The CriterionCast returns! Now that we’ve split off all of the segments into their own shows on our Hyperbolic network, we’re left with the space to discuss a release for as long as we want. This time around we spend an hour and a half discussing Godzilla.
About the film:
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. A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon, the original, 1954 Japanese version is presented here, along with Godzilla, King of the Monsters, the 1956 ‘Americanized’ version.
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- Criterion teases the Godzilla release
- Godzilla joins the Hulu channel
- Criterion announces Godzilla, officially.
- Godzilla on Criterion.com
- Criterion’s Godzilla DVD / Blu-ray packaging
- 10 Things I Learned: Godzilla
- Three Reasons: Godzilla
- Godzilla, Poetry After The A Bomb
- David Kalat’s A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series, 2d ed.
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