ISBN-10:
0786447494
ISBN-13:
9780786447497
Pub. Date:
07/29/2010
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series, 2d ed. / Edition 2

A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series, 2d ed. / Edition 2

by David Kalat

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ISBN-13: 9780786447497
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/29/2010
Series: Genre/SF & Fantasy
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Kalat is a film historian and writes for Video Watchdog, Turner Classic Movies Online, and other publications. He lives in La Grange Park, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Preface to the New Edition 1

Introduction 3

A Note on the Text 9



PART ONE: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1954–1963) 11

1. G for Giant 13

2. Gojira 20

3. Godzilla Conquers America (and America Conquers Godzilla) 25

4. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! 31

5. Godzilla Raids Again 34

6. Rodan 41

7. Varan the Unbelievable 46

8. Mothra 51

9. King Kong vs. Godzilla 55

10. Tsuburaya Enterprises 60



PART TWO: Monsterland (1964–1969) 65

11. Mothra vs. Godzilla 67

12. Ghidrah, The Three- Headed Monster 72

13. Invasion of Astro- Monster 82

14. Monsters Inc. 88

15. Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster 94

16. Son of Godzilla 98

17. Destroy All Monsters 103

18. All Monsters Attack 106



PART THREE: Something Funny’s Going On (1970–1975) 111

19. Survival of the Silliest 113

20. Godzilla vs. Hedorah 117

21. Godzilla vs. Gigan 123

22. Godzilla vs. Ultraman 128

23. Godzilla vs. Megalon 132

24. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 136

25. Terror of Mechagodzilla 140

26. The Crook, the Geek, the Reporter, and His Lover 146



PART FOUR: The Return of Godzilla (1977–1995) 149

27. Waiting for Godzilla 151

28. The Return of Godzilla 156

29. Godzilla 1985 162

30. Godzilla vs. Biollante 169

31. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah 179

32. Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth 184

33. Godzilla vs. the Gryphon 191

34. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II 197

35. Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla 202

36. Godzilla vs. Destoroyah 210



PART FIVE: The Godzilla Millennium (1998–2005) 215

37. Godzilla vs. Godzilla 217

38. Godzilla 225

39. Godzilla 2000 230

40. Godzilla x. Megaguirus 235

41. Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All- Out Attack 238

42. Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla 243

43. Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 247

44. Godzilla Final Wars 249



Epilogue 257

Chapter Notes 259

Bibliography 269

Index 273

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