12 Collections

  • 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...

  • Terror of Mechagodzilla
    Movie + 1 extra

    Terror of Mechagodzilla

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1975 • Japan

    In Godzilla’s last gasp of the Showa era, aliens retrieve Mechagodzilla’s remains and rebuild it with the aid of an unhinged biologist (a scenery-chewing Akihiko Hirata), in hopes of defeating Godzilla for possession of planet Earth. This film marked the...

  • Invasion of Astro-Monster

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1965 • Japan

    Aliens from Planet X make an irresistible offer to the people of Earth: let them borrow Godzilla and Rodan to help defeat King Ghidorah, and in return they will provide a cure for all known human disease. But the aliens’ duplicity is soon revealed, as th...

  • 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
    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 ...

26 Videos

  • 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

    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 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. MEGALON: English-dubbed version

  • Godzilla Raids Again

    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 introd...

  • Mothra vs. Godzilla

    Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1964 • Japan

    Godzilla faces off against the benevolent insect monster-god Mothra in this clash of the titans, a crossover battle between two of Toho Studios’ most popular monsters—the last in which Godzilla would figure as a malevolent villain rather than a fearsome he...

  • Son of Godzilla

    Directed by Jun Fukuda • 1967 • Japan

    In director Jun Fukuda’s second Godzilla outing, secret weather-control experiments create a radioactive storm and Godzilla must rescue monster hatchling Minilla from the giant mutant insects that result. Featuring a buoyant score by Masaru Sato and impressi...

  • Tadao Sato on GODZILLA

    In this video interview, conducted in 2011, renowned Japanese-film critic Tadao Sato looks at GODZILLA in terms of Japanese culture.