17 Collections

  • Godzilla
    Movie + 11 extras

    Godzilla

    Movie + 11 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #594

    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 reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive be...

  • Godzilla vs. Megalon
    Movie + 1 extra

    Godzilla vs. Megalon

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Jun Fukuda • 1973 • Japan

    Nuclear testing unleashes mayhem on the undersea kingdom of Seatopia, causing a series of environmental disasters that nearly wipes out Rokuro, the schoolboy protagonist at the center of this film. To exact revenge, Seatopia unleashes Megalon, a gigantic b...

  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Jun Fukuda • 1974 • Japan

    Godzilla’s evil twin Mechagodzilla first reared its head in this Jun Fukuda–directed film. A robot designed by aliens to conquer Earth, the enduringly popular villain has since been resurrected by Toho Studios several times. With the help of earnest direct...

  • Godzilla, King of the Monsters

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Ishiro Honda and Terry O. Morse • 1956 • United States

    This 1956 feature film, codirected and edited by Terry Morse, is the famous American reworking of the original GODZILLA. It combines footage from the original 1954 production with new material staring Western actors, including Ra...

  • Godzilla Raids Again

    Movie

    Directed by Motoyoshi Oda • 1955 • Japan

    Toho Studios followed the enormous success of the original Godzilla with this sequel, efficiently directed by Motoyoshi Oda as a straight-ahead monsters-on-the-loose drama. An underrated standout among the Showa Godzilla films, Godzilla Raids Again intr...

  • Godzilla vs. Gigan

    Movie

    Directed by Jun Fukuda • 1972 • Japan
    Starring Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuriko Hishimi, Minoru Takashima

    An alien invasion prompts a tag-team battle between Godzilla and Anguirus, the planet protectors, and King Ghidorah and the new monster Gigan, a cyborg with scythe-like claws, an abdominal buzz saw,...

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  • Godzilla

    Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1954 • Japan
    Starring Akira Takarada, Momoko Kōchi, Akihiko Hirata

    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 reeling from nuclear attack and...

  • Godzilla vs. Gigan

    Directed by Jun Fukuda • 1972 • Japan
    Starring Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuriko Hishimi, Minoru Takashima

    An alien invasion prompts a tag-team battle between Godzilla and Anguirus, the planet protectors, and King Ghidorah and the new monster Gigan, a cyborg with scythe-like claws, an abdominal buzz saw,...

  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah

    Directed by Yoshimitsu Banno • 1971 • Japan
    Starring Akira Yamauchi, Toshie Kimura, Hiroyuki Kawase

    Intended to address the crisis levels of pollution in postwar Japan, GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH finds the King of the Monsters fighting an alien life form that arrives on Earth and steadily grows by fee...

  • Godzilla vs. Megalon

    Directed by Jun Fukuda • 1973 • Japan

    Nuclear testing unleashes mayhem on the undersea kingdom of Seatopia, causing a series of environmental disasters that nearly wipes out Rokuro, the schoolboy protagonist at the center of this film. To exact revenge, Seatopia unleashes Megalon, a gigantic bee...

  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

    Directed by Jun Fukuda • 1974 • Japan

    Godzilla’s evil twin Mechagodzilla first reared its head in this Jun Fukuda–directed film. A robot designed by aliens to conquer Earth, the enduringly popular villain has since been resurrected by Toho Studios several times. With the help of earnest directio...

  • GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS Commentary

    Recorded in 2011, this audio commentary features critic David Kalat, author of “A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series.”

  • GODZILLA Cast and Crew: Akira Ifukube

    This 2000 interview features composer Akira Ifukube talking about his career and his unforgettable score for GODZILLA.

  • GODZILLA Cast and Crew: Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai

    This 2011 conversation features effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai discussing their work on GODZILLA.