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Original Japanese version!
(1954, Ishiro Honda) H-Bomb tests unleash Japan’s most iconic Jurassic-era monster, in the uncut, undubbed, uncensored original – with an extra 40 minutes deleted from the "Raymond Burr” version. English subtitles. Approx. 96 min. 35mm.
“MAGNIFICENT! VISIONARY! The great movie monster of the post-World War II era. Godzilla belongs with – and might well trump – Hiroshima Mon Amour and Dr. Strangelove as a daring attempt to fashion a terrible poetry from the mind-melting horror of atomic warfare.”
– J. Hoberman
“Smashing in every sense of the word! Time has not diminished this movie’s tabloid docu-horror allure. In the underwater climax, the slow-moving Godzilla is as glacially creepy as the dragon in Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen… The immortal Takashi Shimura (Seven Samurai) emerges as the indisputable star.”
– Michael Sragow, The New Yorker
“A brilliant restoration! This Godzilla rips out those unnecessarily re-shot Raymond Burr scenes and the corny voice-overs once added for American Audiences, stomping them all into the cutting-room floor like so many Toyotas.”
– New York Magazine