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Feb 14, 2024

On this episode of The Godzilla Podcast, Drew and Joe commentate over Kong: Skull Island from 2017.

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  • Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
  • Screenplay by:
    • Dan Gilroy
    • Max Borenstein
    • Derek Connolly
  • Story by: John Gatins
  • Based on:
    • "King Kong" by Edgar Wallace
    • Merian C. Cooper
  • Produced by:
    • Thomas Tull
    • Mary Parent
    • Jon Jashni
    • Alex Garcia
  • Starring:
    • Tom Hiddleston
    • Samuel L. Jackson
    • John Goodman
    • Brie Larson
    • Jing Tian
    • Toby Kebbell
    • John Ortiz
    • Corey Hawkins
    • Jason Mitchell
    • Shea Whigham
    • Thomas Mann
    • Terry Notary
    • John C. Reilly
  • Cinematography: Larry Fong
  • Edited by: Richard Pearson
  • Music by: Henry Jackman
  • Production companies:
    • Legendary Pictures
    • Tencent Pictures
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Release dates:
    • February 28, 2017 (Empire, Leicester Square)
    • March 10, 2017 (United States)
  • Running time: 118 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $185 million
  • Box office: $568.6 million
Jan 29, 2024

Drew and Joe give their commentary on the much-beloved Shin Godzilla (2016)

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Directed by: Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi
Written by: Hideaki Anno
Produced by: Minami Ichikawa, Taichi Ueda, Yoshihiro Sato, Masaya Shibusawa, Kazutoshi Wadakura
Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara
Cinematography: Kosuke Yamada
Edited by: Atsuki Satō, Hideaki Anno
Music by: Shirō Sagisu
Production companies: Toho Pictures, Cine Bazar
Distributed by: Toho Co., Ltd.
Release dates: July 25, 2016 (Shinjuku), July 29, 2016 (Japan)
Running time: 120 minutes
Budget: ¥1.3 billion
Box office $78 million

Dec 4, 2023

Join Drew and Joe as they discuss the new Godzilla film right after watching it in the theater for the first time. Is Godzilla Minus One as good as everyone says it is?

Oct 31, 2023

On this episode, Joe and Drew talk Godzilla 2014!

An American sailor's journey to reunite with his family amidst the ancient rivalry between Godzilla and two parasitic monsters known as MUTOs.

  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Screenplay by: Max Borenstein
  • Story by: David Callaham
  • Based on: Godzilla by Toho Co., Ltd
  • Produced by: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers
  • Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston
  • Cinematography: Seamus McGarvey
  • Edited by: Bob Ducsay
  • Music by: Alexandre Desplat
  • Production company: Legendary Pictures
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures (Worldwide), Toho (Japan)
  • Release dates: May 8, 2014 (Dolby Theatre), May 16, 2014 (United States)
  • Running time: 123 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $160 million
  • Box office: $529 million

Yes, we forgot iTunes reviews... Sorry about that, we're rusty... And, Congrats to Joel!

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Sep 12, 2023

We're back with another BONUS episode all about a new giant monster flick, Meg 2: The Trench! Enjoy!

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Aug 7, 2023

In this bonus episode of The Godzilla Podcast, Drew and Joe break down Godzilla: The Series and review its history, the cast and crew, and some of their favorite episodes. Enjoy!

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Jun 28, 2023

Joe and Drew sit down to discuss the recently released non-Kaiju film, Shin Kamen Rider.

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Mar 23, 2023

Finally, we finish the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla series! Sorry about the audio distortion in the episode. We removed what we could. Also, Joe's joke about pet owners is a joke and is not meant to be taken seriously... Don't write us about it haha.

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S2 E8: "Moonlode"
Released November 3, 1979
A mysterious creature lands on Earth from the Moon. It soon starts to wreak havoc on shipping and seems to be affecting the water currents globally. The team and Godzilla must stop it before it causes worldwide devastation.

 

S2 E9: "The Golden Guardians"
Released November 10, 1979
The team runs into a hostile tribe who worship giant gold statues. Things get serious when the statues seem to come to life and Godzilla is turned into a gold statue while battling them. The others must free Godzilla and convince the tribe that the statues are evil.

 

S2 E10: "The Macro-Beasts"
Released November 17, 1979
While investigating an ocean volcano, the team find the volcano oozing a strange liquid that causes sea creatures to turn into giants. The team and Godzilla must find a way to get the creatures back to their normal sizes before they threaten nearby shipping lanes.

 

S2 E11: "Pacific Peril"
Released November 24, 1979
When a new island is formed in the Pacific Ocean, the team investigates. Aftershocks from the island's formation end up trapping them in the volcano on the island, which they find is inhabited by giant lizards that eat lava. Worst of all, Godzilla is unable to reach them because he is also trapped by the seismic activity. The team must find a way to escape without Godzilla's help this time.

