Well, it hasn't even opened in Japan yet (that should happen later this month), so I don't imagine we'll see it much before March - although I have heard rumors that Sony does want to give it a big-ish US release (normally they just make prints available). I'm personally hoping for a preview at SF/30.
Works for me. If Sony pushes this either in the spring or late summer, it could be a solid little moneymaker, what with the fanbase and the character recognition. (Then again, I thought Godzilla 2000 was going to make more than the $10-15 million it did.)
While I missed out on Godzilla 2000, I sure as hell won't miss this one, especially as the big fella will be facing off against the Emmerich/Devlin version of the character. It should be fun.
Even better. Seriously, one big Godzilla-sized smack across Zilla's chops, and the theater would probably go bananas. Matter of fact, I'd bet he'd go nuts, too. I remember the buildup to the American version and his excitement as the release date got closer. (He wasn't a happy man afterwards, as you'd expect.) As he's lived outside Tokyo since graduation, I'm willing to bet he's already got opening-night tickets.
Amen to that. Been by Godzilla's side since I was a little kid of 7... I am now approaching 40. So I understand the fascination. Loved every Godzilla film from the origins of the 50-60's, through the campiness of the 70's -80's and into the more adult stuff of the 90's and beyond.
My favorites have been the more modern versions that went for realism or commentaries about society and the times. As also happned with the retelling or modern versions of the Gamera series.
Favorites one on the series would have to be...
Godzilla (Gojira 54): Still holds up today... even the special effects that are 40 years old. But you shold see the orignal Japanese version without Raymond Burr.
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters
Godzilla vs. Biollante
Godzilla vs. Mothra ('92)
Godzilla, Mothra, & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (GMK): One, if not the best next to the original. Goes back to the evil badass Godzilla.