A little known cinematic gem is perhaps GODZILLA’S REVENGE (1969).
I say perhaps, because I’ve only seen the trailer…and what a trailer it is! This was the golden age of men in rubber suits.
Tragically, the new Godzilla (2014) will not feature men in rubber suits. No, that time has past. CGI is the future…Motion capture…3D…
However, through the power of the Series of Tubes, you can relive the glory days of
cheap “practical effects” (as in practical for the movie’s budget).
Nothing beats the raw physicality of a trained thespian (or a willing intern) in a rubber suit, acting out the complex emotions of a scaled beast that terrorizes for sport.
Poster for Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)
The tagline for this film when it was released in 69′:
SEE: PREHISTORIC MONSTERS CRAWL OUT OF THE HIDDEN DEPTHS OF THE EARTH AND TAKE REVENGE AGAINST THE LIVING!
SEE GODZILLA THROW AN INSECT MAN LIKE IT’S A TOY (it might be) AND THEN TOSS AN UGLY GREEN BEAST OVER HIS SHOULDER WITH NO REGARD FOR SAFETY!
Alex Corey is a writer studying journalism at California State University-Northridge and an intern for Latino-Review.com He can be reached on Twitter @MrAlexCorey and on the Series of Tubes at Motionpictureplanet.wordpress.com