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SPHE Press Release: Godzilla (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 08 2009 - 03:56 AM


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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Nicholas Martin

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Posted September 08 2009 - 04:11 AM

Back in 2007 when this was originally supposed to be released, producer Dean Devlin talked with "Hollywood In Hi-Def" about his films hitting the Blu-ray format, and his comments on Godzilla were very interesting: 

Here's a quote from Devlin regarding Godzilla specifically: 

A film I made once called "Godzilla" was designed to be printed on the old-fashioned three-stripe system of Technicolor. Everything we did in post-production was designed for that result and literally, just before the film came out, we were unable to make those prints. There was a technical glitch and we couldn’t make those prints. So we had to move to a different format.

Well, that different format truly hurt the digital effects. They went from being, I think, literally the best digital effects up to that point in our history to looking somewhat shabby. All the blacks got muddy, I lost all the detail within special effects shots. Feet didn’t look like they hit the ground. And suddenly, the effects went from being spectacular to being a C+.

Now, with the new Blu-ray coming out, it’s literally the first time that audiences are going to see the movie the way it was intended to look. Now, you know, just on a technical level, that’s a very interesting thing for us as film makers.

Look, a Blu-ray can’t solve a story problem. All the faults in that film, as far as what I did or didn’t accomplish in the script that I worked on, will remain. However, I think that what people will see if they give it another chance is that, on a technical level, it’s really a lot more exciting and, and was much more revolutionary than people realized. I think that when people see it now, they’re gonna see things that they didn’t before. And I think they’ll actually enjoy the film a lot better. It still won’t make it a great movie, but it’ll be a much better experience.
Very honest comments and they give high hopes for a great presentation.

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Posted September 08 2009 - 06:58 AM

 First SD DVD I ever purchased was Godzilla. I'll probably buy this even though I haven't seen it in years. It has a nice price and looks loaded with features. Plus, I like Devlin's comments about it looking like it should have to begin with.

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Posted September 08 2009 - 11:30 AM

It's funny that Jean Reno is practically the best thing about this movie. I used to own the DVD too.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted September 08 2009 - 01:00 PM

Weird that they call three episodes of an animated series "short films".

Gotta admit I always enjoyed this version of "Godzilla".  It's got lots and lots of flaws, but dammit, it's fun.  I look forward to the Blu-ray... 
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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Neil Middlemiss

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Posted October 25 2009 - 02:51 PM

Bad movie - great fun..looking forward to this on Blu!
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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   John Sparks

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Posted October 26 2009 - 02:42 AM

Can't wait to add this to my sci-fi/horror collection in BD!
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Posted October 26 2009 - 03:49 AM

I'll never forget sitting in a theater before this film was released and watching the trailers. 

Without knowing what was going on, they showed the entire scene from the film of the old man walking down the pier and throwing his fishing line in the water and making his "big catch."

I'll always remember thinking afterwards...this is one film I've GOT to see! 

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Posted October 26 2009 - 07:04 AM

Originally Posted by Mike Frezon [url=/forum/thread/292589/sphe-press-release-godzilla-blu-ray#post_3621416]
The teasers for this film were much better than the actual film itself. This one, with the old man was actually in the movie. The other one, with a class having a tour in a museum and a T-Rex skeleton getting trampled by Godzilla's foot, was brilliant as well. Not a very subtle jab at the Jurassic Park movies, but they were great for getting interest in the movie. Too bad that wasn't as good.

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Posted October 26 2009 - 11:55 AM

Originally Posted by Mike Frezon [url=/forum/thread/292589/sphe-press-release-godzilla-blu-ray#post_3621416]
Me too I was so hyped to see that movie so it worked, but then I saw the  movie.

I was fine with all the stupid stuff going on especially in MSG but then the way they killed Godzilla or tortured
it by trapping it in the wires of the bridge was just too far for me, I didn't like that one bit.

I won'r buy this on blu ut i'll rent it to see what it looks like.


#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted October 31 2009 - 03:37 AM

Originally Posted by Ray_R 

It's funny that Jean Reno is practically the best thing about this movie. I used to own the DVD too.
And the worst thing about the film was the female lead.  She (don't remember her name) was terrible.

So what are they going to do different when putting this on blu-ray?  Will the print the film with the 3-strip method and than transfer to blu?  I don't recall there was any problem with effects either in the theater or on the DVD.  I thought they were pretty good.

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