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Godzilla 1954-2004
« on: April 22, 2005, 11:09:04 AM »
The idea of Godzilla was thought of back in 1954 while an executive from Toho movie studios was on a plane flying back to Tokyo. The executive was a bit depressed as he was not able to secure the visas for the actors in a new movie. The executive picked up his newspaper and read  the headlines Japans 2nd Atomic Bombing. As he read this article it was about an incedent that happened at Bikini Island where the USA was conducting an H-Bomb test. The USA told all fishing boats to stay away while tests were being conducted. When the blast went off it nuked a Japanese Fishing Boat the boat was called the Lucky Dragon everyone on board was nuked. The USA and Japan blamed each other for the incedent. Resue boats wer sent out to save the crew. After reading this article in the newspaper the young executive started to write down a few things BOAT  H-BOMB   DRAGON. When the plane landed the executive went to work and pitched  a new movie idea he said how about making a movie about a giant monster that is mutated by radiation and attacks Tokyo. The studio heads loved the idea and thought maybe a giant Octopus could attack Tokyo then they decided to go with a giant radioactive Dinosaur movie idea. This is how the idea of Godzilla originated in march of 1954. The movie was based on a real life incedent that took place at BikiniIsland. The name of the monster was picked by the producer who named the monster after an employee who worked for Toho a Mr Gojira. Mr gojira was pretty big for a Jap and his name Gojira is a combination of 2 words the word Gorira which means Gorilla and the word Kujira which means Whale the 2 words together are Gojira. This is the name producer Tanaka named the monster. by the way the executive who pitched the idea for the movie  became the producer Mr Tanaka. Gojira was an international movie success and here in the USA the movie was called Godzilla King of the Monsters. Godzilla King of the Monsters opened in the USA april 27th 1956. Toho studios has made 27 more Godzilla movies 28 Godzilla movies total. Tomoyuki Tanaka produced 22 of them. The movie Godzilla was directed by Ishiro Honda and special effects were done by Eiji Tsuburaya and music by Akira Ifukube. David Nunez Gojira11354
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THE Godzilla Movies
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2005, 11:33:17 AM »
THE GODZILLA MOVIES

Here is a list of all 28 Godzilla movies and the 3 Godzilla movie series.
SHOWA Series
1 Godzilla 1954- Directed by Ishiro Honda
2 Godzilla Raids Again 1955- Directed by Motoyoshi Oda
3 KingKong vs. Godzilla 1962- Directed by Ishiro Honda
4 Mothra vs. Godzilla 1964- Directed by Ishiro Honda
5 Ghidora the 3 HeadedMonster 1964-Directed by Ishiro Honda
6 Invasion of the AstroMonster 1965- Directed by Ishiro Honda
7 Godzilla vs. Ebera 1966- Directed by Jun Fukuda
8 Son of Godzilla 1967 - Directed by Jun Fukuda
9 Destroy All Monsters 1968- Directed by Ishiro Honda
10 Godzillas Revenge 1969- Directed by Ishiro Honda
11 Godzilla vs. Hedora 1971-Directed by Yoshimitsu Banno
12 Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972- Directed by Jun Fukuda
13 Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973- Directed by Jun Fukuda
14 Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1974-Directed by Jun Fukuda
15 Terror of MechaGodzilla 1975-Directed by Ishiro Honda

HEISEI series
16 Godzilla Returns 1984- Directed by Koji Hashimoto
17 Godzilla vs. Biollante 1989-Directed by Kazuki Omori
18 Godzilla vs. KingGhidora 1991-Directed by Kazuki Omori
19 Godzilla vs. Mothra 1992 - Directed by Takeo Okawara
20 Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1993-Directed by Takeo Okawara
21 Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla 1994-Directed by Kensho Yamas**ta
22 Godzilla vs. Destroyer 1995-Directed by Takeo Okawara

SHINSEI Series
23 Godzilla2000Millennium 1999-Directed by Takeo Okawara
24 Godzilla x Megagirus 2000-Directed by Masaki Tezuka
25 Godzilla Mothra KingGhidora 2001-Directed by Shuseke Kanako
26 Godzilla x MechaGodzilla 2002-Directed by Masaki Tezuka
27 Godzilla x Mothra x MechaGodzilla  2003-Directed by Masaki Tezuka
28 Godzilla Final Wars 2004-Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura
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