Godzilla Raids Again released in the US as Gigantis The Fire Monster (1959)
If you lived in New York between 1976 and 1985 then you probably experienced WOR-TV 9’s Holiday Movie Marathon of King Kong and Godzilla films. Thanksgiving Day you would see King Kong (1933), Son Of Kong (1933), and Mighty Joe Young (1949). The day after the monster mash up’s would continue with three more films changing over the years to include King Kong Escapes (1967), King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962), Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster (1971), Son Of Godzilla (1967), Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster (1966), Godzilla Vs. Megalon (1973), and Godzilla Vs. The Cosmic Monster (1974). The days of TV stations doing things like this are long gone, and Thanksgiving just isn’t the same without Kong and Godzilla, however thanks to DVD and Bluray I can have my own monster marathon.
Today is Godzilla’s 59th Anniversary. (November 3rd, 1954)
When released in the US, the film was given the title GODZILLA VS. THE BIONIC MONSTER. However, the producers of the TV series THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN threatened to sue US distributors Cinema Shares unless the title was changed…
On the third day he rose from his watery grave and destroyed Japan.
Godzilla Good Father PSA Commercial
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