GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER
Aka "Ebirah, Horror of the Deep"
Toho started feeling the pinch in the late 60s as they were starting to get clobbered by competition emitting from television stations. It’s hard for us to realize today but television series really hit the film market hard in the 60s as the quality of shows started to skyrocket and people where staying home instead of venturing out to theaters for their entertainment. As a result the budgets for their films fell and the first of the “Godzilla” franchise to feel the pinch was “Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster” and the pinch left a bruise, a deep purple puss filed bruise that was sure to scar the franchise forever.
Godzilla will return in "Son of Godzilla"
Written By Eric Reifschneider