Dead Ringers Episode 30: GODZILLA (1954) + SHIN GODZILLA

Nolan is joined by Philip Yount and Thomas Foster — as well as special guests Ben Christian and Zach Kindron (from the Silver Screen Breakdown podcast) — to discuss Ishirô Honda’s Godzilla (1954) and Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi’s Shin Godzilla (2016). The crew digs into new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including a review of Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019) — before literal embodiments of nuclear proliferation and radioactive contamination rise out of the sea to deliver their wrath upon the land.

Other movies discussed on this episode: The Perfection (2019) (Netflix), John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), The Poseidon Adventure (1972) (Starz, VOD), The Host (2006) (Tubi TV), Alien (1979) (Cinemax, VOD), Cronos (1993) (VOD), Don’t Look Now (1973) (VOD), Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) (Shudder), King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2018) (Shudder), Troll Hunter (2010) (Shudder), Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) (, Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) (, Brightburn (2019), King Kong (2005) (VOD), Monsters (2010) (Tubi TV), Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019), Godzilla (2014) (VOD), Kong: Skull Island (2017) (VOD).

As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Godzilla (1954) is available to stream on Starz. Both Godzilla (1954) and Shin Godzilla are available to stream for free on, and both are also available to rent via video-on-demand.


Download the episode here. (198 MB)

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Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode:

Toho/Godzilla Movies @

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