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TV Diary quiz: Godzilla films

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 02:49 am
One of the most successful monster film series didn't originate in the U.S. but in Japan. In 1954, the world saw a giant lizard grace, er, rather, stomp across the big screen in "Godzilla," and we've been fascinated with the creature ever since. The movie franchise has produced more than 30 films, with another two films scheduled for 2018 and 2020 release dates, which only proves the franchise will continue for a good while Tonight an American version of "Godzilla" begins at 8 on Encore. This 1998 film stars Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno, as a scientist and a French agent, respectively, to stop the massive lizard from destroying Manhattan.

Here is a quiz about some other Godzilla films.

1. Who directed the 1954 version of "Godzilla"?

2. Godzilla returns to fight a gigantic baby moth hatched in Tokyo by a greedy developer in which 1964 film?

3. Godzilla became a hero when he fought against an extraterrestrial creature in which 1964 film?

4. "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" focused its attention on the environment. What was Hedorah's U.S. name?

5, In "King Kong vs. Godzilla," what frees Godzilla from his entrapment?

Answers: 1. Ishiro Honda. 2. "Mothra vs. Godzilla." 3. "Ghidorah, the three-Headed Monster." 4. Smog Monster. 5. An American submarine gets caught in an iceberg, which collapses and frees Godzilla.

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