Official Specs and Artwork – Godzilla: The Criterion Collection

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Ever since it was announced that the original 1954 version of Godzilla is being released onto Criterion Blu-ray and DVD, we’ve been salivating at the possibilities. And now … we have all of the details for you right here!

Look for the flick to hit home on January 24th, 2012!

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
  • Audio commentary by David Kalat (A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series)
  • New high-definition digital restoration of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, Terry Morse’s 1956 reworking of the original, starring Raymond Burr
  • Audio commentary for Godzilla, King of the Monsters by Kalat
  • New interviews with actor Akira Takarada (Hideto Ogata), Godzilla performer Haruo Nakajima, and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
  • Interview with legendary Godzilla score composer Akira Ifukube
  • Featurette detailing Godzilla’s photographic effects
  • New interview with Japanese-film critic Tadao Sato
  • The Unluckiest Dragon, an illustrated audio essay featuring historian Greg Pflugfelder describing the tragic fate of the fishing vessel Daigo fukuryu maru, a real-life event that inspired Godzilla
  • Theatrical trailers
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • A booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman

    Official Specs and Artwork - Godzilla: The Criterion Collection

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    Steve Barton

    You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

    • Rottenjesus

      I think I just popped a kaiju-sized boner. WOW.

      Never thought I’d see the day the Criterion Collection would include Big G himself. Amazing.