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The original and the best - not the Americanized version. In a non-ironic, not camp way, a really good movie. Effective and poignant.
honestly one of the best films period. Raymond Burrs version (and the bad sequels) just ruined its reputation
There's a family story about this movie: when my late grandmother saw the movie in the theater she was so scared of the Godzilla that she had to leave the theater.
It's hard to imagine this simple fear nowadays. It was probably something like leaving the theater when the train on the silver screen came towards you. Today this simple fear is ruined by chainsaw massacres, paranormal activities etc.
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This movie ranks #35 in The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema
This movie ranks #36 in Akira Kurosawa's A Dream is a Genius
This movie ranks #36 in 100 Science Fiction Films (BFI Screen Guide)
This movie ranks #55 in The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
This movie ranks #118 in Kinema Junpo Top Japanese Films
This movie ranks #150 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
This movie ranks #194 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
This movie ranks #384 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #676 in The Criterion Collection