This is normally considered the best Godzilla movie among fans, but I don't know. Please don't hold it against me if you disagree with me, but I just found the whole enterprise kind of boring. Frankly, a nuclear message movie and a giant monster movie just don't mix. Likewise, it's too somber a movie. It just doesn't have the fun, silly elements that I see a Godzilla movie for. It takes itself too seriously. "Godzilla 2000" is my favorite of the series because it was constantly winking at its audience.
The DVD is about as good as you'd expect. There is a full frame version (1.33:1), and a widescreen version (1.37:1). The letterboxing is so modest it really doesn't matter which version you choose. The picture is about what you'd expect. Night scenes are murky and the picture is sometimes scratchy and sometimes clean. On the special features front, there is a collection of trailers (not the originals, unfortunately), an art gallery, a trivia game, and some hidden film facts and biographies on side one. On side two there is a sci-fi monsters documentary, which is basically a collection of theatrical trailers for movies from "War of the Worlds" and "The Day the Earth Stood Still" to "Robot Monster" and "The Giant Claw." It's not very professional, but it's enjoyable.