USA Today Article On Criterion's "Godzilla" Blu-ray

by Armand Vaquer


USA Today is carrying an article on the upcoming Criterion Blu-ray edition of the original 1954 Godzilla and the 1956 Americanized Godzilla, King of The Monsters!

The article also includes interview comments by kaiju historians David Kalat and August Ragone.

The article starts with:

From terms like "Bridezilla" to films like Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, the thought of Japan's most famous monster usually evokes a chuckle, not a roar.

But the roots of the Tokyo-stomping beast are dark and terrible. Long before its 27 sequels and endless spinoffs, the original 1954 film, called Gojira in Japan, was a fearful atomic fable from expert filmmakers, a metaphor for the bombing of Hiroshima that ended World War II just nine years earlier.

On Tuesday, the highbrow Criterion Collection, which usually traffics in the world of Hitchcock, Truffaut and Japan's Akira Kurosawa, will add digitally restored editions of Toho Studios' Gojira and the watered-down American version from 1956, Godzilla: King of the Monsters with Raymond Burr, to its prestigious DVD and Blu-ray catalog.


To read the full USA Today online article, go here.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Logan's Run Remake Update - Logan 5 And Jessica 6 In 3D?

Exclusive! The First Look At Fred Olen Ray's "Dy-no-mite!" Monster Flick SUPER SHARK ATTACK"

Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Popular posts from this blog

Logan's Run Remake Update - Logan 5 And Jessica 6 In 3D?

The Star Wars Report: Dancing In The Street

A Gallery Of Sexy Halloween Costumes For 2015!

Geek-O-Rama: Waste Not Want Not

Geek-O-Rama: Throwing It All Away

Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey A Sports Illustrated Swimsuit First! Three Covers; Three Cover Models

Exclusive! The First Look At Fred Olen Ray's "Dy-no-mite!" Monster Flick SUPER SHARK ATTACK"

What Are Celebrities Doing For Halloween? - Part 1

Geek-O-Rama: One Way or Another

Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull talks Pacific Rim and Godzilla

Popular posts from this blog

Sexy Model Bettie Page Notorious Erotic Pin Up Goddess

"The Brain That Wouldn't Die" Being Remade In Oregon - First Images

Wonder Woman (1942-1986 1st Series DC) #191, December 1970 Issue - DC Comics

Godzilla 2: First Set Photos ... More Monsters?

Notice To Godzilla Fans In Japan

UFO - Fighting Aliens In A Super Sexy Future!

Top of the morning to ye today everyone is a little bit Irish

A Gallery Of Sexy Halloween Costumes For 2015!

Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey A Sports Illustrated Swimsuit First! Three Covers; Three Cover Models

What Are Celebrities Doing For Halloween? - Part 1