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Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla Blu-ray Special Edition – The Criterion Collection [Cover Art by Bill Sienkiewicz]

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Blu-raySKU: 171118-68465-1
UPC: 715515089418
Part No: CC2098BD
ISBN-13: 978-1-60465-510-0
Weight: 0.10 lbs
Condition: New

View All: Godzilla | Godzilla (1954)  items
Product Types: Products | Movies & TV
Lines: Cult Cinema Icons | Cult Flavor | Throwback Space
Formats: Blu-ray
Genres: Cult Cinema | Drama | Foreign Films | Horror | Monster Movies | Science Fiction | Thrillers
Studio: Criterion | Toho
Original U.S. Release: November 3, 1954
Item Release Date: January 24, 2012
Rating: NR
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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.

This Criterion Collection release features new painted cover art by noted comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz.

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New high-definition digital restoration of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, Terry Morse’s 1956 reworking of the original, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • 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 and Godzilla, King of the Monsters
  • New English subtitle translation
  • A booklet featuring a new essay by critic J. Hoberman
  • New cover art by comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz

Specifications

  • Runtime: 96
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Audio: Monaural
  • Region: A
  • Number of Discs: 1

Cast: Akihiko Hirata | Akira Takarada | Fuyuki Murakami | Kokuten Kôdô | Momoko Kôchi | Sachio Sakai | Takashi Shimura
Directors: Ishirô Honda
Project Name: Godzilla (1954)

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