Godzilla (1954) + Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956)
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:36:21 + 01:20:49 | Artwork | 7,57 Gb + 7,71 Gb
Audio: Japanese in 1954 and English in 1956 - AC3 1.0 @ 384/192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action | The Criterion Collection #594
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.