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Favorite Visuals

Postby MDK » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:36 am

Post here about your favorite visuals.
Ex:Godzilla's shadow appearing in his awesome entrance in Terror of Mechagodzilla.
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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby Pkmatrix » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:58 am

I've got a lot, but a few I can think of off the top of my head...

- Osaka on fire from Godzilla Raids Again. Tokyo on fire from the first film is great too, but I love the extreme long shot they use in GRA just a bit more. ^_^

- Mt. Aso erupting in Rodan.

- Biollante. Just, Biollante. Everything about her is just pure visual awesomeness. 8-)

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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby MDK » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:04 am

Living Corpse wrote:Godzilla standing right behind the Diet Building mere moments before smashing it in Gojira.

THIS
But I LOVE the final battle in Godzilla VS Destoroyah And the titular character's death.
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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby Arbok » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:57 am

A lot of moments in Biollante, specifically most of the final battle (in particular when she first emerges from the ground) and visually, even if simple, I always love the first time Godzilla and Biollante meet... with the military seeing the rose way in the distance and Godzilla marching through the trees. Great stuff.

I also love Kiryu's entrance in the final battle for Godzilla Tokyo SOS, blasting Godzilla from above before landing. His shoulder toss of Godzilla was always neat as well in the film.

Bye Bye Jupiter has a lot of great visual effects as well, that stand up very well even today despite the fact that the film itself is pretty meh (I think the most exciting thing is seeing the stock footage from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster).
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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby Tapkaara » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:27 am

Gosh, I could pick any number of memorable images from Godzilla '54. But here's one I always like, though it's possible no one else in here has ever thought about it much. After Godzilla's attack at the rail road, there is a shot of him from behind as he is walking away. There is no music, but you hear his roar. I always thought this was very powerful; he leaves all of this destruction and this is the last thing you see as he leaves his dastardly work. You look at him with a certain awe.

And I always like this shot from KK v G:

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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby Laserface121 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:40 am

Monster X's transformation into Keizer Ghidorah.

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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby eabaker » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:42 am

The original birth of King Ghidorah.

Tone of shots from DAM, both human and kaiju. That's just a beautifully composed movie.
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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby Arbok » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:29 am

Living Corpse wrote:Godzilla vs Gigan: ... the side view camera panning while the space monster march onward...


Agree this is a pretty cool sequence that often gets overlooked, and one that hadn't really been done before. Seeing King Ghidorah and Gigan advance as the camera follows them, while Ghidorah is effortlessly blasting the nearby Maser Cannons, is a great visual.
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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby Rody » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:49 pm

^ I agree; I wouldn't mind seeing that used more.

Although it's been a long time since I saw DAM, I do remember one cool scene during the Tokyo destruction sequence. Godzilla is enveloped in a pillar of smoke, and as he turns 180 degrees around to fire his atomic ray again, the smoke curls around with his body.

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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby Kubo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:45 am

Always love the pyrotechnics in fights like Ghidrah, the Three Headed Monster, Godzilla vs. Gigan, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, and Terror of Mechagodzilla. The combination of wind and Gravity Bolts in Ghidrah make the destruction of Tokyo one of my favorite scenes in all of Godzilla. In GvGi, there are several nice explosions and shots of the suits. Anguiras's arrival on Japan is one of those. The suit looks like an absolute mess (and in the close ups, it's pretty terrible), but from faraway, the green-dirty-brown color of Angy's skin is good-looking. Mechagodzilla gives us the industrial fight, where we get a firework show of flames. On top of that, the scene where Fake Godzilla stomps through the apartments is also cool. Nothing spectacular, but it's funny to watch him not go around that lone building. Terror gives us the scene of Mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus ravaging Tokyo, literally uprooting streets and buildings. Beautiful work by Nakano.

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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby eabaker » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:28 pm

Love it when they shoot kaiju from a low angle against the real sky (as opposed to a backdrop), as with Titanosaurus at the beginning of Terror of Mechagodzilla.
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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby ScootaVaran » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:04 pm

Tapkaara wrote:Gosh, I could pick any number of memorable images from Godzilla '54. But here's one I always like, though it's possible no one else in here has ever thought about it much. After Godzilla's attack at the rail road, there is a shot of him from behind as he is walking away. There is no music, but you hear his roar. I always thought this was very powerful; he leaves all of this destruction and this is the last thing you see as he leaves his dastardly work. You look at him with a certain awe.

And I always like this shot from KK v G:

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When I was little that scene actually frighten me. It was one of the few shots to make Godzilla seem large and scary looking. That slow walk to the coast line just made even more creepy to me. Probably the only time Godzilla ever scared me.

I'm going with the infamous kangaroo kick from Destroy all monsters. Such a great scene.
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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby Ligerzilla2014 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:13 pm

Everything that has already been said plus this scene from final wars
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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby Moonewe73 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:22 pm

Some of my favorite scenes, short that they are, are when you see the monsters from far away. By means of animation, models/puppets, or the actual suits. Seeing these giants from a distance surrounded by open space. A few examples:

- Rodan doing that loop in the air in Rodan (1956)

- Godzilla way on the horizon before the metal nets drop on him in Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

- When Mothra is starting to fly off to Rolisica after he hatches in the blue sky in Mothra (1961)

- When Gaira rises up from the sea at the airport or that shot of him caught in the fishing nets with people on the beach in War of the Gargantuas (1966).

- When Miki lands on that helicopter pad to stop Godzilla with her psychic abilities and you see Godzilla far out at sea in G vs. Biollante (1989)

There's more I could list, but those kind of shots always give me that feel of scope and size than seeing the kaiju up close IMO.

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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby eabaker » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:12 pm

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah - The skreeonking gorgeous shot of the nuclear sub approaching the backlit Godzilla underwater.
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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby junkerde » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:18 pm

Gino humping a building, so much love, and that lightning strike was PERFECT!
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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby godzilla98rules » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:57 pm

Well here are a few that come to my head (No specific order):

Gojira: Godzilla approaching the wall of electrical towers. Almost all of Godzilla's shots.......

Godzilla vs King Ghidorah 91: As mentioned above, Godzilla's appearance as he prepares to destroy the sub.

Godzilla vs Mothra 92: Godzilla rising out of Mt. Fuji

Son of Godzilla: The end where Godzilla and Minilla share their body heat and begin to hibernate.

Godzilla vs Megalon: THE TAIL SLIDE KICK!!

Terror of Mechagodzilla: Godzilla's Appearance. Tokyo being destroyed.

GMK: The finale with Godzilla's heart.

And I'm sure someone's going to bite me for this but:

Godzilla 1998/GINO: Godzilla's Appearance. Godzilla biting into the truck full of fish.

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Re: Favorite Visuals

Postby Godzilla6014 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:03 pm

This is probably an answer you guys are used to hearing from a fan like myself but anytime in a Godzilla film when there's a battle. Always an entire fight sequnce between the monster is my favorite visules as well as any scene where there destroying cities. There was even a time when I just watched the battle scene from the movies and it was a blast. :g2k:
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