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Godzilla

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Director: Roland Emmerich

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo

     
 

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Roland Emmerich's ho-hum remake of Godzilla comes to DVD with plenty of extra features: along with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, the disc also includes a commentary by the special effects supervisor, shots of New York before and after the giant lizard destroys the town, cast filmographies, and the theatrical trailers. A "making of"

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Roland Emmerich's ho-hum remake of Godzilla comes to DVD with plenty of extra features: along with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, the disc also includes a commentary by the special effects supervisor, shots of New York before and after the giant lizard destroys the town, cast filmographies, and the theatrical trailers. A "making of" featurette and photo gallery also highlight the film's admittedly impressive special effects, while the music video for the Wallflowers' cover of "Heroes" showcases the film's other selling point: its soundtrack. Though the film's artistic merits are dubious at best, Godzilla's DVD plays to its strengths, making it a disc special effects fans will appreciate.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/1998
UPC:
0043396231290
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:18:00
Sales rank:
9,507

Special Features

Languages: English two-channel [Dolby Surround] and 5.1 [Dolby Digital]; Subtitles: English; Theatrical trailers; Scene selections; Featurette; Special FX supervisor commentary; Director/producer biographies; Cast filmographies; Photo gallery; Music video; Godzilla Takes New York [before and after shots]

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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 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

Scene Index

Menu Group #1 with 28 chapter(s) covering 02:18:33
1. Start. [3:46]
2. Collision course. [1:49]
3. Worm guy. [2:10]
4. "Gojira'.|00:01:31|}
5. Inside a footprint. [6:09]
6. Insurance claim. [2:00]
7. Caught on something. [6:09]
8. "I got a bite.." [1:47]
9. New kid in town. [13:03]
10. 23rd St. Station. [4:00]
11. Drawing him out. [5:45]
12. Fire at will: one. [3:00]
13. Copter chase. [5:28]
14. "He's pregnant.." [21:20]
15. Shaken, not stirred. [2:50]
16. Section five. [2:20]
17. Fire at will: two. [1:10]
18. Torpedo run. [4:41]
19. The nest. [9:50]
20. Like father, like sons. [1:22]
21. "Wrong floor.." [8:49]
22. "Not this way.." [1:13]
23. Garden party. [5:10]
24. Cab chase. [3:04]
25. Park Avenue tunnel. [1:56]
26. Brooklyn Bridge. [2:10]
27. Fire at will: three. [4:44]
28. Au revoir. [11:03]

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Godzilla 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Jay_Godzilla_fan More than 1 year ago
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!

PS watch this giant lizard get whooped by the real Godzilla in... Godzilla: Final wars
Wade1000 More than 1 year ago
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).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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