Godzilla movies have always been favorites among the monster movie fans out there. You just can’t beat their monster purity. Guys in suits trampling miniature cities and fighting other guys in suits. It all has an undeniable charm that never got old. Few Godzilla films have found their way to Blu-ray besides the original 1954 classic Gojira. But this month changes that when Echo Bridge releases a fan favorite with Godzilla vs. Biollante.
In a bizarre storyline, a scientist decides to combine the genetic makeup of Godzilla from scales found after an attack with that of a rose and of his own deceased daughter. The combination turns deadlier than anyone could have imagined when it creates the terrifying Biollante, a gigantic plant like creature. When a psychic warns that Godzilla is about to return, Japan fears the worst as Godzilla once again wreaks havoc, this time culminating in a spectacular battle between Godzilla and Biollante.
Godzilla vs. Biollante is one hell of a fun ride. Made in 1989 as a sequel to Godzilla 1985, this movie just pulls out all the stops and unleashes one of the best Godzilla rampages ever. And when the bizarre battle with Biollante occurs, nothing can prepare you for this strange wonder. Biollante is the most peculiar monster ever created for a Godzilla film but man is it fun to watch. All the destruction you could ever want plus a giant rose/plant monster? Bring it on.
The Blu-ray from Echo Bridge is decent if not overly impressive. The picture is somewhat soft but it still retains some nice color and a good amount of detail. Basically the equivalent of a good DVD transfer, the Blu-ray from Echo Bridge is still more stable than most DVD transfers and makes for a better than nothing version of the film.
For one of the more entertaining entries in the large Godzilla film series, Godzilla vs. Biollante is definitely worth checking out.
Available now on Blu-ray and DVD.