Godzilla (The Criterion Collection)
The Criterion Collection
Original Title: Gojira
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1954
Director: Ishiro Honda
Rating: Ungeprüft(Film)
UPC [Locale]: 715515-089418
Running time: 1:36 (96 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak, Slip Cover
Format: Black & White, 1.37:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: January 24, 2012
Collection type: Owned (#1707)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 13, 2015
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Godzilla [a.k.a. Gojira] is the roaring grandaddy 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.
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Toho
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Toho
Audio format
Japanese  PCM Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Bonus film: Godzilla, King of the Monsters; Booklet
Crew
Direction
Ishiro Honda....Director
Writing
Shigeru Kayama....Original Material By
Takeo Murata....Screenwriter
Ishiro Honda....Screenwriter
Production
Tomoyuki Tanaka....Producer
Cinematography
Masao Tamai....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Taichen Taira....Film Editor
Music
Akira Ifukube....Composer
Sound
Nao Shimonaga....Sound
Art
Takeo Kita....Art Director
Eiji Tsuburaya....Visual Effects
Hiroshi Mukoyama....Visual Effects
Akira Watanabe....Visual Effects
Kuichiro Kishida....Visual Effects
Cast
Akira Takarada....Hideto Ogata
Momoko Kochi....Emiko Yamane
Akihiko Hirata....Dr. Daisuke Serizawa
Takashi Shimura....Professor Kyohei Yamane
Fuyuki Murakami....Professor Tanabe
Sachio Sakai....Hagiwara
Toranosuke Ogawa....Nankai Shipping Company Manager
Ren Yamamoto....Masaji
Kan Hayashi....Chairman of the Diet Committee
Seijiro Onda....Senator Oyama
Takeo Oikawa....Chief of Emergency Headquarters
Keiji Sakakida....Village Chief
Toyoaki Suzuki....Shinkichi
Kokuten Kodo....Old Fisherman
Kin Sugai....Senator Ozawa
Tamae Kawai
Shizuko Azuma
Tsuruko Mano....Shinkichi's Mother
Tadashi Okabe
Kiyoshi Kamoda
Ren Imaizumi....Radio Operator
Masaaki Tachibana
Ichiro Obi
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi
Jiro Suzukawa
Saburo Iketani
Katsumi Tezuka....Godzilla
Haruo Nakajima....Godzilla