It’s hard to blame anyone for wanting to jump on the “Godzilla” bandwagon. Starring in over 28 Toho-produced flicks starting in 1954, Godzilla is a certifiable cultural icon. This weekend’s Warner Bros. release is the latest take on this city-destroying, monster-bashing menace, but it was hardly the first.
For those who like their kaiju with a little less CGI and a little more lo-fi puppetry, watch “Gammera The Invincible,” the 1965 cult classic and one of the first to capitalize on “Godzilla”’s success. Awoken by an atom bomb after centuries of slumber in an icy tomb, the titular ancient turtle-monster heads for Tokyo to do some damage.
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