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My Year with Godzilla
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As I near the end of my year with Hitch, I'm already planning my next venture. 2019 will be My Year with Godzilla.

OK, so that's not strictly accurate, as roughly 30% of the films I intend to view don't actually feature Godzilla. Maybe 'My Year with Kaiju' would be closer to the mark. But it doesn't sound as good to my ear. So 'My Year with Godzilla' it is.

I have a few guides with me for this journey. The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies: Vol 1 and it's companion The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies: Vol 2. These have helped me to collate a list of 52 films that have at least some connection to Godzilla, however tenuous.

I'm forgoing a strict chronology, and instead attempting to find some order in the appearance of the giant monsters themselves, hence the apparently random insertions of 'The Mysterians' and 'Space Amoeba'. I have literally been working on this list for months, and even I can't remember exactly why some of these placements exist, only that they made sense to me at the time. This thread was also useful, as well as others that I don't recall now.

I'm including TV appearances of Godzilla as bonuses, although I will only probably have time to watch a handful of them in the allotted week. Also, I don't intend to review the sources of the films (if they are on blu-ray, I will watch them that way, if at all possible) as I don't expect there to be any great video and audio masterworks here. Instead, I will mention whether I viewed the films 'subbed' or 'dubbed', if relevant. Again, lurking on various Kaiju-related forums has given me an idea of which films are better viewed in each format, but sometimes it may just come down to how tired I feel that day.

My acquaintance with Godzilla is even poorer than that of Hitchcock, before I started that project; from this list, I can safely say I've seen 4 films and some episodes of the 1978 TV show. And 2 of those films are American.

