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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected - Nice release
"Godzillas Revenge" is now the only one, never released here in Germany. That's why I had to buy this american version to complete all 28. As you can read on the cover, it was a turning point. Toho decided to make it a movie for children. They used stock footage material from other Godzilla Movies. That's why this one is disliked by many people...and reason, of course,...
Published on 3 Jun 2012 by birragrande

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2.0 out of 5 stars Another bad day for Godzilla
As the audio commentary on Classic Media's Region 1 DVD informs us, All Monsters Attack aka Godzilla's Revenge is the subject of much debate among Godzilla fans as to whether it's the worst or merely the second worst film in the series. While it's not quite as bad as Godzilla vs. Megalon, in which the big feller is reduced to a last reel cameo, there's little enough to...
Published on 11 May 2012 by Trevor Willsmer


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2.0 out of 5 stars Another bad day for Godzilla, 11 May 2012
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This review is from: All Monsters Attack [DVD] [1969] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
As the audio commentary on Classic Media's Region 1 DVD informs us, All Monsters Attack aka Godzilla's Revenge is the subject of much debate among Godzilla fans as to whether it's the worst or merely the second worst film in the series. While it's not quite as bad as Godzilla vs. Megalon, in which the big feller is reduced to a last reel cameo, there's little enough to recommend here. There's certainly little new for diehard fans, with the majority of the fight scenes simply stock footage from Son of Godzilla and Godzilla vs Ebirah (even if you haven't seen them, the difference in Godzilla suits is striking). Worse, this is literally kid's stuff, with the framing device showing a bullied daydreaming latchkey kid learning life-lessons from a talking Minilla/Minya, the adopted son of Godzilla, on Monster Island who has to face a bully of his own in the form of Gabara, a monster with an uncanny resemblance to one of Top Cat's sidekicks. Godzilla's big on tough love - when Minilla runs to him for protection, he not only pushes him back to the bully but even knees him in the groin to hasten him on his way. Meanwhile, back in the real world, in a plot development that makes Home Alone look like neo-realism, the kid is kidnapped by a pair of incompetent payroll thieves and likewise has to learn how to fight his own battles. While this may seem like a very short (69 minutes) cut-and-paste job to the cynical, it's really a film with a message for the youth of the day: stand up for yourself and you too can become one of the bullies instead of the bullied, with our young hero happily ending the movie taking over the bully's gang and setting out on his first steps of a reign of terror. Ah....

As per their previous releases, Classic Media's R1 NTSC DVD offers both the Japanese and American versions though aside from the dubbing there are few differences - aside from the misleading US retitle Godzilla's Revenge, the biggest change is the removal of the completely bonkers Japanese title song screaming out lyrics like `Bang! Crash! Bang! Crash!/They destroy everything!/Sorry, sorry, but living is hard for us also' like a cat mating on a wobbly dustbin lid.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected - Nice release, 3 Jun 2012
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This review is from: All Monsters Attack [DVD] [1969] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
"Godzillas Revenge" is now the only one, never released here in Germany. That's why I had to buy this american version to complete all 28. As you can read on the cover, it was a turning point. Toho decided to make it a movie for children. They used stock footage material from other Godzilla Movies. That's why this one is disliked by many people...and reason, of course, not to be shown in german movie theatres. People seem to forget the horrible "Godzilla vs. Megalon", which really is the worst Godzilla-movie ever. "Godzillas Revenge", or better "All Monsters Attack", is in fact a nice flick for kids and has a childish but instructive story. So lets accept, that there are some genres among the movies. We have Science-Fiction, Horror, Action, and detective story...so this one is for the children. This does not make it a bad movie.

To the DVD-release: Classic Media did a wonderful job. The case is designed with respect for this old classic and shows the original poster. There are two versions on one disc. And this makes me want to have them all, because in germany, it is hard to find uncut or original versions of these films. A good buy for Kaiju-Fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intro to Younger viewers, 30 Jun 2013
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Nice film. I bought it to introduce my 6year old to Godzilla. He loved it and is now moving on to some proper Godzilla movies.
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