Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ghidrah captures

Here's a few cool shots from the Classic Media DVD.  I'm a little surprised they aren't going to release these on blu ray since the new movie is coming out. but it's fine if they don't.  I really don't want to buy new discs just because they are out.

It's still difficult for me to call this "Ghidorah" since I've always called it by the US title, which according to the commentary is actually the correct way to say it.  Either way, it's one of my favorite Godzilla movies, as detailed yesterday.
Here's a shot so cool it was reused in GODZILLA VS GIGAN.  Nothing like a Mothra cameo to jolt you right out of a movie, huh?
Ghidrah's birth is one incredible sequence, an amazing combination of animation, rotoscoping, fireworks and live action effects.  This was used in DESTROY ALL MONSTERS as well as GIGAN, it's just that good.
Ghidrah's lightning bolts are so well done, especially since they have to match some of the more erratic movements of the three heads.  Oddly enough, when Ghidrah was brought back in the 90s, the head movement was even worse.  Go figure.

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