The Two Mightiest Monsters Of All Time!
1962 | Color | 74 Minutes | 1.37:1 | PG | Action | Mono | ToHo Studio's
Bruce Howard (American version)
Who does not love men in rubber suits fighting for the good of mankind? I'm a pretty big fan of the Godzilla movies and if you look past the cheese that comes with this you will find a fun little monster vs monster movie. The idea for this movie came from the mind of Willis O'Brien who was the special effects artist on King Kong (1933). The same man who was pushing to make King Kong vs Frankenstein in the 1950's. Frank was to be made of Animal parts how gross is that? John Beck offered the idea to Toho who replaced Frankenstein with Godzilla.
For this film, they toned down Godzilla's famous roar to the higher pitch that what we hear today. This was to make him less scary to kids. They also made Kong a little more comical to make them less scary. This, of course, was before Godzilla became a hero.
Not much you can say for the acting its dubbed of course, but one of the key things with these movies is the way they look and feel. Nothing is better then miniature tanks and houses being destroyed. I love the soundtrack for this movie, especially the native island chant's and drums. This was a fun movie to revisit and Sven's shtick was perfect.
So you can see I'm super far behind on my Sven watching and really need to get caught up. Thankfully we have a ton of space still on the TiVo.
Before Freddy Vs Jason, these two mighty monsters dueled to a tune of...
|3 Bloody Brains out of 5|