 

S2 E12: "Island of Doom"
Released December 1, 1979
When a new weather satellite is mysteriously shot down by a missile, the team traces the missile's source to an island near Australia. They find the island fortified and under the command of a terrorist organization known as COBRA. The terrorists imprison the team, thinking that they are spies. The nuclear reactor on the island begins to suffer problems that threaten to cause an explosion that could destroy the island. Godzilla must rescue the team, stop COBRA and prevent the reactor from exploding.

 

S2 E13: "The Deadly Asteroid"
Released December 8, 1979
A UFO lands in the Arctic and the team is sent to investigate. They discover a group of ice people from another planet named Frios that plan to destroy the Earth with an asteroid the size of the Moon. Captain Majors and Quinn are taken prisoner and Brock, Godzilla and Godzooky are frozen. Pete must free the others before the asteroid destroys the world.

Feb 17, 2023

In this episode of The Godzilla Podcast, Joe and Drew again suffer through four more episodes of Godzilla, the 1978 TV show. Really, they hardly talk about the show at all (because it's terrible) and instead discuss Bionicle, Pokemon, "lady friends", and more!

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S2 E4: "The Beast of Storm Island"
Released October 6, 1979
The team becomes stranded on an island inhabited by a creature named Axor which has made the humans on the island his slaves. Axor enslaves Captain Majors, Quinn, and Brock and puts them to work. Pete, Godzooky, and Godzilla must find a way to destroy Axor and free the island's inhabitants.

S2 E5: "The City in the Clouds"    
Released October 13, 1979
The team gets caught in a strange-looking hurricane and end up in a city in the clouds. The inhabitants explain they are there to escape an evil power dragon from their homeworld. Unfortunately, the power dragon follows them there. To make matters worse, after seeing Godzilla defeat the power dragon, the inhabitants turn hostile and want Godzilla so that they can make he and the power dragon fight and destroy each other, leaving them able to conquer Earth. The team must rescue Godzilla and keep him from falling into the wrong hands.

S2 E6: "The Cyborg Whale"
Released October 20, 1979
After a lightning strike, a cyborg whale -- a prototype submarine used for scientific purposes -- suffers a malfunction and runs out of control with Pete and Brock inside. Even worse, the whale is on a collision course with Honolulu, Hawaii. The others and Godzilla must rescue Pete and Brock and stop the whale before it destroys Honolulu.

S2 E7: "Valley of the Giants"
Released October 27, 1979
After the Calico runs aground in a river, the team discovers a valley full of giant insects. Godzilla is initially paralyzed by a giant black widow spider's bite and the entrance is sealed by a landslide. The team must find a way to escape and also prevent the insects from leaving the valley.

Jan 16, 2023

Drew and Joe discuss their recent experience seeing Shin Ultraman in the movie theater. Enjoy!

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Dec 12, 2022

Thank you Derek for coming onto the show! Enjoy the inside-joke title haha.

Nov 28, 2022

Taylor! Thank you for coming to the show!

Everyone go check out his podcast, "Giant Monster Messages"!

Nov 14, 2022

Thank you Ryan for coming onto the show! Enjoy the Episode!

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Nov 1, 2022

Thank you Ted for coming onto the show! Enjoy the Episode!

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Oct 24, 2022

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S2 E1 (E14) - "Calico Clones" - September 15, 1979
While on their way to visit an oil rig, the team is captured by a mad scientist who has the knowledge to clone people and animals. He plans to make clones of the team and Godzooky and use them to steal the oil and make him a fortune. The team has to escape and alert Godzilla.


S2 E2 (E15) - "MicroGodzilla" - September 22, 1979
While helping the team get out of a hurricane, Godzilla wanders through a mysterious pink fog. Before long, the strange fog causes Godzilla to start shrinking. Even worse, a housefly also went through the fog, is now growing to gigantic proportions and seems to be targeting Brock and Godzooky. The others must find a way to get Godzilla and the housefly back to their normal sizes.


S2 E2 (E16) - 3"Ghost Ship" - September 29, 1979
The team makes a fascinating discovery: a German U-boat from World War I trapped in an iceberg. After Godzilla frees it, the team is shocked to see the crew of the U-boat are still alive and that they also believe that the war is still going on. They manage to convince them that the war is over, but then a giant octopus attacks the U-boat, with Pete and Brock inside. Godzilla must stop the octopus before the U-boat is destroyed.

Oct 10, 2022

Thank you Beary King for coming onto the show! Enjoy the Episode!

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Oct 3, 2022
This time on The Godzilla Podcast, we look back on all the Millenium Era films!
  • Godzilla 2000
  • Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
  • Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
  • Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
  • Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
  • Godzilla: Final Wars
Sep 27, 2022

A special thanks to Nick for coming onto the show!

