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In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying
everything in its path—and changing movies forever.
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.
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.
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
• High-definition digital transfers of Godzilla, King of the
Monsters, the 1956 U.S.-release version of Godzilla; and the 1962
Japanese-release version of King Kong vs. Godzilla
• 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
• Directors Guild of Japan interview with director Ishiro
Honda, conducted by director Yoshimitsu Banno in 1990
detailing the creation of Godzilla’s special effects and unused effects
sequences from Toho releases including Destroy All Monsters
interview with filmmaker Alex Cox about his admiration for the Showa-era
• 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
• 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
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