It begins with the roar. That unmistakable sound, like an untuned violin bow being scraped against a rusty saw blade. Anyone with any exposure at all to global pop culture knows it; even Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin reused it in their otherwise unfaithful Hollywood remake. The credits, in Japanese, unscroll against a black screen, as that roar repeats itself, and the theme music, by Akira Ifukube, kicks in, as catchy and ominous as any John Williams composition. No cheesy "King of the Monsters" logo on-screen, and definitely no Raymond Burr narration: This is the... More >>>