Godzilla (2-DVD)

King of the Monsters
Godzilla (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc 1 - Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Kalat
    • Trailer
    • Disc 2 - Audio Commentary for Godzilla, King of the Monsters by Kalat
    • Trailer for Godzill, King of the Monsters
    • 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
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Japanese
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Directed by
Composition by

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 05/14/2004
"GODZILLA is still the most awesome of tacky movie monsters..."
New York Times - 09/05/2006
"Ishiro Honda's seminal monster movie....Images of a devastated miniature Tokyo have clearly been modeled on the newsreels of Hiroshima and Nagasaki..."
A.V. Club - 02/01/2012
"Honda pours a vast inventory of nuclear references and cultural fears, including direct talk of the ethical responsibility of scientists, allusions to Hiroshima and H-bomb testing in the Pacific, and a moving swell of national resilience and pride." -- Grade: A

Product Description:

The testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific Ocean triggers the awakening of a dreadful, 400-foot-tall, fire-breathing prehistoric lizard who commences to wreak havoc on the city of Tokyo. The original Japanese version of GODZILLA, without the Americanized addition of Raymond Burr.


Criterion Collection

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  • Sales Rank: 90,558
  • UPC: 715515089517
  • Shipping Weight: 0.37/lbs (approx)
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