Sunday, July 24, 2011

Godzilla vs the Smog Monster (1971)



Godzilla is firmly established as a hero in this movie. it's also one of the more gruesome and just plain weird Godzilla movies out there.  it was also the second Godzilla movie I ever saw, as recounted here. I still love it.

it's also 40 years old today. it's pretty amazing to me that it's been that long. granted, that's the Japanese version, as the US one wasn't released until April of 72 here, and then almost right away to TV.  I know what I'll be watching today!

4 comments:

Professor Fester said...

still in my top 5 G-films! when i was a kid i was obsessed with getting one of those pedal-floaty thingamabob that the kid was tooling about on in the lake draining scene.

Xenorama said...

you are thinking of Megalon! and still one of my top five Godzilla movies as well.

Professor Fester said...

haha--oops--yeah i am. still,SMOG MONSTER is also a fave in the series, and the first one i saw on the big screen (at the drive in).save the earth indeed!

Xenorama said...

I was so busy yesterday that I had no time to watch this masterpiece. I will today, I think. and happy to have a fan re-dub of the AIP version, all widescreen and wonderful!