About Godzilla Blu-ray
Godzilla, the original 1954 movie, was directed by Ishiro Honda with the 1956 rework of the original film directed by Terry Morse.
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.
Special Features: New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition Audio commentary by David Kalat (A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series), New high-definition digital restoration of Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, Terry Morse’s 1956 reworking of the original, starring Raymond Burr, Audio commentary for Godzilla: King of the Monsters! by Kalat, New interviews with actor Akira Takarada (Hideto Ogata), Godzilla performer Haruo Nakajima, and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai Interview with legendary Godzilla score composer Akira Ifukube, Featurette detailing Godzilla’s photographic effects, 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, and Theatrical trailers
- Publisher: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Science Fiction
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 96
- Year Created: 1954
- Release Date: 1/24/2012
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A