Godzilla vs. Kong

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Daniel » March 1st, 2021, 2:25 pm

The upcoming 4K release of Godzilla (2014) will restore the lighting originally shown in theaters:

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What a difference. :o

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Daniel » March 5th, 2021, 3:36 pm

Magazine cover on newsstands today:

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Exclusive subscribers cover:

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Sweet!

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Ben » March 5th, 2021, 9:15 pm

Wow...Total Film is still going!? I thought Empire was last mag standing.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Dacey » March 5th, 2021, 9:39 pm

Daniel wrote:
March 1st, 2021, 2:25 pm
The upcoming 4K release of Godzilla (2014) will restore the lighting originally shown in theaters:

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What a difference. :o
So it wasn’t just me being like “why the heck is the disc so dark?” That’s reassuring, I guess. :wink:
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Randall » March 6th, 2021, 1:53 am

Those last two Godzilla films were horribly dark on disc. I could barely make out what was happening. I would consider buying the new version of Godzilla for that reason, though I did not love the film.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Ben » March 6th, 2021, 8:49 am

Ahh, the old "I’ll again buy the film I couldn’t see to watch the film I won’t ever watch". Yep, makes perfect sense. ;)

And Warners gets twice the cash for half the decent product...

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Daniel » March 7th, 2021, 11:52 am

Or just wait for the inevitable "MonsterVerse" box set. ;)

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Ben » March 7th, 2021, 2:46 pm

Hey, that’s my plan! Well, if the final movie is half decent. Wasn’t a fan of Garth's 'Zilla, didn’t see the "second" one, and only kind of liked "Skull Island (with King Kong)" so this'll need to be good *and* heaps of fun to het me to go for the box. But that’s my thinking.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by EricJ » March 7th, 2021, 3:09 pm

Believe me, the second movie will clinch the decision. Saw that one in theaters, lord help me. -_-

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Randall » March 7th, 2021, 3:40 pm

I'm hoping that the new film will make up for the last two 'zillas. At least the fights look to be in daylight this time. In fact, it looks very promising.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Daniel » March 10th, 2021, 3:17 pm

Another look at Mechagodzilla thanks to a toy:
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Little better. Kinda dig the red spikes.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Daniel » March 22nd, 2021, 3:51 pm

Early reactions are in. In short, human element is half-baked, but the fights are epic. About what I was expecting.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Randall » March 22nd, 2021, 4:00 pm

Sounds good enough for me! And when are the human stories ever any good in these anyway?

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by EricJ » March 22nd, 2021, 5:57 pm

In the Ishiro Honda stories, where they at least gave the spy capers and alien invasions a campy sense of lightness, and weren't trying to justify their shock-and-awe studio megabudgets with Roland Emmerich Stares of Wonder at Nature's Epic Fury every other scene, like G:KotM. :shock:

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by gaastra » March 22nd, 2021, 10:24 pm

They are saying some first day showings are selling out! (keep in mind they are only half full)

Good early sign for kong but remember wb paid those extra millions to put it on hbo max so they have tons to make up for it to be a hit!

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