Godzilla 1985 (1984)

Mike Matei / October 18th, 2008

 The Return of Godzilla


  • April 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I know the American version of this is not out on DVD yet here in the US even though the original’s US version did become available!
    What’s up with that?

  • A.Regular-Person

    June 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    This movie is defiently not one of his worst or his best, bit still and good watch. and godzilla looked like he fried some brain cells on that close up.

  • Fish is yum

    August 23, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I agree with that, to be honest, if there was maybe two less explosions i would have fallen asleep. Luckily they were in the movie so i could watch the whole thing. (I was watching it at one in the morning though so that might be it)

  • juan2zero007

    September 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I agree that Godzilla 1985 (aka Godzilla 1984 after a year of dubbing and Raymond Burr) was kinda boring especially Raymond Burr when i watch it as a kid. But i loved it more as i kept watching it over and over. and after seeing the original Japanese version the original is far better. (also the sea lice part scared the hell out of me when i was a kid and for those who wants to see the original version check out godzillaville.com where you can watch all of the big G’s films)

  • Mr. Films

    September 24, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Extremely underrated Godzilla film IMO. The only other one besides the original that is serious in tone, and the ONLY one in my view that doesn’t look like a guy in a rubber suit all the time. The dark atmosphere and low camera angles give Godzilla special treatment and stands out as a quality monster film.

    Another monster to fight? Godzilla was created from either one (or both) of the nukes dropped on Japan during WWII, or H-bomb testing depending on which English dub you want to believe. He is the lone monster in the 1954 original, and in the 1984(5) sequel and rightfully so. Put Godzilla on Monster Island full of other giant creatures and his origin suddenly becomes a pile of bullsh!t.

    I never liked the versus films personally. They all looked like two regular men in costumes fighting in a model city. Godzilla 1954, and 1984 both successfully portray him as a natural disaster in the form of a giant beast. They both succeed in making him appear larger than life and a force to be taken extremely seriously. None of the others do.

    I hope the 2012 movie goes more in that direction, but already I hear talks of another monster in it for Godzilla to fight and the fact that he will apparently be fully cgi’d. Not good.

  • October 4, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    This is my favorite of the Godzilla films, hands down. I guess it comes from seeing this film as a kid and being genuinely scared by the realistic approach this film takes. I haven’t seen a Godzilla film yet that really captures this feel.

    When you see some of the close-up shots of Godzilla, you see that special care was taken to give him detail like lips that curl, realistic eyes and water droplets covering his face. Keeping in mind that this isn’t a CG creature, you begin to imagine the hard work that went into the creation of all these little details. It isn’t like today where we just let a computer do it for us. So there’s some mystery to the art, and that’s very respectable.

    I could go on and on about how I agree with Mr. Films comment above.

  • Jeffistopheles

    August 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Just feel the urge to chuck this in. I got to see this one in a theater, so I was uber-hyped about it, but I remember the following.

    I haven’t seen this one in ages, so forgive me if I get a bit or two wrong.

    What I do remember was when I was tracking this one in all my monster magazines, was that of all people, the folks from Dr. Pepper was helping them fund it with corporate sponcership. In hindsight, aren’t they either owned by Coke or Pepsi? Either way it are wierd.

    When you watch, you will see Dr. Pepper vending machines! I like Dr. Pepper better than Coke or Pepsi, so seeing a Dr. Pepper vending machine is cause for talk. I’ve never seen one, and if I had, I’d remember it!


    December 28, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I couldn’t wait for this to come out, and rented it on VHS as soon as it hit the stores. I haven’t seen it in years, so my memory is kinda fuzzy on it too, but what I do remember was being pleased, and dissapointed, all at the same time. I loved seeing Godzilla back to his true form, and looking quite good. However, the movie got kinda stale, and contrary to James’ statement that the Super x was a highlight, I remember it was right about then, I started losing interest. I should watch it again, and see if my opinion changes.


    December 28, 2011 at 1:50 am

    One poster said you could watch any Godzilla movie on godzillaville.com. Not true. It’s a bullshit website. beware.

  • nammm3

    October 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    When i was younger, i never liked watching this movie. it was boring i thought. I have to give it another look now that i’m older, the suit really does look a lot cooler and a lot crappier in different scenes!

  • November 26, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I’m from Europe and we had the Japanese version but dubbed. It’so much better. If you can you should check it out.

  • May 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    This is finally getting an official US release on bluray and dvd this September! https://www.fandompost.com/2016/05/19/kraken-releasing-acquires-the-return-of-godzilla/

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