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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of ISHIRO HONDA


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#1 of 39 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 23 2005 - 11:29 PM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of ISHIRO HONDA

Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

ISHIRO HONDA

Dreams (1990) (segments "Tunnel, The", "Mount Fuji in Red", prologue & epilogue of "Weeping Demon, The") (uncredited)


Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Mirâman (1973)
Yog: Monster from Space (1970)
Godzilla's Revenge (1969)
Latitude Zero (1969)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
King Kong Escapes (1967)
The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
Come Marry Me (1966)
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Dagora, the Space Monster (1964)
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Atragon (1963)
Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)
Varan the Unbelievable (1962)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Gorath (1962)
The Scarlet Man (1961)
Mothra (1961)
The Human Vapor (1960)
Seniors, Juniors, Co-Workers (1959)
Inao: Story of an Iron Arm (1959)
An Echo Calls You (1959)
Battle in Outer Space (1959)
Baran: Monster from the East (1958)
The H-Man (1958)
Song for a Bride (1958)
A Farewell to the Woman Called My Sister (1957)
A Rainbow Plays in My Heart (1957)
A Teapicker's Song of Goodbye (1957)
Be Happy, These Two Lovers (1957)
The Mysterians (1957)
Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman (1957) (Japanese scenes)
Rodan (1956)
People of Tokyo, Goodbye (1956)
Night School (1956)
Young Tree (1956)
Beast Man Snow Man (1955)
Cry-Baby (1955)
Love Makeup (1955)
Godzilla (1954)
Farewell Rabaul (1954)
Eagle of the Pacific (1953)
Adolescence Part II (1953)
The Man Who Came to Port (1952)
The Skin of the South (1952)
The Blue Pearl (1951)
Ise Island (1950)
A Story of a Co-op (1949)



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#2 of 39 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 23 2005 - 11:31 PM

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ISHIRO HONDA (1911 - 1993)


Dreams (1990) (segments "Tunnel, The", "Mount Fuji in Red", prologue & epilogue of "Weeping Demon, The") Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Mirâman (1973)
The Space Amoeba (1970) Posted Image Posted Image
Godzilla's Revenge (1969) Posted Image
Latitude Zero (1969) Posted Image Posted Image
Destroy All Monsters (1968) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
King Kong Escapes (1967)
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The War of the Gargantuas (1966) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Come Marry Me (1966)
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) Posted Image Posted Image
Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Dagora, the Space Monster (1964)
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Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Atragon (1963) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Attack of the Mushroom People (1963) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Varan the Unbelievable (1962) Posted Image Posted Image
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Gorath (1962) Posted Image Posted Image

The Scarlet Man (1961)
Mothra (1961) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Human Vapor (1960) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Seniors, Juniors, Co-Workers (1959)
Inao: Story of an Iron Arm (1959)
An Echo Calls You (1959)
Battle in Outer Space (1959) Posted Image Posted Image
Baran: Monster from the East (1958) Posted Image Posted Image
The H-Man (1958)
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Song for a Bride (1958)
A Farewell to the Woman Called My Sister (1957)
A Rainbow Plays in My Heart (1957)
A Teapicker's Song of Goodbye (1957)
Be Happy, These Two Lovers (1957)
The Mysterians (1957) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman (1957) Posted Image
Rodan (1956) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
People of Tokyo, Goodbye (1956)
Night School (1956)
Young Tree (1956)
Beast Man Snow Man (1955)
Cry-Baby (1955)
Love Makeup (1955)
Godzilla (1954) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Farewell Rabaul (1954)
Eagle of the Pacific (1953)
Adolescence Part II (1953)
The Man Who Came to Port (1952)
The Skin of the South (1952)
The Blue Pearl (1951)
Ise Island (1950)
A Story of a Co-op (1949)



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#3 of 39 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 24 2005 - 12:23 AM

ISHIRO HONDA

Geez, I can't even begin to do this one. I know I've seen Godzilla, and I know I've seen lots more of these on tv growing up, but I don't know which ones or how many.

And I know that I have no interest in watching any of them ever again, or having any on dvd.
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#4 of 39 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted June 24 2005 - 12:25 AM

I know I've seen Godzilla, and a bunch of the other "Big G" flicks, but don't really remember which ones.

