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On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 19 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.

Director: Yoshimitsu Banno

Starring: Akira Yamauchi, Toshie Kimura, Hiroyuki Kawase, Tohsio Shiba, Keiko Mari, Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma

Plot: When combined with a meteor from outer space, the Earth’s pollution turns into a horrible monster. As the monster lays waste to the planet, only Godzilla can save us.

After the monstrosity that was All Monsters Attack, Toho really needed to pull their finger out to rejuvenate the Godzilla franchise. With long time producer, Tomoyuki Tanaka, in hospital, it was pretty much up to first time Godzilla director, Yoshimitsu Banno, to take Godzilla to new places. What happened was the creation of one of the most bizarre and divisive of all Godzilla films. With 70s funk, animated transitions, »

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