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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

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

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 50 REVIEWER on 30 Oct. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This review is from: Godzilla [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Man's pursuit of superior weaponry during the cold war lead to much testing in the South Pacific
they could not of known what seeds they had laid for future generations.
15 years ago, a collapse at a quarry on a Japanese Island opens up a massive underground
cavern, investigating, they find a gigantic skeleton, seemingly nothing living.
Following the collapse earthquake like rumbles affect a nuclear plant, to block off dangerous
leak's the plant has to be shut down, the manager 'Joe Brody' is unable to save his wife who
has been exposed to radiation in the tunnels of the plant.
15 years have past, 'Joe's' son 'Ford'(Aaron Taylor Johnson) a military-man lives in San Francisco
now with his wife 'Elle' (Elizabeth Olsen) and son 'Sam' (Carson Bolde)
Back in 'Japan' 'Joe' (Bryan Cranston) has managed to get himself arrested, he'd tried to visit his
old home supposedly inside the contaminated zone.
'Ford' has to go to 'Japan' to help his father, when hey are together 'Joe' convinces his son that he
needs to return to the home he'd lost, his memories of his lost wife are there, the area as 'Joe' had
suspected is not contaminated however, the two are in a restricted zone, the authorities are not far
behind.......at which time a similar sequence of tremors that 'Joe' remembers from 15 years ago
kicks off, destruction follows, 'Joe' is badly injured, he dies of his injuries.
What have man created, a giant creature has been seen, meddling has created a giant lizard type
creature, what do the Japanese military know ?
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Format: Blu-ray
When Gareth Edwards was announced as the director for the new American reboot of Godzilla, it was something of a mixed blessing. His low-budget debut Monsters had been impressively directed but lacked much in the way of narrative or genuinely interesting characters, ending up a good looking but uninvolving travelogue through a devastated Mexican landscape after giant creatures had laid it waste. Godzilla’s a minor improvement in the character stakes but thankfully a major one in terms of story and narrative drive, tweaking the mythology so that Gojira (and they do call him that until the very end of the film) is no longer a creation of the nuclear tests of the 50s but the intended target of them and even offering a few surprising developments (for once, the marketing did a brilliant job of hiding its two major plot twists, which left some feeling cheated but pleased me no end after years of trailers spilling the entire plot).

Constructed as much as a disaster movie as a monster mash, it’s probably more satisfying for those who grew up with the early entries in Toho’s series before things got goofy: this takes itself deadly seriously and manages to get away with it by thinking through not only what would happen if a seemingly indestructible creature awoke but also just why modern weapons would be useless against it. It’s true that there could be more Godzilla, but that’s clearly a conscious throwback to the early films where the big feller would barely be in a third of the film (indeed, his actual screentime is comparable to the 1954 film though at times Jaws seems more of a template).
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122 of 147 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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17 of 22 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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