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Godzilla: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 96 Minutes
  • Region: A Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio: Criterion
  • Blu-Ray Release Date: January 24, 2012
  • Packaging: Custom Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: JAPANESE: PCM Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Audio Commentary for Both Movies by Film Historian David Kalat
    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
    Trailers for Godzilla Godzilla, King Of The Monsters
    Booklet Featuring An Essay By Critic J. Hoberman
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 still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population's fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels. This first thrilling, tactile spectacle continues to be a cult phenomenon; here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla, King Of The Monsters, the 1956 American reworking starring Raymond Burr.
 
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