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Godzilla (Gojira)

In this first outing of “the King of All Monsters,” the postwar anxieties of Japan are made flesh when nuclear testing by Americans leads to a massive, reptilian kaiju (“strange beast”) rampaging through the streets of Tokyo. Reedited in 1956 for American release with Raymond Burr cut in as a white savior figure, we present the original 1954 Japanese edition of the film, directed by Akira Kurosawa’s friend and collaborator Ishirô Honda. “A sober allegory of a film with ambitions as large as its thrice-normal budget, designed to shock and horrify an adult audience.”—Tim Martin, The Telegraph

Arrive early for food, drinks and music from xray.fm DJ Eldorado of Ballin’ the Jack!

Genres: kaiju, Sci-Fi