Throwback Thursday: Vintage Godzilla!!!

This is just a smattering of the early “Godzilla” movies that thrilled me as a kid.  They played on television in the late 1970’s and the early 1980’s.  Hot damn, was I happy when these came on.  It was the next best thing to a holiday.

The first trailer that you see (and the photo below) is for the original “Godzilla” in 1954.  That scene where he tears through the high-tension powerlines made a big impression on me as a little boy.  I never forgot it.  I should point out that I (like most of the world) saw the Americanized version of the movie, which was heavily re-edited and released in 1956.  (That is indeed Raymond Burr that you see in the trailer.)

“Godzilla vs. Megalon” (1976) is another that I remember well — probably because I saw it as an older child.

Am I crazy, or does the “Son of Godzilla” trailer from 1969 mention “Frankenstein” for some reason?  Something got lost in translation.

 

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One thought on “Throwback Thursday: Vintage Godzilla!!!

  1. sejepps says:

    I watched ‘Attack Of The Monsters’ (1969) last night. It’s in my 50 scifi movie box set from Amazon. Whilst archaic scifi is my favourite, the maniac gorillas, giant turtles and slow motion lizards are beginning to wear on me. But, the rest look pretty decent. Good deal all in all. Oh, when worlds collide… thence we make REAL movies.

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