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I’ve just completed my Godzilla collection! After years and years of searching, I now own every single Godzilla film on DVD, including every Showa era, Heisei era and Millennium era film. I also own all the Gameras, Mothras, Rodans and other assorted kaiju too. I’m so OCD when it comes to my love of kaiju that I actually went through my collection and organized everything by era. I also added 8 non-kaiju films and broke them up into two categories – “The Early Years” comprised of the Giant Ape Trilogy of KING KONG, SON OF KONG and MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and “The Missing Links” comprised of 5 American Science Fiction films that “bridge the gap” between Kong and Godzilla. Enjoy!


KONG – The Early Years (1933-1949)

  1. KING KONG (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
  2. SON OF KONG (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
  3. MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1949)


THE MISSING LINKS – (1953-1957)

  1. THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (Eugène Lourié, 1953)
  2. IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (Robert Gordon, 1955)
  3. THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD (Arnold Laven, 1957)
  4. 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (Nathan Juran, 1957)
  5. THE GIANT CLAW (Fred F. Sears, 1957)


GODZILLA – Showa period (1954-1975)

  1. GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1954)
  2. GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (Motoyoshi Oda, 1955)
  3. KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1962)
  4. MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1964)
  5. GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (Ishiro Honda, 1964)
  6. INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER (Ishiro Honda, 1965)
  7. EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP (Jun Fukuda, 1966)
  8. SON OF GODZILLA (Jun Fukuda, 1967)
  9. DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (Ishiro Honda, 1968)
  10. ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (Ishiro Honda, 1969)
  11. GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (Yoshimitsu Banno, 1971)
  12. GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (Jun Fukuda, 1972)
  13. GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (Jun Fukuda, 1973)
  14. GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (Jun Fukuda, 1974)
  15. TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1975)


GODZILLA SPINOFFS – Showa period (1954-1975)

  1. RODAN (Ishiro Honda, 1956)
  2. MOTHRA (Ishiro Honda, 1961)
  3. VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE (Ishiro Honda, 1962)
  4. WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (Ishiro Honda, 1966)
  5. KING KONG ESCAPES (Ishiro Honda, 1967)


GODZILLA KNOCKOFFS – Showa period (1954-1975)

  1. YONGARY, MONSTER FROM THE DEEP (Kim Ki-duk, 1967)


KONG KNOCKOFFS – Showa period (1954-1975)

  1. KONGA (John Lemont, 1961)


GAMERA – Showa period (1954-1975)

  1. GAMERA: THE GIANT MONSTER (Noriaki Yuasa, 1965)
  2. GAMERA VS. BARUGON (Shigeo Tanaka, 1966)
  3. GAMERA VS. GYAOS (Noriaki Yuasa, 1967)
  4. GAMERA VS. VIRAS (Noriaki Yuasa, 1968)
  5. GAMERA VS. GUIRON (Noriaki Yuasa, 1969)
  6. GAMERA VS. JIGER (Noriaki Yuasa, 1970)
  7. GAMERA VS. ZIGRA (Noriaki Yuasa, 1971)
  8. GAMERA: SUPER MONSTER (Noriaki Yuasa, 1980)


KONG – American period (1976-1986)

  1. KING KONG (John Guillermin, 1976)
  2. KING KONG LIVES (John Guillermin, 1986)


KONG KNOCKOFFS – American period (1976-1986)

  1. A*P*E (Paul Leder, 1976)
  2. THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN (Ho Meng-hua, 1977)


GODZILLA – Heisei period (1984-1995)

  1. THE RETURN OF GODZILLA (Koji Hashimoto, 1984)
  2. GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE (Kazuki Omori, 1989)
  3. GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH (Kazuki Omori, 1991)
  4. GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (Takao Okawara, 1992)
  5. GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II (Takao Okawara, 1993)
  6. GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA (Kensho Yamashita, 1994)
  7. GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH (Takao Okawara, 1995)


MOTHRA – Heisei period (1984-1995)

  1. REBIRTH OF MOTHRA (Okihiro Yoneda, 1996)
  2. REBIRTH OF MOTHRA II (Kunio Miyoshi, 1997)


GAMERA – Heisei period (1984-1995)

  1. GAMERA: GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE (Shusuke Kaneko, 1995)
  2. GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION (Shusuke Kaneko, 1996)
  3. GAMERA 3: THE REVENGE OF IRIS (Shusuke Kaneko, 1999)


GODZILLA – Millennium period (1999-2004)

  1. GODZILLA 2000 (Takao Okawara, 1999)
  2. GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS (Masaaki Tezuka, 2000)
  3. GODZILLA, MOTHRA AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (Shusuke Kaneko, 2001)
  4. GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA (Masaaki Tezuka, 2002)
  5. GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. (Masaaki Tezuka, 2003)
  6. GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (Ryuhei Kitamura, 2004)
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I had so much fun keeping a film diary last year, that I decided to do it again in 2013.

This time around, I’ve divided my viewings into three categories:

a) Theatrical Viewings (any film, new or retro, seen in a movie theater / film festival / public screening / etc.)

b) Home Viewings (any film viewed at home on DVD / VHS / Web)

c) Television (I watch a lot of TV series on DVD and felt it was high time to start documenting it)

I also decided to abandon the whole “star rating” system since I plan on actually writing reviews of all the films I see this year, or at least the ones I’ve seen in theaters. Speaking of which, this film diary will also act as a review index where you can click on certain titles to read the review I’ve written of that particular picture.

So without any further dudes, here is a list of what I watched in January 2013.

Theatrical Viewings:

  1. ZERO DARK THIRTY (2012) – directed by Kathryn Bigelow
  2. TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (2013) – directed by John Luessenhop
  3. MAMA (2013) – directed by Andrés Muschietti
  4. THE LAST STAND (2013) – directed by Kim Jee-Woon
  5. COOL AS ICE (1991) – directed by David Kellogg
  6. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) – directed by Billy Wilder (35mm)

Home Viewings:

  1. BLADE (1998) – directed by Stephen Norrington
  2. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (1964) – directed by Richard Lester
  3. HELP! (1965) – directed by Richard Lester
  4. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (1967) – directed by Bernard Knowles and The Beatles
  5. ZOMBI 3 (1988) – directed by Lucio Fulci and Bruno Mattei
  6. AFTER DEATH (1989) – directed by Claudio Fragasso
  7. ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST (1980) – directed by Marino Girolami

Television:

  1. TRUE BLOOD, 2×01-2×12, 3×01-3×12, 4×01-4×12
  2. THE FLINTSTONES, 1×25-1×28, 2×01-2×32, 3×01-3×12
  3. THE YOUNG ONES, 1×01-1×06, 2×01-2×06
  4. FILTHY RICH & CATFLAP, 1×01