#5 of 39 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 24 2005 - 12:51 AM

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#6 of 39 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted June 24 2005 - 01:05 AM

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Godzilla's Revenge (1969) Posted Image
Destroy All Monsters (1968) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
King Kong Escapes (1967) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
War of the Gargantuas (1966) Posted Image Posted Image
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) Posted Image Posted Image
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Gorath (1962) Posted Image Posted Image
Mothra (1961) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Battle in Outer Space (1959) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The H-Man (1958) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Mysterians (1957) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Rodan (1956) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Godzilla (1954)
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Never thought I'd see Godzilla's Inoshiro (as I know his name) Honda listed here, and why not? These films have a huge cult following, I just never thought I'd see any fans here, Jim.Posted Image

Ranked (top 5)

1)Godzilla (1954) (I have both versions of this classic)
2)Monster Zero (1965)
3)King Kong vs Godzilla
4)Destroy All Monsters
5)The Mysterians


Ratings out of 5


Japanese sci-fi/monster movies I've collected over the years.

1955Godzilla - King of the Monsters
1957Rodan
1957 Mysterians ,The
1958H Man ,The
1959Battle in Outer Space
1959Gigantis - The Fire Monster
1962Gorath
1962Last War ,The
1962Mothra
1963King Kong Vs Godzilla
1964Ghidrah the 3 Headed Monster
1964Godzilla Vs The Thing
1965Monster Zero
1965 Frankenstein Conquers the World
1966 War of the Gargantuas
1966Godzilla Vs The Sea Monster
1967Son of Godzilla
1968Destroy All Monsters
1968King Kong Escapes
1969Godzilla's Revenge
1971Godzilla Vs The Smog Monster
1972Godzilla Vs Gigan
1973Godzilla Vs Megalon
1974Godzilla Vs The Cosmic Monster
1975Terror of MechaGodzilla
1984Godzilla 1984
1989Godzilla Vs Biollante
1991Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah
1992Godzilla Vs Mothra
1993Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla
1994Godzilla Vs Destroyah
1994Godzilla Vs SpaceGodzilla
1995Gamera 1 - Guardian of the Universe
1996Gamera 2 - Attack of Legion
1999Gamera 3 - Revenge of Iris
2000Godzilla 2000
2000Godzilla Vs Megaguiras
2001Godzilla Giant Monsters-All Out Attack
2002Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla
2003Godzilla SOS Tokyo
2004 Godzilla Final Wars

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#7 of 39 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 24 2005 - 02:43 AM

er....um....okay. Didn't know we're all too cool around here to fess up to watching Godzilla flicks.
Well, I fessed up to seeing them, but I can't claim to remember which ones, except the original. Cool has nothing to do with it - I readily admit to having seen and liked lots of 'uncool' movies, and not liking a number of 'cool' movies. If it's any consolation, while I'd never voluntarily rewatch a Godzilla film (with the possible exception of Godzilla meets Bambi Posted Image), if my only choice was Godzilla or a film by Bunuel, I'd be popping in Godzilla faster than you can say "Godard loves Jerry Lewis".
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#8 of 39 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted June 24 2005 - 03:50 AM

Hold on to your knickers Steve, snobby-film guy is a Godzilla fan!

Your son would probably like them George. I've got Jesse hooked and he loves 'em. (he's 4 too)

Unfortunately, I've never seen any of the sequels A. uncut and b. in Japanese. Though unlike a lot of fans, the humor value of the dubs is a lot of what I appreciate and I don't know if some of the lesser entries in the series would even be watchable if they were truly meant to be more serious. As I've said before, I don't like the early 90's films as much as I like some of the maligned late 60's and 70's entries, because the 90's films try to hard to be serious which is difficult to accept when you've got a guy in a suit stomping on models.

Honda is a very good choice because unlike the modern directors, he could make serious-minded Godzilla films that really worked.

*1. Godzilla - A- ( I still kick myself that I didn't make an effort to see it when it got a re-release a year or two ago. It only played here one week and then was gone)
2. Mothra vs. Godzilla - A- (2nd best G-movie after the original)
3. Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster - A- (frame story is weak but really, really good fights)
4. Godzilla's Revenge - B+ (Unfairly maligned; Yes, it suffers from a low-budget excuse to recycle a lot of previous footage, but I thought this was an interesting idea for a "different" kind of Godzilla film and is a really good children's film. Plus Minya is so cute :b )
5. Mothra - B+ (Just love the Mothra chicks. That song never gets old Mosura-AH, Mosura-AH...
6. Destroy All Monsters - B
7. The War of the Gargantuas - B

8. King Kong vs. Godzilla - B- (kind of funny with decent fights, but I just can't get past the King Kong suit, looks like Kong is shedding)
9. Rodan - B- (The cut, English dub version)
10. Terror of Mechagodzilla - D (one of the worst)

Own: 1 (I have Revenge, vs. Mothra, Ghidrah, and Terror of Mechagodzilla on VHS)
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#9 of 39 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted June 24 2005 - 05:17 AM

