Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

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Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

Post by class316 » September 3rd, 2019, 1:47 pm

Wow this is incredible. Criterion are releasing all the original Godzilla movies, new HD transfer, all with original Japanese mono audio tracks, everything as originally released. Also included all new English subtitles.

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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 transfers of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, the 1956 U.S.-release version of Godzilla; and the 1962 Japanese-release version of King Kong vs. Godzilla, presented with its original 4.0 surround soundtrack.

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

Featurette detailing Godzilla’s photographic effects

Toho Unused Special Effects Complete Collection, a 1986 documentary featuring archival making-of footage; scenes deleted from films including Destroy All Monsters, King Kong vs. Godzilla, and Mothra vs. Godzilla; and interviews with Honda, producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, special-effects director Teruyoshi Nakano, and others

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

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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
https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/2648- ... -1954-1975
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Re: Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

Post by lanza218 » September 4th, 2019, 12:14 am

Just bought 2 copies

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Re: Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

Post by class316 » September 4th, 2019, 1:37 pm

lanza218 wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 12:14 am
Just bought 2 copies
No way :jawdrop:
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Post by lanza218 » September 4th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Yes. 1 for me and one for resell. 180 is a steal

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Re: Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

Post by class316 » September 5th, 2019, 1:00 am

lanza218 wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Yes. 1 for me and one for resell. 180 is a steal
If this is true, I doubt you will get more than $200 after resell. Take away shipping and fees and you basically made no money.
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Re: Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

Post by lanza218 » September 5th, 2019, 10:13 am

Once it goes OOP will skyrocket. Just have to play the waiting game

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Re: Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

Post by yosemitechris » October 18th, 2019, 7:05 pm

got to see godzilla while i was in tokyo, they have so many movies there that we have never heard of, this will be a great collection.
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Re: Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975

Post by AJLe » October 19th, 2019, 9:38 am

The Godzilla statue at the Toho building is awesome. I don't know what time of day you visited, but at certain times (I guess on the hour, maybe?) they play the classic Godzilla theme, the claws and eyes light up, and "fire" comes out of the mouth, with a vintage Godzilla roar. Great attraction for tourists.


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