Godzilla (Blu-ray Limited Edition Box Set) [Netherlands]

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"The Boxset
First, what about the design of the box because they may have for sure! A beautiful box of hard cardboard which remains closed by a magnet. Very sleek and no standard of cardboard. In the box there is space for the ten films that piece by piece in an Amaray case are equipped with full private cover. You can also find a small poster and a certificate with the number of your edition, which you can find hand-written on the back of the box back. The box is limited to 5,000 pieces!"


Godzilla Blu-ray Boxset Review by Martijn Knegt (itsonlyamovie.nl)
Compared with other countries, we in the Netherlands but few with the Japanese monster movie (Kaiju). In the United States, for example, whole generations grew up watching monster movie double bills which were broadcast by the cable channels on weekends in the morning or afternoon. And in Germany, I saw they often pass on the commercial channels on the weekend. This nostalgia so we miss when watching old Godzilla, Mothra and Gamera films. But it is not difficult to imagine how you would have reacted to these films as a little boy, because ultimately the films made for younger cult film lovers or at least for the spectators who can still move in the younger film-faced version itself. That's at least how I look at these movies.

Despite the fact that we have this piece of nostalgia so often miss Splendid just paid a 10 Blu-ray box with Godzilla films in the market, which pay tribute!

The movies
The boxset starts obviously with Godzilla, the original from 1954, and fortunately there actually chose to use the Japanese original, not the American version, though it might have been nice to put both versions on the disc. For me this is also regards as the best film in the box and also a different kind of film than the rest. Of course we meet the giant lizard, but this is not only amusing monster movie that you'll expect. It is also an indictment of the atomic bomb and an anti-war and about the dilemmas of using a weapon of mass destruction. The film was only about eight years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and made clear after resonates in this film. Especially during the images of a large hall filled with victims of the attack of Godzilla you forget almost as you go to movie about a meter high monster are watching. Also, it is just hard to fathom during this film that Godzilla years later would become a pop culture phenomenon. An essential film, even for viewers who usually nothing to do with monster movies. Of course, the special effects overtaken long and wide and every now and then there might be a scene in which today is perceived as clumsy, still dominates the admiration for the way is shaped to the sample and how the destruction is revealed.
We continue the box with the sequel, Godzilla Raids Again (1955), a smoother film but like a lot less depth in which Godzilla stands up for the first time against another giant monster. The underlying message is exchanged for more action and effects giving a nice monster movie, yet this film is therefore a bit more dated than the first part and the attacks on Godzilla occasionally take a long time making the film speed is achieved .
And then the set sequence jumps from 47 years to Godzilla vs. Mecha Godzilla (2002)! An odd choice but it seems that's quickly forgiven because this is a highly entertaining action-packed monster movie. On the one hand removed a huge step for the serious original with its colorful miniatures, samples and offers. On the other hand, little has changed in nearly 50 years as Godzilla and his enemies are still Japanese men in suits on the set together and the Japanese skyline smithereens whack. Only they are occasionally aided by some computer effects.
It is clear why the 2002 film, the third in the box for Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II (1993) is the fourth Blu-ray. You see the good, a film from 1993, and not the sequel to Godzilla against MechaGodzilla but the Mecha Godzilla film from 1974. Mine had they simply allowed to do films in chronological order because this is even a strange choice. The first thing to be said is right that only the English and German audio is available for this Blu-ray. The English dub of the same level as the anime dubs of that time and that is not so, however. However, it fits well with the film, because there were not made the best Godzilla films in the 90s. Amusing it is still always, we include treated to a training montage, an old school battle between Godzilla and Radon (a rather stiff flying Ptereradon), a New Age subplot, a baby godzilla, some early CGI and Godzilla at the Suzuki circuit ! The soundtracks of the Godzilla films are often of high quality, and this time it is those extra good. The picture quality is indeed less on this Blu-ray. Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994) or again a sequel to the previous film in the box, although you all these movies also can look great apart from the rest. Unfortunately again only in English and this film is just as messy as his predecessor. Too many small subplotjes which do not matter and really only the term that increase (if there is even a shoot-out in Yakuza). Baby Godzilla is back, and do not look, Mothra is also a look and, of course, assumes that strange miniature twin also with. The makers could also be hard to leave the mechanical Godzilla because Mogera is introduced in this film, a very Japanese robot consists of several vehicles. And yes, Space Godzilla is not really the most imaginative adversary.



