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Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sally Hawkins star in this science fiction reimagining of the 1954 Japanese film about the destruction caused by a giant monster. When a devastating event is covered up as a natural disaster, nuclear physicist Joe Brody (Cranston) realises something much more sinister is to blame. Scientists Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Watanabe) and Dr. Vivienne Graham (Hawkins) reveal that in 1954 a powerful monster was awakened and though 'nuclear tests' were carried out in the Pacific Ocean to destroy it, the creature has now returned. With the US Armed Forces, including Joe's son Navy Lieutenant Ford Brody (Taylor-Johnson), called into action, humanity fights for its survival. The cast also includes Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche and David Strathairn.

Starring:
Sally Hawkins, CJ Adams
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Godzilla (2014)

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 3 minutes
Starring Sally Hawkins, CJ Adams, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Konechny, Victor Rasuk
Director Gareth Edwards
Genres Science Fiction
Studio Warner Home Video
Rental release 29 December 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish
Subtitles Icelandic, Finnish, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 3 minutes
Starring Sally Hawkins, CJ Adams, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Konechny, Victor Rasuk
Director Gareth Edwards
Genres Science Fiction
Studio Warner Home Video
Rental release 29 December 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish, German
Subtitles Portuguese, Spanish, German, English
Hearing impaired subtitles Spanish, German, English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 3 minutes
Starring Sally Hawkins, CJ Adams, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Konechny, Victor Rasuk
Director Gareth Edwards
Genres Science Fiction
Studio Warner Home Video
Rental release 29 December 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish, German
Subtitles Spanish, German, English
Hearing impaired subtitles German, English

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. Gudgin on 26 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you've seen the trailer for this film, you've not only seen all the best bits, you've seen all the best bits with superior pacing, atmosphere and, to be honest, character development.

If you're looking for an action packed giant monster movie avoid this film because the pacing is just... so... slow, the action is uninspired and there's simply not enough time dedicated to colossal mutant creatures demolishing major population centres and/or beating the radioactive snot out of each other. Try Pacific Rim instead.

If you're looking for an atmospheric human drama using a terrifying giant creature as a catalyst for events, commentary on mankind's treatment of the natural world and a source of threat you should avoid this film because the plot is dull, predictable and poorly conceived, and so are the characters - they are very hard to care about. Try Cloverfield instead (assuming the shaky cam doesn't bother you).

The film is far too dark (literally) and Godzilla's role is reduced to little more than an extended cameo in his own movie - he doesn't show up until an hour in, spends much of that time simply swimming and has a very vague and unsatisfying origin. Very disappointed.
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120 of 143 people found the following review helpful By Harry George on 18 Sept. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Reading the reviews of this film have made me confused. It seems to be overrun by the misinformed and clueless masses astroturfing negative reviews because it's not the film they expected. It's a real shame because this film, at its core, is a perfect westernised version of Godzilla. It is strong enough to even stand on its own monstrous two feet as a fantastic film.

I think people expected Pacific Rim meets Godzilla. Why? It wasn't advertised to be. I hear complaints like "Not enough Godzilla screen time!" and "Slow and boring!" "More fights!" Had these requests been satisfied, the film would have been an utter disaster. All of the impact the title character has would be lost and wasted on non climactic and non exciting fight scenes, so that by the end you've had enough of huge fighting monsters thrown in you face. Godzilla actually managed to get the audience to cheer when he finally got his first hit in.

What do you really want? Dumb action? Watch Pacific Rim. Interesting and impactful storytelling? Watch Godzilla.

Those who have not seen the original 1954 Godzilla and have posted 1 star reviews preaching more action, need to think if their contribution is with anything at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By STEVENSEAGALFAN+THE WIFE on 26 Mar. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Could of been so much better, to tell you the truth I was so disappointed, I remember seeing the trailer,(you see all the best bits) I thought WOW! I can not wait to watch this film, you do get some gripping moments but they were few and far between and I just lost interest. I know there's most likely going to be a sequel but lets hope its going to be much better than this.

The picture quality plus 5.1 surround sound was amazing but the 3D added nothing to the film, am personally going to give up on 3D it just adds nothing to the home experience, you do get the odd exception with films like A turtles:Sammy's adventure & Despicable me 1 & 2 buts that's all I can think of.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By D. W. Bissett on 26 Oct. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
2014 marks the 60th anniversary of Godzilla. Born out the heart of a nuclear blast, Godzilla has gone down as one the greatest fictional icons in cinema history. Even though it's true the Big G and his monster co-stars are men-in-rubber suits in all of the 28 films produced by Toho Co., Ltd. (Godzilla's owners), they have a certain charm to them because they were all man-made and not created by the use of computer trickery, and I would definitely watch those type of films than a bunch of computer-generated transforming robots fighting each other in overlong and incomprehensibly set-pieces.

This year, a new Godzilla film has been made in Hollywood, this time far more respectful to the spirit of the character than the 1998 Tri-Star turkey from Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin (Not only does Emmerich, alongside Devlin, doesn't care for Godzilla at all, he's one of the worst directors working in film today!). Directing this is British director Gareth Edwards, who had directed MONSTERS (2010), and is a fan of Godzilla. The good news is that it's light years better than the Emmerich/Devlin abomination. The bad news is that it's still falls short of the best from the Toho series.

THE GOOD --
1. The film successfully maintains it's tone from the beginning. People who moaned the lack of humour have seem to forgot that the original GODZILLA (1954) was a very serious film, and that's what the film was aiming, trying to show how we would react if there was a creature like Godzilla in real-life.
2. The slow build-up actually works well, It's good to see that not all films need to be all wham-and-bang action from start to finish.
3. Gareth Edwards has a very good look on the visual style and how it should play out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suz on 30 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Watched yesterday 29th Jan, It was a dreadful dvd the whole thing was GREEN all the way through, very very disappointing, as it was a dark film to start with the green just made it worse, you might ask why I kept watching it well, I thought it might just clear up someway through it, and besides that I`d paid for it, but on reflection it should either be removed or at the best FREE. Please please check the rest of your stock, it could be I just got the bad one!!!!!!!!!!
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