Coming Criterion’s Gojira!

Gojira (Godzilla Roar) is due end of January!  This restored print will feature (from Criterion’s link on the film):

  • New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
  • New high-definition digital restoration of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, Terry Morse’s 1956 reworking of the original (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
  • Audio commentary for both movies by film historian David Kalat
  • New interviews with actors Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima and special effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
  • Interview with legendary Godzilla score composer Akira Ifukube
  • Featurette detailing Godzilla’s photographic effects, introduced by special effects director Koichi Kawakita and special effects photographer Motoyoshi Tomioka
  • 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
  • Trailers for Godzilla and Godzilla, King of the Monsters
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman

“GODZILLA” (a.k.a. “GOJIRA”) © 1954 Toho Co., Ltd. “GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS” © 1956 Toho Co., Ltd. Godzilla, Gojira, the character designs and King of the Monsters are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.  I even like posting this!

http://www.criterion.com/films/27755-godzilla

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