Godzilla: Path of Destruction
- Newer Intro
- Deleted the lame intro from the original movie
- Opening scene is helicopter arriving at mine
- Removed "Philippines 1999" (cause after 15 years the two scientist look exactly the same and appear to wear the same clothes.
- Cut Ford as a young kid at home with parents
- Cut out entire power plant scene
- Cut out Ford in school
- No more 15 years later (this edit is all present time)
- Ford does not see is family
- New Title Credits "Godzilla Path of Destruction"
- Cuts into Japan where ford picks up his dad at police station
- Cut Serizawa being in the control center when power goes off
- Cut Fords family watching earthquake in japan on tv
- Cut Ford during the briefing of Godzilla by Serizawa
- Instead Ford is heading to Hawaii
- Cut Fords kid seeing Godzilla on tv
- Again they don't exist as his family
- Cut Ford calling his wife before he gets on the train
- Now he just says "I need to get on that train"
- Cut Fords wife putting their kid on the bus
- Instead it cuts to Oakland and Ford is seeking medical attention
- I did keep the bus scene on the bridge intact (his son is now just a random child on a school bus)
- Kept a few scenes of Fords wife seeing destruction of buildings (in this edit she is just some random person that gets a few shots of seeing Godzilla and jet crashes)
- Completely removed Ford in stadium (so no kid or wife)
- After Godzilla awakens it cuts to the stadium and the jumbo screen
- Movie ends after Godzilla roars
- Goes to simple custom credits
- Added the song "Godzilla" by blue oyster cult after original score ends. (sorry I had to)
thanks for creating this- I was so disappointed with the original- not much you can do, but you made the most of it. i was relieved by the faster pace, but would have scrapped even more of the first "pre-Godzilla" filler. however, one downside of the faster pace is that if you have not seen the original, some of the motives and scenes can be a bit confusing. but, I'd take that over the unnecessary and horribly executed human drama that the original attempted. another downside was that at times the picture was so dark that it was hard to distinguish what was going on- particularly in the Godzilla fight scenes. but, worth the watch.
This edit is, in my opinion, the perfect version of this movie. All of the fat is excised and it is paced much better. I have no complaints about anything technical or narrative. This is a fantastic job making a decent, bloated movie into a great film.
So much better than the original version and thank you for sharing
Mikedrew87 presents a new of Godzilla here-- both of us have a similar take on the material which seems to go against popular consensus apparently: the theatrical version was Bad. It was a bad movie and I'm not going to watch it again. Period. It is why we worked on our respective versions of this movie and came up with better alternative takes, and for my money Mike's version is superb! The audio/visual craftsmanship is impeccable--no noticeable flaws or hiccups at all. Narrative wise, it is of course an improvement over the poorly paced and misguided original. By excising the redundant and poorly executed "human" melodrama, Mike creates a far better and purely distilled monster movie. In this version we focus on the creatures wreaking havoc across the land and Brody's attempts to stop them. The best part about the edit is that Brody's family is completely cut away, and the ambiguous ending is inspired. What human moments remain do not detract from the monster action. All in all, a perfect edit of this film is not possible due to the lack of filmed material, and it will always be a bad movie, but Mike's take on the original is as good as it can get for people looking for an entertaining monster movie. Great work!