Godzilla: The Showa Era Officially Announced for the Criterion Collection!
After weeks of speculation and rumor, that rumbling sound in the distance has finally been revealed: Godzilla is coming! Criterion has officially announced Godzilla: The Showa Era as release number 1000! The set will include the entire Showa Era of Godzilla (1954-1975), which saw the debut of the titan in the aftermath of World War II, and concluded over twenty years later with the delightfully-campy Terror of Mechagodzilla. This is the first time such a comprehensive set has ever been released outside of Japan, and it sure sounds like it's going to be the prestigious release that fans of the series have wanted for decades.
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The films included in the set are:
Godzilla (1954) - Both the original Japanese version and the 1956 Americanized version are included
Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963) - Both the Japanese and Americanized version are included
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Invasion of the Astro-Monster (1965)
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
Son of Godzilla (1967)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
All Monsters Attack (1969)
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
The films will be spread across eight Blu-rays and include HD transfers, audio commentaries, interviews, additional archival materials, and a hardcover book that will include a new essay and illustrations by some of the best artists in the business!
Street date is 10/29/19 and MSRP is $224.95!
Check out Criterion's full announcement HERE
You can also read Heath's review for every single Godzilla film of the Showa, Heisei, and Millennium eras at the following links:
Be sure to check out our YouTube video in which we explore Godzilla as an icon of horror!