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Godzilla (1998) DVD Question


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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Jim Harvey

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Posted April 21 2004 - 02:58 AM

Is the transfer on this DVD anamorphic? Can someone help point me in the directions for some DVD reviews of GODZILLA (1998)?

#2 of 19 OFFLINE   Mark H

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Posted April 21 2004 - 03:10 AM

Jim,
The transfer is indeed anamorphic (2.35:1). You can find a good review here
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#3 of 19 OFFLINE   Sergio

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Posted April 21 2004 - 05:15 AM

Does anybody kwnow when the superbit version will come out in R1?

Still holding to buy the current version and waiting for Godzilla (1998) in glorious DTS.

Thanks in advance.
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#4 of 19 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

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Posted April 21 2004 - 09:44 AM

You can get it at Walmart for 5.50, why wait on a movie you like for that price?

#5 of 19 OFFLINE   Randy A Salas

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Posted April 21 2004 - 09:45 AM

Besides, the DD 5.1 on the DVD is fantastic.
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#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Andrew s wells

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Posted April 21 2004 - 10:08 AM

Nice review.. however.. Godzilla did not have radioactive breath used at any time during this movie. If you have the DVD in the part where he turns around after being fired at by a machine gun, the cars on the ground are on fire and the fire simply spreads by his breath.. they (devlin and emerich ) didnt want him to have radioactive breath because they felt it wasn't realistic. um..yeah.
But anyway, a great looking and sounding DVD with some great action scenes.

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Posted April 21 2004 - 10:58 AM

Thanks everybody

I didn't know that the title was so cheap. Time to check out my closest Walmart.
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#8 of 19 OFFLINE   Jim Harvey

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Posted April 21 2004 - 12:25 PM

Agreed. It's not a spectacular movie, but it's a fun brainless little flick. It's under $10 everywhere I go.

#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted April 22 2004 - 12:58 AM

The Dolby Digital 5.1 is fantastic on this movie, but I too await the Superbit version for the DTS. Actually one of the movies that I found works with matrix 6.1.
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#10 of 19 OFFLINE   Chuck Stephens

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Posted April 22 2004 - 02:32 AM

I also remember buying this back in October of '98 when it first came out and really being impressed with the picture quality. If I remember correctly this came out the same day as the very first batch of Fox dvds. Man, those were the days.

Anyways, I've seen it many times in the Wal-Mart 5.50(now marked 2 for 11 dollars at my local store) bin and it's definitely worth a purchase at that price. I remember reading a comparison between the region 2 superbit and the region regular that said that picture quality was almost identical so I don't know if it's worth waiting for.

#11 of 19 OFFLINE   Jim Harvey

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Posted May 13 2004 - 03:54 PM

Thanks for all the help so far. Should I fear a double-dip on this DVD? Does Sony plan to pimp out a special edition of this movie?

#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Randy A Salas

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Posted May 13 2004 - 04:10 PM

The current release is already a special edition, and one that holds up really well despite being an early DVD.
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#13 of 19 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted May 14 2004 - 03:06 PM

I concur. The current disc is still demo-worthy.
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#14 of 19 OFFLINE   Jim Harvey

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Posted May 14 2004 - 05:08 PM

Glad to hear this is still a good set. I was worried Sony would pimp out a new edition because of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW. This seems like a sound purchase. Thanks for the helps folks. Anamorphic, good sound/video...all I need to know.

#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Jason Harbaugh

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Posted May 14 2004 - 06:31 PM

They already did the doubledip (again) with Independence Day for TDAT.

I wouldn't mind a new release of Godzilla though, perhaps a DTS track. But the current version is definitely very good.

#16 of 19 OFFLINE   Andrew s wells

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Posted May 15 2004 - 12:00 AM

I really doubt we will see a re-release of this. I think they would only do it if a new Godzilla movie was made.
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Also, anyone else notice any time emmerich does a new movie, it's always "the director of independance day"? Nver any mention of Godzilla. Seems as if he knows most of the fans are upset with him for changing Godzilla so much, so he is trying (or hoping) people will forget. anyone else think so? Posted Image

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Posted May 15 2004 - 04:53 AM

Mathew Broderick acting was really great in this film, He did what Anthony Michael Hall(Breakfast Club)couldn't do, shake off his younger geek image IMHO. I liked the squared off jaw on this new first of it's kind creature. Animal charactor is a one of a kind, and Jene Reno "Elvis Presley records~He was the king" took the cake!I only paid $5 for the DVD thru a Suncoast.com special.Posted Image


O/T Suncoast had a few for $5 one was "The Jazz Singer" with Neil Diamond and Lucy Arnez in 2.35:1 anamorphic wide screen.

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Posted May 15 2004 - 09:13 AM

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Mathew Broderick acting was really great in this film, He did what Anthony Michael Hall(Breakfast Club)couldn't do, shake off his younger geek image IMHO.


Yeah - Broderick played an OLDER geek! Posted Image
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#19 of 19 OFFLINE   Jason Harbaugh

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Posted May 16 2004 - 01:31 AM

That's funny, it was Mathew Broderick and the blonde girl that almost ruined this movie for me. I liked everything else but I cringe during any of Mathew's scenes. Posted Image