Godzilla (1977)

Directed by:  Luigi Cozzi, Ishirô Honda

Stars: Raymond Burr, Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kôchi

Language: Italian | Subtitles: English [srt]

Country: Italy | Imdb Info | Vhsrip

Also known as: Cozzilla

Description: Released in Italy in 1977 as GODZILLA, but often referred to by fans and the director himself as “COZZILLA”— stands as a real oddity in the long and often bizarre history of the Godzilla franchise. The film is worth a look just out of pure curiosity value alone.Unfortunately, COZZILLA is a hard film to find… at least in decent shape. Many Godzilla fans in America first heard about Luigi Cozzi’s colorized version of GODZILLA from Steve Ryfle’s book Japan’s Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of the Big G, which was published back in 1999. In the years since then, copies of this obscure film have been traded from collector to collector. But, sadly, Cozzi’s GODZILLA has never been released on home video in Italy (or anywhere else for that matter) and no longer plays on television, so the only options currently available to fans are blurry, distorted, and incomplete multi-generation copies sourced from a VHS recording of an old Italian TV broadcast. For now, COZZILLA remains a true Godzilla rarity.


699mb | 89:03mins | 640×400 | avi

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6 Responses to Godzilla (1977)

  1. Mat says:

    There is a superior version of this available on archive.org now, from a 35mm print.

  2. Gamera says:

    If I’m not mistaken, the first issue of Fangoria from 1979 mentioned this version, but of course there was no way of ever seeing it, until the glory of the internet unearthed it for all. Thanks!

  3. Vlad says:

    Many thanks! I thought that this version is totaly lost!

  4. Mike says:

    omfg thank you SO MUCH! i’ve been trying to find this everywhere forever now! the theme song is done by my favorite musician Fabio Frizzi! you are a GOD for even having a copy that’s “blurry” thank you!!!!!!

  5. OSMOSIS says:

    WOW!!! You review is right: this is the FIRST I’ve ever heard about it, but, it’s real. I don’t care how blurry it is—it’s a good thing just to have this. Thanks.

  6. G-Fan says:

    Thank You !!!!

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