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Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:01 pm
by rytheman
Name says it all. What are the best explosions Toho turned out? My favorite is a toss up between the mass destruction caused by MechaGodzilla eye beams in Terror of Mechagodzilla, and the Atomic Bomb sequence in The Last War.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:07 pm
by Ethan
The highway explosion in The Prophecies of Nostradamus, no contest. It's just so random and spectacular.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:24 pm
by HayesAJones
Showa Mechagodzilla's All-Out Assault is a magnificent.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:17 pm
by gojira84
The Highway in Nostradamus is amazing.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:46 pm
by RyanClark
Living Corpse wrote:Remember in Godzilla 1985 when Godzilla blasts a chopper and it falls on a traffic jam? Yeah....


That actually leads to the same scene from Nostradamus, which was reused as stock footage for Godzilla 1984. Before I even read the thread though, I knew my answer would be Mechagodzilla's attack in Terror of Mechagodzilla. Glad to see so many other people loved that as well.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:54 pm
by Tamura
Anything with special effects by Teruyoshi Nakano.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:32 am
by rytheman
Tyler wrote:The one in the begining of Frankenstein vs. Baragon had a real emotional impact to it.

Which for the most part was stock footage from The Last War.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:54 am
by GodzillaXGomoraFight
Probably in the Showa series MG's all out assualt on Godzilla, the scene where Godzilla annialates the guy who saved Godzillasaurus in the 1940s from gxKG, giving some semtimental value to the scene, and GmK Godzilla's blowing up of KG, leaving millions of pieces of the guy all over Tokyo Bay.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:57 am
by KaneLocke
Now, if we're including the distributed films... the explosion of Iris was one of the most awesome explosions ever.

Otherwise? I would actually say the explosion of Baragon in GMK.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:30 am
by rytheman
KaneLocke wrote:Now, if we're including the distributed films... the explosion of Iris was one of the most awesome explosions ever.


Don't worry. Distributed films count as well.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:51 am
by Goji
I've yet to see SUBMERSION OF JAPAN (73'), which I'm sure has a ton of good stuff.

My current list (no order)

-Destruction of the underground base in MECHAGODZILLA (74')
-Mechagodzilla's "all out attack" on Tokyo in TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA
-The final sequence of THE LAST WAR
-Letchi Island's destruction in SEA MONSTER
-The highway sequence in NOSTRADAMUS, as well as the edited version used in RETURN OF GODZILLA
-Godzilla's landing in Tokyo Bay in RETURN OF GODZILLA
-Destruction of the Super X-II in BIOLLANTE
-Godzilla's spiral ray in MECHAGODZILLA (93') & SPACEGODZILLA
-Meltdown Godzilla's spiral beam vs. Destoroyah
-Godzilla's ray owning the JSDF in GMK

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:20 pm
by HayesAJones
The Meltdown ray is a spectacle to behold as well.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:06 pm
by rytheman
Another one that comes to mind is the bridge explosion that destroys Mogera in The Mysterians.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:54 pm
by Proofpoochie
Terror of Mechagodzilla IMO has the greatest explosions of any Showa film.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:58 pm
by Hedorah
The entire scene where GOdzilla fights Fake Godzilla in GvsMG '74

or...

When MG '75 annihilates a neighborhood with his finger missiles

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:48 pm
by Showa Gyaos
gojira84 wrote:The Highway in Nostradamus is amazing.

This was monumental. But my vote goes to Mechagodzilla's beam barrage in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:13 pm
by omgitsgodzilla
I like the explosions along the shoreline of Hong Kong that Godzilla makes right before the title sequence in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:38 pm
by Guardian7
My favorite has to be during the fight at that refinery or whatever the hell it was when Godzilla vs Fake (MechaGodzilla) Godzilla... that explosion is just monstrous.

The all out attack of (GvMG) MG 1 on Godzilla is one of my all time favorite scenes...

But watching (ToMG) Mechagodzilla level Tokyo is utterly awesome... just some gorgeous stuff going on there.

but one of the all time bests and the one that has to take the cake is the volcanic underwater explosion in Latitude Zero that lances the surface and lighting bolts are interlaced with it... pretty damn cool looking

G7

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:10 am
by Goji
Nakanao really is deserving of his nickname of "Mr. Explosion" The stuff he did in the 70's still holds up really well, especially all the explosive effects in the two Mechagodzilla films.

Re: Best Explosions in a Toho Film

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:03 am
by TokyoVigilante
Godzilla vs. Destroyah. Those fireballs are glorious and seeing the demonic looking Destroyah and Meltdown Godzilla surrounded by plumes of fire makes for great atmosphere.