Godzilla vs.
Destoroyah (1995) goes even further in the same way, again an English dub and again an entertaining but messy movie. The film begins in the way, a very colorful Hong Kong, a scene that might taste fell by Guillermo del Toro because it is very similar to the candy cane look of Pacific Rim. And Godzilla has more color this time, he is red and red-hot since he become so radioactive that has become a meltdown seems more to avert. Whatever equal would mean the end of the earth. The bet is still higher than normal. Godzilla's opponent Destoroyah caused by the weapon that was used in the original 1953 and is therefore used flashbacks. Incidentally there is also equally shamelessly swiped from Aliens, so suddenly we get some scenes of a team equipped with motion sensors and weapons is very reminiscent of the Marines from the aforementioned film. And though it was not clear enough, turn the small Destoroyahs also an extendible-mouth a la having the aliens Giger. A foreign trip as the middle of a Godzilla movie. But fear not, below we just go with two giant monsters.
Meanwhile we arrived at the Millennium series (the false start of Godzilla against MechaGodzilla after then) with Godzilla 2000 (1999). This film seems like a lot more focused. The original Japanese audio track is also back and that also helps significantly. We get Godzilla not the same to see at all and there is actually some excitement and atmosphere built up, though it is borrowed, this time properly from Jurrasic Park in the beginning. Yet diving there again characters in the film that does not contribute much to the already thin story. This time there emerges a kind of UFO that will soon debunks Godzilla, all comes back this one again of course that the UFO can turn into a big monster and it just may be back in touch matted awhile. New series of Godzilla films or not there's never really changed much. Or it must have been the use of excessive CGI. The Millennium series continues with Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000), and that is the least in this series that is included in the box. After some serious Godzilla 2000 we go back to the campy monster movie and create through a black hole where they want to destroy Godzilla with a super aggressive dragonfly! The film jumps some of the ramble on and once again we are treated to some bad CGI. You may by this time have been a little tired at the Kaiju-be but put a bit by for the last two films in the collection are really worthwhile. In Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) is a little bit in terms of history taken a different path. Mothra and King Ghidorah his mythical monsters to protect Japan against Godzilla, driven this time by the souls of forgotten World War II victims. A very entertaining film with lots of fights and special effects that look a lot better than the previous films. And then the valve of the box: Godzilla Tokyo SOS (2003). For this, we have to think back to the third film in the box because this is or another direct sequel to Godzilla against Mega Godzilla. Three years after the devastating effect his Godzilla and his mechanical adversary back and Mothra comes back again along. As seems to be the reuzenmot this time completely behind the people, she demands that Godzilla's bones that were used to build mecha godzilla (yes, there have always been several Godzilla) are returned to the sea floor. If it does not it will attack Tokyo. But the government has confidence in the defense of MechaGodzilla than that in Mothra. So ends the weather in a big fight between the three monsters!

Almost all the Godzilla movies have something to offer for lovers. Whether it's a serious film from the 50s or a more campy '90s, the same positive and negative points you will always look back. The thumbnails of high quality, often beautiful and bombastic music, long play often quite some reduced could be the not always interesting subplots of the people present, special effects that almost always fun but not always convincing, logic is hard to find, and long fighting between rubber samples including the havoc it wreaks in Japan! Samples which still played by men in suits in the case of Godzilla in any case, 60 years after the release of the first film. And even if it is no longer of this time I think it's nice that they have never replaced him in Japan forgiven for a soulless special effects from a computer, it happens to the sometimes clumsy his films. And forgiving you should be anyway as a fan of Kaiju films, because to be honest, really well they seldom. In my opinion you can really enjoy this movie if you can see them through the eyes of your 12-year-old me who can go out there roof of towering fighting monsters, robots combine into a giant fighting machine and tank battalions in vain all their ammunition stock emptying.

What I find unfortunate what is the choice of films, it undoubtedly has to do with the available masters available in HD but there are now 30 years on beaten to Godzilla films. We jump from the 50 equal to the 90 I was still preferred that there were represented some films from all decades.

the boxset
First, what about the design of the box because they may have for sure! A beautiful box of hard cardboard which remains closed by a magnet. Very sleek and no standard of cardboard. In the box there is space for the ten films that piece by piece in an Amaray case are equipped with full private cover. You can also find a small poster and a certificate with the number of your edition, which you can find hand-written on the back of the box back. The box is limited to 5,000 pieces!

The picture quality of the Blu-ray differs of course by film since there are films from the 50, 90 and 00 are represented. The original Godzilla is very well polished and looks beautiful. Some of the films from the 90's have a slightly reduced image quality but nowhere is really disturbing. The rest are certainly not high flyers but satisfactory.
As the sound is concerned, regrets that the German tracks almost all are presented in DTS-HD 5.1 and the Japanese only in DTS-HD 2.0. Although it must be said that this DTS-HD 2.0 also sounds great and that one additional channels do not actually miss during movies. What purists will disturb more is that there is no Japanese audio track available in three films but only an English (or German).

