ISHIRO HONDAS GODZILLA IS THE ROARING GRANDDADDY OF ALL MONSTER MOVIES. ITS 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.
Akihiko Hirata,Akira Takarada,Takashi Shimura
When the ocean's surface begins to boil white-hot and a Japanese freighter vanishes into the Pacific, the superstitious villagers of Odo Island fear an ancient legend has come true--the legend of Godzilla! Awakened from an eons-long sleep by an H-bomb explosion, the behemoth seeks revenge on the civilized world, turning Tokyo into a wasteland of atomic fire and rubble.