Godzilla

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Overview

Dedicated to Tomoyuki Tanaka 1910-1997, who produced the 1954 original and sequels, the Devlin/Emmerich interpretation displays a redesign of Godzilla, now a large lizard mutated after fallout from French nuclear tests. A blinding flash of white light fills the Eastern sky. Thousands of miles away, the Pacific Ocean churns, engulfing a freighter. On another part of the globe, giant footsteps plow a path through miles of Panamanian forests, Tahitian villages, and Jamaican beaches. In the Ukraine, biologist Dr. ...
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Overview

Dedicated to Tomoyuki Tanaka 1910-1997, who produced the 1954 original and sequels, the Devlin/Emmerich interpretation displays a redesign of Godzilla, now a large lizard mutated after fallout from French nuclear tests. A blinding flash of white light fills the Eastern sky. Thousands of miles away, the Pacific Ocean churns, engulfing a freighter. On another part of the globe, giant footsteps plow a path through miles of Panamanian forests, Tahitian villages, and Jamaican beaches. In the Ukraine, biologist Dr. Niko Tatopoulos Matthew Broderick, with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is examining the impact of radiation on Chernobyl earthworms. Colonel Hicks Kevin Dunn and a military team escort Niko to check out giant claw marks on the beached freighter; they're joined by paleontologists Elsie Chapman Vicki Lewis and Mendel Craven Malcolm Danare. Blood and giant-size footprints indicate "some sort of enormous reptile." French secret agent Philippe Roache talks to the freighter's only survivor, who keeps repeating, "Gojira...Gojira." Tatopoulos et al arrive in Manhattan's Fulton Fish Market where Godzilla surfaces, moving on to the NYC financial district where Mayor Ebert Michael Lerner is speaking. Ambitious Audrey Timmonds Maria Pitillo, who works for TV news anchor Charles Caiman Harry Shearer, is Niko's former girlfriend, and she uses this to her professional advantage. As the wave of destruction continues, Niko and Roache track the creature through the evacuated city and discover Godzilla's eggs about to hatch in Madison Square Garden. They are followed by Audrey and TV cameraman Victor "Animal" Palotti Hank Azaria, and soon the hatching Godzilla offspring prowl the Garden corridors, leading to a final showdown.
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Special Features

Visual Effects Commentary; Behind the Scenes of Godzilla with Charles Caiman; All Time Best of Godzilla Fight Scenes; "Heroes" Music Video by The Wallflowers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/2009
  • UPC: 043396190399
  • Original Release: 1998
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Fran├žais
  • Time: 2:19:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 9,093

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Broderick Dr. Niko Tatopoulos
Jean Reno Philippe Roache
Maria Pitillo Audrey Timmonds
Hank Azaria Victor (Animal) Palotti
Kevin Dunn Colonel Hicks
Michael Lerner Mayor Ebert
Harry Shearer Charles Caiman
Arabella Field Lucy Palotti
Vicki Lewis Dr. Elsie Chapman
Doug Savant Sergeant O'Neal
Malcom Danare Dr. Mendel Craven
Lorry Goldman Gene
William O'Leary Military Communications Guy (uncredited)
Technical Credits
Roland Emmerich Director, Executive Producer, Original Story, Screenwriter
Peter Amundson Editor
David Arnold Score Composer
David Bloch Casting
Dean Devlin Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Ted Elliott Original Story
Ute Emmerich Executive Producer
Volker Engel Special Effects Supervisor
William Fay Executive Producer
Robert N. Fried Co-producer
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
Elizabeth Greenberg Casting
Jim Halty Stunts
Eric Pascarelli Camera Operator
Chuck Picerni Jr. Stunts
Joseph Porro Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Rossio Original Story
Oliver Scholl Production Designer
David J. Siegel Editor
Ueli Steiger Cinematographer
Patrick Tatopoulos Special Effects
Kelly Van Horn Co-producer
April Webster Casting
Peter Winther Co-producer
Kim Winther Asst. Director
Robert Woodruff Art Director
Victor Zolfo Set Decoration/Design
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Remake

    This was a great remake of the original. I felt it had a good mix of excitement, boy gets girl, and hero saves the day.
    I thought it was wonderful. Most people I know know when you say "Godzilla" in a funny voice you are referring to that part in the beginning with the old man in the hospital who could only say one thing. although i did wonder what the cigarette lighter had to do with anything. I have watched it numberous times.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Godzilla Imposter!

    Many have reviled this film but it better than the Godzilla sequels (except Godzilla 1985). It was not the best monster film & I'm surprised Japan permitted TriStar to make it. The only decent acting was done by Jean Reno & the actors portraying the U.S. military. Loved the actors spoofing Siskle & Ebert: very funny. The creature should not have been called Godzilla. It looked gay & pathetic. Making it asexual was stupid. Up to that point the movie was great. The most moronic part was Godzilla chasing a taxi. He wrecked a Japanese freighter & smashed thru buildings yet he couldn't catch one lousy taxi! It would have been cool to see a sequel perhaps with him fighting a revised Smog Monster. The best in the Godzilla series is the 1954 original (Gojira).

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Dont call it Godzilla, PLEASE!

    The movie really was not that bad. BUT! They should have given this monster some other name because Godzilla is not this creature! Cool looking though. I gave it a 2nd try and this is my final Rating for it. I stand by what I put! <BR/><BR/>PS watch this giant lizard get whooped by the real Godzilla in... Godzilla: Final wars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gave it a 2nd chance

    As a movie its good. as a godzilla movie just a tiny bit disapointing. special effects are great! very realistic looking. seeing him run through the city was fun. first time i saw it i was completly buyest since im a long time &quot old rubber suit wearing&quot Godzilla fan. this to me was a horrible looking Godzilla but if this was just some monster movie i would have liked it ALOT more. i dont know why they just coulnt make thier own monster then this one could fight the rubber suit looking one in a future movie and it would be awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a reviewer

    oh come on! How come you guys keep making this movie sound so bad? I've owned it for a while and it is very good. The special effects are awesome. How can you compare the new Godzilla with the old. The old ones make him look fake and cheesy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun To Watch - highly recommended

    I really enjoyed this movie. The effects were great - and Godzilla looked really cool. It had a good cast, story-line, and some humor. My family loves to watch this movie:).....oh, the music was good too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Godzilla

    I love this movie. Sure it was nothing like the real Godzilla, But you got to admit,it is really a piece of art. A lot of peaople say it's bad, but it isn't. They are just mad about recreating the real godzilla.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Godzilla

    This movie is so pathetic. A real sad attemp to recreate the real godzilla. This movie will put anyone to sleep. It gives the real godzilla a bad name. The only good part is all the action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Utterly pathetic and insulting.

    This is nothing but a mockery to the Godzilla series and they should be ashamed of themselves. There is no consistency and it doesn't even look like Godzilla. In one scene, with Godzilla walking, everything bounces off of the ground. Later, with Godzilla running, nothing bounces. Just plain poorly done. No one involved with this movie belongs in the movie business.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just dreadful

    Lazy Storytelling (a half assed re-write of the beast from 50,000 Fathoms), lazy special effects (the monster's size and abilties vary from moment to moment) just horrible acting and a nasty smirking contempt of Godzilla and the audience sank what was to be the first of a series - So bad that Toho took Godzilla back from Tristar and restarted their series. See anything else. Please

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    Posted January 21, 2009

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