The Godzilla series also suffered a blow in 1970 when Eiji Tsuburaya, the inventor of most of the series’ special monster effects, died. It can be said that the Godzilla series has passed somewhat after that. The 1970s saw some odd entries in the Godzilla franchise, including Yoshimitu Banno’s 1971 film “Godzilla vs. Hedorah”, who was a smog monster, and “Godzilla vs. Megalon” by Yoshimitu Banno. Jun Fukuda since 1973. It’s the movie with Jet Jaguar.
Honda will be pulling out of the Godzilla movies for the time being. He would return to direct for 1975’s “Terror of Mechagodzilla,” a good film in its own right. But while that movie already possesses some glorious monster charm from the series’ heyday, it will mark Honda’s last film as a director and the last in the era. Showa Godzilla. There won’t be another Godzilla movie until 1984 when the series is rebooted and the Heisei era begins.
After retirement, everyone’s Akira Kurosawa will become closer to Honda.
The 1970s, as detailed in “Something like an autobiography“not a great time for Kurosawa. Kurosawa hasn’t made a movie since 1965’s ‘Red Beard’ and he’s looking to experiment. Infamously, his first color feature,” Dodes said. The ‘ka-den’ was destroyed in the office box – after Kurosawa mortgaged his house to pay for it – and it left the director with a severe depression that led to suicidal thoughts. performing “Dersu Uzala” in 1975, he found himself on the road to recovery.
One day on a golf course in the late 1970s, Honda and Kurosawa got to know each other. Not only did they quickly become close friends, but also regular working partners.
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