Goodies exist unfortunately only a Godzilla trailers and selection on each disc the same. Too bad because the box did not have to finish a couple making ofs and featurettes.
 

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If there would be something extra, maybe a book or something...i would go for it.
 

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Franky's G collection is focus on 2014 reincarnation, which is also great.
Oh, fair enough. Just like how my Superman collection focuses on the 2013 Man of steel and forward.

And I like that you used Jet Li's case to show the physical difference :p
 

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Does this have English menus? How about Japanese audio with English subs?
Compared with other countries, we in the Netherlands but few with the Japanese monster movie (Kaiju). In the United States, for example, whole generations grew up watching monster movie double bills which were broadcast by the cable channels on weekends in the morning or afternoon. And in Germany, I saw they often pass on the commercial channels on the weekend. This nostalgia so we miss when watching old Godzilla, Mothra and Gamera films. But it is not difficult to imagine how you would have reacted to these films as a little boy, because ultimately the films made for younger cult film lovers or at least for the spectators who can still move in the younger film-faced version itself. That's at least how I look at these movies.

Despite the fact that we have this piece of nostalgia so often miss Splendid just paid a 10 Blu-ray box with Godzilla films in the market, which pay tribute!

The movies
The boxset starts obviously with Godzilla, the original from 1954, and fortunately there actually chose to use the Japanese original, not the American version, though it might have been nice to put both versions on the disc. For me this is also regards as the best film in the box and also a different kind of film than the rest. Of course we meet the giant lizard, but this is not only amusing monster movie that you'll expect. It is also an indictment of the atomic bomb and an anti-war and about the dilemmas of using a weapon of mass destruction. The film was only about eight years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and made clear after resonates in this film. Especially during the images of a large hall filled with victims of the attack of Godzilla you forget almost as you go to movie about a meter high monster are watching. Also, it is just hard to fathom during this film that Godzilla years later would become a pop culture phenomenon. An essential film, even for viewers who usually nothing to do with monster movies. Of course, the special effects overtaken long and wide and every now and then there might be a scene in which today is perceived as clumsy, still dominates the admiration for the way is shaped to the sample and how the destruction is revealed.
We continue the box with the sequel, Godzilla Raids Again (1955), a smoother film but like a lot less depth in which Godzilla stands up for the first time against another giant monster. The underlying message is exchanged for more action and effects giving a nice monster movie, yet this film is therefore a bit more dated than the first part and the attacks on Godzilla occasionally take a long time making the film speed is achieved .
And then the set sequence jumps from 47 years to Godzilla vs. Mecha Godzilla (2002)! An odd choice but it seems that's quickly forgiven because this is a highly entertaining action-packed monster movie. On the one hand removed a huge step for the serious original with its colorful miniatures, samples and offers. On the other hand, little has changed in nearly 50 years as Godzilla and his enemies are still Japanese men in suits on the set together and the Japanese skyline smithereens whack. Only they are occasionally aided by some computer effects.
It is clear why the 2002 film, the third in the box for Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II (1993) is the fourth Blu-ray. You see the good, a film from 1993, and not the sequel to Godzilla against MechaGodzilla but the Mecha Godzilla film from 1974. Mine had they simply allowed to do films in chronological order because this is even a strange choice. The first thing to be said is right that only the English and German audio is available for this Blu-ray. The English dub of the same level as the anime dubs of that time and that is not so, however. However, it fits well with the film, because there were not made the best Godzilla films in the 90s. Amusing it is still always, we include treated to a training montage, an old school battle between Godzilla and Radon (a rather stiff flying Ptereradon), a New Age subplot, a baby godzilla, some early CGI and Godzilla at the Suzuki circuit ! The soundtracks of the Godzilla films are often of high quality, and this time it is those extra good. The picture quality is indeed less on this Blu-ray. Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994) or again a sequel to the previous film in the box, although you all these movies also can look great apart from the rest. Unfortunately again only in English and this film is just as messy as his predecessor. Too many small subplotjes which do not matter and really only the term that increase (if there is even a shoot-out in Yakuza). Baby Godzilla is back, and do not look, Mothra is also a look and, of course, assumes that strange miniature twin also with. The makers could also be hard to leave the mechanical Godzilla because Mogera is introduced in this film, a very Japanese robot consists of several vehicles. And yes, Space Godzilla is not really the most imaginative adversary.



