Godzilla: The Criterion Collection

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Godzilla: The Criterion Collection

Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population's fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels. A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon, the original, 1954 Japanese version is presented here, along with Godzilla, King of the Monsters, the 1956 "Americanized" version.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Oct 17 2011
  • Production Year 1954
  • Empire SKU 1592474
  • UPC Code 715515089418
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Audio Commentary for Both Movies by Film Historian David Kalat
New Interviews with Actors Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima and Special Effects Technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
Interview with Legendary Godzilla Score Composer Akira Ifukube
Featurette Detailing Godzilla's Photographic Effects, Introduced by Special Effects Director Koichi Kawakita and Special Effects Photographer Motoyoshi Tomioka
New Interview with Japanese-Film Critic Tadao Sato
The Unluckiest Dragon, an Illustrated Audio Essay Featuring Historian Greg Pflugfelder Describing The Tragic Fate of the Fishing Vessel Daigo Fukuryu Maru, a Real-Life Event That Inspired Godzilla
Trailers for Godzilla Godzilla, King Of The Monsters
Booklet Featuring An Essay By Critic J. Hoberman

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Japanese PCM Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.37:1 B&W

Cast

Production

  • T. Tanaka
  • R. Kay
  • J. Levine

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