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Press Release SPHE Press Release: Godzilla (1998) (4k UHD)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Godzilla_4K_ORING_PACKSHOT.

    The 1998 Monster Spectacle Returns!



    GODZILLA®



    The Action-Packed Event Film Debuts on 4K Ultra HD™ May 14





    CULVER CITY, Calif. (February 11, 2019) – GODZILLA®, the action-packed 1998 monster spectacle from Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the filmmaking team behind Independence Day, debuts on 4K Ultra HD™ May 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Matthew Broderick
    (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional) team up as the unlikely heroes out to save New York City from the giant, fire-breathing monster and its babies hatching in Madison Square Garden. Fully remastered in 4K from the original camera negative with High Dynamic Range, GODZILLA® on 4K Ultra HD also includes new earth-shaking Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K Ultra HD disc also includes three trailers, including the original iconic teaser!



    Synopsis:

    Following French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla® then makes its way north, landing in Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city.



    Bonus Materials on Blu-ray Include:

    § Visual Effects Commentary

    § Behind the Scenes of Godzilla with Charles Caiman

    § All-Time Best-of Godzilla Fight Scenes

    § “Heroes” Music Video by The Wallflowers



    GODZILLA® has a run time of approximately 139 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sci-fi monster action/violence.
     
  2. Johnny Angell

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    I know most dislike this film, but I like it. I like Godzilla’s design and it was the first Godzilla movie I liked. However, Maria Pitillo nearly ruins the movie for me. She is finger nails on a chalk board for me. Therefore, my Blu Ray will be good enough.
     
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    Yep, I saw it once at the theater (and maybe once on Netflix) and that was enough for me. I can't imagine wanting to own it.
     
  4. Tino

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    I’m buying it. I thought it was better than the 2014 version. And it was more successful too.
     
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    The 4k version is currently streaming on Netflix, sans HDR.

    Its a mixed bag, some scenes look spectacular, mostly those without a lot of FX. While other scenes are quite soft.

    And the creatures dont benefit too kindly from the increased resolution. A little more detail, but they dont blend in as well, it makes them look even more cgi.

    I really like this movie, and im curious how it looks on disc with HDR. Im a sucker for giant monster movies so Ill probably pick this up.
     
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    "All-Time Best-of Godzilla Fight Scenes"

    :D:D:D
     
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    ...huh?
     

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    Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
    Rank Title (click to view) Studio Adjusted Gross Unadjusted Gross Release
    1 Godzilla Sony $262,455,900 $136,314,294 5/20/98
    2 Godzilla (2014) WB $217,693,600 $200,676,069 5/16/14
     
  9. Lord Dalek

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    ^Irrelevant. Godzilla '98 cost about 258M in today's dollars. With a total like that there's no way in hell it was going to turn a profit.
     
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    Tino

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    ^Godzilla 1998’s adjusted budget was $202 million.

    It’s worldwide adjusted gross was $590 million.

    It turned a profit as break even in 98’ was approx 2x budget.
     
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    Anyway...Still like the ‘98 version better. More goofy fun.
     
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    I also prefer it to the 2014 version. 1998 is a flawed movie, no doubt about it - why doesn't the helicopter just fly UP? :D - but it's still entertaining in a brainless way...
     
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    I think the 2014 version is vastly superior, but I have enjoyed the deeply flawed (and at times, cringeworthy) '98 version since I first saw it in the theaters. As Colin says above, it is entertaining in a brainless way. I re-watched the 2014 Godzilla just this past weekend and, while there are some issues, it's a very good film and I think still underrated. I should probably go find the official HTF review of the film and share more about why I loved it and still do.

    Oh, and David Arnold's score for the '98 version is so very good. Buysoundtrax released a 3-disc version that and, if you like the score, you really should pick it up and enjoy the heck out of.
     
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    Damn, I almost bought the 98 version on iTunes last week or the week before that for $4.99, but I forgot to double back and do so. I'm sure that HD on iTunes will upgrade to 4K in the near future. A missed opportunity as I only have it on DVD.
     
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    "Size Does Matter"
     
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    Another great benefit of MA

    So I wanted to purchase the Extended Edition Of Avatar with three versions of the film and tons of extras on iTunes. But it was $19.99. So I passed.

    This weekend I noticed it was $12.99 on Vudu with no extras but was MA compatible so I bought it and and voila. It ported over to itunes with all the extras. :thumbsup:
     
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    Well, color me bewildered. I post that most of you don't like the 1998 version and now it seems everyone posting likes it. :huh:

    As far "why doesn't the helicopter just fly up?" The big monster movies have been doing that for ages, otherwise how is the BM going to grab the flying machine? Why did the planes in the original King Kong get so close, and Kong: Skull Island is an egregious offender. Kong downs all of the choppers because none of them knows how to go up. I'm sure if I scoured my memory I'd come up with a few more.

    It must be a rule in the "Scriptwriters Guide to Big Monster Movies." ;)
     
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    I hope the upcoming release of the next Avatar causes the powers that be to release the extended version in 3D.
     
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    Was it shown in imax 3D? I know I saw it but don’t remember if it was 3D?
     
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    This was one of only a couple movies in my lifetime that I was actually angry as I left the theater, because of the waste of time, money, and gasoline to see this steaming pile.

    That said, I have caught parts of it on cable a couple times over the years since and my opinion has mellowed a bit. At the time I just hated the jokey, comic tone of the film, and thought Matthew Broderick was awful.
     

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