|Actors:||Tadao Takashima, Akira Kubo, Bibari Maeda, Akihiko Hirata, Yoshio Tsuchiya|
|Format:||Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen|
|Number of Discs:||1|
|Studio:||Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
|Run Time:||84 minutes|
|DVD Release Date:||December 14, 2004|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 71 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 71 customer reviews )
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33 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Godzilla family values Mar 29, 2001
By Michael J. Mazza
"Son of Godzilla," directed by Jun Fukuda, is one of the most fun of the Godzilla movies. In this film, a group of scientists encounter the legendary "King of the Monsters" while conducting weather experiments on a tropical island. When a mysterious egg hatches into a "baby Godzilla," the big monster becomes a reptilian father figure to the playful youngster. A horde of monstrous bugs show up for the traditional monster battles.
This "Godzilla" movie seems to be directed towards a younger audience; it is more exciting and funny than scary. The enjoyable antics between "Dad" and baby are enthusiastically portrayed. The film as a whole is well complemented by Masaru Satoh's funky, energetic score. And the monster battles are well done. Although the "silly" quotient of the film may turn off fans of the serious original Godzilla, I think that this sequel should be enjoyed for what it is: an entertaining sci-fi fantasy.
The final scenes of "Son of Godzilla" contain some of the most haunting and poetic images ever filmed for a giant monster movie. If you are a fan of the Japanese giant monster genre, you won't want to miss this delightful film.
18 of 20 found the following review helpful:
SON OF G ON DVD!!!! A new version in America! Nov 29, 2004
By A. C. Cronvich
The Columbia/Tristar (SONY) release of SON OF GODZILLA is the "International" version. It is in wide screen. It also has dubbing done in Japan. This is similar to the recent DVD releases of Destroy All Monsters. So it is different from the version most fans grew up with. (The version that had Peter (Speed Racer) Fernandez as the voice of Goro.) The good news is that it is UNCUT and features a 3 min. prologue cut from the american TV version, which features Godzilla frightening coast guard pilots in a tropical storm at sea. Incidently, Tere has always been some confusion over which island is "Monster Island". Well, the original japanese title of Son of Godzilla is "Monster Island's Decisive Battle". So that settles it. Monster Island is Sorgel Island from Son of Godzilla. Im sure this is just a western arguement and every Japanese fan knows Monster Island is Sorgel island.
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Great Picture Quality, Re-Dubbed Audio Dec 19, 2004
The picture quality is excellent on this DVD but the audio is not the original audio tracks
from the original released movie. So if you are a Godzilla fan you may be disappointed by the re-dubbing of the monster movie classic.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Spiga owns all Jan 30, 2003
I used to watch this movie as a kid, and when that spider(spiga) came out of the ground, I was in total awe of him. He is one of the coolest monsters in the earlier Godzilla series and was only be defeated due to the combined force of 'G' and Minya. This movie has a real centimental value as the viewers see Godzilla's more fatherly or loving side contrasted by his brute strength and Power and he fries some giant mantises.
To sum up, for any true Godzilla fan, this is definitely a MUST SEE!
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Minilla isn't all bad! At least it's better than Barney! Nov 06, 2002
This movie weighs in as yet another South Seas fantasy yarn. Very low bloodshed, light-hearted subject matter. The locations are great on this film. The acting is good, not spectacular, but both consistent and entertaining. Unlike some of the other Godzilla yarns, the monsters here are very plausible and natural. In the science fiction world, heat and radiation can enlarge just about anything. A few of the Godzilla/Minilla scene to feel more suited for "Barney goes back to his roots" but Minilla makes a good dramatic focus for the film. "Son of Godzilla" reveals another side of Godzilla, that of a parent. This concept seems to hold some favor with the Japanese, as it is repeated through several other films.
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