CURRENT FAVORITES

  Forbidden Planet

  Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

  Godzilla

  Gojira

  Green Slime

  It! The Terror From Beyond Space

  The Abominable Dr. Phibes

  The Crawling Eye

  The Mask of Fu Manchu

  The Thing

  Them!

  War of the Gargantuas

PRE-ATOMIC AGE

  Dracula

  Frankenstein (1931)

  Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

  Son of Frankenstein (1939)

  Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

  Frankenstein Vs. The Wolf Man
  (1943)

  House of Frankenstein (1944)

  King Kong

  Son of Kong

  Metropolis

  The Mummy (1932)

  The Mummy's Hand (1940)

  The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

  The Mummy's Ghost (1944)

  The Mummy's Curse (1944)

  The Werewolf of London

  The Wolf Man

ATOMIC AGE

  Atomic Submarine

  It! The Terror From Beyond Space

  The Creature from the Black Lagoon

  Forbidden Planet

  The Deadly Mantis

  Kronos

  The Giant Claw

  The Giant from the Unknown

  The Thing From Another World

JAPAN

  Battle in Outer Space

  Gamera

  Godzilla

  Godzilla Raids Again

  Godzilla Vs. MechaGodzilla

  Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

  Gojira

  Green Slime

  Half Human

  Mothra

  Rodan

  Varan

GREAT BRITAIN

  Crack in the World

  Quatermass and The Pit

  Quatermass 2

  Spaceways

 The Abominable Snowman

  The Crawling Eye

  The Giant Behemoth

  X the Unknown

WEIRD AND UNIQUE FILMS

  The Adventures of
  Baron Munchausen

  The Abominable Dr. Phibes

  The Assassination Bureau

  The Big Lebowski

  The Phantom of the Paradise

  The Return of the Witch

  The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  The Saragossa Manuscript

  Theatre of Blood

  The Wicker Man

MODERN SCI FI FILMS

  2001

  Alien

  Aliens

  Count Dracula (1970)

  Dark Star

  The Mummy (Brendan Fraser)

  Silent Running

  Star Wars (1977)

  The Omega Man

  The Thing From Another World
  (Kurt Russell)

NON SCI FI FILMS

  Bad Boys

  Death Hunt

  Seven Samurai

  The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

FILMS I DON'T CARE FOR

  Event Horizon

  The Matrix

 

 

 

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

A BLAST OF ATOMIC FIRE BREATH WILL END MOST ARGUMENTS RATHER QUICKLY. Very entertaining 2001 Godzilla movie introducing the concept of "Guardian Monsters" protecting Japan against Godzilla.

The story opens with Yuri Tachibana and her video crew shooting an installment of their 'bargain basement' TV ghost-mystery-UFO show when the local mayor accosts them, demanding they cease. Yuri charms him into allowing them to continue when a sudden earthquake rolls through. Next we see a kind of odd Japanese motorcycle gang annoying the mayor and his girlfriend, then see them buried in a tunnel collapse after an earthquake, then we see a truck driver witnessing the collapse and catching a glimpse of a giant monster.

Yuri and her assistant study a book on the "Guardian Monsters" as various encounters with monsters occur, nicely building the story.

Eventually we find Yuri traveling by bicycle towards Godzilla as he battles Mothra and King Ghidorah. She and her assistant plan on broadcasting the final battle when the structure they're in is damaged by Godzilla's atomic fire breath and they end up falling into Tokyo Bay. At the last second, King Ghidorah emits a breath of air as bubbles and they allows Yuri and her assistant to survive the fall.

Meanwhile, Yuri's father, a naval commander, pilots a tiny submarine towards Godzilla and is swallowed whole, firing a missile inside of Godzilla, then escaping. Godzilla surfaces and menaces Yuri just as the missile explodes. The movie ends with Godzilla's still-beating heart on the bottom of the bay, somehow regenerating Godzilla. But that's for another movie.

Great fun overall, a terrific movie, and Chiharu Niiyama as Yuri is just gorgeous and energetic as can be.

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