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« on: April 29, 2005, 05:47:54 AM »
The idea of Godzilla originated in march of 1954 when a young Japanese movie executive was on his way back from to Japan from an unsuccessful trip as he had not been able to secure visas for some actors for a movie. On his flight back on the plane he picked up his newspaper and started to read. The headline said JAPANS 2nd ATOMIC BOMBING or something to that effect the article said that the USA had tested an H-Bomb at Bikini Island and had asked all ships to stay away while the tests were being conducted. Anyway the paper said that a Japanese fishing boat called the LuckyDragon had been struck by the blast. Both the USA and Japan blamed each other for the incedent and the crew of the boat had been nuked and an SOS had been called for rescue boats. The executive put down his paper and started writing words DRAGON   H-BOMB   BOAT   ATOMIC BLAST. When his plane landed in Tokyo he went to the movie studio he worked for TOHO Studios. He pitched an idea of a movie about a giant radioactive monster that attacks Tokyo the studio heads liked the idea. An idea for a giant Octopus attacking Tokyo was given  but seen that Dinosaur movies were popular at the time an idea for a large mutated radioactive Dinosaur was chosen. The Dinosuar was later named Gojira a.k.a. Godzilla. The executive who pitched the idea became the producer of the movie his name was Tomoyuki Tanaka. Tanaka had Ishiro Honda direct and Eiji Tsuburaya for special effects and Akira Ifukube compose music for the movie. The movie itself had been based on a real life incedent that took place at Bikini Island. Godzilla was a monster that represented all the horror of the H-Bomb. When the movie was almost complete the monster had not yet ben given a name and a studio employee who was pretty big for a Jap a Mr Gojira   is who the monster was named after. The name Gojira itself is the combintation of 2 words the word Gorira and the word Kujira Gorira means Gorilla and Kijira means Whale the 2 words together are Gojira. Producer Tanaka told the press  the monster was named Gojira because it was as strong as a Gorilla and as big as a Whale the press ate up the story and loved it. The movie Gojira/Godzilla opened a few months later on november 3rd 1954. The movie became an international success and Tanaka produced 21 more Godzilla movies 22 in all up til his death in 1996. The last Godzilla movie Tanaka made was Godzilla vs. Destroyer 1995. The Godzilla series was resurected in 1999 and the last Godzilla movie was Godzilla Final Wars in 2004 the 50th Anniversary Godzilla movie and the 28th godzilla movie.[/b]
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THE GODZILLA MOVIES & DIRECTORS
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2005, 06:30:00 AM »
THE GODZILLA MOVIES & DIRECTORS
There have been 3 differnt Godzilla movie series made by Toho movie studios in the last 50 years they are the Showa series the Heisei Series and the Shinsei series all in all there are 28 Godzilla movies.
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 IshiroHonda
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 Shusuke Kanako
26 Godzilla x MechaGodzilla 2002 Directed by Masaki Tezuka
27 Godzilla x Mothra x MechaGodzilla 2002 Directed by Masaki Tezuka
28 Godzilla Final Wars 2004 Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura
Ishiro Honda Directed 8 Godzilla movies
Motoyoshi Oda Directed 1 Godzilla movie
Jun Fukuda Directed 5 Godzilla movies
Yoshimitsu Banno Directed 1 Godzilla movie
Koji Hashimoto Directed 1 Godzilla movie
Kazuki Omori Directed 2 Godzilla movies
Takeo Okwara Directed 4 Godzilla movies
Kensho Yamas**ta Directed 1 Godzilla movie
Masaki Tezuka Directed 3 Godzilla movies
Shusuke Kanako Directed 1 Godzilla movie
Ryuhei Kitamra Directed 1 Godzilla movie
11 Directors 28 movies 1 movie monster 1 movie studio Toho
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2005, 10:16:19 AM »
I appreciate your knowledge, would you like to send us more articles or editing for the monstrous section.

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2005, 11:36:20 AM »
Hi Loki I would love to contine posting articles and sending you other correct information. I have my own collection of Godzilla theatrical movie posters. I own all 28 posters from 1956 Godzilla King of the Monsters to Godzilla Final Wars 2004. If you want I can send you pictures of my collection. I will post a list of the posters I own. David Nunez Gojira11354
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GODZILLA MOVIE POSTER COLLECTION
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2005, 12:22:56 PM »
GODZILLA MOVIE POSTER COLLECTION

