Skip to main content

Review: Godzilla Raids Again (1955) (January 2016)

Godzilla Raids Again... Watch out Osaka, Japan!!
The King of the Monsters returns in Godzilla Raids Again (1955). Two pilots land near Iwato Island whilst schooling for fish back in Japan, where they encounter two giant monsters fighting on land! After a brief battle, the two monsters fall into the sea where it is left to report the prehistoric findings to the homeland of Japan! It is later revealed that one of the monsters is Godzilla (Gigantis the Fire Monster - in the USA version!) - the other is known as Anguirus - a new spike-backed creature that had mutated from the dinosaur age!

Osaka is about to witness a prehistoric home-coming in the two monsters when they show up in Japan and on land, again some time later where fire flares from attack planes are used to try and distract Godzilla from the homeland! Will Osaka survive? Will the two beasts fight to the death? How will Japan stop a second Godzilla creature - thought to be killed at the conclusion of Gojira (1954)? Find out in GRA!

It seems a typical 50's B-Movie monster movie in the classic Godzilla Franchise! It might ring true for some entries following the 1954 metaphor for Anti-Nuclear Testing - a tough act to follow in any genre!! GRA aka Gigantis, the Fire-Monster! is a lot of fun, if not flawed in places for the typical cinema fan! This film introduces the BIG G's friend/early nemesis: Anguirus! He is an important part of the G History from Toho in my opinion,

This film was directed by Motoyoshi Oda, this time by in this rushed sequel to cash in on the original! Music by Masaru Satô.

Followed by: King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) - HERE!


  1. Good to see someone reviewing this film! Interesting that the introduction of Anguirus saw him as an opponent to Godzilla where later he (or a close relative) is his best mate.

    Please keep doing more Godzilla films dude!

  2. Thanks Sean!! Nice to hear from you, again!! :-)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Interview: Michael Haberfelner ([re]SearchMyTrash) (Screenwriter) (July 2017)

I got to question Screenwriter and owner of in Michael Haberfelner. He is currently going to be working with USA Actress, Debra Lamb. He also collaborates with actress Eirian Cohen and actor Laurence Harvey. His screen writer credits include,  A Killer Conversation (2015) and Talk of the Dead (2017).
Tell me about any upcoming Projects you are working on?
Well, the next one is the big one, THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ZOMBIES, the first feature film I’m going to produce. We start shooting in a little over a week, so all buzzing with excitement and knee-deep in preparations ;) The story is basically a woman welcoming her ex into her house, totally oblivious to the fact that he’s actually a zombie, and her husband, who has killed that very same ex in the first place, is understandably less than thrilled. Eirian Cohen stars as the woman, with Rudy Barrow being her husband, Rami Hilmi the zombie ex, and we have guest appearances by US horror icons Debra Lamb and Lynn Low…

Review: "I'm A Gun!" (2017) - Directed by Mikeal Burgin!! (October 2017)

Intense short film I'm A Gun (2017) is directed, written and edited by Mikeal Burgin. It's a ten minute film narrated by a Hitman who is killing off his Prey in the City. It has got a slight Tarantino feel in it's approach with a bit of dark humor and obvious Violence! It features a few twists here and there - featuring some bad language and intense drama scenes, too! For Mature Audiences, Only!

I really enjoyed I'm A Gun! The soundtrack was killer towards the end and keeps you on your toes. Burgin is a crafty film maker dipping into genres which takes the audience on a wild, unpredictable ride throughCinema Craftiness!

Plot:"A gun-for-hire accepts a shady contract targeting a beautiful and deadly woman. When the mark's disabled brother gets in the way, the job quickly turns into a desperate fight for survival inside a den of madness and brutality.".

Also, Check out the Review for MB's: "My Friend, Max" (2017). Also, go to MB's Youtube C…

RIP Debra Mayer: (1969 - 2015) (May 2015)

It's a sad day, there is a rumor of the passing of Full Moon Entertainment actresses passing. She played in Blood Dolls (1999), Voodoo Academy (2002) and other films. 
Director Charles Band posted the following on Facebook: "I am so saddened by the news of Debra Mayer passing away. She was a very talented actress and extremely devoted to her craft. Debra was in several Full Moon films and I have many fond memories of her excellent work in Dr. Moreau’sHouse of Pain and especially Blood Dolls. She was extremely devoted to her career and left behind an impressive body of work that many admire, and I only hope she is able to somehow observe the outpouring of love and affection for the films she was in and the characters she played by the many fans who followed her. May she truly rest in peace.".

Another friend of hers, J.R. Bookwalter also wrote on the social media site: "Stunned to hear about the sudden passing of Debra Mayer, who I first met during post-production on…