Thursday, November 5, 2015

Godzilla . . . 61 years old and still going strong!

Godzilla, the legendary cinematic giant monster, recently celebrated a "birthday". On November 3rd, 1954 Toho Studios released a black and white film to theaters in Japan called GOJIRA. In this film a 50 meter tall, radioactive fire breathing mutant dinosaur arises from the Pacific Ocean depths to terrorize Japan. The movie was a great success at the box office and the legendary monster hasn't looked back since!

I have been a Godzilla fan most of my life. My first Godzilla movie was 1968's Destroy All Monsters, which I saw at the Rialto Theater in downtown Atlanta(GA) back in 1969, the film double billed with the '68 Toei sci-fi movie The Green Slime. 

My top ten favorite Godzilla films haven't changed much over the years. They are:

  1. Gojira(1954)
  2. Ghidrah The Three Headed Monster(1964)
  3. Mothra Vs Godzilla(1964) 
  4. Godzilla 2000(1999)
  5. Destroy All Monsters(1968)
  6. The Return Of Godzilla(1984)
  7. Godzilla(2014) (Legendary Pictures)
  8. King Kong Vs Godzilla(1962)
  9. Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla(1974)
  10. Godzilla Vs Biollante(1989)