Trailer
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Godzilla (1954)

Runtime
1hr 35mins
Directed by
Ishirô Honda
Featuring
Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada
Film Language
Japanese
Body

Incredible, unstoppable titan of terror!

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 beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels.

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