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Godzilla [1954]

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The first 'Godzilla' movie has a strong anti-nuke message, as man's destructive tendancies rouses the great 150 foot Godzilla from his slumber in the ocean, and he's as mad as hell as a result, destroying all things human and anything created by humans. He nearly wipes out Tokyo single handed, which then gives scientist Serizawa (Akihiko Hirata) a dilemma. He has created something he wishes he hadn't - the oxygen destroyer. If he uses it, he can stop Godzilla, but will mankind get their hands on it, and use it in a nefarious way? The moving, haunting music adds to the unexpected poignancy of this rather, unexpectedly philosophical tale. We need a Godzilla in every city! That'd put mankind in his place. - Paul Rance/

Godzilla (1954) Cast List

Akira Takarada as Hideto Ogata
Momoko Kôchi as Emiko Yamane
Akihiko Hirata as Daisuke Serizawa-hakase
Takashi Shimura as Kyohei Yamane-hakase
Fuyuki Murakami as Professor Tanabe
Sachio Sakai as Newspaper Reporter Hagiwara
Toranosuke Ogawa as Nankai Shipping Company Manager
Ren Yamamoto as Masaji the Fisherman
Miki Hayashi as Chairman of Diet Committee
Takeo Oikawa as Chief of Emergency Headquarters
Seijiro Onda as Parliamentarian Oyama
Tsuruko Mano as Shinkichi's Mother
Toyoaki Suzuki as Shinkichi (Masaji's Younger Brother)
Kokuten Kodo as The Old Fisherman
Kin Sugai as Ozawa-san
Tadashi Okabe as Reporter Killed on Tower
Ren Imaizumi as Radio Operator
Junpei Natsuki as Power Substation Engineer
Katsumi Tezuka as Gojira / Hagiwara's Editor
Haruo Nakajima as Gojira / Power Station Worker
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi
Jiro Suzuki
Saburo Iketani as News Reporter

Godzilla [1998]

Godzilla [1998] DVD Comments on Godzilla (1998)
Good enough take on Japan's most famous monster, though he's not as lovable as the all-action hero who's basically a good guy. This Godzilla is very naughty and loves to destroy. - Paul Rance.

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Godzilla (1998) Cast List

Matthew Broderick as Dr. Niko Tatopoulos
Jean Reno as Philippe Roaché
Maria Pitillo as Audrey Timmonds
Hank Azaria as Victor 'Animal' Palotti
Kevin Dunn as Colonel Hicks
Michael Lerner as Mayor Ebert
Harry Shearer as Charles Caiman, WIDF Anchor
Arabella Field as Lucy Palotti
Vicki Lewis as Dr. Elsie Chapman
Doug Savant as Sergeant O'Neal
Malcolm Danare as Dr. Mendel Craven
Lorry Goldman as Gene, Mayor's Aide
Christian Aubert as Jean-Luc
Philippe Bergeron as Jean-Claude
Frank Bruynbroek as Jean-Pierre
François Giroday as Jean-Philippe
Nicholas J. Giangiulio as Ed, WIDF Engineer
Robert Lesser as Murray
Ralph Manza as Joe, Old Fisherman
Greg Callahan as Governor
Chris Ellis as General Anderson
Nancy Cartwright as Caiman's Secretary
Richard Gant as Admiral Phelps (as Richard E. Gant)
Jack Moore as Leonard
Steve Giannelli as Jules
Brian Farabaugh as Arthur
Stephen Xavier Lee as Lieutenant Anderson
Bodhi Elfman as Freddie
Rich Battista as Jimmy
Lloyd Kino as Tanker Cook
Toshi Toda as Tanker Captain
Clyde Kusatsu as Tanker Skipper
Masaya Kato as Japanese Tanker Crewman
Glenn Morshower as Kyle Terrington

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