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GODZILLA [Gojira]

GODZILLA [Gojira]

  • Directed by Ishirô Honda
  • Starring Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada
  • 1954 | 94mins | Japan | (PG)

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.