Godzilla vs.
Destoroyah (1995) goes even further in the same way, again an English dub and again an entertaining but messy movie. The film begins in the way, a very colorful Hong Kong, a scene that might taste fell by Guillermo del Toro because it is very similar to the candy cane look of Pacific Rim. And Godzilla has more color this time, he is red and red-hot since he become so radioactive that has become a meltdown seems more to avert. Whatever equal would mean the end of the earth. The bet is still higher than normal. Godzilla's opponent Destoroyah caused by the weapon that was used in the original 1953 and is therefore used flashbacks. Incidentally there is also equally shamelessly swiped from Aliens, so suddenly we get some scenes of a team equipped with motion sensors and weapons is very reminiscent of the Marines from the aforementioned film. And though it was not clear enough, turn the small Destoroyahs also an extendible-mouth a la having the aliens Giger. A foreign trip as the middle of a Godzilla movie. But fear not, below we just go with two giant monsters.
Meanwhile we arrived at the Millennium series (the false start of Godzilla against MechaGodzilla after then) with Godzilla 2000 (1999). This film seems like a lot more focused. The original Japanese audio track is also back and that also helps significantly. We get Godzilla not the same to see at all and there is actually some excitement and atmosphere built up, though it is borrowed, this time properly from Jurrasic Park in the beginning. Yet diving there again characters in the film that does not contribute much to the already thin story. This time there emerges a kind of UFO that will soon debunks Godzilla, all comes back this one again of course that the UFO can turn into a big monster and it just may be back in touch matted awhile. New series of Godzilla films or not there's never really changed much. Or it must have been the use of excessive CGI. The Millennium series continues with Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000), and that is the least in this series that is included in the box. After some serious Godzilla 2000 we go back to the campy monster movie and create through a black hole where they want to destroy Godzilla with a super aggressive dragonfly! The film jumps some of the ramble on and once again we are treated to some bad CGI. You may by this time have been a little tired at the Kaiju-be but put a bit by for the last two films in the collection are really worthwhile. In Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) is a little bit in terms of history taken a different path. Mothra and King Ghidorah his mythical monsters to protect Japan against Godzilla, driven this time by the souls of forgotten World War II victims. A very entertaining film with lots of fights and special effects that look a lot better than the previous films. And then the valve of the box: Godzilla Tokyo SOS (2003). For this, we have to think back to the third film in the box because this is or another direct sequel to Godzilla against Mega Godzilla. Three years after the devastating effect his Godzilla and his mechanical adversary back and Mothra comes back again along. As seems to be the reuzenmot this time completely behind the people, she demands that Godzilla's bones that were used to build mecha godzilla (yes, there have always been several Godzilla) are returned to the sea floor. If it does not it will attack Tokyo. But the government has confidence in the defense of MechaGodzilla than that in Mothra. So ends the weather in a big fight between the three monsters!

Almost all the Godzilla movies have something to offer for lovers. Whether it's a serious film from the 50s or a more campy '90s, the same positive and negative points you will always look back. The thumbnails of high quality, often beautiful and bombastic music, long play often quite some reduced could be the not always interesting subplots of the people present, special effects that almost always fun but not always convincing, logic is hard to find, and long fighting between rubber samples including the havoc it wreaks in Japan! Samples which still played by men in suits in the case of Godzilla in any case, 60 years after the release of the first film. And even if it is no longer of this time I think it's nice that they have never replaced him in Japan forgiven for a soulless special effects from a computer, it happens to the sometimes clumsy his films. And forgiving you should be anyway as a fan of Kaiju films, because to be honest, really well they seldom. In my opinion you can really enjoy this movie if you can see them through the eyes of your 12-year-old me who can go out there roof of towering fighting monsters, robots combine into a giant fighting machine and tank battalions in vain all their ammunition stock emptying.

What I find unfortunate what is the choice of films, it undoubtedly has to do with the available masters available in HD but there are now 30 years on beaten to Godzilla films. We jump from the 50 equal to the 90 I was still preferred that there were represented some films from all decades.

the boxset
First, what about the design of the box because they may have for sure! A beautiful box of hard cardboard which remains closed by a magnet. Very sleek and no standard of cardboard. In the box there is space for the ten films that piece by piece in an Amaray case are equipped with full private cover. You can also find a small poster and a certificate with the number of your edition, which you can find hand-written on the back of the box back. The box is limited to 5,000 pieces!

The picture quality of the Blu-ray differs of course by film since there are films from the 50, 90 and 00 are represented. The original Godzilla is very well polished and looks beautiful. Some of the films from the 90's have a slightly reduced image quality but nowhere is really disturbing. The rest are certainly not high flyers but satisfactory.
As the sound is concerned, regrets that the German tracks almost all are presented in DTS-HD 5.1 and the Japanese only in DTS-HD 2.0. Although it must be said that this DTS-HD 2.0 also sounds great and that one additional channels do not actually miss during movies. What purists will disturb more is that there is no Japanese audio track available in three films but only an English (or German).

Goodies exist unfortunately only a Godzilla trailers and selection on each disc the same. Too bad because the box did not have to finish a couple making ofs and featurettes.
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