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Destroy All Monsters [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Akira Kubo , Jun Tazaki , Ishirô Honda    DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Akira Kubo, Jun Tazaki, Yukiko Kobayashi, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kyôko Ai
  • Directors: Ishirô Honda
  • Writers: Ishirô Honda, Takeshi Kimura
  • Producers: Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: 18 May 2004
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001US5TC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,984 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Uber-monster Invasion! Whoo! 16 Mar 2005
I may not have seen many Godzilla movies outside of the Showa era, but I'm still a fan, and this one is definately one of the best, for sheer number of monsters if nothing else. Practically all of the monsters Toho had designed up to this point that are worth remembering are here. I was a little dissapointed to find that Baragon and Varan (two monsters I've never seen in action) only have a few seconds of screen time, but the biggest stars make their own presence known. In this movie they brought King Ghidorah back probably at his strongest, able to hold his own against at least seven monsters, probably sealing his fate as Godzilla's toughest enemy. I particularly liked the duality the monsters were given, at one point mere animals, capable of being controlled, at another point caring heroes, fighting with all their strength for their world. Destroy All Monsters is a great film, but it could have done with less stock footage, and more credit given to the lesser monsters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best 2 Mar 2005
Destroy all monsters is one of the best godzilla films iv ever seen, i grew up on godzilla films, but only liked the original films where godzilla is portrayed as a hero,(such as this one) i still dont quite understand the full timeline (as there have been where godzilla is good and another where he is evil) but i know this film, like godzilla vs hedorah and son of godzilla comes from the showa timeline (the good godzilla films), anyway this film is one of the best, tons of monsters, at first under the control of aliens and are made 2 destroy earth,they are then restored by the humans and meet up on monster island 2 have a showdown with the invaders and their own personnal monster "king ghidorah" (who is a force 2 be rekened with). without a doubt this is top quality when it comes 2 a classic godzilla title.
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By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER
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All those who loved SF movies from 50s and 60s, especially those with not too big a budget, will spend a nice nostalgic moment with this movie, regardless of their feelings about Godzilla franchise.

This story of course involves giant monsters (a lot of them), but mostly the movie is about a space invasion. Aliens from a dying planet use mind control to enslave first a large group of humans, then all the giant monsters living confined on Monster Island. Godzilla, Rodan, Anguirus, Baragon, Gorosaurus, Manda, Kumonga and even the usually friendly Mothra (in its larval form) and little Minya (baby son of Godzilla), are send to lay destruction and waste to the cities of the planet.

Humanity has the choice between submitting to aliens and be reduced to slavery or being exterminated by the rampaging behemoths. As it is always the case in the old SF movies, human scientists finally manage to break the secret of mind control and force the monsters to stop their attack. But this is NOT the end... because aliens have reserves which they didn't commit yet. The rest is for you to discover.

This of course is not a great masterpiece of world cinema, but a nice entertainment, especially if you want to watch it with your kids. There are some good ideas: aliens appear in a form typical to all those old SF movies, as humans wearing just some ridiculous outfits, but when we discover their true form, it is quite a surprise... The music by Akira Ifukube is really good in this Godzilla movie, I am certain you will enjoy it. The fight between Japanese army and Godzilla is really impressive, and the great final fight mobilises more monsters than in any other movie in Godzilla series.

If you are a Godzilla fan, you should see this movie absolutely.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Monster Fest 10 July 2007
By J. C
After initially being a force of destruction in the original and classic 1954 film, Godzilla eventually became a hero figure, coming to the aid of humanity whenever aliens or other giant reptiles threatened the world (mostly in the form of Tokyo). At their worst, some of these films resembled poor episodes of the Power Rangers, Destroy all Monsters is a few rungs up the ladder than that fortunately, mainly because nearly all of Toho's rubber monsters get a look in, including Mothra, Rodan, Varan and the mighty King Ghidorah. The plot is workmanlike and the cast not especially gifted, but the music by Akira Ifukube is majestic and the scenes of destruction are most entertaining, and more importantly it's a darn sight more watchable than the terrible hollywood remake.
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