Monster of the Day #1576

G-Fest 2017 has announced its film slate, showing at the gorgeous theater I grew up in, the Pickwick in Park Ridge, IL.

Thursday July 13th Afternoon
1:00 King Kong vs Godzilla
3:00 Dragon Wars

Thursday Evening
7:00 Godzilla vs Megaguirus
9:00 Godzilla (2014)

Friday Night
10:30 Kong: Skull Island

Saturday Night
10:30 Shin Godzilla

If anyone attends a show, let me know and we can grab a Superdawg.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Have fun, guys!

  • Gamera977

    As I understand this one was made by the same director that made the ’90s-’00s Gamera trilogy which are my favorite Kaiju movies. It’s missing something though, not a bad movie but it really should have been better.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Agree. “The Revenge of Iris” is one of the best films I have ever seen out of Japan that did not have the name Kurasawa attached to it.

  • Flangepart

    Japan has a bug problem, and Godzilla is the answer.
    I find I can’t stand listening to the dubbing of the films. The voices are annoying and I’ll use the original soundtrack or not bother. Anyone else feel that way?

  • bgbear_rnh

    The dubbing is part of the nostalgia, however, I will watch newer stuff in Japanese. I mostly use subtitles these day due to my deteriorated hearing anyways.

  • Rock Baker

    Good dubbing is a seemingly lost artform. Ironically, the last really good dub was for GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE, and that dub was done by the team that did the inferior dubs of the 60’s and 70’s which American imports usually re-recorded on their own through the Titra Sound Corp.

  • I’m afraid you got the wrong film. Shûsuke Kaneko directed Godzilla, Mothra, Ghidorah: All Out Monster Attack

  • It depends on the dubbing. I find I like and prefer most of the original Godzilla dubs, especially the delightfully named Godzilla v. the Sea Monster.

  • Gamera977

    Oh, my mistake. Funny I thought for sure I’d read it was this one.

  • Gamera977

    I prefer the subtitles so I can hear the original actors but most of the dubs are dubs aren’t too bad if the dubbers don’t try to cheese it up. One of the DVDs included a ‘commentary’ by some of the dubbers and the attitude was that Godzilla was stupid and they didn’t take it seriously. Apparently these guys dub anime too, I wonder if they have the same attitude there?

  • zombiewhacker

    I know that most of the old Titra dubs are unavailable on DVD, but what about VHS?

    I’d love to pick up Godzilla vs. Mothra, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, and Ghidorah the​ Three Headed Monster on VHS someday, but only if they’re the Titra dubs.

  • Rock Baker

    So far as I’m aware, the best dubs for GODZILLA VS THE THING, GODZILLA VERSUS THE SEA MONSTER, GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER (though this one is cropped) and SON OF GODZILLA can only be found on VHS releases (as well as the actual correctly-titled GIGANTIS THE FIRE MONSTER). GHIDRAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER was issued in a nice DVD that included a gorgeous print of the US version. DESTROY ALL MONSTERS reportedly suffered from a bad source for it’s Titra dub on a more recent edition. Those are official releases, of course. My own copy came from a dealer, and it’s Titra dub is complete. When it comes to that kind of thing, I’d imagine you could find most anything in the format you prefer.

  • zombiewhacker

    Thanks, Rock, for the info. So far the only​ original release dubs I’ve picked up on DVD were King Kong vs. Godzilla (along with King Kong Escapes, which came as part of a two pack) and Godzilla’s Revenge.

    Awful, awful movies, to be sure, but great memories nonetheless.

  • Rock Baker

    Let me amend one thing. The Titra dub of GODZILLA VS THE THING has been issued on disk by Classic Media, but it’s a TV master, which means it’s only half scope. The old Simitar (?) VHS release was full scope. That’s the one to get if possible.