The original 1954 Japanese version is being released here for the first time in its undubbed, unbutchered form. Godzilla, the most awesome of tacky movie monsters, is pop culture’s grandest symbol of nuclear apocalypse – a metaphor that looks more nuttily masochistic than ever.
Genre: Horror, Drama, Sci-fi and Fantasy; Starring: Akira Takarada, Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kochi, Takashi Shimura; Director: Ishiro Honda; Author: Ishiro Honda; Runtime (in minutes): 98; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Rialto Pictures
Posted May 21 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
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