Again, if anyone wishes to join me, jump in at any point. As before, I'll update this thread weekly with each new review, vacations notwithstanding.
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BONUS: War at Sea from Hawaii to Malaya [1942]
BONUS Beast from 20000 Fathoms [1953]
1.1 - 1.6 Gojira [1954]
BONUS Lucky Dragon No. 5 [1959]
1.7 - 1.13 Godzilla, King of the Monsters [1956]
BONUS The Giant Behemoth [1959]
1.14 - 1.20 The Return of Godzilla [1984]
BONUS The Giant Claw [1957]
BONUS Q [1982] 
1.21 - 1.27 Godzilla 1985 [1985]
BONUS Pulgasari [1985]
BONUS Galgameth [1996]
BONUS The Lovers and The Despot [2016]
1.28 - 2.3 Godzilla Raids Again [1955]
BONUS Gigantis the Fire Monster [1959]
BONUS Reptilicus [1961]
BONUS Them! [1954]
2.4 - 2.10 Rodan [1956]
2.11 - 2.17 Mothra [1961]
BONUS Gorgo [1961]
BONUS Gappa [1967]
2.18 - 2.24 Mothra vs. Godzilla [1964]
BONUS Daimajin [1966]
2.25 - 3.3 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster [1964]
BONUS Return of Daimajin [1966]
3.4 - 3.10 Invasion of Astro-Monster [1965]
BONUS Daimajin Strikes Again [1966]
BONUS Daimajin Kanon [TV] [2010]
3.11 - 3.17 Dogora [1964]
BONUS Agon [1964]
BONUS Mammoth Kong vs Gekko Kamen [TV] [1958]
BONUS King Kong [1933]
BONUS Son of Kong [1933]
3.18 - 3.24 King Kong vs. Godzilla [1962]
BONUS Konga [1961]
3.25 - 3.31 Varan [1958]
BONUS Varan [1962]
BONUS King Kong [1976]
BONUS King Kong Lives [1986]
4.1 - 4.7 Atragon [1963]
BONUS Super Atragon [1996]
4.8 - 4.14 Frankenstein conquers the World [1965]
BONUS Gamera the Giant Monster [1965]
4.15 - 4.21 War of the Gargantuas [1966]
BONUS Gamera vs Barugon [1966]
BONUS A*P*E [1976]
BONUS The King Kong Show  [TV] [1966]
4.22 - 4.28 King Kong Escapes [1967]
BONUS The Mighty Peking Man [1977]
BONUS Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century [1977]
BONUS Gamera vs Gyaos [1967]
BONUS Kong the Animated Series [TV] [2000]
4.29 - 5.5 Son of Godzilla [1967]
BONUS Original Animated Series [TV] [1978]
BONUS Gamera vs Viras [1968]
BONUS Kong, King of the Apes [TV] [2016]
5.6 - 5.12 Destroy All Monsters [1968]
BONUS Pacific Rim [2103]
BONUS Pacific Rim: Uprising [2018]
BONUS: Atlantic Rim [2013]
BONUS: Atlantic Rim: Resurrection [2018]
5.13 - 5.19 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep  [1966]
BONUS The X from Outer Space [1967]
BONUS Monster X Strikes Back [2008]
5.20 - 5.26 All Monsters Attack  [1969]
BONUS Gamera vs Guiron [1969]
BONUS Gamera vs Jiger [1970]
5.27 - 6.2 Godzilla vs. Hedorah  [1971]
BONUS Gamera vs Zigra [1971]
6.3 - 6.9 Godzilla vs. Gigan [1972]
6.10 - 6.16 Godzilla vs. Megalon [1973]
BONUS Ultraman [TV] [1966]
BONUS Voyage into Space [1970]
6.17 - 6.23 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla [1974]
BONUS Daigoro vs Goliath [1972]
BONUS Attack of the Galactic Monsters [1983]
BONUS Godzilla vs Wolfman [1983]
6.24 - 6.30 Terror of Mechagodzilla [1975]
BONUS Go! Godman/Go Greenman {TV] [1972-4]
BONUS Super Inframan [1975]
BONUS Gamera: Super Monster [1980]
BONUS Zone Fighter [TV] [1973]
7.1 - 7.7 Godzilla vs. Biollante [1989]
BONUS Gunhed [1989]
7.8 - 7.14 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah [1991]
BONUS Thunder of Gigantic Serpent [1988]
7.15 - 7.21 Godzilla vs. Mothra [1992]
BONUS The Three Treasures [1959]
BONUS Orochi the Eight-Headed Dragon [1994]
7.22 - 7.28 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2 [1993]
BONUS The Magic Serpent [1966]
BONUS Sakuya: Slayer of Demons [2000]
BONUS Forbidden Planet [1956]
BONUS The Invisible Boy [1957]
BONUS The War of the Worlds [1953]
7.29 - 8.4 The Mysterians [1957
8.5 - 8.11 Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla [1994]
BONUS Godzilland [TV] [1996]
8.12 - 8.18 Battle in Outer Space [1959]
BONUS Gorath [1962]
BONUS The War in Space [1977]
8.19 - 8.25 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah [1995]
BONUS Godzilla Island [TV] [1997]
BONUS Zarkorr [1996]
BONUS Kraa! The Sea Monster [1998]
8.26 - 9.1 Rebirth of Mothra [1996]
BONUS Gamera: Guardian of the Universe [1995]
9.2 - 9.8 Rebirth of Mothra II [1997]
BONUS Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion [1996]
9.9 - 9.15 Rebirth of Mothra III [1998]
BONUS Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris [1999]
9.16 - 9.22 Godzilla [1998]
BONUS The Series [TV] [1998]
BONUS Dragon Wars: D War [2007]
9.23 - 9.29 Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack [2001]
BONUS Yongary [1967]
BONUS Reptilian [2001]
9.30 - 10.6 Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla [2002]
BONUS Garuda [2004]
10.7 - 10.13 Space Amoeba [1970]
BONUS The Host [2006]
10.14 - 10.20  Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. [2003]
BONUS Gamera the Brave [2006]
BONUS Godzilla: Battle for Eternity [2019]
10.21 - 10.27  Godzilla: Final Wars [2004]
BONUS Big Man Japan [2007]
BONUS Gerharha [2009]
10.28 - 11.3  Godzilla 2000 [2000]
BONUS Death Kappa [2010]
BONUS Giant God Warrior appears in Tokyo [2012]
11.4 - 11.10  Godzilla vs. Megaguirus [2000]
BONUS Negadon [2005]
BONUS Daikaiju Mono [2016]
11.11 - 11.17  Shin Godzilla [2016]
BONUS Colossal [2016]
BONUS Day of the Kaiju [2014]
11.18 - 11.24  Planet of the Monsters [2017]
BONUS Cloverfield [2008]
11.25 - 12.1  City on the Edge of Battle [2018]
BONUS 10 Cloverfield Lane [2016]
12.2 - 12.8  The Planet Eater [2018]
BONUS The Cloverfield Paradox [2018]
BONUS King Kong [2005]
BONUS Reigo the Deep Sea Monster [2005]
12.9 - 12.15  Skull Island [2017]
12.16 - 12.22  Godzilla [2014]
BONUS Ultraman the Next [2004]
BONUS Ultraman [TV] [2019]
BONUS Mega Monster Battle [2009]
12.23 - 12.29  Godzilla 2 [2019]
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(11-09-2018, 03:44 PM)Garp Wrote: [size=medium][font=Arial, sans-serif]9.16 - 9.22 Godzilla [1998][/font][/size]

For the love of god don't do it. It's not worth it!
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(11-09-2018, 03:50 PM)TM2YC Wrote:
(11-09-2018, 03:44 PM)Garp Wrote: [size=medium][font=Arial, sans-serif]9.16 - 9.22 Godzilla [1998][/font][/size]
For the love of god don't do it. It's not worth it!

I know. It's one of the 4 films I've already seen...
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Good luck with this! I've only seen a handful of these, though it feels like more. My sister has seen more than I have, and says that a majority of them are only actually good in the last 10 minutes, and boring before then. So I wish you luck...

King Kong vs Godzilla is probably my favorite, I love it so much. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. Though, I've only seen the English version.
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(11-09-2018, 04:31 PM)jrWHAG42 Wrote: King Kong vs Godzilla is probably my favorite, I love it so much. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. Though, I've only seen the English version.

Strangely enough, that's another of the 4 I've already seen...
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I love this! I've wanted to binge a lot of these for a while. Excellent line-up and I admire the sequence you choose. Here's my Letterbox'd list.

Currently I've seen 6 out of 52. I don't know if I'll watch them all, but I'm down with the challenge.
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#8
Just counted, I believe I've seen 10 films on your list. More or less, around 10.
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#9
I just watched all of the Showa era Godzilla movies and it was a blast. Most are terrible but they're so much fun.
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(11-09-2018, 06:32 PM)Neglify Wrote: Here's my Letterbox'd list.

Thanks for doing this, Neg! I'm looking forward to a new year of campy greatness.
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