Godzilla (1954) 4K Restoration

Director: Ishirō Honda Run Time: 96 min. Release Year: 1954 Language: Japanese

Starring: Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Fuyuki Murakami, Momoko Kôchi, Takashi Shimura

Country: Japan
Language: Japanese

About the film:

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by Dr. Yemani soon discover something far more devastating than imagined in the form of a 50 meter tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well.

Godzilla 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.

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