Is Humanity Saved? To Cozzilla, an Ending
Posted September 6, 2013 by Kevin P.
A couple of months ago, in a short piece on the new music which was composed for the film, I cruelly teased about having located an ending for Luigi Cozzi’s obscure re-issue of Godzilla – better known in fan circles as Cozzilla. To date only available in bootlegs of varying degrees of awfulness, Cozzilla has long had the sad distinction of being effectively endingless, with seemingly all extant copies dropping out during Godzilla’s dissolution by the Oxygen Destroyer.
I can really make no claims to having discovered Cozzilla‘s ending myself. A friend approached me with it (re: I begged him for it), having found it sometime back in a (mostly) complete Youtube stream of the film. In addition to having the original ending intact, save for parts of the end credit scrawl, that copy looks to have been significantly improved over those that I’ve seen. Unfortunately the Youtube stream is long gone, and all that’s left to show for it now is those couple of final minutes. Despite my best efforts, when it comes to finally snagging a decent copy of Cozzilla I’m ever those fatal few steps behind.
But I digress. For those who have yet to see it I present the conclusion to Luigi Cozzi’s Godzilla, which offers pretty much exactly what those familiar with the film would expect. More wonky colorization effects. More painful flashing. More footage lifted from Kronos and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. It’s a suitably bizarre end to a ceaselessly bizarre film, and a great curio from the more obscure depths of Godzilla history.
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