A few things:
"Gojira" is a classic anti-war movie disguised as a monster movie.
If you haven't seen footage of postwar Japan, it might seem over the top.
The original Japanese film is miles better than the Americanized mess.
Hey #Monsterdon: Criterion is having a 50% off everything sale today, which includes this box of incredible gems:
This Sunday at 9pm eastern on #Monsterdon we'll be watching the original, the KING of rubber lizard cinema, GODZILLA (1954)
Usually for these things I link the dubs, they tend to be funnier, but I feel like we should pay respect to the big guy for this one. Besides, the dub is basically a completely different movie -- Raymond Burr takes over as the lead. Here's the subbed version: https://archive.org/details/original-godzilla-duology/Godzilla+(1954).mp4
Hope you join us, it's gonna be a blast :D
"Fucking off into the sea" is more formally known as Fifth Abandonment, i.e. the universal human right to forsake society, rejoin the ocean, and become a monster. This clause no longer appears in most published versions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but was still in force last I checked.
So Gojira next week? Get that poor lizard's origin story? 😭 #Monsterdon
Oh What A Night!
@Tawaret Thank you so much for hosting!
🦖And thanks to all the Real Time Film Analysts for noticing everything. Remind me not to date you.
🐛 I captured a few moments here:
Happy Center | Inadequate Mustache | The Egg Man | Tragedy Ballad | Liturgical Dance | Killing for Cash | "You failed" | Butterfree | No-Hole Fairy Box | Exploitation | Suck it Harryhausen | Stick and Move
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What a classic #Monsterdon today. I had gotten too used to extremely dumb movies so this was refreshing. Thanks as always @Taweret for hosting!
Next week should be excellent 🙂
Thanks all and particularly @Taweret for another fun evening! ❤️ #monsterdon
#Monsterdon "Mothra vs. Godzilla: The Silkening"
#Monsterdon starts NOW! :ablobwobble:
Bug vs. Lizard...no contest?
You might be surprised!
Follow the hashtag to find out!
or filter it if you couldn't care less I dunno
#monsterdon incoming - feel free to mute the hashtag if you'd rather not have both Mothra and Godzilla rampaging over your timeline for the next hour or two...
(But where would the fun be in avoiding that???)
It's about an hour until #MONSTERDON, your weekly monster movie watch party. If you wanna filter the hashtag, now's the time to do it.
This week we're watching Mothra Vs. Godzilla, in which Mothra is ONCE AGAIN fully justified and Godzilla is just a big green lump. Get 'im Mothra!
If you'd like to join in, the film's available on a bunch of streaming services, but it's free over here on Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/godzilla-vs.-the-thing-4-k-remaster
We start at 9pm Eastern!