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Shin Godzilla [DVD] [2016]

  • SKU: 33045585
  • Release Date: 08/01/2017
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (217 out of 244)

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    Shin Godzilla
    In this retelling of the classic kaiju monster's origin story, a baby mutant lizard wades out of Tokyo Bay and quickly grows into a laser-shooting behemoth intent on destroying the city. Government officials must scramble to stop the threat. Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara star. Directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Hiroki Hasegawa - Rando Yaguchi
    • Satomi Ishihara
      Satomi Ishihara - Kayoko Ann Patterson
    • Akira Emoto
      Akira Emoto - Ryuta Azuma
    • Kengo Kora
      Kengo Kora - Yusuke Shimura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
    • Mikako Ichikawa
      Mikako Ichikawa - Hiromi Ogashira, Deputy Director of Nature Conservation



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 244 reviews

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

      Can't Wait For The Sequal

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      ReyDis
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      In 2014, we saw the new & way better improved American version of Godzilla. Well, here we are with shin Godzilla, the remake of thee original 1954 Godzilla, which will will always be the best ever made. Toho studios absolutely hands don the greatest production company to ever bring the best films on earth. With that said, shin Godzilla. Before I get to the film, I'd like to say that, the music & sounds are from thee original Japan version, some of it that is. But the music is outstanding! The story to this film is very political, & so much different from any other. If you can recognize one of thee actors in this film you know what film & films he's been in the past. Godzilla, he is wicked in this film, if he went up against American Godzilla, shin would destroy him in 60 seconds flat. The look & everything that is within Zilla you will see him unleashed in very mind blowing way. I'm not going to give out much more, so. With all that said, pay really close attention to thee ending & I mean really close, cause it is very very, big question of what's to come next for the Sequal, pause it if you have to to see the details of it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Gozilla Lives!!!!!!!

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      Tatchen
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      I am glad I picked up Shin Godzilla. I am a fan of the old Toho Production Godzilla films and was sad when they were not going to make any more. When the Americas took over and made the two Godzilla movies in 2000 and 2014 it did not have the true Godzilla feel. The 2014 version came closer but not true to the original Toho Productions. I am glad that Toho Productions decided to make Shin Godzilla which is a reboot of Gojira. I saw some of the reviews and one of them said this was a new look for Godzilla, actually this the original look of Godzilla but with a few tweaks. The visuals for this movie was fantastic and the English dubbing was matched pretty well. This movie has been added to my original Godzilla collection. Can’t wait for more sequels in the future. So if you are a Godzilla fan, go out and pick up a copy of this movie and grab a few extras for your close friends, that is what I did the rest of them I highly recommend this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Shin Godzilla...Just Okay

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      Matt
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      I have been a long time fan of Godzilla, and this...well, this just isn't Godzilla. The movie itself is okay. And it does boast one of the greatest "destroying the city" scenes in the entire Godzilla catalog. But I can't get past the design. This Godzilla is hideous beyond belief, and not in a good way. I can't help but wonder how they keep screwing up the Godzilla design. The Millennium design was fantastic, the Showa design was great but sometimes extremely goofy, and the Heisei series boasted the classic burning Godzilla to close the series out. With so many great Godzilla designs why change it so drastically? The Shin Godzilla design made what could have been a great reboot come off as just another dinosaur movie.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The King of the Monsters returns!

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      Anonymous
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      Shin Godzilla is a great return of the giant monster we all know and love. While it can be a little boring when the movie sticks to the humans for a while, that's kinda the standard for Godzilla movies. Overall, a good reboot from Toho. Personally, it's more fitting to watch it with English subtitles rather than watching the English Dub. Not that the Dub is bad, of course. It just seems better to watch the original voices, regardless if you have to read subtitles. It's worth the watch, really.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this movie!

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      Kotor29
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      I saw it during the limited U.S. theatrical run and knew that I had to get it. This is different from other Godzilla movies that Toho has produced so it is not for everyone. There is a lot of dialog and deliberation on the part of the Japanese government but I was never bored or disinterested. The original Godzilla (Gojira) was a allegory to the atomic bombings of WWII, and this one is an allegory to the recent nuclear plant meltdowns and how the bureaucracy reacted to the threat.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Could have used some more monster action

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      Decoy
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      I went in to this movie cold, not reading any reviews to avoid spoilers so I was a little surprised over all. The new look for Godzilla is pretty awesome. We see him very early in the movie but be warned, there is a whole lot of the Japanese government talking. I'm sure that was the point of the director to highlight the bureaucracy but I'll be honest it was a little much. The times we do see Godzilla running amok do make the movie worth it over all. I thought the new version was fun and different. If you're a real Godzilla fan I would say pick this up. If you're a casual fan or a curious first timer I would say pass on this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The True Godzilla

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      Joseph
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      Hideaki Anno is a master at Anime and Cinema. This version of Godzilla is the true version, it shows the evolution of Godzilla and how humans interact with it. Unlike American versions that focus on big-name actors to pull people in, the film focuses on Godzilla, and how it came to be. If you want to see the best version, watch it in Japanese with English subtitles; the English dub is iffy. We need to leave the Godzilla films to the Japanese, we (Americans) suck at making those films.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Insightful Social Commentary

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      IBCustomer
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      Shin Godzilla is not your typical Godzilla movie. It is more of a reality show that hones in on a crisis. It shows the lack of a clear plan in case of crisis - in this case an earthquake caused by Godzilla. The viewer sees the lack of cohesion and the hesitation that people in power can have in a time of crisis. It's not for everyone. It's sophisticated and in many instances hard to follow if you do not stay focused on the various characters. However, it gives the viewer an idea of what was going on in Japan after Fukushima.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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