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If you had just one film...

Postby Zarm » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:23 am

So, you're lost on that bizarre desert island that always appears in hypothetical questions, which somehow possesses all the necessities for living, including electricity and a DVD player, so that your only concern is how to entertain yourself. And you can only have one Godzilla film with you; the only Godzilla film you'll ever be able to watch for the foreseeable rest of your life. Which one would you pick? Does your favorite film have the rewatch value you'd need? Would a Shin or Hedorah- one of the artsy ones- be the best option so there are many layers to dissect? Or perhaps more of a guilty pleasure/popcorn flick entry, to get the brainless fun factor that would hopefully not diminish with familiarity?

Which would it be?
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby Maritonic » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:28 am

GMK. Easy.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby KillCrites » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:32 am

King Kong vs Godzilla for me, I find it endlessly entertaining.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby KaijuCanuck » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:32 am

Destroy all Monsters. Screw the haters.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby UltramanGoji » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:01 am

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. I will never tire of it.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby Ivo-goji » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:12 am

Ok wow I guess I'll be the first to give the only correct answer which of course is G54.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby Maritonic » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:36 am

Yes, I'd love nothing more than to watch a dark and grim film about the horrors of the atomic bomb forever until my dying days. :lol:
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:39 am

Son of Godzilla. Its probably the only Godzilla film I could watch over and over again and not get tired of. Everything else would wear on me eventually.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby Mecha-SpaceGhidorah » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:10 am

Invasion of Astro-Monster
I just love that one. Especially if I have my edition with both the Japanese with English subtitles and the English dub (technically two DVDs). If not, the English dub: gotta love Nick Adams ham n' cheese.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby eabaker » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:31 am

The original. I could watch that movie daily. The drama, the performances, the photography, the effects, they're all just magnificent.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby KaijuCanuck » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:41 am

eabaker wrote:The original. I could watch that movie daily. The drama, the performances, the photography, the effects, they're all just magnificent.


Why did I know you were going to go with the weighty, dramatic masterpiece, and not the fun popcorn schlock like the rest of us. Way to show us all up for the plebs we are, dude. :mad:
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby PitchBlackProgress » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 am

It’s a tough pick between Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster and Astro Monster.
Yeah, Godzilla wins... sometimes. I mean, he was killed by Dr. Serizawa's patented bubble-bath formula, heartburn, missiles, and poor box office returns, got his ass kicked by a drunken, circus-escaped gorilla, then he was beaten by two newborn worms, yeah some “king”.
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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:23 pm

Mothra vs Godzilla. It's the perfect literal and thematic clash between Mothra and Godzilla.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby KaijuCanuck » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:31 pm

Mr_Goji_and_Watch wrote:Mothra vs Godzilla. It's the perfect literal and thematic clash between Mothra and Godzilla.


Oh crap, forgot about this one. Okay, I’m changing my answer.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby Terasawa » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:44 pm

I’d select Ghidrah but I could probably enjoy any one of the '60s films or the '70s "Fukuda trilogy" for the rest of my life. (OK, maybe not Megalon so much, although I do like it.)
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby Jeff-Goldblum2 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:44 pm

Godzilla: Final Wars

It's the most rewatchable and fun movie I've ever seen.

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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby eabaker » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:05 pm

KaijuCanuck wrote:
eabaker wrote:The original. I could watch that movie daily. The drama, the performances, the photography, the effects, they're all just magnificent.


Why did I know you were going to go with the weighty, dramatic masterpiece, and not the fun popcorn schlock like the rest of us. Way to show us all up for the plebs we are, dude. :mad:


I mean, I think for me it was less a matter of "which one do I enjoy watching most" (which would really be something like a five-way tie), and more a matter of "which one would I not be able to tolerate never seeing again."

It would just be the most painful loss.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby PitchBlackProgress » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:07 pm

Jeff-Goldblum2 wrote:Godzilla: Final Wars

It's the most rewatchable and fun movie I've ever seen.

You're young, expand your horizons :lol:
Yeah, Godzilla wins... sometimes. I mean, he was killed by Dr. Serizawa's patented bubble-bath formula, heartburn, missiles, and poor box office returns, got his ass kicked by a drunken, circus-escaped gorilla, then he was beaten by two newborn worms, yeah some “king”.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby Living Corpse » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:09 pm

Ivo-goji wrote:Ok wow I guess I'll be the first to give the only correct answer which of course is G54.


Rodan 1956.

The OTHER only correct answer.
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Re: If you had just one film...

Postby Ivo-goji » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:19 pm

Living Corpse wrote:
Ivo-goji wrote:Ok wow I guess I'll be the first to give the only correct answer which of course is G54.


Rodan 1956.

The OTHER only correct answer.

My non-Godzilla choice would be Mothra, but Rodan is a decent pick.
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