Ratings from Posted Image to Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Mirâman (1973)
Space Amoeoba (1970) Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Godzilla's Revenge (1969) Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Latitude Zero (1969) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
Destroy All Monsters (1968) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
King Kong Escapes (1967) Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
The War of the Gargantuas (1966) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Come Marry Me (1966)
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Dagora, the Space Monster (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Atragon (1963)
Attack of the Mushroom People (1963) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Varan the Unbelievable (1962) Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Gorath (1962) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Scarlet Man (1961)
Mothra (1961) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Human Vapor (1960)
Seniors, Juniors, Co-Workers (1959)
Inao: Story of an Iron Arm (1959)
An Echo Calls You (1959)
Battle in Outer Space (1959) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Baran: Monster from the East (1958) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
The H-Man (1958) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Song for a Bride (1958)
A Farewell to the Woman Called My Sister (1957)
A Rainbow Plays in My Heart (1957)
A Teapicker's Song of Goodbye (1957)
Be Happy, These Two Lovers (1957)
The Mysterians (1957) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman (1957) (Japanese scenes)
Rodan (1956) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
People of Tokyo, Goodbye (1956)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (1956) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Night School (1956)
Young Tree (1956)
Beast Man Snow Man (1955)
Cry-Baby (1955)
Love Makeup (1955)
Gojira (1954) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Farewell Rabaul (1954)
Eagle of the Pacific (1953)
Adolescence Part II (1953)
The Man Who Came to Port (1952)
The Skin of the South (1952)
The Blue Pearl (1951)
Ise Island (1950)
A Story of a Co-op (1949)

Seen 22
Own 21
       

#10 of 39 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 24 2005 - 05:52 AM

Your son would probably like them George. I've got Jesse hooked and he loves 'em. (he's 4 too)
You may very well be right about that (though he just turned 5 today Posted Image). He certainly likes dinosaurs, although I'm currently working on introducing him to the Flintstones. Posted Image
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#11 of 39 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted June 24 2005 - 06:25 AM

I think all little boys are into dinosaurs and trains and monsters, etc.

I don't own the Jurassic Park movies, but he enjoys the silent version of The Lost World.

Bill, is War of the Gargantuas on DVD?
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#12 of 39 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 24 2005 - 08:40 AM

I own Jurassic Park, but I'm not ready to let hnim watch it yet.
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#13 of 39 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 24 2005 - 09:25 AM

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#14 of 39 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted June 24 2005 - 10:28 AM

Bill and Brook surprised me too Jim. Godzilla, Rodan & Mothra don't get mentioned in Sight & Sound much. Posted Image

Quote:
My favorite recent entry was hands down Godzilla-Giant Monsters-All Out Attack


Yep, spectacular stuff. Godzilla has lost his big eyed goofiness and returned to his rampaging mutant dinosaur roots, and the visual effects are better in the recent entries, digital stereo sound is also a big plus.

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#15 of 39 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted June 24 2005 - 05:01 PM

Bill, is War of the Gargantuas on DVD?

Not any that I'm aware of...there might be a Japanese R2 disc somewhere.

The movie is a shitload of fun!
Two giant shaggy-looking cavemen-like brothers, each a different colour, beat the crap out of each other for 90 minutes causing mass destruction everywhere they go.

Also included are a groovy and uber cool Russ Tamblyn and a groovy 60's style pop song 'The Words Get Stuck in My Throat' which is absolutely hilarious.

Seen this about a dozen times, but don't own any copy of it. Posted Image
       

#16 of 39 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted October 23 2005 - 04:07 AM

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#17 of 39 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted October 24 2005 - 01:27 AM

In order of merit:


1.KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1963) BOMB
2.GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1964) BOMB


Regardless of my ratings above, I'd be interested in checking out both Japanese and U.S. versions of GOJIRA (1954), as well as THE MYSTERIANS (1957).

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Posted February 11 2006 - 11:40 PM

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#19 of 39 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted February 14 2006 - 07:43 AM

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In order of merit:


1.KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1963) BOMB
2.GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1964) BOMB

Mario, my advice is for you to stay far, far away from anymore Godzilla films, with the exception of the original Japanese version of GOJIRA (1954). See that very serious and grimly-toned feature (which you may deem worth of possibly two or three stars) and then pretend you've never heard of these films after that. It's obvious they're not for you, and if you can't have fun with KING KONG and MOTHRA (two of the best, especially MOTHRA), you'll never like any others. You've told me recently that you may want to check out GODZILLA'S REVENGE (considered one of the poorest and most juvenile, even by diehards!) so save yourself the trouble.

#20 of 39 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted February 14 2006 - 07:50 AM

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