Collected here for the first time are all fifteen Godzilla films of Japan’s Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling, and indomitable international appeal that established the most iconic giant monster the cinema has ever seen.

FILMS IN THIS SET

Godzilla 1954

Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira)

 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.

Godzilla Raids Again 1955

Godzilla Raids Again introduces the monster-versus-monster format that would dominate the remainder of the series, pitting Godzilla against the ferocious, spiny Anguirus.

New cover illustration by Katsuya Terada

King Kong vs. Godzilla 1963

Both the Japanese-release version and the U.S.-release cut (the latter presented here) were rousing hits, cementing Godzilla’s status as a series-worthy star.

New cover illustration by Arthur Adams

Mothra vs. Godzilla 1964

New cover illustration by Angela Rizza

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster 1964

New cover illustration by Monarobot

Invasion of Astro-Monster 1965

New cover illustration by Benjamin Marra

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 1966

New cover illustration by Simon Gane

Son of Godzilla 1967

New cover illustration by Robert Goodin

Destroy All Monsters 1968

New cover illustration by Sophie Campbell

All Monsters Attack 1969

New cover illustration by Jorge Coelho

Godzilla vs. Hedorah 1971

New cover illustration by Geof Darrow

Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972

New cover illustration by Becky Cloonan

Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973

New cover illustration by Ronald Wimberly

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 1974

New cover illustration by Takashi Okazaki

Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975

New cover illustration by Chris Wisnia

EIGHT-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET FEATURES

  • High-definition digital transfers of all fifteen Godzilla films made between 1954 and 1975, released together for the first time, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • High-definition digital transfer of Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956), the U.S.-release version of Godzilla
  • Japanese-release version of King Kong vs. Godzilla from 1962
  • Audio commentaries from 2011 on Godzilla and Godzilla, King of the Monsters featuring film historian David Kalat
  • International English-language dub tracks for Invasion of Astro-Monster, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, and Terror of Mechagodzilla
  • Directors Guild of Japan interview with director Ishiro Honda, conducted by director Yoshimitsu Banno in 1990
  • Programs detailing the creation of Godzilla’s special effects and unused effects sequences from Toho releases including Destroy All Monsters
  • New interview with filmmaker Alex Cox about his admiration for the Showa-era Godzilla films
  • New and archival interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Bin Furuya, Tsugutoshi Komada, Haruo Nakajima, and Akira Takarada; composer Akira Ifukube; and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
  • Interview with critic Tadao Sato from 2011
  • Illustrated audio essay from 2011 about the real-life tragedy that inspired Godzilla
  • New English subtitle translations
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A lavishly illustrated deluxe hardcover book featuring an essay by cinema historian Steve Ryfle, notes on the films by cinema historian Ed Godziszewski, and new illustrations by Arthur Adams, Sophie Campbell, Becky Cloonan, Jorge Coelho, Geof Darrow, Simon Gane, Robert Goodin, Benjamin Marra, Monarobot, Takashi Okazaki, Angela Rizza, Yuko Shimizu, Bill Sienkiewicz, Katsuya Terada, Ronald Wimberly, and Chris Wisnia

GODZILLA: THE SHOWA-ERA FILMS, 1954–1975

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