This blog is something I’ve been wanting to post for almost a year and now I finally can. In July of 2013, a promotional exhibit was created called “Godzilla Encounter”. It was featured at SDCC 13 (San Diego Comic Con 2013) to help get the word out about the then upcoming Godzilla movie by Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros: Godzilla (2014). …well to be more accurate, it wasn’t actually at Comic Con, but took over a building in the area to usher fans through the experience. What greeted people inside was a very detailed exhibit with wall-to-wall references as well. In fact, it was packed with Easter eggs for eagle eye fans. This included simple to spot ones all the way to much more obscure references, such as naming a loading bay M11 after the android from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991).
Since cameras/video cameras were banned from use inside the exhibit, I figured I might try and record the sounds of the exhibit for everyone. It seemed innocent enough but when I ran the audio by Legendary at the time, I was forbidden from posting it due to the roar either not being finalized or whatever the reason was. It was their decision and I respect that.
On May 4th 2014, during my one-on-one interview with Legendary Pictures founder and CEO, Thomas Tull, I asked if the audio can finally be posted. He happily agreed and did not want the Godzilla Encounter audio tour to “slip through the cracks”. So, without further ado, here it is! A little background: This was recorded with the Zoom H4N audio recorder and it’s the clearest, most pristine audio of the Godzilla Encounter. Due to some technical circumstances, there will be some muffled sections…ok fine, it was in my pocket. From the time we get into the elevator until the end of the clip, it’s the most intense.
So sit back, crank up those speakers/headphones (seriously), and enjoy! Click to download.