Godzilla Raids Again / Gojira no gyakushû (1955) + King Kong vs. Godzilla / Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (1963)
[Criterion Collection, Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films (1954–1975), Spine #1000, Disc 2/8]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~32.9 Mbps | 1hr 30mn + 1hr 21mn | 44,4 GB
Japanese (日本語): LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975. 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.