Godzilla 1954 in Color (aka Cozzilla 1977)

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Godzilla 1954 in Color (aka Cozzilla 1977)

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:15 pm

Use this thread to discuss the Italian release of the original Godzilla in Italy in 1977 in color by film maker Luigi Cozzi, affectionately named "Cozzilla".

So I just read the thread on the old board about Cozzilla, and got kinda fascinated as to where one could find it. Does anyone know any torrent sites or bootleg sellers with this flick? Because I've got an interest in this about as raging as the one I had for the Turkish Star Wars a few years back. I MUST SEE IT. Anyone got some info?
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Re: Hunting down Cozzilla 2.0

Postby ZigraDude » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:17 pm

I don't think making a topic to know where to download this movie from torrents/bootleg sites is a good idea. But, to be honest, I don't know where you could watch it. I'm sure it's available somewhere in the internet. I haven't even seen the Cozzilla cut yet.

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Re: Hunting down Cozzilla 2.0

Postby TokyoVigilante » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:57 pm

As far as I understand it doesn't exist in a format for private viewing. Maybe some obscure Italian VHS or something, but I can't say for sure.
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Re: Hunting down Cozzilla 2.0

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:17 pm

@ZigraDude: Technically this is allowed, so long as the source is not revealed in the thread itself. I'm going off what I remember in Arbok's post in the DVD/VHS forum.
@TokyoVigilante: I guess wherever it was posted on a torrent site is no longer up then? Huh. That's unfortunate. Guess I'll need to stick to easier fare like Half Human ;)
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Cozzilla

Postby g2kmaster » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:24 pm

I do not know if this is allowed, and if not I apologize, but for those interested, someone has posted Cozzilla on youtube. For those interested, you can see it before it gets pulled.

EDIT: and the YouTube videos were pulled...

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Re: Cozzilla

Postby shinmattiathekaiju » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:26 pm

I want Luigi Cozzi to do his version of the legendary Movie.
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Re: Cozzilla

Postby Tamura » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:45 pm

Damn, it's the watery-ass version again. Yamato Video needs to release this already...
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Re: Cozzilla

Postby Julia Bristow » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:29 pm

Am I the only one who likes the Italian version of Godzilla (1954)
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Re: Cozzilla

Postby bananaoil » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:53 pm

I could have sworn we had a Cozzilla thread floating around here somewhere...
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Re: Cozzilla

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:18 pm

I've never seen this version before. I suppose I should watch it while I can.

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Re: Cozzilla

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:49 pm

I literally watched about a minute of this skipping around part 1 before deciding it was just not really worth watching. Ironically, it was me who created the old "Hunting Down Cozzilla 2.0" topic...
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Re: Cozzilla

Postby g2kmaster » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:04 pm

omgitsgodzilla wrote:I literally watched about a minute of this skipping around part 1 before deciding it was just not really worth watching. Ironically, it was me who created the old "Hunting Down Cozzilla 2.0" topic...


Was it because of the quality? If so, there is a better print somewhere on the internet with subtitles no less... for anyone who wants semi-better quality, here is a trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcEJeDZT3z0

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Re: Cozzilla

Postby The Dark Uniter » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:51 pm

g2kmaster wrote:
omgitsgodzilla wrote:I literally watched about a minute of this skipping around part 1 before deciding it was just not really worth watching. Ironically, it was me who created the old "Hunting Down Cozzilla 2.0" topic...


Was it because of the quality? If so, there is a better print somewhere on the internet with subtitles no less... for anyone who wants semi-better quality, here is a trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcEJeDZT3z0


You mind sending me a PM with the links containing the better looking version with subs? :)

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Re: Cozzilla

Postby g2kmaster » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:15 pm

The Dark Uniter wrote:
g2kmaster wrote:
omgitsgodzilla wrote:I literally watched about a minute of this skipping around part 1 before deciding it was just not really worth watching. Ironically, it was me who created the old "Hunting Down Cozzilla 2.0" topic...


Was it because of the quality? If so, there is a better print somewhere on the internet with subtitles no less... for anyone who wants semi-better quality, here is a trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcEJeDZT3z0


You mind sending me a PM with the links containing the better looking version with subs? :)


Can't. It was on google (where I sourced my copy) but it was taken down. It may be on a torrent. I don't use torrents so I guess you would have to go searching for it. Or you know.... wait for Yamato Video to release their version which is taking forever.

Just a thought, I wonder if Yamato Video has a US office. It would be nice if they release the film in the US also...

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Re: Cozzilla

Postby Mini-Godzilla » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:03 pm

Sydney Aradi wrote:Am I the only one who likes the Italian version of Godzilla (1954)


I like it. It's even more unsettling than usual.
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Re: Cozzilla

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:31 am

g2kmaster wrote:
omgitsgodzilla wrote:I literally watched about a minute of this skipping around part 1 before deciding it was just not really worth watching. Ironically, it was me who created the old "Hunting Down Cozzilla 2.0" topic...


Was it because of the quality? If so, there is a better print somewhere on the internet with subtitles no less... for anyone who wants semi-better quality, here is a trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcEJeDZT3z0

Well, the quality contributed, and the lack of translations. But mostly the quality, and the fact that the "colorization" wasn't even really colorization, it was just some weird-ass tints. If I could find a better copy, preferably subbed, I'd watch it.
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Re: Cozzilla

Postby The Dark Uniter » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:24 pm

g2kmaster wrote:Can't. It was on google (where I sourced my copy) but it was taken down. It may be on a torrent. I don't use torrents so I guess you would have to go searching for it. Or you know.... wait for Yamato Video to release their version which is taking forever.


I'll settle with this version on Youtube and download it via Youtube downloader. Its good to have a copy of this rare gem then no copy of this film. :)

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Re: Cozzilla

Postby kpa » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:49 pm

g2kmaster wrote:Just a thought, I wonder if Yamato Video has a US office.


Not that I'm aware of.

It would be nice if they release the film in the US also...


That couldn't happen. Classic Media has the North American home video license for GODZILLA '54 so no other companies can legally release the film on video here.

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Re: Cozzilla

Postby The Dark Uniter » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:59 am

Just watched a minute of two of it. I have to say, the color tints are very interesting to say the least. I also love the new opening and the music used in the beginning. As far as language concerns, I actually had no problems understanding it. Italian is extremely similar to Spanish and I was able to understand through the Spanish I've learnt. Basically for the most part, they're using the same dialog from the King of the Monsters cut, only in Italian. Can't wait to see more on my burnt copy.

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Godzilla (1954) in Color

Postby Gussilla95 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:27 am

I have heard that the original Gojira was shot in color, but for some reason decided to release it in B&W. Is this true?
Also the teaser for Godz vs. Biollante features some color clips from Gojira which are supposedly not colorized!
Japanese Man 1: RUN! IT'S GODZILLA!
Japanese Man 2: It looks like Godzilla, but due to international copyright laws - it's not.
Man 1: STILL! WE SHOULD RUN LIKE IT IS GODZILLA!
Man 2: Though it isn't.
Man 2 Winks at Camera; both scream and run away]


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