  This is a complete list of all 28 the Godzilla movie posters that I have
  in my collection. I own 2 American Godzilla movie posters and 26
  Japanese Godzilla movie posters. Of the 26 Japanese 24 are original
  Japanese Godzilla movie posters and 2 are Japanese release posters.
  Here is a list of the Godzilla movie posters I own.
  1 Godzilla King of the Monsters 1956 USA poster
  2 Gigantis the FireMonster 1959 USA poster
  3 KingKong vs. Godzilla 1977 JAP release poster
  4 Mothra vs. Godzilla 1970 JAP release poster
  5 Ghidora the 3 HeaderMonster 1964 JAP poster
  6 Invasion of the AstroMonster 1965 JAP poster
  7 Godzilla vs. Ebera 1966 JAP poster
  8 Son of Godzilla 1967 JAP poster
  9 Destroy All Monsters 1968 JAP poster
 10 Godzillas Revenge 1969 JAP poster
 11 Godzilla vs. Hedora 1971 JAP poster
 12 Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972 JAP poster
 13 Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973 JAP poster
 14 Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1974 JAP poster
 15 Terror of MechaGodzilla 1975 JAP poster
 16 Godzilla Returns 1984 JAP poster
 17 Godzilla vs. Biollante 1989 JAP poster
 18 Godzilla vs. KingGhidora 1991 JAP poster
 19 Godzilla vs. Mothra 1992 JAP poster
 20 Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1993 JAP poster
 21 Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla 1994 JAP poster
 22 Godzilla vs. Destroyer 1995 JAP poster
 23 Godzilla2000 1999 JAP poster
 24 Godzilla x Megagirus 2000 JAP poster
 25 Godzilla Mothra KingGhidora 2001 JAP poster
 26 Godzilla x MechaGodzilla 2002 JAP poster
 27 Godzilla x Mothra x MechaGodzilla SOS 2003 JAP poster
 28 Godzilla Final Wars 2004 JAP poster

   I also own a Mothra movie poster collection as well here are the
   Mothra movie posters that I have.
   1 Mothra 1961 JAP poster
   2 Mothra vs. DeathGhidora 1996 JAP poster
   3 Mothra 2 The Under Sea Battle 1997 JAP poster
   4 Mothra vs. KingGhidora 1998 JAP poster
   
   I also have 7 other Godzilla movie posters for sale but they are
   expensive and only for the serious Godzilla movie poster collector.
   If anyone is intersted you can e-mail me at Toho54@aol.com for a list
   and price of the posters. David Nunez Gojira11354[/u]
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2005, 12:38:39 PM »
So you like Godzilla, eh?
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THE GODZILLA SUIT ACTORS
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2005, 01:13:32 PM »
THE GODZILLA SUIT ACTORS

  Here is a list of actors who wore the Godzilla suit in all 28 Godzilla
  movies in the last 50 years. The list of actors is a short one.

  1 HARUO NAKAJIMA-12 MOVIES
  Godzilla 1954
  Godzilla Raids Again 1955
  KingKong vs.Godzilla 1962
  Mothra vs. Godzilla 1964
  Ghidora the 3 HeadedMonster 1964
  Invasion of the AstroMonster 1965
  Godzilla vs. Ebera 1966
  Son of Godzilla 1967
  Destroy All Monsters 1968
  Godzillas Revenge 1969
  Godzilla vs. Hedora 1971
  Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972
 

  2 SHINJI TAKAGI - 1 MOVIE
     Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973

 
  3 ISAO ZUSHI - 1 MOVIE
     Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1974

  4 TORU KAWAI - MOVIE
     Terror of MechaGodzilla 1975


 5 KENPACHIRO SATSUMA - 7 MOVIES
   Godzilla Returns 1984
   Godzilla vs. Biollante 1989
   Godzilla vs. KingGhidora 1991
   Godzilla vs. Mothra 1992
   Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1993
   Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla 1994
   Godzilla vs. Destroyer 1995

 6 TSUTOMU KITIGAWA - 6 MOVIES
    Godzilla 2000 Millennium 1999
    Godzilla x Megagirus 2000
    Godzilla Mothra KingGhidora All Monsters Attack 2001
    Godzilla x MechaGodzilla 2002
    Godzilla x Mothra x MechaGodzilla Tokyo SOS 2003
    Godzilla Final Wars 2004



  Suit Actor Haruo Nakajima who wore the Godzilla suit in 1954 said he
  lost 20 lbs while wearing the suit he said it was so hot inside he had to
  remove his clothes all but his shorts and socks. Nakajima also said the
  suit was so hot that while filming he passed out a couple of time as the
  suit weghed about 200 lbs. Haruo Nakajima said they would have to stop
  filming every 5 minutes to pour water on him to cool him down.
  Nakajima played the part of Godzilla for 18 years in 12 Godzilla movies
  from 1954 to 1972. Haruo said of all the monsters he played in Jap
  monster movies Godzilla is the hardest to play and thats why very few
  have been Godzilla as it is not as easy job and very few can do it.
  Todays Godzilla suit is a bit more advanced than the ones made from
  the 50s and 70s. The suits made from the 80s to present serve more
  than 1 function. The actor can make the eyes go back and forth open
  and close. The suit is waterproof and the actor can make the tail move
  up and down side to side. And on top of that there is a built in fan so the
  actor is not as hot inside as he would have been in the old days.
  Kenpachuro Satsuma says the suit might be a little lighter and easier
  to move in but now you have to opperate the suit from the inside
  instead of just walking around in it. Its still a tough job.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2005, 01:19:10 PM »
I'll take that as a yes.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2005, 01:35:47 PM »
Hi Shadowling yeah you could say I am a fan of Godzilla right now I am super excited about G-Fest this coming july. G-Fest is a Godzilla convention held in Chicago each year. Anyway this year last years Godzilla movie Godzilla Final Wars will be showing at the Pickwick Theatr near the convention it will be 1 of 3 movies that will be shown for G-fest attendees. I am hoping to get a few things like maybe a few more movie posters. Bandai figures etc. Aside from Godzilla I also enjoy regular horror and scifi movies.
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GODZILLA STATS
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2005, 07:36:15 PM »
GODZILLAS STATS


These are Godzillas true stats  in the last 50 years in 3 diffrent Godzilla movie series. Over the decades Godzilla has not always been the same size.

