Ray of Godzilla Returns available on Amazon! (Well, they said it was, anyway – I suspect they run that regularly so people think they’re getting a steal….) I’ll see how I like it compared to Godzilla 1985, which my best friend Raquel and I saw in the theater….

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