From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Godzilla aka Gojira (1954, Japan) is a Kaiju film directed by. It is a direct prequel to Godzilla Raids Again and was recut for the American audiences as Godzilla: King of The Monsters in 1956.
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- Featured in: The Godzilla Collection
- Included in: Colossal Creatures from Japan: Kaiju Cinema Classics
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- Released in 1954/ 1956 (American recut version)
- B & W
- Running Time: 98 min | USA:78 min (DVD)
- Produced & Distributed by Toho Co. | Embassy Pictures (1956) (USA theatrical)
- Directed by Ishirō Honda
- Written by Ishirô Honda, Shigeru Kayama, Takeo Murata
- Starring Akira Takarada, Raymond Burr (US Version), Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura
- Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
- Original Music by Akira Ifukube
- Cinematography by Masao Tamai
- Film Editing by Kazuji Taira (as Yasunobu Taira)
- American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.
Also Known As
- Gojira (Original Japanese Title)
- Godzilla France / Hungary / International (English title) / Italy / Poland / USA
- Godzilla - Der sensationellste Film der Gegenwart (Germany) (video title)
- Godzilla - monstret från havet (Sweden)
- Godzilla, to teras tou aionos (Greece)
- Japón bajo el terror del monstruo (Spain)
- Kaihatsu keikaku G (Japan) (working title)
- Kaitei ni-man mairu kara kita daikaijû (Japan) (working title)
- O Monstro do Oceano Pacífico (Portugal)
- Godzilla, King of the Monsters (US Version)
- The legend begins....
- The original, uncut Japanese version--never before released in the US! (2004 Rialto USA release)
- Incredible, unstoppable titan of terror!
- Mightiest monster! Mightiest melodrama of them all!
- Civilization crumbles as its death rays blast a city of 6 million from the face of the earth! A monster of mass destruction!