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Godzilla 2000

4.9 7
Director: Takao Okawara, Takehiro Murata, Shiro Sano, Hiroshi Abe

Cast: Takao Okawara, Takehiro Murata, Shiro Sano, Hiroshi Abe

     
 

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He's back, he's green, and he's mean in the monster hit Godzilla 2000. Columbia's work on this 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is very nice. With bold, bright colors and well saturated black levels, the transfer is nearly clear of any defects, save for a small amount of grain in a few key scenes. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround

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He's back, he's green, and he's mean in the monster hit Godzilla 2000. Columbia's work on this 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is very nice. With bold, bright colors and well saturated black levels, the transfer is nearly clear of any defects, save for a small amount of grain in a few key scenes. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, both in a dubbed English soundtrack. The 5.1 mix features a very full range of effects in both the front and rear speakers, plus a thumping, bombastic bass that should give any home theater a through and rough workout. Also included on this disc is a French Dolby 2.0 soundtrack along with English and French subtitles. This monster disc includes a few extra features for Godzilla 2000 fans, including a very enlightening audio commentary by Michael Schlesinger, film editor Michael Mahoney, and sound editor Darren Paskal, discussing the American version of this film (compared to the original Japanese version). Also included on this disc is a short two-minute behind-the-scenes look at the film, a few talent biographies, and theatrical trailers for the Godzilla remake and Anaconda.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Japan's resident monster star -- and everybody's favorite giant lizard -- enters the new millennium in this elaborate, effects-studded vehicle, a kitschy delight that ranks with the best of his 23 feature-film outings. As the film opens, Godzilla has surfaced near the island of Hokkaido, where he's spotted by leading man Takehiro Murata -- a technician working for the Godzilla Prediction Network (an early-warning system designed to minimize civilian casualties). Government official Hiroshi Abe targets the rampaging reptile for destruction, but he changes his tune when a long-buried UFO rises from the sea and begins wreaking havoc: Only Godzilla, annoyed by this encroachment on his turf, can successfully engage the aliens in battle. Obviously committed to replicating the classic Godzilla movies of yore, director Takao Okawaro doesn't waste much footage on plot or characterization: Once he sets the scene, the human actors simply stand by and watch our hero do his thing. Sophisticated special effects (including computer imagery) are occasionally employed, but the lovable lizard still looks like a rubber-suited actor tromping on miniature Tinkertoy buildings. The American distributor has further enhanced Godzilla 2000 with lots of corny dialogue, making this old-fashioned monster movie an often hilarious romp.
New York Times - Stephen Holden
Watching this transcendentally tacky movie, which wants us to laugh at it and with it at the same time, it is easy to see why the series threatens to be as enduring as its namesake.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/26/2000
UPC:
0043396056671
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
18,900

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Widescreen presentation; Languages: English 5.1 [Dolby Digital] and 2-channel [Dolby Surround], French; Subtitles: English, French; Audio commentary; Behind-the-scenes footage; Theatrical trailers; Talent files; Interactive animated menus; Production notes; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Takehiro Murata Yuji Shinoda
Shiro Sano Shiro Miyasaka
Hiroshi Abe Mitsuo Katagiri
Naomi Nishida Yuki Ichinose
Mayu Suzuki Io Shinoda
Tsutomu Kitagawa Godzilla

Technical Credits
Takao Okawara Director
Takayuki Hattori Score Composer
Hiroshi Kashiwabara Screenwriter
Katsuhiro Kato Cinematographer
Michael P. Mahoney Editor
Wataru Mimura Screenwriter
Toshimasa Miyamura Asst. Director
Toshihiro Ogawa Producer
Yoshiyuki Okuhara Editor
Teiichi Saito Sound/Sound Designer
Takeshi Shimizu Art Director
Kenji Suzuki Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
Tadao Tanaka Casting
Shogo Tomiyama Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [5:33]
2. Too Close For Comfort [3:24]
3. On The Loose [2:36]
4. Destroying Energy Sources [1:11]
5. The Meteorite [4:04]
6. Lifting The Meteorite [5:49]
7. Rivals [2:14]
8. "It'S Moving!" [1:15]
9. Military Strategy [2:40]
10. Nuclear Plant Siege [5:29]
11. The Battle Continues [:55]
12. Enemy From Space [3:49]
13. Miyasaka'S Theory [5:15]
14. Skin Samples [3:38]
15. Breaking Away [1:31]
16. Unfriendly Skies [4:27]
17. Supercomputer Hacking [1:09]
18. Setting Bombs [4:24]
19. Detonation! [6:31]
20. Dead End? [1:38]
21. The Master Plan [1:23]
22. One Thing On His Mind [:52]
23. Chains That Bind [2:08]
24. Regenerator G-1 [4:47]
25. Godzilla® Strikes Back [2:10]
26. Godzilla® Vs. Orga I [1:03]
27. Godzilla® Vs. Orga Ii [6:26]
28. Up Close & Personal [4:28]

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Godzilla 2000 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The action in this movie is smart and great! The dubbing isn't terrible but sometimes you get dissapointed. This is a true Godzilla movie, and for those of you who think it stinks, please stop smoking whatever you are currently smoking!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best Godzilla movies yet. The effects are really good and a lot more exciting than the new American version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great plot. Good dubbing for once. Lots of action. Seems profesionally done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
FROM THE LAST TWO NEW GODZILLA MOVIES THE EFFECTS HAVE GOTTON BETTER.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definetley one of the best Godzilla movies ever! Godzilla is more powerful than ever! Orga is frightening, and the human drama is pretty good too. Those monster fights definetly mark the history of all Godzilla fights. If you love Godzilla, then you won't be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is cool to see the original godzilla again. The special effects are awesome. It was better than the American-made Godzilla.