SHOWA SERIES GODZILLA STATS
From 1954-1975 Godzilla was.
Hight 50 meters
Weight 20.000 Metric tons
Power Atomic Ray


HEISEI SERIES GODZILLA STATS
From 1984-1995 Godzilla was
1984-1989
Hight 80 meters
Weight 50.000 Metric tons
Atomic Ray
G-Cells to regenerate
1991-1995 Godzilla was
Hight 100 meters
Weight 60.000 metric tons
Atomic Ray
G-Cells to regernerate

Godzilla as GodzillaSarus 1991
Hight 12 meters
Weight 60 metric tons


SHINSEI GODZILLA STATS
From 1999-2004 Godzilla was
Hight 55 meters
Weight 25.000 metric tons
Atomic Ray
Regenerative cells
in 1999 & 2000 movies

Godzilla in 2001
Hight 60 meters
Weight 30.000 metric tons
Atomic Ray
Regenerates

Godzilla in 2002 & 2003
Hight 55 meters
Weight 25.000 metric tons
Atomic Ray
Regenerates

Godzilla in 2004
Hight 100 meters
Weight 55.000 metric tons
Atomic Ray
Regenerates

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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2005, 07:11:38 PM »
GODZILLA JAPANESE MOVIE RELEASE DATES

These are the original theatrical Godzilla movie release dates and their original Japanese movie titles and english titles from all 3 diffrent Godzilla movie series in the last 50 years.

SHOWA SERIES
1 Gojira/Godzilla November 3rd 1954
2 Gojira No Gyakushu/Godzillas Counter Attack April 24th 1955
3 KinguKongu Tai Gojira/KingKong vs. Godzilla August 11th 1962
4 Mosura Tai Gojira/Mothra vs. Godzilla April 29th 1964
5 SanDaikaiju Chikyu Saidai No Kessen/Ghidora the 3 HeadedMonster December 20th 1964
6 Kaiju Daisenso/Invasion of the AstroMonster December 19th 1965
7 Gojira Tai Ebera/Godzilla vs. Ebira December 17th 1966
8 Gojira No Musuko/Son of Godzilla December 16th 1967
9 Kaiju Soshingeki/Destroy All Monsters August 1st 1968
10 All Kaiju Daishingeki /Godzillas Revenge December 20th 1969
11 Gojira Tai Hedora/Godzilla vs. the SmogMonster July 24th 1971
12 Gojira Tai Gaigan/Godzilla vs. Gigan March 12th 1972
13 Gojira Tai Megaro/Godzilla vs. Megalon March 17th 1973
14 Gojira Tai MekaGojira/Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla March 21st 1974
15 MekaGojira No Gyakushu/MechaGodzillas CounterAttack March 15th 1975

HEISEI SERIES
16 Gojira/Return of Godzilla December 15th 1984
17 Gojira Tai Biorante/Godzilla vs. Biollante December 16th 1989
18 Gojira Tai KinguGidora/Godzilla vs. KingGhidora December 14th 1991
19 Gojira Tai Mosura/Godzilla vs. Mothra December 12th 1992
20 Gojira Tai MekaGojira/Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla December 11th 1993
21 Gojira Tai SupesuGojira/Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla December 10th 1994
22 Gojira Tai Desutoroia/Godzilla vs. Destroyer December 9th 1995

SHINSEI SERIES
23 Gojira 2000 Mireniumu/Godzilla 2000 Millennium December 15th 1999
24 Gojira x Megagirusu/Godzilla x Megagirus December 18th 2000
25 Gojira Mosura KinguGidora/Godzilla Mothra KingGhidora December 15th 2001
26 Gojira x MekaGojira/Godzilla x MechaGodzilla December 14th 2002
27 Gojira x Mosura x MekaGojira SOS/Godzilla x Mothra x MechaGodzilla SOS December 13th 2003
28 Gojira Fainaru Uozu/Godzilla Final Wars December 4th 2004
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2005, 05:48:09 AM »
All Hail the King of Godzilla Facts!   And I thought I was a fan.
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2005, 01:44:36 PM »
you know too much about godzilla
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2005, 02:48:18 PM »
Quote from: lovenrock243
you know too much about godzilla


you cant know TOO much about godzilla

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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2005, 05:16:48 PM »
yes you can
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