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Criterion Collection: Godzilla - Showa-Era Films

Criterion Collection: Godzilla - Showa-Era Films

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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Overview

EIGHT-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET FEATURES

• High-definition digital transfers of all fifteen Godzilla films made between 1954 and 1975, released together for the first time, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
• High-definition digital transfer of Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956), the U.S.-release version of Godzilla
• Japanese-release version of King Kong vs. Godzilla from 1962
• Audio commentaries from 2011 on Godzilla and Godzilla, King of the Monsters featuring film historian David Kalat
• International English-language dub tracks for Invasion of Astro-Monster, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, and Terror of Mechagodzilla
• Directors Guild of Japan interview with director Ishiro Honda, conducted by director Yoshimitsu Banno in 1990
• Programs detailing the creation of Godzilla’s special effects and unused effects sequences from Toho releases including Destroy All Monsters
• New interview with filmmaker Alex Cox about his admiration for the Showa-era Godzilla films
• New and archival interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Bin Furuya, Tsugutoshi Komada, Haruo Nakajima, and Akira Takarada; composer Akira Ifukube; and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
• Interview with critic Tadao Sato from 2011
• Illustrated audio essay from 2011 about the real-life tragedy that inspired Godzilla
• New English subtitle translations
• Trailers

• PLUS: A lavishly illustrated deluxe hardcover book featuring an essay by cinema historian Steve Ryfle, notes on the films by cinema historian Ed Godziszewski, and new illustrations by Arthur Adams, Sophie Campbell, Becky Cloonan, Jorge Coelho, Geof Darrow, Simon Gane, Robert Goodin, Benjamin Marra, Monarobot, Takashi Okazaki, Angela Rizza, Yuko Shimizu, Bill Sienkiewicz, Katsuya Terada, Ronald Wimberly, and Chris Wisnia

GODZILLA™ VS. MEGALON™ DIR. JUN FUKUDA 1973

GODZILLA™ VS. MECHAGODZILLA™ - DIR. JUN FUKUDA 1974

TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA™ - DIR. ISHIRO HONDA 1975

GODZILLA™ - DIR. ISHIRO HONDA 1954

KING KONG VS. GODZILLA™ - DIRS. ISHIRO HONDA, THOMAS MONTGOMERY 1963

GHIDORAH™, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER - DIR. ISHIRO HONDA 1964

GODZILLA™ RAIDS AGAIN - DIR. MOTOYOSHI ODA 1955

MOTHRA™ VS. GODZILLA™ - DIR. ISHIRO HONDA 1964

INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER - DIR. ISHIRO HONDA 1965

EBIRAH™, HORROR OF THE DEEP - DIR. JUN FUKUDA 1966

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS - DIR. ISHIRO HONDA 1968

SON OF GODZILLA™ - DIR. JUN FUKUDA 1967

ALL MONSTERS ATTACK - DIR. ISHIRO HONDA 1969

GODZILLA™ VS. HEDORAH™ - DIR. YOSHIMITSU BANNO 1971

GODZILLA™ VS. GIGAN™ - DIR. JUN FUKUDA 1972

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2019
UPC: 0715515236416
Original Release: 0000
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 21:35:00
Sales rank: 167