DVD Title
 Godzilla: The Series - Mutant Madness
International Title
 Godzilla: The Series
Movie Length: 65 minutes Original Length: 65 minutes
Company: Sony Release: 2006
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Anamorphic: No
Region: 1Discs: 1
Language/Sound: Order
English (2.0 Surround)
· Menus (English)
· Chapters (3)
· Trailers: Open Season, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, Zathura
Anthony Romero

Released alongside Godzilla: The Series - Monster Mayhem, this DVD collects three episodes from the 1998 cartoon series based on the American GODZILLA (1998) movie. This particular disc contains the episodes S.C.A.L.E. (#35), The Twister (#34) and Where Is Thy Sting? (#32), and play in that sequence. Not only do the episodes play in a randomized order, but El Gusano, the worm creature on the front cover, does not even appear in any of them. So the disc does feel like it was slapped together, but at least the video and audio quality are decent, although once again the release is devoid of extras.


Much like Monster Mayhem, this disc is a huge improvement over the earlier Godzilla: The Series - The Monster Wars Trilogy release in respects to video quality. Colors are vivid and distinct, especially during the show's very well presented introduction. However, compression is still apparent, creating extra noise and generally making the animation not look as clean and clear as it could have.

Godzilla: The Series is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.33:1.

 Audio: Star Rating

This DVD boasts a two channel English, surround track for the three episodes. Despite only being two channels, the directionality is decent when the show lets it be. It sounds very muted and flat in the first episode on this disc, S.C.A.L.E., like the audio just clips out at certain volume levels and lacks the more normal depth. However, this episode is a mockumentary, with almost everything being seen from a camera's POV, and the distortion was intentional, so nothing to ding the audio for here.

The audio can be accompanied by, removable, English subtitles.


There are three unrelated trailers here, which are more like commercials than special features since they play automatically when the disc is inserted into a player. Outside of these, the disc has nothing extra to tout. It doesn't even have selectable chapter breaks for the individual episodes.

 Overview: Star Rating

Bottom line, it may feel like it was rushed, but the disc is still heads and shoulders above Godzilla: The Series - The Monster Wars Trilogy in just about every way. Two of the episodes here are unique to this particular release as well, so fans of the show will probably want to get this, despite the fact that the DVD as a whole is only so-so.