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Godzilla vs. Gigan Blu-ray Review

Godzilla vs. Gigan Blu-ray

“Godzilla vs. Gigan” delivers plenty of giant monster action.

The plot: Using a theme park as a cover, a group of aliens plot to destroy humanity by using two destructive space monsters (Gigan and King Ghidorah). The alien invaders’ plan meets resistance, however, in the form of brave humans (namely a manga artist named Gengo and his pals) and two fierce giant monsters from Monster Island (Angurius and Godzilla).

If you can get past the fact that Godzilla and Anguirus actually speak a few times in “Godzilla vs. Gigan” (AKA “Godzilla On Monster Island”), there is much to enjoy about this action packed installment of the giant green lizard franchise. In addition to boasting likable human characters and engaging (albeit flawed) sci-fi/mystery storylines, the movie contains not one, but four giant monsters. If you’re the type of person who can’t get enough kaiju action, you’ll be happy to know this film certainly has it in spades. Not only do Gigan and King Ghidorah wreak havoc on Tokyo, but you also get to witness a truly epic tag team battle that pits King Ghidorah and Gigan against Anguirus and Godzilla. Best of all; the battle rages on for a lengthy period of time as the monsters toss, slam, jab, stab, burn, cut, and spike one another! You don’t need me to tell you that there’s nothing worse than a short, lackluster, anti-climactic monster battle, but thankfully, that’s not an issue here.


Presentation: 2.35:1 1080p. How does it look? The print does appear a bit fuzzy in spots (which may annoy some viewers), but the colors are so much clearer than they have ever been. It’s safe to say that Big G fans will be pleased by this hi-def transfer.

Audio Tracks: English and Japanese DTS-HD Mono tracks. How do they sound? The corny English dub will always have its fan, but the Japanese track is the best way to go for Gzilla purists. As far as the audio quality goes, the tracks are surprisingly strong here as they deliver sharp sounding music, monster roars, sound f/x, and dialogue for a mere Mono track.

The lone extra is a “Godzilla vs. Gigan” Japanese trailer.

Overall Thoughts: “Godzilla vs. Gigan” may not be the best of the series, but it’s undeniably entertaining.

May 3, 2014 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , ,

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