Yesterday, the Criterion Collection released the official trailer for their upcoming release, Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954 – 1975. The trailer is based on the modern day-style of trailers which mashes up the 15 original films in the Godzilla series. Also, the trailer’s tagline is “ALL HAIL THE KING, GODZILLA!” Nevertheless, fans can check out the trailer below:
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In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying everything in its path—and changing movies forever. The arresting original Godzilla soon gave rise to an entire monster-movie genre (kaiju eiga), but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in fourteen fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent (if still belligerent) Earth protector. Collected here for the first time are all fifteen Godzilla films of Japan’s Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling, and indomitable international appeal that established the most iconic giant monster the cinema has ever seen.
The book also features newly commissioned 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.
The set includes:
GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1954)
GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (Motoyoshi Oda, 1955)
KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda and Thomas Montgomery, 1963)
MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1964)
GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (Ishiro Honda, 1964)
INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER (Ishiro Honda, 1965)
EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP (Jun Fukuda, 1966)
SON OF GODZILLA (Jun Fukuda, 1967)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (Ishiro Honda, 1968)
ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (Ishiro Honda, 1969)
GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (Yoshimitsu Banno, 1971)
GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (Jun Fukuda, 1972)
GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (Jun Fukuda, 1973)
GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (Jun Fukuda, 1974)
TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1975)
Now, aside from the 15 films in their original format, the set will include the 1956 U.S. release of Gojira, Godzilla, King of the Monsters. In addition, the set will include the 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. Furthermore, while the trailer features clips from the U.S. release of King Kong vs. Godzilla, the set currently states the film is presented with its original 4.0 surround soundtrack. However, both versions of the film could possibly be available, but it just has not been announced due licensing agreements with Universal Studios. Nevertheless, Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954 – 1975 is scheduled to release on October 29 with a MSRP of $224.95.