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Wednesday, 2009-06-24

Godzilla movie timeline

Filed under: History,Movies — bblackmoor @ 18:58

GojiraI spent some time today piecing together the cinematic history of Godzilla. I have about a dozen Godzilla movies on DVD and Blu-Ray. Most are available in English. A few are not. Some were brutally mangled for US release, but I think many of those have since been re-released by distributors that actually care about the film (most notably Gojira and Godzilla Raids Again).

With that in mind, I have compiled a list of the Godzilla films and what I consider to be the important Godzilla-related films (I included Rodan, for example, but I did not include movies like War of the Gargantuas, which are ostensibly set in the same universe but which never cross over with Godzilla), and linked them to what I consider the best versions of those films on DVD or Blu-Ray. Unfortunately, some are very difficult to find at a sane price (or unavailable entirely, in the case of Return of Godzilla).

I hope that other people find this list useful.

Showa era

Heisei era

The American knock-off

  • Godzilla (1998) No, it isn’t really a Godzilla movie, but Zilla does show up in Final Wars.

Millennium era

“Fat Godzilla” era

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One Response to “Godzilla movie timeline”

  1. bblackmoor says:

    Here is a handy list of various Godzilla and Toho monsters, and what movies they first appeared in:

    http://www.amazon.com/review/RG6S40PDK7V68/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

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