Mothra vs. Godzilla / Mosura tai Gojira (1964) + Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster / San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen (1964) + Invasion of Astro-Monster / Kaijû daisensô (1965)Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975:
[Criterion Collection, Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films (1954–1975), Spine #1000, Disc 3/8]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~32.9 Mbps | 1hr 28mn + 1hr 33mn + 1hr 34mn | 45,2 GB
Japanese (日本語): LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying everything in its path—and changing movies forever. The arresting original Godzilla soon gave rise to an entire monster-movie genre (kaiju eiga), but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in fourteen fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent (if still belligerent) Earth protector. Collected here for the first time are all fifteen Godzilla films of Japan’s Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling, and indomitable international appeal that established the most iconic giant monster the cinema has ever seen.