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Sep 5, 2022

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Godzilla: Final Wars (ゴジラ FINAL WARS, Gojira Fainaru Wōzu)

Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura
Screenplay by Isao Kiriyama, Wataru Mimura
Produced by Shogo Tomiyama
Starring Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Don Frye, Maki Mizuno, Kazuki Kitamura, Kane Kosugi, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara, Masami Nagasawa, Chihiro Otsuka, Shigeru Izumiya, Masakatsu Funaki, Masatō Ibu, Jun Kunimura, Akira Takarada
Cinematography by Takumi Furuya
Edited by Shūichi Kakesu
Music by Keith Emerson, Nobuhiko Morino, Daisuke Yano
Production companies: Toho Pictures, Inc., CP International, Zazou Productions, Napalm Films
Distributed by Toho
Release dates: November 29, 2004 (Los Angeles), December 4, 2004 (Japan)
Running time 125 minutes
Budget: ¥1.9 billion
Box office: ¥1.2 billion

Aug 15, 2022

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S1 E11 · "The Breeder Beast" - November 18, 1978
An odd creature goes on the attack in Washington, D.C. The team discovers that the creature is made of an explosive material and packs enough energy to level the city. Godzilla must find a way to stop it before it threatens the world.

S1 E12 · "The Sub-Zero Terror" - November 25, 1978
The team becomes stranded in the Himalayas and are imprisoned by a race of Abominable Snowmen. Godzilla must find and rescue them before it is too late.

S1 E13 · "The Time Dragons" - December 2, 1978
The team and Godzilla are, strangely, teleported back to prehistoric times. They must find their way back to the present without disrupting the past.

Jul 29, 2022

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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (ゴジラ×モスラ×メカゴジラ 東京SOS, Gojira x Mosura x Mekagojira Tōkyō Esu Ō Esu, lit. 'Godzilla × Mothra × Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS') is the 28th film in the Godzilla franchise, the fifth film in the franchise's Millennium series, the 27th Godzilla film produced by Toho, and a direct sequel to the 2002 film Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla.

Directed by: Masaaki Tezuka
Written by: Masaaki Tezuka, Masahiro Yokotani
Produced by: Shogo Tomiyama
Starring: Noboru Kaneko, Miho Yoshioka, Mitsuki Koga, Masami Nagasawa, Chihiro Otsuka, Kou Takasugi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Akira Nakao
Cinematography: Yoshinori Sekiguchi
Edited by: Shinichi Fushima
Music by: Michiru Ōshima
Release date: December 13th, 2003
Running time: 91 minutes

Mar 10, 2022

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S1 E6 · The Energy Beast - Oct 14, 1978
 
A caterpillar-like monster goes on the rampage after turning into Godzilla; the team must prove the real Godzilla's innocence.
 
S1 E7 · The Colossus of Atlantis - Oct 21, 1978
 
Giant robot captures the team and Godzilla in the lost ancient city of Atlantis where the people are trapped under a spell.
 
S1 E8 · The Horror of Forgotten Island - Oct 28, 1978
 
The Calico ends up crashing upon an uncharted island that is inhabited by a giant cyclops monster; a force field keeps Godzilla off the island.
 
S1 E9 · Island of Lost Ships - Nov 4, 1978
 
The island of the Sirens emerges once every 1,000 years and imprisons Godzilla and the team, leaving it up to Pete and Godzuki to save them.
 
S1 E10 · The Magnetic Terror - Nov 11, 1978
 
Godzilla and the team must race to the South Pole to stop a magnetic monster from destroying the world.
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Directed by Masaaki Tezuka
Written by Wataru Mimura
Produced by Shogo Tomiyama
Starring: Yumiko Shaku, Shin Takuma, Kou Takasugi, Yuusuke Tomoi, Kumi Mizuno, and Akira Nakao
Cinematography: Masahiro Kishimoto
Edited by Shinichi Fushima and Shinichi Natori
Music by Michiru Ōshima
Release date: December 14, 2002 (Japan)
Running time: 88 minutes

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1 1 "The Fire Bird" September 9, 1978
A mysterious bird with fire powers residing in a volcano leaves to lay eggs in the Arctic. The team and Godzilla try to stop the creature before it melts all of the ice and causes worldwide devastation-and also before it creates a population of creatures that will threaten the world.
2 2 "The Earth Eater" September 16, 1978
A mysterious creature is eating the earth under San Francisco. Godzilla and the team must stop the creature before it destroys the city.
3 3 "Attack of the Stone Creature" September 23, 1978
While investigating an Egyptian pyramid, the team comes under attack by stone creatures able to breathe ice blasts and built to guard the pyramid. Godzilla must destroy them before they wipe out the team.
4 4 "The Megavolt Monster" September 30, 1978
Mysterious creatures with electrical powers are attacking ships in the Pacific. Godzilla must stop them before they destroy more ships.
5 5 "The Seaweed Monster" October 7, 1978
A monster made of seaweed threatens an island full of tourists. Godzilla and the team must destroy it before it has a chance to attack.
Nov 5, 2021
Directed by Shusuke Kaneko
Written by Keiichi Hasegawa
Masahiro Yokotani
Shusuke Kaneko
Produced by Shogo Tomiyama
Hideyuki Honma
Starring
Cinematography Masahiro Kishimoto
Edited by Isao Tomita
Music by Kow Otani
Production
companies
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • December 15, 2001
Running time
105 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office ¥2.7 billion
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