May 22, 2014 this is not your parents godzilla, the 1956 recut with raymond burr inserted as american interlocutor, a paragon of western stoicism with his boxy suit and pipe held aloft like a talisman. The special effects were fantastic for 1956, the rubber suit of godzilla was well made. His portrayal of the suspected murderer in the alfred hitchcock thriller rear window 1954 is his best. Why you should watch the actual original godzilla the. New footage featuring raymond burr was shot by terry morse, and dubbing was done only for scenes. Raymond burr takashi shimura momoko kochi akira takarada akihiko hirata sachio sakai fuyuki murakami ren yamamoto.
Quotes try and live your life the way you wish other people would live theirs. Morse 1956 united states this 1956 feature film, codirected and edited by terry morse, is the famous american reworking of the original godzilla. Godzilla, king of the monsters dvd, 1998 for sale online. The american version also removed a lot of the antinuclear subtext in the original. Then this movie was released in the usa, renamed godzilla, and reedited to include foreign correspondent steve martin raymond burr. This is not the movie with raymond burr as an american reporter in japan. Raymond burr said that, contrary to popular belief, all his scenes were not done in one day, but over the course of six days. Godzilla, king of the monsters 1956 released on 27 april 1956 in usa. Btw, this entire prologue was added in the american version to introduce us to raymond burrs steve martin character and to tease the audience with the. Godzilla 1985 and about a million perry mason episodes.
This 1956 feature film, codirected and edited by terry morse, is the famous american reworking of the original godzilla. The first of the godzilla movies, and the most somber and serious in tone, godzilla, king of the monsters was originally a 98minute japanese horror film, until a u. I had only seen the one with raymond burr but this includes the japanese version as well. Godzilla, king of the monsters 1956 movie clip fabulous discovery. Burrs early acting career included roles on broadway, radio, television, and film, usually as the villain. The 1956 western release version of the movie, godzilla, king of the monsters, was dubbed and heavily reedited with american actor raymond burr inserted into the action. Raymond burr reports as the greatest giant monster of all time attacks tokyo. Godzilla, king of the monsters the criterion channel. Godzilla, king of the monsters dvd, 1998 for sale online ebay. Responsible for launching the longrunning godzilla series as well as the genres of both kaiju eiga. While the film downplayed the symbolism of the original, it still retains some of dr. Burr was the uncle of up and coming actress bridget burr, who is the daughter of raymond s younger brother, james edmond burr. Serizawa discovers something that will kill godzilla, but this weapon will also kill everyone in the area. Yamane takashi shimura, with daughter emiko momoko kochi now leading the expedition on odo island, american reporter steve raymond burr and sidekick iwanaga frank iwanaga observing, as the star makes his first appearance, in godzilla, king of the monsters, 1956.
Raymond burr reprised his role as steve martin, acting as an adviser to the pentagon, but did not interact within the main story as he had done in king of the monsters. Raymond burr, takashi shimura, momoko kochi, akira. Watch godzilla, king of the monsters 1956 full movie. Watch godzilla, king of the monsters 1956 movie godzilla, king of the monsters 1956. This first thrilling, tactile spectacle continues to be a cult phenomenon. Kaijuoh gojira in japan is the 1956 americanized version of the original godzilla 1954. Made in 1958 this is the original godzilla movie goira in japanwith insertions of raymond burr as steve martin who plays a journalist reporting aparent sitings of a prehistoric monster in japan.
New footage featuring raymond burr was shot by terry morse, and dubbing was done only for scenes where the japanese characters appear without burrs character. The film stars raymond burr, frank iwanaga, along with akira takarada, momoko kochi, akihiko hirata, and. King of the monsters with raymond burr that came out in 1956. Look for these films on watch tcm at subscribe now to. Godzilla gojira is a 1954 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by toho, and the first installment in the godzilla series as well as the showa series. Read famous quotes from godzilla, king of the monsters. Godzilla, king of the monsters 1956 movie clip tokyo. Raymond burr reporting clip classic japanese monster movie. Godzilla came up out of the sea after nuclear bombs were being tested. Cast and crew credits for godzilla, king of the monsters. King of the monsters 1956 starring raymond burr and takashi shimura on dvd and bluray. King of the monsters, an atrociously cut, dubbed and reedited version that inserted american actor raymond burr into the action. It combines footage from the original 1954 production with new material staring western actors, including raymond burr as reporter steve martin. Godzilla was originally released here in 1956 as godzilla.
His portrayal of the suspected murderer in the alfred. Before he became perry mason, burr was taking on giant lizards. Burr was the uncle of up and coming actress bridget burr, who is the daughter of raymonds younger brother, james edmond burr. Ultimately, only an hour was used of the original japanese films 98 minute running time. A commanding, heavyset player, raymond burr first made an impression in vicious roles in the anthony mann films noir, desperate 1947 and raw deal 1948. King of the monsters was written and directed by ishiro honda rodan, mothra, curse of the mushroom people. Rick moody on the original godzilla film the guardian.
It contained no americans and is more correctly called gojira. The original japanese version and the raymond burr inserted character steve wild and crazy martin not, a combo that cant be missed. Relatively safe in a newsroom, american reporter steve raymond burr sets up his tape recorder, maybe for posterity, as the monster gets down to business in tokyo, in the original u. With raymond burr, takashi shimura, momoko kochi, akira takarada. This original japanese version is a dark, dead serious movie about the fear of being destroyed by nuclear weapons. This is the synopsis and information based on godzilla. The product was better than i was expecting as it included the 1954 gojira version. Raymond william stacy burr may 21, 1917 september 12, 1993 was a canadianamerican actor primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas perry mason and ironside burrs early acting career included roles on broadway, radio, television, and film, usually as the villain.
And while the impact of this film is ultimately pretty much the same as the original, it feels like a lesser movie in comparison. Filmed in 1954 as gojira, this grandaddy of all japanese giantreptile epics was picked up for american distribution two years later, at which time several newly filmed inserts, featuring raymond. But which disaster is worse, godzillas fury, or the death of tokyo bay. His first film back in 1954 was very serious compared to. It was simply impossible to create all the sets in one day, especially the daylight scene filling in for odo island and the night scene on the hilltop during godzillas first rampage. With his dark hair, prominent eyebrows and stern voice, burr made an ideal villain. Dec 09, 2017 this is the synopsis and information based on godzilla.
Heres an hd version of the raymond burr version of the american recut of the original godzilla godzilla, king of the monsters. The film was released to japanese theaters on november 3, 1954, and to american theaters as godzilla, king of the monsters. The dates of release on the rear exterior packaging are shown as 1966 and 1964 for the godzilla king of the monsters and gojira and should be 1956 and 1954 respectively. In both the japanese and american versions of godzilla, the story is basically the. The return of godzilla was a sequel to the original 1954 film, and godzilla 1985 served as a sequel to godzilla, king of the monsters see also. That is, if it werent for an incredibly bad 1950s american film called godzilla. As of 2006, classic medias release of the film in the gojiragodzilla. True to the fashion of cautionary monster movies, godzilla has arisen due to nuclear. Sep 03, 2019 relatively safe in a newsroom, american reporter steve raymond burr sets up his tape recorder, maybe for posterity, as the godzilla gets down to business in tokyo, in the original u.1178 999 174 214 1226 305 334 1556 1516 921 832 1147 870 349 298 1656 932 8 896 1138 261 1001 588 1005 1438 1500 1631 344 777 383 508 1159 1090 1548 1171 856 1651 832 1203 20 350 1274 808 965 812 658 572