Tuesday, May 13, 2014


The modified "KING OF THE MONSTERS" version of GODZILLA ( 1956 ), is the movie most Americans grew up with.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know who Raymond Burr is, so I'm not going to waste my time writing about his career.

GODZILLA has been released many times on region one DVD ( both legit and bootleg ).

I purchased the region one SONY DVD. I paid $1.99 for a used MINT condition copy. It contained a 16 page booklet ( also in mint condition ).

It's a two DVD set. Disc one is the GOJIRA version of the film, and disc two has the Raymond Burr version.

I found this DVD at MOVIESTOP. I always find lots of out-of-print and rare flicks there ( at mostly CHEAP prices ).


  1. Never was much of a Godzilla fan, or any other giant monster flicks for that matter, but Wally World has a DVD just out this week of both the original Japanese 1954 Godzilla together with the Burr version, for like $7.95.

  2. Thanks for the info.

    I find my memories of watching this movie in an old bargain theater, far more enjoyable than actually watching the movie itself... ha-ha-ha.

    I always thought there was too much talk and not enough action.

    I hate to admit it, but the commercials for the 2014 version look great. It helps, that Bryan - "breaking bad" - Cranston is in it.

    Just for the record, when it comes to horror / sci-fi, I prefer the older stuff.

    I'm hoping the 40th anniversary edition of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is shown locally... love the new poster art.

  3. I might pick up that DVD at Walmart, just for the memories. I used to see all the Japanese giant monsters and Euro horror movies as a young'n at the local cracker-box theater or at a drive-in, but can't endure them now.

    My favorite films are 50s-60s sci-fi mostly, AIP and AA films in particular. But I'll never forget being blown away when I saw First Spaceship on Venus (the Crown Int'l. version) on a Saturday matinee. Can't remember the other half of the double-bill that day, though.