There was a brief LD release of the Japanese cut right around the time of
the horrid Roland Emmerich film.  I know the comic shops where I live have 1
generation down copies with English subtitles sold in their original boxes
(they are not color xeroxes--those I pass on).  Right now I have _Gojira_,
_Gojira VS Supesugojira_, and _Gojira VS Desutoroia_.  If I weren't so
strapped from nobody willing to hire an English major for any sort of job,
I'd get _Gojira tai Hedora_, one of the most stylish films in the series
(which the executive producer loathed--but he was in the hospital and unable
to stop it), which I have only in an EP taped off low power TV version.  It
was the first one I saw, and it is extremely weird.  I didn't like it as
much until I started appreciating avant-garde cinema.

Scott Andrew Hutchins
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Examine The Life of Timon of Athens at Cracks in the Fourth Wall
Theatre & Filmworks

"But since in fact we see that avarice, anger, envy, pride, sloth, lust and
stupidity commonly profit far beyond humility, chastity, fortitude, justice
and thought, and have to choose, to be human at all...why then perhaps we
*must* stand fast a little--even at the risk of being heroes." --Sir Thomas
More, _A Man for All Seasons_, by Robert Bolt

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Sheehan" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 8:12 AM
Subject: Godzilla

> >>
> "As for the Godzilla films, before you criticize, see the original
> Japanese versions, in widescreen for the ones that were filmed that
> way."
> <<
> The question is, where and how? I would love a source for
> English-subtitled originals. If ever there was a flick that screamed out
> for a nice Criterion US release, the first Godzilla would be it IMHO.
> ----
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