Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster [DVD] [1966]

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  • Release Date: 05/06/2014
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 9)

    Synopsis


    Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
    The seventh film in Toho's Godzilla series (and the first without the direction of Inoshiro Honda), this colorful installment finds the natives of a volcanic island enslaved by the armies of an unnamed country claiming to be in control of a giant crustacean named Ebirah. A boatload of teens and a wanted criminal are washed ashore on the same island, where they encounter a large group of escaped slaves who hail from Mothra Island, home of another popular Toho monster. They pray to their moth-god to liberate them, oblivious to the fact that a certain green lizard is trapped beneath their cavern hideout. The teens soon discover this and release Godzilla from the rock with a well-placed lightning rod. Released and re-energized, Godzilla soon goes head-to-head with Ebirah, while Mothra eventually flaps into action to free the captives. Silly and cartoonish despite some more menacing elements, this is nevertheless one of the more interesting chapters in the Godzilla pantheon. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Akira Takarada
      Akira Takarada - Yashi
    • Image coming soon
      Kumi Mizuno - Daiyo
    • Akihiko Hirata
      Akihiko Hirata - Captain
    • Jun Tazaki
      Jun Tazaki - Base Commander
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      Eisei Amamoto - Red Bamboo Naval Officer



    Customer rating

    4.1
    89%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Kraken Releasing Schools the Rest!

      Posted
      reconredneck
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      A thing of beauty this film is.. you will be floored by Krakens remastering of this mid-sixties Godzilla film. Everything about this new release of "Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster" screams "Buy Me!" from the near perfect video restoration to the HD DTS Japanese & English soundtracks, I must admit to being skeptical concerning any Godzilla release since it seemed that the Japanese were holding back on the best Toho prints of these beloved films. The very best Godzilla blu-rays were always Japanese releases with no English subtitles that was until a new sub-company popped up called "Kraken Releasing" it is appearant they have obtained the very best Japanese prints in existence for their new blu-ray presentation of this film. Video - (5 out of 5 stars) Best quality I have ever seen on any Godzilla release that goes back to VHS, Laserdisc & DVD, I am old enough to have seen many Godzilla films on the big screen since most were released in the States years after the Japanese intial releases. I can tell you from experience that it will not get any better than this video quality it is something you have not seen on past DVD releases. Colors are bright and deep. Blacks are crisp and do no bleed out or turn gray due to instability in the encoding since this is a single blu-ray release the bit rate is very high and this film has a rock solid color palette. Clarity is just off the charts yet some of the FX shots will show some cheesiness due to the super HD quality. You will laugh at some of the blue screen FX since at times you can see the edge outlines but this was some ground breaking effects back in the day and you will notice the matte shots stand out and do not blend well with the rest of the scene but I can forgive since the color, clarity & depth is a thing to behold. Audio (5 out of 5 stars) The first thing you will notice that is if you have a subwoofer will be the deep bass dynamics encoded into this DTS-HD 5.1 mono soundtrack which comes in both Japanese & English flavors. The tonal quality is something you have never experienced from your past 60's Godzilla purchases they have gone all out to squeeze every frequency & tone out of these old mono tracks it is sheer pleasure to hear something this old, this clear! Extra's (1 out of 5 stars) only a trailer is offered up in the supplemental department. I am not to upset since my personal preference is that they use the Blu-ray disc space for the video & audio quality. I am fine with just a trailer others might not agree with me. I highly recommend Kraken's " Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster" it is almost a near perfect release of a very cool film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Godzilla fights a giant lobster, what can I say?

      Posted
      SeaSalt
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      Fun fact: This movie was originally going to star King Kong, hence why Godzilla's opposition in this movie ranks as one of the weakest he's faced in his long career. Honestly, this isn't one of the big G's best outings, even with it being during his sillier movies of the 60s and 70s. The biggest draw here is that for the first time, the original Japanese-language version is available in the US (hence why it carries the title of "Ebirah: Horror of the Deep"....yep, this giant crustacean had a name outside of simply "The Sea Monster"). There's not too much of a difference between it and the english-dubbed version, so feel free to watch whichever one you want. But still, if you're an avid fan and collector of all things related to the King of the Monsters, it's a very cheap addition to your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not the best Godzilla movie

      Posted
      DeeDee
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      Ok as a one time see, but no more. It is very cheesy and most of the time Godzilla looks more like he is dancing than fighting.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Godzilla

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      Mikeyj2611
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      Great for family entertainment and for new fans to the Godzilla franchise.. would recommend

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A versatile godzilla movie...

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      doobie
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      A versatile godzilla movie for it's time and villain. Who would of thought a bland giant crab could give godzilla a ride for his money...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      classic Godzilla

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      joeinga
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      it is what it is, classic Godzilla uncut, together like it or you don't.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      Thehankster
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      A must have for a true Godzilla fan or any fan of Godzilla.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      classic godzilla

      Posted
      MovieLover03
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      its a must have for any true Godzilla fan or any fan of godzilla

      I would recommend this to a friend



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