DVD - 1998
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Nuclear testing resurrects Godzilla and it's up to a select group of people to stop him before he completely destroys New York City and perhaps the world.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1998
ISBN: 9780767817479
Branch Call Number: GOD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc ( min.) : sd., col., 4 3/4 in


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Jul 24, 2018

Summer blockbusters are like that giant hamburger dripping with toppings that you know you probably shouldn't eat. Sure it takes good while you're eating but afterwards you feel a little sick. 1998's reboot of the long running Gozilla series is exactly what you think it will be: big, loud, dumb. It's kinda fun for what it is. Godzilla looks a lot more dinosaur-like here, and they are clearly ripping off "Jurassic Park" (and "Aliens"). The good cast is largely overshadowed by the big lizards. Director Roland Emmerich, who destroyed the White House in "Independence Day," takes out the Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building, and Madison Square Garden. Not content with merely destroying cities, he'd end the world in "2012." "Size Matters" was the tag line. As of this writing (7/18), there's another Godzilla on the horizon.

Apr 27, 2017

It's Ferris Bueller's awfully bad day off. GODZILLA has all the markings of a Roland Emmerich disaster epic: the sprawling cast, the world-changing event, the military investigation, the everyman who can help solve the crisis… It's all there! To me, Godzilla is empathetic and all attempts to destroy the alleged monster frustrated me. I was more into the quippy dialogue. You see, GODZILLA was a nineties popcorn flick meant to be consumed lightly. This film is not going to change your life, but it's fun. And with over half the voice actors from THE SIMPSONS making an appearance, personally it's a blast to go back in time. It definitely taps into that era with the character dynamics and the warm tone (even in a world in disarray) and reptilian effects lifted from JURASSIC PARK and, no question, it doesn't age so well. But it's an entertaining throwback that I was more than willing to waste a few hours on. If you're a fan of ARMAGEDDON or INDEPENDENCE DAY, you'll probably enjoy GODZILLA, too.

Dec 15, 2014

Instead of Godzilla destroying Tokyo, it was New York City. Chilling to see those twin towers of WTC in this digitized film which was release in the VCR age of 1998. Super entertainment.

aaa5756 Jul 25, 2014

Sound and Very well done sci-fi movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater. No falling asleep on this one!!!!!

red_elephant_314 Apr 22, 2013

They really messed the story up big time. If it were Godzilla, then it would have gotten better ratings.

Feb 03, 2013

Wow tri star really messed up, I call this creature zilla, like many others because it doesn't deserve the title god. For one I knew it was going to be CGI but it barley resembles Godzilla at all. As for the whole concept this is what was wrong

1. He doesn't have the classic Godzilla roar

2. He doesn't have his nuclear breath (although in one scene he breathes on some cars and makes some kind if explosion)

3. The army KILLS him with missiles ( zilla dies from missiles but Godzilla can take a nuclear warhead to the face)

4. He has velociraptor babies. Wait didn't we just see those in Jurassic park? Hmmmmm

5. He fights no more monsters.

Sep 12, 2012

what were you expecting? it's a godzilla film. at least it has jean reno.

Jun 30, 2012

Where to begin? Well, fans of the Japanese Godzilla films will find this one lacking, to say the least. Even those who aren't fans will wonder what the point of this was. The CGI beast just isn't that convincing, and the entire effect of the film tends to lean towards the loud and obnoxious. Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, and Kevin Dunn do their best with the roles they play... while Maria Pitillo grates on the nerves and Hank Azaria really, really, really grates on the nerves. Fingernails on the blackboard kind of grating on the nerves. Add to that the really lame attempt to placate Siskel and Ebert with two bickering characters, and you have the perfect recipe for a cinematic disaster.

Mocha6ft3 Mar 30, 2012

One of the main reasons why i bought the movie "GODZIILA" is because i love sound and my childhood memories of this beloved beast. I was also curious as to what Hollywood could do with the audio and visuals. There are several beast that make my subwoofer go BOOM!!! "Cloverfield" the "Spinasuarus Egypticus" ( i guess that's how you spell it) from Jarassic park 3, and of course "Godzilla." My friend and i watched this movie on my HOMETHEATER!!! And my subwoofers were sending serious shock waves throughout my apartment as the mighty Godzilla walked and ran. I was impressed by the low frequencies my subs produced and consider this movie "Sound Freak" worthy. We thought the movie was ok, but my friend felt the story was weak and she also felt that we should have seen Godzilla more often, even though he was hiding in Manhattan. She also said that she didn't like Godzilla running through Manhattan being chased by helicopters. WHAT??!!!! Her opion was it was over-kill. My one complaint was the visual effects of Godizilla. There were quite a few scenes that Godzilla looked computer generated, but overall the special effects were very good. Especially the sound effects. I did feel a little something when he was killed at the end. Must be the story. I'm giving this movie 3 and half stars. Corny but decent story, excellent sound, and very good visuals. A larg box of "White Castle" plain and cheese burgers, fries, onion rings, and a chocolate shake.

Aug 18, 2011

I so wanted to see just how the world delt with this menice once again but unfortunately the disc didn't deliver.

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Dec 15, 2014

Pharmacist: help you, young man?
Niko: Yes. Do you have any at
home pregnancy tests? Especially ones that look for gonadotrophic hormones...or clomiphene citrate?
Audrey: Wait, I don't get it... If he's the first of his kind, how can he be pregnant? Doesn't he need a mate?
Niko: Not if he reproduces asexually.
Audrey: Where's the fun in that?
Lucy: He is scum! As far as he's concerned, you're just a pair of breasts that talk.
Victor: Hey, there's an image.

aaa5756 Jul 25, 2014

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