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The testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific Ocean triggers the awakening of a dreadful, 400-foot-tall, fire-breathing prehistoric lizard who commences to wreak havoc on the city of Tokyo. The original Japanese version of GODZILLA, without the Americanized addition of Raymond Burr.
- Format: Blu-Ray
- Run Time: 96
- Color Format: B&W
- UPC: 715515089418
- Genre: Foreign Video - Japanese
- Rating: Not Rated
- Release Date: January 2012
"GODZILLA is still the most awesome of tacky movie monsters..." - 05/14/2004 Entertainment Weekly, p.49
"Ishiro Honda's seminal monster movie....Images of a devastated miniature Tokyo have clearly been modeled on the newsreels of Hiroshima and Nagasaki..." - 09/05/2006 New York Times, p.E3
"Honda pours a vast inventory of nuclear references and cultural fears, including direct talk of the ethical responsibility of scientists, allusions to Hiroshima and H-bomb testing in the Pacific, and a moving swell of national resilience and pride." -- Grade: A - 02/01/2012 A.V. Club