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The Resource Godzilla, producer, Tomoyuki Tanaka ; original story, Shigeru Kayama ; screenplay, Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda ; director, Ishiro Honda, (videorecording)

Godzilla, producer, Tomoyuki Tanaka ; original story, Shigeru Kayama ; screenplay, Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda ; director, Ishiro Honda, (videorecording)

Label
Godzilla
Title
Godzilla
Statement of responsibility
producer, Tomoyuki Tanaka ; original story, Shigeru Kayama ; screenplay, Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda ; director, Ishiro Honda
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Gojira (Motion picture : 1954)
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (Motion picture 1956)
Credits note
Director of photography, Masao Tamai ; editor, Taichi Taira ; special effects director, Eiji Tsuburaya ; music, Akira Ifukube ; chief art director, Takeo Kita ; art director, Satoru Chuko ; lighting, Choshiro Ishii
Language note
Japanese dialogue with English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
PerformerNote
Akira Takarada, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kochi, Akihiko Hirata, Fuyuki Murakami, Sachio Sakai, Toranosuke Ogawa, Ren Yamamoto, Kan Hayashi, Takeo Oikawa, Seijiro Onda, Tsuruko Mano, Toyoaki Suzuki, Kokuten Kodo, Kin Sugai, Raymond Burr
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1910-1997
  • 1909-1975
  • 1910-
  • 1911-1993
  • 1934-
  • 1917-1993
  • 1905-1982
  • 1932-1998
  • 1927-1984
  • 1929-
  • 1926-
  • 1908-
  • 1901-1970
  • 1914-2006
  • 1906-1984
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tanaka, Tomoyuki
  • Kayama, Shigeru
  • Murata, Takeo
  • Honda, Ishir?o
  • Takarada, Akira
  • Burr, Raymond
  • Shimura, Takashi
  • K?ochi, Momoko
  • Hirata, Akihiko
  • Murakami, Fuyuki
  • Sakai, Sachio
  • Sugai, Kin
  • Tamai, Masao
  • Tsuburaya, Eiji
  • Ifukube, Akira
  • Morse, Terry
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
96
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
594
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  • Monsters
  • Godzilla (Fictitious character)
  • Feature films
  • Foreign films
  • Award Winners
  • Foreign
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Feature films
  • Foreign films
  • Godzilla (Fictitious character)
  • Monsters
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
Godzilla, producer, Tomoyuki Tanaka ; original story, Shigeru Kayama ; screenplay, Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda ; director, Ishiro Honda, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
  • DVD video release date: Jan. 24, 2012
  • Special features: 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 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; Trailers for Godzilla and Godzilla, King of the Monsters; booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
A flash of light -- Failed rescue -- Sole survivor -- Creature of legend -- Yamane's speculations -- Startling discoveries -- Godzilla -- Shocking evidence -- Counterattack -- Closer to Tokyo -- Differences of opinion -- Serizawa's secret -- Kaiju rampage -- New measures -- Unstoppable -- A sea of fire -- From the air -- A heavy toll -- Lethal energy -- Steadfast Serizawa -- Prayer for peace -- Two divers -- Sacrifices at sea -- Color bars
Control code
ocn758900893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (96 min.)
Isbn
9781604655117
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515089517
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)758900893
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio) ; PCM mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Godzilla, producer, Tomoyuki Tanaka ; original story, Shigeru Kayama ; screenplay, Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda ; director, Ishiro Honda, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
  • DVD video release date: Jan. 24, 2012
  • Special features: 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 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; Trailers for Godzilla and Godzilla, King of the Monsters; booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
A flash of light -- Failed rescue -- Sole survivor -- Creature of legend -- Yamane's speculations -- Startling discoveries -- Godzilla -- Shocking evidence -- Counterattack -- Closer to Tokyo -- Differences of opinion -- Serizawa's secret -- Kaiju rampage -- New measures -- Unstoppable -- A sea of fire -- From the air -- A heavy toll -- Lethal energy -- Steadfast Serizawa -- Prayer for peace -- Two divers -- Sacrifices at sea -- Color bars
Control code
ocn758900893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (96 min.)
Isbn
9781604655117
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515089517
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)758900893
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio) ; PCM mono
Video recording format
DVD

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