Godzilla (1977) [Luigi Cozzi’s version] AKA Cozzilla


When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard. Nuclear weapon testing resurrected this relic from the Jurassic age, and now it’s rampaging across Japan. At night, Godzilla wades through Tokyo leaving death and destruction in his wake, disappearing into Tokyo Bay when his rage subsides. But which disaster is worse, Godzilla’s fury, of the death of Tokyo Bay?

Director: Luigi Cozzi, Ishirô Honda & Terry O. Morse. AKA Cozzilla.
Stars: Raymond Burr, Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kôchi, Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada.


From IMDb: The film is a re-edited Italian-language dubbed version of Godzilla featuring 80 minutes of footage from the original Godzilla(1954) and the US version Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956) plus 25 minutes of WWII newsreel footage and clips from other monster 1950’s movies. The re-edited film was then colorized via a process called Spectorama 70 consisting of applying various colored gels to the black and white footage. The film also features a new music score composed by musician Vince Tempera (under the pseudonym Magnetic System). 

Personal note: This copy comes from Archive.org, Geno Cuddy himself uploaded it after restoring the film from the last surviving 35mm print found in Italy, I only added English subtitles. 

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One Comment

  1. william colwell
    April 16, 2021

    Thank you so much! The news reel footage and partial color makes the movie so very fifferent from the other versions. Going tonight to see the 2021 continuation of this epic fish tale.

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