Gojira/Godzilla, King of the Monsters

Gojira/Godzilla, King of the Monsters

Director: Ishiro Honda, Terrell O. Morse Cast: Akihiko Hirata, Raymond Burr
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Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2006
UPC: 0828768455999
Rating: NR
Source: Classic Media
Region Code: 1

Special Features

Includes the U.S. theatrical release Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956), starring Raymond Burr; Making of the Godzilla Suit featurette; Godzilla: story development featurette; Audio commentaries by Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski; Original movie trailers; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gojira: The Original Japanese Masterpiece
1. Opening Titles [2:03]
2. Attack on the Eiko-Maru [1:03]
3. Missing at Sea [4:34]
4. Sole Survivor [3:27]
5. Myth of the Monster [1:16]
6. A State of Emergency [4:11]
7. Analysis of the Aftermath [3:59]
8. Atom Breeds Monsters [8:29]
9. The Navy Responds [2:13]
10. Secret Research [7:11]
11. Science vs. Nature [5:23]
12. Destruction From the Deep [5:18]
13. A Daring Plan [1:32]
14. To Study or Destroy [2:40]
15. Godzilla Attacks [4:50]
16. Unstoppable Rampage [2:31]
17. Live From the Scene [4:53]
18. Air Strike [2:58]
19. The Human Toll [1:49]
20. An Ultimate Weapon? [6:39]
21. A Moral Dilemma [3:22]
22. Never to Be Used Again [3:36]
23. Weapon of Choice [3:22]
24. Danger of the Deep [8:16]
Disc #2 -- Godzilla, King of the Monsters
1. Introduction "This Was Tokyo" [4:35]
2. Stopover in Japan [6:43]
3. Fear and Panic [11:56]
4. Island Monster [10:06]
5. Dr. Serizawa [7:22]
6. Godzilla Emerges [6:18]
7. Tokyo Bay Terror [13:43]
8. Formula for Success [9:41]
9. Serizawa's Sacrifice [9:52]

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Gojira/Godzilla, King of the Monsters 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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lewjr More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome two disc set with Godzilla and the original Gojira. While the American version with Raymond Burr scenes added is good, the original Gojira is excellent. Gojira is more than a monster movie, it is a movie about people and dealing with tragedy and devastation. Do not think twice and add this two disc set to your collection.
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Doc_Faustus More than 1 year ago
This is one of the gems of my DVD collection. And it's on sale here for 9.99. This disc has great commentaries, a booklet, the Japanese and the American versions of what has to be the most heartwrenching giant monster movie ever, a movie that cares as much about the people devastated as the monster doing the devastation, beautifully directed by a contemporary and friend of Kurosawa's. A must for horror fans.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED IT! Godzilla is back! Everything is so perfect about this movie! I feel so expressive about it! Dear god! Truly, this is the greatest film ever produced by people (Saving Private Ryan was produced by aliens)! Yes! Beautiful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The greatest monster movie of the past 50 years, Godzilla, King of the Monsters, has spawned countless imitators, none of which begin to rival the original. The characters are almost all a hoot, especially Steve Martin (Raymond Burr), who for all his newspaper sophistication doesn't even know enough to leave the newspaper building when Godzilla's looming over it, ready to knock it flat. If this version has the same voice track as the original, listen closely as pretty Emiko, in Dr. Serizawa's basement, suddenly lapses into an English accent as she promises not to divulge the secret of Serizawa's oxygen destroyer. "Oi won't even tell my fahthah," she says. I've waited 50 years for Gojira, the original Japanese version, to hit the small screen, and it's supposed to have a serious anti-nuke bent that reflects Japan's post-Hiroshima mindset. This should be a great DVD set. Enjoy!
Stack_of_the_Hay_Field More than 1 year ago
In 1954 Ishiro Honda made what would come to be known as one of the best movies of the 20th century. Well if it's not, it should be. However, it took 50 years for it to cross the Pacific. During that time, we all had to suffer through the drudgery that was Godzilla: King of the Monsters with Raymond Burr. Now, don't get me wrong. Raymond Burr is a great actor, but even the greatest of actors is allowed one mistake. Disc 1 of this DVD has the original Japanese classic, and disc 2 has the Americanized version. I definitely suggest that you get this DVD. Now, don't sit there and say "I'll rent it" or "I'll get it from Netflix", you should own it. You'll be glad you bought it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The one that started it all in it's true form, a rare treat indeed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was surprised on how good this was! its now one of my favorites! when i was younger i only cared for godzilla fighting more monsters but the story behind this one is so GOOD! when i watch it i try to imagine myself living in the 50's and seeing something like this i would have FREAKED!
Jay_Godzilla_fan More than 1 year ago
Ok so the English us version was not that bad. I mean if you never say the real version you¿d be like¿ ¿Oh this is not so bad¿ but when you have the story behind the whole movie was lost; there was no music or theme in the US version either. If you haven¿t seen the Japanese version yet and like Godzilla or monster movies you should get this. A MUST! It comes with a book to talking about how they tried making Godzilla like king Kong the clay animation stuff but was short on time so that¿s why they went with a rubber suit. Cool special features too about the actors in the suites, movie posters and such. Very good buy. (or get it in the set on what "I also recommend" bellow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is awsome! I just love the guy in the rubber monster suit! And the special effects are great! it really is a classic everyone should see. highly reccomend it!
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