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King Kong Escapes Blu-ray Review

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Escapes is a hokey travesty to non-Toho devotees, a clumpy dose of ’60s kitsch with America’s prodigious simian playing host. Those accustomed to Asian kaiju receive one of the studio’s mischievous adventures with a lushness in its variety. Tramping through Santa’s domain at the North Pole; uprooting trees on a monster infused Mondo Island; breaking Tokyo Tower’s steel; Escapes becomes a glutton for colorful playfulness.”

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Godzilla (1998) Mastered in 4K Blu-ray Review

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“Godzilla’s appearance, musty and filtered through rapidly fading visual effect intensity, is audacious for its change, certainly idiotic for its disrespect. Godzilla’s fault is not strictly within creature design – Toho would misdirect their own creation themselves often – but in action. America’s ill-fitted interpretation is a clumsy oaf who damages scenic New York vistas out of sheer accident. “GINO” (Godzilla In Name Only) bumbles through 34th street, nicking buildings with his tail. Were cityscapes built for his girth, blocks would be left untouched in this excruciatingly lengthy 138-minute dud.”

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